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Posted on: April 8, 2020

CMC Announces Opening of Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site for County Residents, By Appointment Only

Cape May Court House- Cape May County Department of Health and CompleteCare Health Network are partnering to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. The drive-thru will be on consecutive Wednesdays starting April 15th, by appointment only. At this time, ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

New Cases and Number of Deaths from COVID-19 Emerge in Cape May County

 Cape May Court House- New Jersey has total of 47,437 COVID-19 cases and 1,504 deaths. Cape May County’s total covid cases has increased to 111 cases and 3 deaths. The latest death is an 81-year-old male from Lower Township.

 

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

CMC FREEHOLDERS VOTE TO CLOSE HOTELS AND MOTELS DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted on Tuesday that all hotels, motels, guest houses and other transient, seasonal and short-term rental businesses are prohibited from lodging any new transient guest or seasonal tenant effective immediat...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

CMC Health Dept. Confirms First Covid-19 Related Death of a Long-term Care Facility Resident

Victoria Manor in Lower Township announced Tuesday that an 86-year-old male resident with significant underlying health conditions who was recently hospitalized died of Covid-19. In additionthe health department confirmed that 15 resid...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Long-term Care Facility Reports Multiple Positive Covid-19 Cases

Cape May County Health Department (CMCHD) confirmed that 15 residents and 11 staff at Victoria Manor, 3809 Bayshore Road, North Cape May tested positive for COVID-19. 

No deaths have been reported in connection with the outbreak as of Monday morni...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

CMC Announces Opening of Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Site for County Residents, By Appointment Only

Cape May Court House- Cape May County Department of Health and CompleteCare Health Network are partnering to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. The drive-thru will be by appointment only, once a week. At this time, testing will only be for ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Health officials confirm first death due to COVID-19 in Cape May County

The Cape May County Department of Health today reported that a72-year-old female from Upper Township with underlying health conditions died from Covid-19.

“I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones during this time of loss,&...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Covid-19 Updates - April 3, 2020

Best protection against COVID-19 is staying apart from each other, but non-medical masks can supplement. 

Cape May Court House- Cape May County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases. New Jersey currently has 29,895 and 6...

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

CAMPGROUNDS MUST REMAIN CLOSED – NO CURRENT NEED FOR LODGING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

The Cape May County Health Department and the County Prosecutor’s Office want to make it clear that all campgrounds in the County are to remain closed currently. Certain campgrounds have remained open saying they are providing lodging to medical...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

U.S. Now #1 Worldwide For COVID-19 Cases, Domestic Travel Advisory for NY, NJ & CT

Cape May Court House- As of March 28,2020 the Centers for Disease Control urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.  New Jersey currently has 25,590 c...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

County Social Services Remains Open with Continued Services Offered to the Community

  

4/1/20 -- During these uncertain times, Cape May County government is diligently working to maintain essential services for the residents. Nowhere is this more evident than at the Social Services building.  Staffing has been r...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

While Helping Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Do Not Forget to Take Care of Yourself

Cape May Court House- New Jersey currently has 22,255 cases, and 355 deaths. As of April 1st, Cape May County’s total has increased by 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 33 and 11 of those have fully recovered. The new cases...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Governor Murphy's Executive Order Closes Recreational Campgrounds during COVID-19 Response

Cape May County previously issued a press release regarding a recommendation made by the Cape May County Health Department for campgrounds in the County to delay opening. The Cape May County Health Department has received clarification from an Executive O...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

7 Additional Covid-19 Cases Identified in Cape May County

3/31/20- New Jersey has become the second leading state in the United States with 18,696 total COVID-19 cases and 267 deaths. Today, a 26-year-old male, 51-year-old male, 18-year-old female, 67-year-old female, 76-year-old female, 77-year-old male, and a ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

MAYORS OF CAPE MAY COUNTY SPEAK UP TO REDUCE NON-ESSENTIAL VISITATION

(Cape May County, NJ)—The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders is supporting a unanimous position from the 16 municipalities in Cape May County agreed upon on Monday, March 30th.  The position taken by the mayors is strongly disc...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Increase, Officials Urge Residents to Please Stay Home

Cape May Court House- Cape May County continues to see a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. New Jersey currently has 16,636 cases, and 198 deaths. Today, a 35-year-old male, 93-year-old female, 68-year-old female, 56-year-old female and a 63-year-old male ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

5 New COVID-19 Cases in Cape May County Brings Total to 15

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Cape May Court House- Cape May County is announcing its single biggest day for positive COVID-19 cases with 5 new cases, bringing the total in the County to 15. The latest update in New Jersey brings the total to 13,386 total COVID-19 cases and 161 death...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

COVID-19 Cases in Cape May County Increase to 10

Cape May Court House- New Jersey has become the second leading state in the nation with 8,825 total COVID-19 cases and 108 deaths. Today, Cape May County’s total has increased by one case, a 12-year-old female who is recovering at her residence,...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

$70 Million in Food Assistance Allocated for Enhanced Benefits to NJ SNAP Recipients Effective March

RIO GRANDE, NJ – New Jersey Human Services announced $70 million added to enhance the Food Assistance for Vulnerable Families program in New Jersey. The enhanced benefits are a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Effective M...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Child Care Centers Sought for Essential Employees

An Executive Order by Governor Phil Murphy is going to close daycares throughout the State unless the daycare will exclusively service children of essential employees. Paperwork must be filed with the State immediately if the daycare is attempting to stay...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Cape May County Bridge Commission Implements Cashless Tolling

The Cape May County Bridge Commission announced today they will implement cashless tolling at all Ocean Drive Bridges as of 6:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2020.  This will remain in effect until further notice, as a precaution against th...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

3 New Cases of COVID-19, Total of 9 in Cape May County

The novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted New Jersey with totals of more than 4,402 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 62 deaths. On March 25th, the Cape May County Department of Health reported three new cases of Covid-19: a 60-year-old female, a 54-year-...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Cape May County Health Department reports another case of Covid-19 in Cape May County

 3/24/20 - A 32-year-old female New York resident tested positive for Covid-19 in Cape May County, which makes the current total 6. 

As Covid-19 spreads throughout the community, it is important for all residents to isolate at home and if...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Donations of Gloves, Masks, and PPE Sought in Cape May County

Cape May County Government is seeking the public’s help in gathering necessary medical supplies for those at the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Cape May County Health Department and the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management are...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Cape May County Health Officer Recommends Campgrounds Delay Opening

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ -- As part of the precautionary measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in Cape May County, Kevin Thomas, County Health Officer has recommended that local campground owners and operators delay the opening of countywide camp...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Cape May County Health Department Reports 2 More Cases of Covid-19 in Cape May County

3/23/20 - Today, a 71 year-old woman and a 50 year-old male were tested positive for Covid-19 in Cape May County which makes the current total 5. These new positive cases indicate that Covid-19 is circulating throughout the County and is a reminder that s...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Cape May County Health Department Announces Third Case of Covid-19

The Cape May County Department of Health announces a third positive test result in Cape May County for COVID-19. This individual is a 62-year-old female from Cape May County and is currently isolated at home and recovering. 

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Cape May County Government Hours of Operation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ – The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders have closed county buildings to the public but  will continue to provide essential government services to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Publ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Cape May County Health Department Announces Second Case of Covid-19

Cape May Court House – The Cape May County Department of Health announces a second positive test result in Cape May County for COVID-19. This individual is a 32-year-old male from Cape May County and is currently isolated at home and recovering....

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

CMC Dept. of Health Confirms First Positive Case of COVID-19 from Out of State NYC Resident

Cape May County Department of Health is reporting that a 30-year-old man from New York City tested positive at a local health care facility for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while visiting Cape May County.  

This information is a vivid remind...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

CMC Health Dept. Updated Info. Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19)

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ -- New Jersey reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 raising the state total to 50. Another 80 cases are under investigation at State labs. The New Jersey Health Commissioner, Judith Persichilli said a that 16-year-old girl from Bergen...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions for Coronavirus

Q: What is a novel coronavirus? 

A: A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not that same as the coronavirus that commonly circulate among humans a...

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