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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:

* Cape May County announced May 12 that this year's Memorial Day Ceremony has been cancelled. 

* 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 Wildwood Air Show, scheduled for June 5-7, has been canceled.

* 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.

* 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

* 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. 

* North Wildwood announced March 16 that all of the city's public buildings are closed to the general public until further notice.

* 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.

* 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:

  1. Hospice or end-of-life care
  2. Maternity - one designated support person
  3. Pediatrics - one designated support person
  4. Same Day Surgery  - one designated support person
  5. Ambulatory Procedure or Visit - one designated support person, if necessary
  6. Emergency Department - one designated support person, if necessary

* A service to honor Lower Township Police Officer Kenny Walker has been postponed.

* 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 college is still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Semester.

* The Cape May Polar Plunge & 5K has been postponed.

* 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.

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

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