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Posted on: September 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 9/27/20

The County of Cape May Department of Health is reporting 2 new positive cases among County residents.

Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 1336 including 91 deaths.  

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I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms

Stay home when needed

Monitor your health

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop. 
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Wear a mask

  • Wear a mask in public settings where staying 6 feet apart (about two arm’s length) is not possible. Interacting without wearing a mask increases your risk of getting infected.
  • Wearing a mask does not replace the need to practice social distancing.

Social distance in shared spaces

  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and others. COVID-19 spreads easier between people who are within 6 feet of each other. 
    • Keeping distance from other people is especially important for people who are at increased risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with certain medical conditions.
    • Indoor spaces are more risky than outdoor spaces where it might be harder to keep people apart and there’s less ventilation.
  • Avoid close contact with others on your commute to work, if possible. Consider biking, walking, driving either alone or with other members of your household. Learn how to protect yourself when using transportation to commute to work.

Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. If your hands are visibly dirty, use soap and water over hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if you haven’t washed your hands.

Cover your coughs and sneezes

  • Remember to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues into no-touch trash cans and immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
    • If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

Avoid sharing objects and equipment

  • Avoid using other employees’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment, when possible. If you cannot avoid using someone else’s workstation, clean and disinfect before and after use.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, like workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs. Dirty surfaces can be cleaned with soap and water before disinfection.

Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolve. Some reliable sources are New Jersey Poison Information and Education System Hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, World Health Organization at www.who.int, New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov. For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net and also like us on Facebook.

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