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Posted on: June 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 6/24/20

Cape May Court House- New Jersey has 169,892 total COVID-19 positive cases and 12,995 deaths. Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 731 including 62 deaths. In addition, recent out of county cases not reported in the following spreadsheets are 2.

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Casinos in Atlantic City can reopen on Thursday, July 2 and may operate at 25 percent of their capacity.

Several casinos plan to limit initial openings on July 2 to friends, family, and loyal customers to test new protocols.

Health and safety protocols will be posted here shortly. Guidance is likely to include:

  • Mandatory face coverings and masks
  • Health screenings for all visitors and staff
  • Density limits to ensure social distancing
  • Testing protocols for casino workers if they ask for a test or begin to show symptoms

Outdoor playgrounds, outdoor amusement parks, and outdoor water parks can reopen on July 2, subject to required protocols detailed in forthcoming guidance. Reopening details for arcades will be announced in the coming days as well.

Open outdoor recreational and entertainment businesses must adopt social distancing guidelines and the safety policies described in section 4 on page 6 of Executive Order No. 153, that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The public is permitted only in such outdoor spaces, except that members of the public may enter the indoor premises of the recreation business when entering or exiting the establishment in order to access the outdoor area, or to use the restroom
  • Limit total capacity to a number that ensures that all individuals can remain six feet apart
  • Open-air rain tarps, tents, and other outdoor structures shall be allowed solely for the purpose of protecting against foul weather or for shade
  • Require that reservations, cancellations and pre-payments be made via electronic or telephone reservation systems to limit physical interactions. Such policies shall, wherever possible, consider populations that do not have access to internet service or credit cards
  • Install a physical barrier, such as a shield guard, between visitors and employees wherever feasible or otherwise ensure six feet of distance between those individuals, except at the moment of payment
  • Demarcate and post signs that denote six feet of spacing in all commonly used and other applicable areas or where people may form a line
  • Require infection control practices, such as regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage and disposal
  • Require frequent sanitization of high-touch areas
  • Provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, to staff and customers
  • Immediately separate and send home workers who appear to have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 illness upon arrival at work or who become sick during the day; o. Promptly notify workers of any known exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite, consistent with the confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and any other applicable laws

Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions. 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, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, the World Health Organization at, the New Jersey Department of Health at For additional information visit or Cape May County Department of Health at, also like us on Facebook.

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