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Posted on: August 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 8/18/20

The County of Cape May Department of Health is reporting 7 new positive case among County residents and 5 new out of county positive cases that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of an 69-year-old male from Lower Township, “In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to the family my heartfelt condolences,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton.

New Jersey has 188,098 total COVID-19 positive cases and 14,086 deaths. Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 1048 including 84 deaths.

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How can businesses, organizations, and residents support New Jersey’s restart and recovery? What is the One Jersey Pledge?

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, New Jersey businesses, organizations, employees, and customers can participate in the One Jersey Pledge, committing to follow health and safety guidelines during New Jersey’s economic and social restart and recovery.

Businesses and organizations can download posters with their commitment to customers and to employees.

As part of the One Jersey Pledge:

Businesses and organizations pledge to:

  • Wear face coverings and gloves for contact with their customers and goods
  • Ensure social distancing to the greatest extent possible
  • Follow hygiene guidelines, including regular hand-washing
  • Clean high-touch surfaces frequently
  • Train their employees on all health and sanitization protocols
  • Conduct employee health screenings
  • Support contact tracing initiatives in the interest of public health
  • Require employees with symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home

Customers pledge to:

  • Stay home if they’re not feeling well
  • Keep their distance (6 feet)
  • Mask up

Employers pledge to:

  • Provide appropriate PPE for employees’ jobs
  • Provide sanitization materials, training, and time to practice safe hygiene as recommended by CDC
  • Respect employees’ privacy if participating in contact tracing efforts and/or other health initiatives
  • Administer staff health screenings that require employees stay home if sick
  • Institute measures to clean high-touch common areas frequently

Employees pledge to:

  • Stay at home if they feel sick
  • Follow hygiene guidelines, including regular hand-washing
  • Wear face coverings and other required PPE
  • Participate in staff health screening on arrival
  • Clean high-touch areas frequently

nj pledge

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, World Health Organization at, New Jersey Department of Health at For additional information visit Cape May County Department of Health at and also like us on Facebook.

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