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Posted on: November 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 11/17/20

The County of Cape May Department of Health is reporting 45 new positive cases among County residents.  Currently, 1505 County residents are now off quarantine.  

Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 2231 including 99 deaths. 

**The daily reported total number of positive cases includes results from specimens collected on several dates.

11.17.20 covid graphs

In response to COVID-19, Cape May County Department of Health with the partnership of Cape Regional Medical Center and Cape May County/Local Office of Emergency Management will be expanding testing throughout Cape May County. Testing will be available at Cape May County Department of Health and at various locations around Cape May County. Testing will be by appointment. To make an appointment you can call (609) 463-6581. 

“Cape May County understands the importance of making COVID-19 testing readily available for its residents. To increase access to testing for our at-risk population, and first responders a mobile testing unit will be coming to a town by you. Testing will also be performed at Cape May County Department of Health. Help us protect our community by getting tested,” said Kevin Thomas, Health Officer. 

It is especially important to get tested if:

  • You are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, shivering, headache, or new loss of taste or smell)
  • You have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
  • You are an essential worker (health care worker, first responder, food service worker, or transit worker)
  • You were recently in a large crowd where social distancing was hard to maintain
  • You recently traveled to an area or a state with high COVID-19 infection rates
  • If your considered high risk due to underlying health conditions

 

Testing will be conducted at the Cape May County Department of Health on Mondays and Wednesdays, except on holidays. A mobile testing unit will be out in the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays, except on holidays. Individual’s insurance will be billed if applicable. If an individual does not have insurance, the cost will be covered. The testing will be done by appointment. All Center for Disease and Control and New Jersey Department of Health guidance will be followed to assure the safety of staff and participants. 

 

For additional information and list of testing locations call (609) 463-6581. For the most up to date information follow Cape May County Department of Health on Facebook and visit www.cmchealth.net. 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, 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.

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