New Jersey has 171,928 total COVID-19 positive cases and 13,224 deaths. The total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 761 including 68 deaths.
In a July 1 release, Chief Paul S. Skill, president, Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association, issued the following statement ahead of Independence Day weekend.
The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Cape May County Chamber Board of Directors, and the mayors of all Cape May County municipalities released a joint statement July 1.
The Cape May Police Department is attempting to identify a person about a shoplifting incident that took place on the Washington Street Mall June 27, at approximately 2:36 p.m., according to a release.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced July 1 that it would begin providing 20 weeks of extended unemployment this week to New Jersey workers who have exhausted their state and federal jobless benefits.
The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced June 30 that special food assistance benefits will be delivered starting next week to children who normally would have received free or reduced-price school meals if not for COVID-19 school closures.
New Jerseys Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has led a comprehensive effort to synthesize the latest and most reliable scientific information on the current and predicted future impacts of climate change on the Garden State.
The sounds of summer will be back July 2, when amusement piers and water parks will be allowed to reopen at limited capacity and with other restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy.
If social media posts and memes are to be believed, one of the most anticipated re-openings during the COVID-19 pandemic was personal care businesses, which re-opened June 22.
Cape May County, with its close proximity to seawater and reliance on the ocean for much of its economy, will feel the effects of climate change and the ensuing seawater rise more heavily than most of the nation.
Upper Township Business Administrator Scott Morgan alerted Upper Township Committee that out-of-county visitors, in the young adult age group, are threatening to raise the COVID infection numbers.
The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) June 29 issued an executive directive exempting doulas from limits on support persons throughout a woman’s hospital stay during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cape May County reported the loss of two additional residents from COVID-19 complications. The individuals were both men from Middle Township, who were residents of a long-term care facility, ages 64 and 66.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) is the technical term for the novel coronavirus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the disease that has shaken the world. This virus went on a rampage this week, but not here.
Cape May County has seen relatively low rates of infection compared to other areas, but local officials worry that those rates could climb as visitors come to the shore.
Following reports of alleged lottery scams that have cropped up over the past weeks in social media posts, the New Jersey Lottery is cautioning residents to beware of any social media postings, emails or telephone calls from anyone promising lottery winnings, asking for money, or offering to share money from lottery prizes won.
Cape May County Recovery Court held graduation ceremonies via online technology, something new for the program. Also new was the beginning of an addiction-free life.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation S2437 June 26, which places limits on service fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery applications and websites during the state of emergencies declared by the governor in response to COVID-19.
The 96th Street Bridge, along Stone Harbor Boulevard, leading into Stone Harbor, will be undergoing continuing emergency repairs to the bascule span (movable span) during nighttime hours between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. June 29-July 1.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 157 June 26, which implements the re-openings that will take effect July 2.
Sea Isle City Council unanimously selected a new president, at its June 23 meeting. Council member Jack Gibson made the nomination of J.B. Feeley for a one-year term, beginning July 1.
The latest figures from the state Department of Labor (DOL) show that over 1.2 million residents applied for unemployment benefits since March 15.
Mayor Leonard Desiderio announced June 23 that “most regrettably, we are canceling our July 4 fireworks, summer concerts, and baby parade.
Cape May County reported four new community-based COVID-19 cases today, three in Middle Township and one in Ocean City. Two out-of-county individuals also tested positive for the coronavirus, but they are not included in the county numbers.
Parents looking to place their children in a youth camp or day care this summer are likely to have difficulty finding one that’s open and available due to restrictions required because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the week of Monday, June 1-7, the members of the Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 542 calls for service, averaging 77 per day
Govs. Phil Murphy, Andrew Cuomo, of New York, and Ned Lamont, of Connecticut, agreed to a coordinated travel policy that imposes restrictions on travelers arriving from nine coronavirus hot spots in the U.S.
The Cape May County Department of Health reported four new COVID-19 cases involving county residents, plus an additional four cases linked to visitors.
Gov. Phil Murphy and Department of Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet June 26 announced the release of “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education” to assist schools with reopening in the fall.
According to a release, in New Jersey, it is unlawful to sell, possess, or use fireworks, other than certain sparkling devices and novelties, without a valid permit.
The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol canceled the 37th Annual Cape May County Lifeguard Championships competition, scheduled for July 15, due to Gov. Phil Murphy's Executive Order 152, which limits the number of people that can attend an outdoor social gathering.
The primary election July 7 may look different than most are accustomed. That’s because many will be casting their vote with mail-in ballots, instead of at the voting machines, due to COVID-19.
The Motor Vehicle Commission announced June 26 that most in-person transactions scheduled to begin June 29 will be delayed until July 7 while the text notification system undergoes final testing.
Under almost all circumstances, normal practice is that public construction projects are completed before Independence Day, or they are stopped and resumed in the fall.
Cape May County reported six new cases today, one additional fatality, and 34 patients were removed from quarantine. Also there were two positive tests from out-of-county visitors.
The New Jersey League of Municipalities held an open webinar June 23, featuring a discussion about the growing problem of municipal revenue shortfalls in 2020 and beyond.
According to a release, this marks a significant first step in implementing the full home delivery provisions found in Jake Honig’s Law, which was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy last summer.