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Posted on: June 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 6/26/20

Cape May Court House- New Jersey has 170,584 total COVID-19 positive cases and 13,060 deaths. Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 741 including 63 deaths. In addition, recent out of county cases not reported in the following spreadsheets are 4.


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Summer Programs

Beginning July 6, school districts may hold in-person summer educational programs including extended school year and special education services so long as they follow the health and safety protocols outlined by the NJ Department of Health for Youth summer camps. For more details on these requirements.

School districts may decide the best way to meet their students’ educational needs in a safe environment – whether it be in-person, remote, or hybrid.

In addition, the Department of Education has released guidance that will allow districts to provide robust programs in a safe environment, while preparing students for the school year ahead.

To learn more, refer to the Department of Education’s Summer Learning Resource Guide and Guidance on the Delivery of Extended School Year Services.

The Department of Education has also provided resources to help parents, students, educators, and administrators stay prepared, healthy, and safe: https://www.nj.gov/education/covid19/

Graduation Ceremonies

School districts and colleges/universities will be allowed to hold modified in-person graduation ceremonies beginning on July 6. Until then, only virtual ceremonies are permitted.

Beginning July 6, 2020, drive-through/drive-in and modified in-person, outdoor ceremonies will be permitted subject to requirements for K-12 commencement ceremonies and college/university commencement ceremonies.

Outdoor ceremonies must comply with the limits on outdoor gatherings. A 500-person limit is anticipated by the time graduations can resume.

Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions. Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int, the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov. For additional information visit https://capemaycountynj.gov/ or Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net, also like us on Facebook.

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