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Posted on: April 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update 4/5/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit The New Jersey Health Department reports that 38,835 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 26,985 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

New Jersey has again increased the number of people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The group of people now able to receive the vaccine include people aged 55-years-old and older, people over the age of 16-years-old with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and workers in the following fields:

  • Communications, IT, media, including communications infrastructure support (engineers, technicians) and members of the press;
  • Laundry services, including workers in laundromats, laundry services, and dry cleaners;
  • Real estate, building, and home services, including construction workers, code officials, plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, property management, and maintenance workers;
  • Retail financial institutions, including bank tellers, lending service, public accounting, and check cashing workers;
  • Sanitation, including workers providing disinfection and janitorial services for all essential facilities and modes of transportation; city sanitation workers; residential, commercial, and industrial solid and hazardous waste removal;
  • Utilities, including electrical generation and supply system, natural gas delivery, nuclear power plant, water supply, telephone, cable/fiber optical/broadband/cellular service workers;
  • Higher Education, including educators and support staff;
  • Librarians, including librarians and support staff at municipal, county, and state libraries (i.e. those not included in K-12 announcement)


Links to get more information vaccine eligibility and how to register is available at


The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 21 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7976 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7399 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there are 4 new out county positive cases that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 64-year-old male from Dennis Township. “Wishing the family peace and strength at this sad time,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson.

4.5.21 covid graphs

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