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Posted on: November 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update 11/20/20

The County of Cape May Department of Health is reporting 66 new positive cases among County residents.  Currently, 1581 County residents are now off quarantine.  Additionally, there is 1 new out of county positive case that is included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 2413 including 99 deaths. 

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

 11.20.20 covid graphs

How can people safely get together? What are the limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings?

Attending a gathering, ceremony, or celebration is permitted as long as the event complies with the following limits on gatherings.

Gatherings are allowed, but different limits apply depending on the type of gathering, and where it is happening:

Indoor Gatherings

    General indoor gatherings must be limited to 10 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower. All attendees at indoor gatherings must wear face coverings and stay six feet apart.

    Indoor gatherings for weddings, funerals, or memorial services must be limited to 150 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower.

    Indoor gatherings for religious and political activities protected under the First Amendment must be limited to 150 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower.

    Indoor gatherings for entertainment centers where performances are viewed or given, including movie theaters, performing arts centers, and other concert venues, must be limited to 150 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower.

    Legislative and judicial proceedings are not subject to the limits on indoor gatherings.

Outdoor Gatherings

    General outdoor gatherings must be limited to 500 people and social distancing must be practiced. Effective November 23rd, general outdoor gatherings must be limited to 150 people.

    There is no limit for outdoor gatherings for religious or political activities protected under the First Amendment.

To save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, wear a mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and stay home if you are sick.

Face coverings are required in indoor public spaces and in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is difficult to maintain.

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. For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net and also like us on Facebook.


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