Cape May County reported nine new COVID-19 cases today, eight community-based and one in an Ocean City long-term care facility.
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli expressed concern June 22 that the long battle with the COVID-19 pandemic may be worsening, what she called, the overdose epidemic. Persichilli said that state overdose deaths were 20% higher this year than at a similar period in 2019.
Gov. Phil Murphy July 1 signed three pieces of legislation that make various reforms to New Jersey’s criminal justice system.
Wildwood Police Department Emergency Communications operators received an emergency 911 call reporting a possible drowning with CPR in progress at the Beachside Resort, located at 3700 Atlantic Ave., in Wildwood.
During the week June 8-14, 2020, the members of the Middle Township Police Department responded to or initiated 477 calls for service, averaging 68 per day.
Gov. Phil Murphy July 2 signed legislation providing substantial health care cost savings for New Jersey’s educators while reducing costs for taxpayers, removing longstanding and onerous provisions resulting from a 2011 law known as Chapter 78.
At approximately 6:21 p.m. July 2, Avalon Police, Avalon Rescue, and the Avalon Beach Patrol responded to the 21st Street beach for a report of a possible drowning.
Cape May County reports an additional two COVID-19 cases were found today, one each in Dennis Township and Ocean City. An 81-year-old Cape May man also succumbed to the coronavirus.
Gov. Phil Murphy July 2 ordered the U.S. and New Jersey flags be returned to full staff July 3, having been at half-staff since April 3, in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and been affected by COVID-19.
Gov. Phil Murphy July 2 signed Executive Order 162, which extends the public health emergency, declared March 9, which was previously extended April 7, May 6, and June 4.
To reduce access of alcohol to underage persons, a video format of the We Check For 21 Fraudulent ID training is available for viewing which will substitute for the in-person training.
South Jersey lawmakers Sen. Mike Testa and Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and Erik Simonsen (all R-1st) called upon the U.S. attorney for New Jersey to monitor the state’s upcoming primary elections on July 7.
Atlantic and Cape May counties will hold vote-by-mail elections July 7. The courts will have judges available to hear any voting and election issues throughout the day of the election, either virtually or in-person.
The four Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee panned Gov. Phil Murphy’s recommended changes to legislation approved by the Legislature.
The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA), and the Wildwoods’ municipal officials announced the completion of the Grand Gateway, a new visitor welcoming experience.
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.