For the third consecutive week, Covid metrics remained stable. This week, the county had 230 new cases compared to 235 last week and 233 the week before.
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Only this week did the state move to require schools to report student and staff Covid test results to the state Department of Health. Before this point, schools were encouraged, but not required, to do so.
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli issued a statement regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) decision to approve booster shots of Pfizer's Covid vaccine.
The Murphy administration Sept. 1 announced details of a $267 million testing program for students and staff at New Jersey’s K-12 schools.
Gov. Phil Murphy Aug. 23 signed Executive Order No. 253, requiring that all preschool to Grade 12 school personnel be fully vaccinated against Covid by Oct. 18, or be subject to Covid testing at minimum one to two times per week.
Gov. Phil Murphy July 22 reaffirmed his commitment to addressing lead exposure in New Jersey and its harmful effects on public health and child development by signing a package of bills aimed protecting New Jersey’s families from lead poisoning.
In an effort to expand consumer access to immunization records, a new app from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) makes it easier for individuals and families vaccinated in the state to access their Covid vaccination record.
All public school districts in New Jersey are expected to provide full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year.
Cape May County has recorded 8,899 Covid cases during the pandemic, 8,631 of those are now off quarantine.