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COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Department of Health announces a third positive test result in Cape May County for COVID-19. 

According to release, this individual is a 62-year-old female from Cape May County and is currently isolated at home and recovering. 

The Health Department is managing the investigation into individuals in the community who may have been exposed to the virus. 

Any people determined to have been in close contact with the patient have been identified and are being notified. 

This department recommends that those individuals self-quarantine for 14 days after the day they were potentially exposed. 

The Health Department would like to remind everyone of basic preventative actions that should be followed during this pandemic. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, be sure to:

Practice handwashing regularly for at least 20 seconds

Cover cough and sneeze with a tissue.

Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Stay home when sick, and avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

Keep a distance of at least six feet with people who are coughing or sneezing.

Avoid unnecessary physical contact, such as handshaking.

Avoid unnecessary travel, attending crowded events and social gatherings.

Consider replacing in-person gatherings with video chatting, voice messaging and phone calls. 

Note that testing is only available for individuals who are sick. Symptoms include a fever of more than 100.4, coughing, and shortness of breath. 

The Health Department does not test for COVID-19. Testing can be done through medical providers; contact a healthcare provider to see if eligible for testing. 

Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are New Jersey 

Poison Information and Education System hotline at 1-800-222-1222, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, the World Health Organization at, the New Jersey Department of Health at . For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at, also like us on Facebook.