Due to the concern over the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the following actions and cancellations and closings have been reported to the Cape May County Herald:
* The Arc of Cape May County announced March 19 that the organization's sixth annual Sip into Spring Event has been postponed, with a new date to be determind.
* All county library branches, including Cape May City, Lower Township, Wildwood Crest, Stone Harbor, Court House, Sea Isle City, Woodbine, Upper Township, and all of the Bookmobile stops, remain closed until further notice.
* The Cape May County Park and Zoo has cancelled the following events:
- Easter EggstravaganZoo, scheduled for April 4.
- Earth Day Celebration, scheduled for April 18.
* The Wildwood Air Show, scheduled for June 5-7, has been canceled.
* Wildwood Crest announced the cancellation of three upcoming events March 18. They are:
- The Mayor's Wellness Walk, scheduled for April 25
- The Spring Beach Sweep, scheduled for April 25
- The Borough-Wide Yard Sale, scheduled for May 2
* The Cape May Technical School District has posted cancellations for March. Click here to view the school's list.
Additionally, the district has transitioned classes online.
Members of the public may only visit the campus by request. Click here to schedule an appointment.
* The Marine Mammal Stranding Center's second annual Slippers for Flippers fundraiser, scheduled for April 23, Nauti Spirits Distillery, in Cape May, has been postponed. A new date has yet to be announced.
* The Wildwoods Boating and Fishing Expo has been canceled for 2020.
* The Cape May County Park & Zoo announced that all county parks and the zoo are closed until further notice.
* Morey's Piers announced March 15 that their opening day has been postponed until Mother's Day Weekend.
* Jersey Cape Executive Director Joe Sittineri announced March 16 that the organization's Day Program and Employment Training Services, at the Crest Haven location, are closed until further notice. For more information, visit www.jerseycape.org.
* The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) announced March 16 that all public programming through April 2 has been canceled.
* Cape May County freeholders announced new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. Click here for more information.
* The City of Wildwood announced March 16 that all public buildings are closed to the general public until further notice. Also, all recreational programs are canceled until further notice. Public parks will remain open.
* An upcoming event at the Cold Spring Brewery entitled, " Historic Storms of the Jersey Shore, with Scott Mazella, author and historian, scheduled for March 19, has been cancelled.
* The Avalon Free Public Library will close March 17, with April 1 as a potential reopening date. All programming remains postponed until April 10, as stated in a March 13 release.
* Wildwood Crest has postponed the public stakeholder meeting for the redevelopment of the business district, which was scheduled for March. The meeting's new date will be May 10, at 10 a.m. For further information, contact the Borough of Wildwood Crest, at (609) 522-5176.
* North Wildwood announced March 16 that all of the city's public buildings are closed to the general public until further notice.
* The Borough of Avalon, as a result of directives and information from advisory agencies, has closed its community hall and senior center through April 10.
* The Exit Zero Jazz Festival, scheduled for April 16-17, at Cape May Convention Hall, has been postponed.
* The Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center is closed to the public indefinitely. All programs and activities have been suspended until further notice. Call (609) 523-0202 for further information.
* All Cape May County Schools are closed March 17-30.
* Cape Regional Health System announced that a no visitation policy is in effect until further notice. Limited exceptions for patients being treated in the following areas include:
- Hospice or end-of-life care
- Maternity - one designated support person
- Pediatrics - one designated support person
- Same Day Surgery - one designated support person
- Ambulatory Procedure or Visit - one designated support person, if necessary
- Emergency Department - one designated support person, if necessary
* Cape May County Heath Care Resource Day, scheduled for April 4, has been cancelled.
* The Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce's 10th Annual Shiver Polar Plunge has be rescheduled for May 8-9. For updates, visit @stoneharborbeach on Facebook.
* The Ocean City Free Public Library's Spring Book Sale, scheduled for March 27-28, has been cancelled. Book donations will not be accepted at the library until further notice.
* A service to honor Lower Township Police Officer Kenny Walker has been postponed.
* Atlantic City Electric announced that it is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment fees until May 1, adding that the company "will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options."
* Atlantic Cape Community College announced that all face-to-face classes are temporarily moving to online instruction. Spring Break will be held March 15-22, and classes are cancelled March 23-29. Click here for further details.
* The Cape May Polar Plunge & 5K has been postponed.
* The Sea Isle City St. Patrick's Day Parade & Party, scheduled for March 14, has been postponed until April 18.
* Roller Skating at the Cape May Convention Center has been cancelled until further notice.
* Middle Township announced the St. Baldrick's Day event, scheduled for March 17, has been postponed, with a new date of May 18.
* Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced March 12 New Jersey courts will suspend all new jury trials until further notice to help minimize community exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus.
* The Shriner’s Hospital Benefit scheduled to take place March 13, at KIX-McNutley’s on 63rd St. in Sea Isle City has been postponed until April 17.
Also, Sea Isle City’s 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for March 14, has been postponed until April 18.
For latest health information visit:
New Jersey Department of Health website:
Cape May County Health Department website:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Cancellations, closings and delays will be added here as information becomes available.
Historic Storms of the Jersey Shore
Scott Mazzella ,Author & Historian