COVID-19 Updates

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A message from the County of Cape May:  

Everyone is frustrated and we understand.  Our main challenge is a very limited supply of vaccine.  But we wanted to try to answer a few questions.  The County of Cape May does not control the number of doses available.  The state does and they get the vaccine from the federal government.  Right now there is a limited supply nationwide and we don’t know when that supply will grow significantly.  

The County Department of Health does not control the scheduling process.  This is a state system at covidvaccine.nj.gov.  Everyone is encouraged to go there and register.  The state sends an eligibility email that may indicate that there are some places to schedule appointments, but in our area that is really only the Shoprite at the moment and they have typically been booked solid.  

The eligibility email does not give you the ability to schedule an appointment at the County clinic.  The key element of scheduling an appointment is the subsequent email from the state that tells you that you can now schedule your appointment and gives you a link to do so at the County Vaccination Clinic in Avalon.  

NOTE: If no appointments are available at that time, continue to check that e-mail link.  Appointments may become available throughout the week as more vaccine becomes available.

While thousands of people have registered, there are only several hundred scheduling emails going out from the state each week since the County only gets several hundred doses of vaccine each week from the state at the moment.  There is no special scheduling process.  

The Department of Aging and the Department of Health are working with the most vulnerable, elderly members of the community to help them get vaccinated and some frontline workers have been assisted as well.  Beyond that, everyone must register in the state system and wait for the scheduling email.  The process has been confusing to say the least and we ask for everyone’s continued patience as we wait for more doses of the vaccine to come from the state.  We need to stay the course a little longer but there is light at the end of the tunnel. 

Thank you.

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The Cape May County Health Department is beginning phase 1A and 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations. The New Jersey Health Department plan currently includes vaccinating Health Care Professionals. Health Care Professionals include front line health care workers and first responders. Eligible individuals may pre-register at COVID-19 Vaccine or may call 855-568-0545 during working hours to schedule. As more vaccine becomes available the Health Department will begin to move into the future Phases as set by the CDC/NJDOH vaccination plan.

The NJ Department of Health will have “an interactive voice response platform in both English ad Spanish that provides key information to New Jersey residents on how to register (for a vaccine) as well as how to schedule vaccination appointments as people become eligible.” Live agents will also be available to guide residents through the process. The phone number will be (855) 568-0545.

Due to the high demand for vaccine, limited scheduling is available.  The Health Department is following CDC and State prioritization guidelines.  Please be patient as the State and County continue to expand the vaccination program.  For additional information call 609-463-6581 

The website to pre-register for the vaccine is live now, click here.

To register by phone, call 855-568-0545 during the hours of 9 AM - 9PM.

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To keep the public informed, the Cape May County Board of County Commissioners are providing regular updates in government services and pertinent links regarding COVID-19. Coronavirus is a serious illness that spreads from person to person. Cape May County officials are working closely with the State and Federal Government to provide the latest information to help mitigate the spread of this virus.

Commissioner Director Gerald M. Thornton and Commissioner Jeffrey L. Pierson, who oversees the Cape May County Department of Health want to assure everyone that the County is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Cape May County and throughout the region. Their foremost goal is to protect the well-being of our employees and families as well as our residents and visitors and continue to provide essential services to our County.

County government will continue to operate, and all government functions will be offered with some adjustments including limited hours of operation and reduced services. Communications remain open and the public is encouraged to call or email for needed services or information.

We are all working together to keep you informed and safe.

Gerald M. Thornton, Commissioner Director
Jeffrey L. Pierson, Commissioner, Liaison, Health and Human Services.


Governor Philip D. Murphy 

Executive Orders Regarding COVID-19

Administrative Orders Regarding COVID-19


The Board of County Commissioners have passed resolutions regarding COVID-19, click here to view the resolutions.



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!! IMPORTANT UPDATE !!

 

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to share a new option for vaccination of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who reside in group homes and supervised apartments licensed by the Department of Human Services

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have partnered with Walmart Pharmacy to provide a targeted vaccine allocation through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership.  

 

This closed-POD (point-of-dispending) program will launch late in the week of January 18, 2021, and will consist of 12 Walmart Pharmacy sites, each setting aside up to 12 hours per week for vaccinations of I/DD residents only. The directors at each Walmart site will work directly with residential providers to schedule vaccine appointments for their residents. 

 

The Walmart COVID-19 Vaccine Closed-POD Program will be supplied a dedicated allocation from New Jersey’s vaccine supply. Agencies that were included in the Quest COVID-19 Testing Program are eligible and Walmart will contact agencies directly to begin the process. Agencies that are enrolled in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program are not part of this program and should continue working with their designated pharmacy provider.

 

Residential providers, residents and families should review the Walmart COVID-19 Closed-POD Program for Residents with IDD in Congregate Residential Settings Licensed by the Department of Human Services overview document for more details on logistics and pharmacy assignment.

 

Please note the closed-POD option is not the only way for an individual with IDD residing in a congregate setting to be vaccinated. Vaccine supply in New Jersey remains limited, so agencies are advised to exercise multiple methods to receive a vaccine. Residential staff and residents are also able to register for and receive the COVID-19 vaccine at any of the COVID-19 Vaccine Locations for Eligible Recipients. For a complete list of vaccine-eligible categories of individuals, please review the information on Who is eligible for vaccination in New Jersey?

  

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COVID-19 Update 4/21/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 175 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 20, 2021, for a total of 17,674 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 46,090 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 35,911 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

It has been four weeks since Cape May County has had a new COVID-19 case in a Long-Term Care facility. It was on March 25 that was the last time the County registered a new case. This is important because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65 years old and older, meaning that those in Long-Term Care are at an increased risk if they catch the coronavirus. All Long-Term Care residents were given priority in New Jersey to receive the initial doses of the COVID vaccine.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 29 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8391 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7909 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/20/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 45,645 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 35,523 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

The Rate of Transmission (RT) in Cape May County and Statewide remains below 1.0.  This means that the spread of COVID-19 is currently decreasing. The RT in Cape May County and throughout the entire State is .93, according to covidactnow.com. The website also reports that Cape May County has the lowest positivity rate for the coronavirus among all New Jersey counties at 5.4%

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 28 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8362 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7867 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/19/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 45,324 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 35,161 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

New Jersey just hit two major milestones related to COVID-19. There have been over 6 million vaccine doses administered Statewide, with nearly 2.5 million fully vaccinated people. The goal of the State is to hit 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals by the end of June. Also, all individuals 16 and up are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine beginning today. The Pfizer vaccine only one approved for individuals 16-years-old and older. Moderna is approved for those 18-years-old and up.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 29 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8334 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7814 of those are now off quarantine.  Additionally, there are 2 new out of county positive cases that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

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COVID19 Update 4/18/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 44,818 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 34,404 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

A new data study of recent COVID cases in New Jersey found that Cape May County was once again the county with the lowest number of new cases per capita among all counties in the State, according to NJ Advanced Media. The review took place for cases between April 8 and April 14. This was the fifth straight week that Cape May County was the lowest. There was good news Statewide as well, as the report showed a 15% drop in new cases week-over-week.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 11 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8305 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7839 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/17/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 97 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 16, 2021, for a total of 17,314 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 44,818 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 34,404 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

The number of locations to get the COVID vaccine have greatly expanded from just a couple of weeks ago. Besides the Cape May County Department of Health location in Avalon, there are more than 15 locations spread across Cape May County to get the vaccine, plus residents can use the Vaccine Megasites including the location in Atlantic City. To get a full listing of locations to receive the vaccine visit the Cape May County government website at capemaycountynj.gov and go under the "Find COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments" tab.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 36 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8294 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7815 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/16/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 44,345 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 33,828 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

The newest COVID-19 Activity Level Report from the New Jersey Department of Health reports Cape May County’s section of the State has seen a decrease in case rate and percent positivity week-over-week. The Southeast, which includes Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland counties, came in at 26.66 case rate per 100,000 individuals and a 7.26% positivity. These same numbers were at 27.31 per 100,000 and 8.48% last week. Both numbers were the second best in the State behind only the Central West. This report breaks the New Jersey into six total areas. The report provides school districts with the ability to decide the risk level in their portion of the State. Meanwhile, the percent positivity of COVID-19 tests on April 12 came in at 4.2%, according to the website covidactnow.com. This number has been on a decline since March 27 when the County was at 7.4%.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 32 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8258 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7782 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/15/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 261 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 14, 2021, for a total of 17,217 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 44,102 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 33,651 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

The last positive COVID-19 test of a Long-Term Care resident in Cape May County took place on March 25. That person came off the active case quarantine list on April 5 and since then Cape May County has not had an active case in Long-Term Care. COVID vaccinations were prioritized for individuals in Long-Term Care, beginning in December. These recent numbers are encouraging because people who are over 65-years-old are the most in danger of serious medical issue if they catch the coronavirus.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 29 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8226 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7762 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/14/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 278 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 13, 2021, for a total of 16,956 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 43,704 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 33,046 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

The Atlantic County COVID-19 Megasite has appointment openings through the end of the month. Per the State’s guidance, effective April 19 anyone over 16-years-old may now schedule their appointment. Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone who is 16 or 17-years-old and wants the COVID vaccine must schedule with a site that has the Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna vaccine currently is only eligible to those 18-years-old and up. The Atlantic City site has free parking and help for people who need assistance. To book an appointment, visit https://vaccination.atlanticare.org. The Atlantic City registration system is separate from the State’s COVID website and requires an individual to sign up with AtlantiCare to schedule a shot at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 25 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8197 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7748 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/13/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 269 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 12, 2021, for a total of 16,678 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 43,287 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 32,318 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

New COVID-19 cases are down in Cape May County. The County is down 25% in new cases when comparing April 6 to April 12 versus the seven days prior. As a result, the Rate of Transmission (RT) in the County is estimated at .83 by the website covidactnow.com. The lower that RT is below 1.0, the more significantly the virus spread is decreasing at that time. The last time the RT was .83 in Cape May County was on Oct. 14.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 32 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8172 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7694 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/12/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 42,417 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 31,404 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

A new study of among those 65-years-old and up found that Cape May County has the second highest percentage of vaccinated seniors. Only five counties in New Jersey were above 50% and those include Burlington, Warren, Bergen, Morris and Cape May counties. Cape May County came in at 56.9%. All this data was collected on April 5. Those 65 and up account for roughly 15% of the cases but make up almost 80% of the deaths, highlighting the importance of the vaccination efforts among this demographic.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 20 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8140 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7694 of those 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.

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COVID-19 Update 4/11/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 42,164 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 31,152 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

Cape May County had the lowest number of new COVID cases per capita among all New Jersey counties in the latest Statewide survey. NJ Advanced Media looked at data from April 1 to 7 for all 21 counties. Cape May County has had the least number of cases per capita over the last several weeks. Meanwhile, Statewide cases are on the decline. New Jersey's Rate of Transmission (RT) came in at .98 this weekend, from 1.07 on Monday. Anytime the RT drops below 1.0 it means coronavirus cases are decreasing at that time.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 15 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8120 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7649 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/10/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 133 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 9, 2021, for a total of 16,390 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 41,901 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 30,877 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

A key statistic to measure the spread of COVID-19 shows that the reach of the virus is currently declining. The Rate of Transmission (RT) in Cape May County is estimated at .94 according to the website covidactnow.com. Any number below 1.0 means that on average less people are catching the coronavirus than currently are infected at this time.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 24 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8105 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7606 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/9/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 84 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 8, 2021, for a total of 16,257 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 41,098 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 29,787 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

New Jersey passed the 2 million residents fully vaccinated threshold today. The State has a goal of 4.7 million people to be fully vaccinated by June 30. The currently approved COVID vaccines are only approved for individuals 16-years-old and up. Beginning April 19, all individuals who are 16-years-old and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine in the State. 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 18 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8081 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7566 of those 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.

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COVID-19 Update 4/8/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 250 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 7, 2021, for a total of 16,192 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 40,674 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 29,389 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

The New Jersey Department of Health’s latest COVID-19 Activity Level Report came out today and while the entire State remains high, the Southeast section where Cape May County is located has the lowest case rate once again. Cape May County makes up the Southeast with Atlantic and Cumberland counties. The case rate per 100,000 residents is 27.31, with the second lowest coming in at 29.76 in the Central West. The case rate of 27.31 also marks a decrease from last week at 28.66. The Southeast is also home to the second lowest percent positivity rate of 8.48%. There are six total sections that split up the State in these rankings.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 29 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8063 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7529 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/7/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 337 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 6, 2021, for a total of 15,942 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 39,546 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 27,857 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

Travel restrictions were recently updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and adopted by the New Jersey Department of Health. Anyone who is fully vaccinated or has recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months does not need to quarantine or get tested before or after domestic travel. Full vaccination is defined as two weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone who is not vaccinated or has not recovered from COVID-19 within the last three months should follow the previous self-quarantine guidelines for domestic travel for anyone who is returning from an U.S. state or territory beyond the four regional states, which include New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

 

The CDC is requiring all air passengers entering the United States from a foreign country to provide proof of a negative test for COVID-19 or of recovery from COVID-19. Travelers are required to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs and show their negative result to the airline before boarding or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof or a recent positive viral test and a letter from a healthcare provider or public health official stating that they were cleared to travel).

 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 24 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8034 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7504 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of an 84-year-old female from Middle Township, “My condolences to the entire family”, said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald Thornton.

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COVID-19 Update 4/6/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 236 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 5, 2021, for a total of 15,605 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 39,272 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 27,320 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

The largest COVID vaccine expansion was announced on Monday. Gov. Phil Murphy announced that all State residents 16-years-old and older will be eligible for the COVID vaccine on April 19. The goal is to have 70% of the population vaccinated in New Jersey and in Cape May County by the end of June. Those are still seeking an COVID vaccine appointment should visit the Cape May County government main page (capemaycountynj.gov) and click "Find COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments" which will give an update on where appointments are available in each County and at the Mega sites, including in Atlantic City.

 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 34 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 8010 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7459 of those are now off quarantine.  Additionally, there is 1 new out county positive case that is included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 79-year-old female from Ocean City. “My condolences to the entire family,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald Thornton. “My most sincere sympathies and heartfelt prayers.”

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COVID-19 Update 4/5/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. 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 www.capemaycountynj.gov

 

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.


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COVID-19 Update 4/4/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 38,751 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 26,799 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

New Jersey has launched a new tool to help people find a COVID-19 vaccine location. The New Jersey Department of Health launched covid19.nj.gov/finder that monitors the various scheduling systems to let people know if a location has any vaccine appointments available. There are several scheduling systems in the State between the State Scheduling System, CVS, Walgreens, the Atlantic City Mega site, and others that people can access to get scheduled for a vaccine shot.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 14 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7955 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7375 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 78-year-old male from Wildwood. “My thoughts are with the family and friends during this difficult time of loss,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald Thornton.

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COVID-19 Update 4/3/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 38,529 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 26,466 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

New Jersey officially expanded its outdoor gathering limits as of Friday. The outdoor gathering limits went from 50 to 200. This limit does not apply to outdoor religious services, weddings, funerals, memorial services, and political events, which were protected from these limits. Indoor gatherings at banquet halls will be allowed at 35% but capped at 150 people. The recent changes for banquet halls also now allow for indoor celebrations and private events, where previously they were only allowed to host weddings.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 24 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7941 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7339 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, today we are announcing the passing of a 73-year-old male from Middle Township. “When the person you are closest to is gone, hold on to their memories and know that they are always with you,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson. “My thoughts are with the family during this time.”

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COVID-19 Update 4/2/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 139 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 1, 2021, for a total of 15,369 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 37,963 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 25,804 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

The latest New Jersey COVID-19 Activity Level Report is out and the section of the State that Cape May County is in had the lowest case rate and second lowest percent positivity of the six parts of the State. All of New Jersey is currently labeled as high, according to the New Jersey Department of Health in the scale between low, moderate, high, and very high. Cape May County is in the Southeast area of New Jersey, which also includes Atlantic and Cumberland counties. The newest case rate in the Southeast is 28.66 per 100,000 people and the percent positivity rate was at 7.82%.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 31 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7917 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7307 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 4/1/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 353 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 31, 2021, for a total of 15,232 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 37,398 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 25,166 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

Cape May County has passed the 60,000 vaccine doses administered milestone. The County eclipsed the 50,000 threshold on March 22, meaning the County has been roughly averaging 1,000 vaccine doses administered per day over the past 10 days. The website covidactnow.com estimates that 40.3% of individuals in Cape May County have received at least one vaccine dose and 27% of people in Cape May County are fully vaccinated.

“This news is promising, and we continue to advocate getting more vaccine doses in Cape May County,” said Commissioner Vice-Director Len Desiderio, Co-Chair of the County’s Recovery Task Force. “We encourage residents and visitors to continue to follow the current medical protocols to keep each other safe during this vaccination period.”

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 43 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7886 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7283 of those are now off quarantine.  Additionally, there are 2 new out of county positive cases that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of an 89-year-old female from Lower Township, “Wishing peace and strength to the family and friends during this difficult time,” said Commissioner Jeff Pierson.

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COVID-19 Update 3/31/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 338 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 30, 2021, for a total of 14,879 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 36,788 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 24,319 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

Cape May County is continuing to provide additional COVID-19 testing in a partnership with Cape Regional Medical Center and the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management. Testing is being conducted Monday through Thursday, except on holidays. Testing locations is available on the Cape May County website through May 13 currently. All testing is done by appointment only. Individual’s insurance will be billed if applicable. If an individual does not have insurance, the cost will be covered. For additional information call 609-463-6581.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 45 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7843 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7250 of those 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.

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COVID-19 Update 3/30/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 294 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 29, 2021, for a total of 14,541 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 36,374 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 23,475 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

New gathering limits will go into effect on Friday. Gov. Phil Murphy announced that beginning on Friday, outdoor gathering limits will be increased from 25 people to 200 people. Large venues will also have a crowd increase. The threshold for venues to be considered a "large venue" has dropped from 5,000 to 2,500. The capacity for indoor seating at large venues increased to 20% and capacity for outdoor seating at large venues increases to 30%. Outdoor capacity limits remain uncapped for religious services, political activities, weddings, funerals, and memorial services.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 40 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7798 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7233 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/29/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 35,383 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 22,616 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

An expansion took place beginning today on those who can receive the COVID vaccine. New groups of workers that are now eligible include food production, agriculture, and food distribution, eldercare and support staff, warehousing and logistics, social services support staff, elections personnel, hospitality, medical supply chain, postal and shipping services, clergy, and judicial system. The Cape May County Government website has a link on its website to find the full details of all people who are eligible for the vaccine at https://www.capemaycountynj.gov/.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 37 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7758 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7196 of those are now off quarantine.  Additionally, there are 2 new out of county positive cases that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

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COVID-19 Update 3/28/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 35,208 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 22,434 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

This week’s data study by NJ Advanced Media found that Cape May County has the lowest number of new cases per capita of any county in New Jersey. This is the second week in a row that Cape May County was the lowest, but the County has been consistently one of the three lowest throughout this calendar year. The sample looked at new cases between March 18 to March 24.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 26 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7721 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7172 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there is 1 new out of county positive case that is included in the Nonresident Active Cases listed below.

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COVID-19 Update 3/27/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 180 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 26, 2021, for a total of 14,247 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 35,062 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 21,974 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

New groups of people will become eligible for the COVID vaccine beginning on April 5. Gov. Phil Murphy announced that residents 55-years-old and older and those 16 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities will become eligible. Also, more groups of workers will be eligible on that day including those in communications, IT, members of the media, laundry services, real estate, building, home services, retail financial institutions, sanitation, utilities, higher education, and librarians. More details can be found on the Cape May County Government website at capemaycountynj.gov under the direct link to “Who is Eligible for Vaccination in New Jersey.”

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 43 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7695 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7142 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/26/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 34,452 Cape May County residents have received at least one vaccine dose and 21,019 have been fully vaccinated. Cape May County has consistently led the State in per capita administration of the COVID vaccine. 

The New Jersey Department of Health released their latest COVID-19 Activity Level Report, and the region that Cape May County is in remained at moderate risk. There are four levels (low, moderate, high, very high) that help schools determine the risk level and proper steps to take to keep teachers and students safe. Cape May County is in the Southeast region, which includes Cumberland and Atlantic counties. The case rate in the Southeast region was the lowest of the six regions at 24.95 per 100,000 people. The region also had the second lowest percent positivity rate at 7.34%. Because of a rise in cases throughout the State, the entire State is at the high level. Health officials are still recommending that individuals continue to follow all of the necessary social distancing protocols at this time. 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 62 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7652 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7114 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/25/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 240 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 24, 2021, for a total of 14,135 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 53,947 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

New Centers for Diseases Control recommendations say that individuals who have clinically recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months and those people who are a fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after having close contact with someone with COVID-19 if that person remains asymptomatic. A fully vaccinated individual is defined as someone who has received their second dose in a two-dose series or a single-dose vaccine more than two weeks prior. 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 25 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7590 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7084 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/24/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 288 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 23, 2021, for a total of 13,896 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 52,687 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

New data on vaccination efforts in Cape May County show the progress being made. More than one in three people (36.3%) have received at least one dose and 21.3% people are fully vaccinated, according to the website covidactnow.org. The Cape May County Government website has direct links for how to sign up for a vaccine and finding out where, how, and when you can get vaccinated and can be found at https://www.capemaycountynj.gov/.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 37 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7565 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7044 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of an 85-year-old male from Middle Township. “A thought of comfort and condolences to the family,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeffrey Pierson.

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COVID-19 Update 3/23/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 175 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 22, 2021, for a total of 13,608 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 51,668 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Cape May County has experienced a slight decrease in new COVID-19 cases. According to the numbers from the Cape May County Department of Health, cases were down 4% when comparing March 16 through March 22, compared to the seven days prior. Total Statewide cases are on the rise however, which is why it is important for residents to continue to follow social distancing protocols. These steps include keeping six feet of distance, wearing a face covering, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, and sanitizing high touch areas.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 35 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7528 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7043 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 73-year-old female from Upper Township. “In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and friends comfort you,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson.

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COVID-19 Update 3/22/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that Cape May County crossed its next vaccination milestone with 51,019 doses of the vaccine have been administered in County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses. Cape May County has consistently been one of the top counties in the State for vaccinations per capita. The County is prepared for additional capacity of vaccine, which is expected to increase in the coming weeks.

“This is really good news that shots are getting in arms for our residents,” said Cape May County Commissioner Vice-Director Len Desiderio, Co-Chair of the County’s Recovery Task Force. “We continue to be prepared and advocate for additional doses of the vaccine to come to Cape May County to speed up this process for every person who wants a vaccine.”

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 23 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7493 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 7006 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there are 2 new out of county positive cases that are included in the Nonresident Active Cases listed below.

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COVID-19 Update 3/21/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 49,544 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Cape May County among all counties in New Jersey had the lowest number of new cases per capita of COVID-19. NJ Advanced Media did a study of each county from March 11 to 17 to find that result. Cape May County has also routinely been among the best counties per capita in administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 34 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7470 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6973 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 68-year-old female from Lower Township. “With sincere condolences to the family and friends,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson. “Wishing you peace and strength at this sad time.”

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COVID-19 Update 3/20/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 88 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 19, 2021, for a total of 13,433 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 48,622 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

This week's COVID-19 Activity Report from the New Jersey Department of Health keeps the region of the State that Cape May County is in at moderate risk. This report gives schools recommendations on steps to be taken depending on the risk level in their region. The four risk levels include low, moderate, high, and very high. Cape May County is in the Southeast region of the State, which includes Atlantic and Cumberland counties. The Southeast Region has the second lowest case rate and the lowest percent positivity in this latest report. The case rate for the region is 22.23 per 100,000 residents and the percent positivity is 5.78%.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 15 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7436 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6947 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/19/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 48,255 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Capacities have increased at many businesses as of today. Previously announced capacity limit increases went into effect today for restaurants, gyms, personal care services, and casinos among others, which went to 50% from 35%. Indoor gathering limits increased to 25 people and outdoors went to 50 individuals. 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 36 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7421 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6920 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/18/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 208 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 17, 2021, for a total of 13,345 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 47,499 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

There are three scheduling windows for the Atlantic City Mega-site, which is the closest Mega-site to Cape May County. The scheduling windows are Tuesdays at 3 P.M., Thursdays at 6 P.M. and Saturdays at 9 A.M. The direct website to create and account and find out more information is https://vaccination.atlanticare.org. The sign-up system is separate from the State vaccination website and you need an account with the AtlantiCare site to access the Atlantic City Mega-site.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 24 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7385 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6893 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 77-year-old male from Woodbine, and a 71-year-old male from Middle Township. “With sincere condolences to the family and friends,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson.

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COVID-19 Update 3/17/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 160 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 16, 2021, for a total of 13,137 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 46,573 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Cape May County’s Rate of Transmission (RT) has remained under 1.0 since Jan. 16. The latest RT according to the website covidactnow.com is currently at .96. Any number below 1.0 means the spread of the virus is currently decreasing. The percent of positive COVID-19 tests is at 4.6% and the County has been below 5% for a week.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 30 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7361 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6872 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/16/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 143 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 15, 2021, for a total of 12,977 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 45,567 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Total COVID-19 vaccinations in New Jersey have reached 3 million doses administered, including over 1 million individuals who received their second dose and are fully vaccinated. The 3 million doses are a combination for first and second doses. The State announced on March 1 that they passed 2 million doses administered, meaning it took only an additional two weeks to reach the 3 million milestone. The Governor has indicated that more vaccine doses should become available soon. Cape May County officials continue to advocate for more vaccine to be delivered to Cape May County.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 28 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7331 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6851 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/15/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 45,210 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

There has been an average of 1,000 vaccine doses administered per day in Cape May County over the past 10 days. The County went over 45,000 total doses administered today, according to New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). The agency had previously reported reported that on March 5 there were 35,268 doses administered in the County and 40,181 doses on March 10. There are currently five locations in Cape May County administering vaccine, including the Cape May County Department of Health site in Avalon, the CVS Pharmacy in Villas, the Rite Aid in Wildwood, and both Shoprite locations in Cape May County (Rio Grande and Marmora). The State website has a full listing of all of the COVID-19 vaccine locations and how to sign up for each at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients. The Cape May County Department of Health is still awaiting additional doses to become available to expand the amount of doses available locally.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 30 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7303 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6830 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/14/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 43,338 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

A new study of all 21 counties in New Jersey found that Cape May County once again had the lowest amount of new COVID-19 cases per capita. NJ Advanced Media studied new cases from March 4 to March 10 and Cape May County had the smallest number of new cases when adjusted for population among every county in the State. Cape May County also had one of the largest drops at over 20% from the week prior. Statewide, cases were down 4% over that time as well.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 18 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7273 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6793 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 3/13/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 272 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 12, 2021, for a total of 12,834 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 43,338 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Beginning on Monday, several groups of people will now be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey. They include public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare, and airport employees, along with New Jersey Transit workers and Motor Vehicle Commission staff. Also, public safety workers who are not sworn law enforcement or fire professionals including probation officers and fire safety inspectors. The remaining groups of people include migrant farm workers, members of tribal communities, and individuals experience homelessness. There has also been an expansion to the individuals at high risk who are eligible for the vaccine which includes asthma, cerebrovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, hypertension or high blood pressure, liver disease, overweight, pulmonary fibrosis, thalassemia, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and individuals who are in an immunocompromised state from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicine.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 22 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7255 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6760 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 3/12/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 128 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 11, 2021, for a total of 12,562 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 41,810 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

This week Cape May County can report another decrease in COVID-19 cases. Cases were down 12% when comparing data from March 5 to March 11 versus the seven days prior. These numbers line up with another drop in the Rate of Transmission (RT). The website covidactnow.com reports that the County's RT is .92, which reflects that the spread of the COVID-19 virus is decreasing currently.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 39 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7233 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6721 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of an 81-year-old male from Sea Isle City, a 75-year-old male from Ocean City and a 66-year-old female from Middle Township. “My heart goes out to the friends and families during this time of sorrow,” stated Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald Thornton.

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COVID-19 Updates 3/11/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 286 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 10, 2021, for a total of 12434 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 41,117 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Cape May County reached 40,000 vaccine doses administered on Wednesday afternoon. This comes on the news that several businesses groups will be going to 50% beginning on March 19. Gov. Phil Murphy announced that restaurants, gyms, personal care services, and casinos would all be allowed to operate at half capacity at 6 A.M. on March. 19. 

“It is encouraging to see the vaccination numbers continue to grow and while we understand that vaccine doses remain limited at this time, we are hopeful that supplies should begin to increase in the next few weeks,” said Commissioner Vice-Director Len Desiderio, Co-Chair of the County Recovery Task Force. “Vaccine distribution is helping our businesses get additional capacity and Cape May County is leading all counties in the State per capita in administering doses.”

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 34 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7194 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6695 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 3/10/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 253 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 9, 2021, for a total of 12,148 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 40,181 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

There is more positive reporting data on the COVID-19 virus in Cape May County. The website covidactnow.com reports the County had a 3.9% positivity rate from tests performed on March 6. This is the first time the County has been below 5% since Feb. 12 and the first time below 4% since Nov. 4. The Rate of Transmission again dropped, this time to .93, meaning the spread of the virus is currently declining.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 27 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7160 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6671 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 90-year-old male from Middle Township, “My condolences to the entire family,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald Thornton.

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COVID-19 Updates 3/9/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 209 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 8, 2021, for a total of 11895 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 37,706 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

The local Rate of Transmission (RT) is dropping again in Cape May County. The website covidactnow.com reports the RT is .95. Any number that is below 1.0 shows that the spread of the COVID virus is decreasing that this time. Cape May County has been below 1.0 since Jan. 18. Over the past few days, the reported RT has decreased from .97 to .95 in the County.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 28 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7133 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6646 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 3/8/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 37,349 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

A new data study released this weekend by the Star-Ledger found Cape May County added the least amount of new COVID-19 cases among all counties in New Jersey. The survey looked at numbers between Feb. 25 and Mar. 3. Cape May County was one of only four counties that had a decline week-over-week in this study. It was also the county with the largest decrease at 9.5%.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 29 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7105 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6622 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 3/7/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov.  New Jersey Health Department reports that 36,851 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

The number of locations where a COVID-19 vaccine is available in Cape May County continues to grow. The Rite Aid in Wildwood is the latest location to administer the vaccine. This is added to the list that includes the Cape May County Department of Health site in Avalon, the CVS Pharmacy in Villas, and the two Shoprite locations (Rio Grande and Marmora) in the County. The County’s Department of Health site sign up is linked with the New Jersey COVID Vaccine website. The private companies have ways you can register directly with them. All of the links and locations is available directly at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 22 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7076 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6588 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 3/6/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 196 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 5, 2021, for a total of 11686 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 36,224 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

The area of the State that Cape May County is in remained at moderate risk under New Jersey’s COVID-19 Activity Level Report. The Southeast region is one of three portions of the State listed at moderate versus the other three areas that are high. The report has four categories that also include low and very high. The report combines factors including new cases, percent positivity, and COVID-like illness to determine which category the region falls in. The Southeast region, which includes Cape May, Cumberland, and Atlantic counties, had a drop in the percent positivity week over week. The new percent positive rate for COVID-19 is 6.06% versus 7.94%.

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 7054 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6550 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/5/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 267 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 4, 2021, for a total of 11490 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 35,268 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

New COVID cases in Cape May County have continued to decrease. New cases were down 15% when comparing Feb. 26 to Mar. 4 versus the 7 days prior. The Rate of Transmission (RT) in the County remains under 1.0, according to the website covidactnow.com, which means the spread of the virus is declining at this time. It remains important for individuals to protect themselves at this time while vaccine rollout continues, including practicing social distancing.

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 7033 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6511 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 3/4/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 287 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 3, 2021, for a total of 11,223 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 34,205 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Governor Phil Murphy reported that based on the expectations of increased weekly shipments of vaccines as the month progresses, and especially heading into April he is confident in announcing dates of the broadening of eligibilities so those who fall into the expanded categories can know when they can step up to the plate. The Governor understands the supply/demand imbalance and hopes by setting two and four-week steps in eligibility will allow most to move through the system. 

Meanwhile, Murphy said the State is “actively conducting outreach over the phone and scheduling appointments” for residents 75 and older, who may lack the computer skills to fight their way through the hordes searching for a vaccine. He also said the state is increasing allocations to mega-sites specifically for seniors. 

In keeping with the mission to reach the most vulnerable population in New Jersey during this pandemic, the NJDOH launched the 75+ program through NJ Vaccine Call Centers to provide scheduling support for residents aged 75 and over. This program will assist New Jersey seniors, predominately through dedicated appointments, to ensure seniors 75+ are able to access appointments to get the vaccine. The 75 plus specific phone number is 856-249-7007.

Information and the phone number to call about this program are available on the Cape May County Website under COVID-19-Updates. Seniors are asked not to call the County Health Department call center as they are not able to schedule appointments. This is a service of the New Jersey Department of Health. 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 35 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 7012 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6471 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there are 2 new out of county positive case that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 66-year-old male from Middle Township. “With sincere condolences to the family and friends,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson.

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COVID-19 Update 3/3/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 32,836 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Cape May County’s rate of transmission remains below 1.0.  This means COVID-19 is still spreading in the community but at a slower rate.  This is especially important as we continue to get a very limited supply of vaccine from the state.  This also helps to keep capacity down at our hospital, which reported yesterday just 10 COVID-19 positive patients with only 1 in ICU and zero on ventilators, at a sustainable level.  Cape May County continues to lead the state in vaccinations per capita and is 20th out of 21 counties when it comes to new case numbers.

“The people of Cape May County have worked so hard over the past year,” said County Recovery Task Force Co-Chair Commissioner Len Desiderio.  “We need to stay vigilant as we move through the next couple of months.  We are all frustrated with the amount of doses of vaccine we are getting from the state and federal governments and we are advocating everyday for more.  As the federal government sends more supply, we should see our allotment of doses from the state increase significantly in the coming weeks.”

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 33 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6977 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6442 of those are now off quarantine.  Additionally, there is no new out of county positive case that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases below. 

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 92 year old male from Middle Township, “In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and friends comfort you,” said Commissioner Jeff Pierson.

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COVID-19 Update 3/2/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 32,021doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Demand continues to outpace the supply, and Governor Phil Murphy expressed yesterday that is he confident that New Jersey's initial shipment of 73,600 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s new one-dose vaccine will help vaccinate more people.  The new vaccine is arriving within days, with more coming each subsequent week.

Effective March 29, eligibility will be expanded for frontline essential workers in the restaurant, food processing and distribution industries, grocery personnel, warehouse workers, remaining eldercare workers, hospitality workers, elections workers, clergy, postal and other shipping workers, and judicial system employees.  This will greatly impact local Cape May County businesses as we prepare for the reopening of businesses for the summer season.

The State has more than 1,700 providers approved to distribute vaccine, but only have enough supply to provide vaccines to approximately 300 sites. That will change as supply increases and additional appointment slots become available.

Cape May County has administered more than 32,000 vaccines to date and continues to rank in the top in the state per capita, according to NJ.Com.  That number includes both first and second shots.  As the vaccine becomes more readily available in the next few weeks the County will increase distribution through expanded appointments in addition to opening a second site located in Lower Township.  

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 39 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6944 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6410 of those are now off quarantine.  Additionally, there is 1 new out of county positive case that is included in the Non-resident Active Cases below. 

Sadly, we are announcing the passing a 79 year old female from Ocean City, “A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family,” said Commissioner Jeff Pierson.


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COVID-19 Update 3/1/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov.The New Jersey Health Department reports that 29,408of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Cape May County will be using the 'alert' feature on the Cape May County government website that will only be visible when there are appointment spots available at any of the Cape May County vaccination clinics. The alert is located at the top of the site and intended to let residents know that appointment slots are available through the NJVSS registration system in Cape May County.  When the alert is visible, residents who have received their “Time to Schedule” email from the NJ Department of Health, should follow the resident-specific link provided in that email to schedule their appointment.

 

The 'alert' will not be visible when all of the available appointment spots are filled. Scheduling is limited to online only at this time.  Please do not call the Cape May County Health Department or clinic sites to schedule appointments. 

 

On Sunday, Governor Murphy announced that starting March 15, New Jersey teachers, child care and transportation workers will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. Johnson & Johnson will ship the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine to states and pharmacies today, just two days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave Emergency Use Authorization.  Initial deliveries of the vaccine should begin on Tuesday and will supplement the existing supply of vaccines available and increase the rate of vaccinations in the US, and more specifically, New Jersey.

 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 29 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6905 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6386 of those are now off quarantine.


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COVID-19 Update 2/28/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 28,118 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

A major step forward in getting more vaccine doses available took place on Saturday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave an emergency use authorization to the third COVID-19 vaccine. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is now available to be shipped out this week, including doses that will be coming to New Jersey. This vaccine only requires a single dose. This is on top of the additional production of the other two vaccines that is expected to continue to enhance availability in the coming weeks.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 23 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6876 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6361 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 2/27/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 260 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 26, 2021, for a total of 10454 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 28,118 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

New Jersey will be in line to receive 70,000 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, if the single dose vaccine gets final emergency use authorization. A key panel gave its go-ahead on Friday and now the company is just awaiting final approval. The company said they plan to have 20 million doses in the United States by the end of March. This new vaccine is different from the first two approved vaccine in that it requires only a single dose and needs to be refrigerated versus the other two vaccines that must be kept frozen.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 25 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6853 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6329 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 2/26/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 347 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 25, 2021, for a total of 10194 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 27,546 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

The New Jersey COVID-19 Activity Level Report is at moderate Statewide for the first time since November 7. Only two of the six areas of the State remain at high, while the other four, including the section of the State that Cape May County is in are at moderate. The report has four levels including low, moderate, high, and very high. It helps schools make determinations on how to respond to the pandemic. The Southeast, where Cape May County is located, has been moderate for the past two weeks. The declining case rate and percent positivity are key metrics that have come down to put the Southeast and the entire State at moderate.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 23 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6828 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6299 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 2/25/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 211 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 24, 2021, for a total of 9,847 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 26,543 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Hospitalization due to COVID-19 is on the decline Statewide. The last figures put it at 2,032, which is the lowest it has been since the middle of November. Locally Cape Regional Medical Center reports levels of COVID-19 patient activity for inpatient, ICU and ventilator use are down by approximately two-thirds from just a month ago. The spread of COVID-19 both in the State and in Cape May County is still decreasing at this time, which generally means that hospitalization data should continue to improve over the next couple of weeks.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 36 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6805 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6263 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 47-year-old female from Lower Township and a 61-year-old female from Ocean City, “Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for the loss of these two lives,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson.

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COVID-19 Update 2/24/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 352 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 23, 2021, for a total of 9636 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 25,755 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Another vaccine could be on the market soon. The Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine moved closer towards getting an emergency use authorization. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that the vaccine was 67% effective against COVID-19. If the company gets the emergency use authorization, it means another supplier will begin to put vaccine into the market to help ramp up the rollout of the vaccine.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 39 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6769 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6241 of those are now off quarantine. Additionally, there is 1 new out of county positive case that is included in the Nonresident Active Cases listed below.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of an 87-year-old male from Middle Township and a 99-year-old female from Ocean City. “My thoughts are with the families and so are my prayers,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald M. Thornton. 

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COVID-19 Updates 2/23/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 184 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 22, 2021, for a total of 9284 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 25,090 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Cases are decreasing again in Cape May County. There was a 7% decline when comparing data from Feb. 16 to 22 compared to the seven days prior. The website covidactnow.com reports the current Rate of Transmission (RT) in Cape May County is .92. Anytime the RT is below 1.0 it means the spread of the virus is decreasing at that time. Cape May County also just crossed the 25,000 vaccine doses administered threshold, as the County remains the best performing county per capita in the State.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 40 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6730 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6225 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 2/22/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 24,385 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Cape May County remains the top county in New Jersey in vaccinating residents per capita. NJ Advanced Media updated their weekly numbers for each county and Cape May County has administered 24,349 doses per 100,000 people. Morris County came in second at 23,020 doses per 100,000 people. No other county was over 20,000. Cape May County has been at the top of these rankings since the beginning of the year.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 41 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6690 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6188 of those are now off quarantine.  Additionally, there are 3 new out of county positive cases that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below. 

Sadly, we are announcing the death of a 90-year-old female from Lower Township. “A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson.

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COVID-19 Update 2/21/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 23,418 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Cape May County ranks second lowest again among counties in New Jersey for new COVID-19 cases. NJ Advanced Media reviewed new case data across the State from Feb. 11 to 17 and found Cape May County came second only to Salem County. Cape May County’s current Rate of Transmission (RT) is .91, according to the website covidactnow.com. Any RT below 1.0 means that the spread of COVID-19 is decreasing at this time. 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 29 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6649 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6153 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 2/20/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 379 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 19, 2021, for a total of 9100 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 23,418 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

The reporting system used to tell schools the threat level of COVID-19 in their region, reports that the area Cape May County is in went down to moderate from high. This is the first time that the Southeast region of New Jersey was at moderate in 11 weeks. The case rate for our region, which includes Atlantic and Cumberland counties, went from 34.58 to 24.03 cases per 100,000 residents. Three of the six regions in the State remain in the high category, while three are now in the moderate level. These rankings help schools determine the risk level of being open. For example, if any region of the State went to "very high," all of the schools in those counties would need to close. Currently, the spread of the virus has been decreasing and the risk level has also subsided as a result. The four levels are low, moderate, high, and very high as described by the State’s reporting system.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 35 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6620 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6100 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of a 58-year-old male from Lower Township, “With sincere condolences to the family and friends,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson. “Wishing you peace and strength at this sad time.”


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COVID-19 Update 2/19/21 

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 461 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 18, 2021, for a total of 8721 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 22,816 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

The decrease in COVID-19 cases in Cape May County is encouraging news. New cases were down 23% when comparing Feb. 12 to Feb. 18 versus the seven days prior. Furthermore, new positives were down 29% when studying the 28-day average based on the data ending on Feb. 18. The website covidactnow.com reports that the Rate of Transmission in Cape May County is .90. Any number below 1.0 means that COVID-19 spread is decreasing currently. To continue to slow to the spread, it remains important for people to wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, and sanitize high touch areas.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 24 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6585 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6065 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Update 2/18/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 367 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 17, 2021, for a total of 8260 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 21,945 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

As additional vaccine doses become available more locations in Cape May County will be available to administer the COVID vaccine. Recently, the CVS in Villas became the newest spot to receive the vaccine. The other places in the County currently includes the Cape May County Department of Health’s location at Avalon Community Hall, and the Shoprite locations in Rio Grande and Marmora. The ways to sign up for the different sites are available at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 26 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6561 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6006 of those are now off quarantine.


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COVID-19 Update 2/17/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 402 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 16, 2021, for a total of 7893 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 21,165 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

COVID-19 cases are down again in Cape May County. Total cases were down 12% when comparing Feb. 10 to Feb. 16 versus the seven days prior, according to data from the Cape May County Department of Health. The website covidactnow.com reports that the Rate of Transmission (RT) in the County is .91. When reviewing RT data, any number below 1.0 means the spread of the COVID virus is slowing at that time.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 32 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6535 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 6005 of those 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. 

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COVID-19 Updates 2/16/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 20,321 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

Two major milestones in the vaccination effort were hit in the last 24 hours. Cape May County went over 20,000 vaccines administered, which includes first and second doses. The entire State hit the 1 million first dose milestone. The Governor’s Office has recognized Cape May County for doing the best job in vaccinating its residents per capita. As of Monday, at least one dose of vaccine had been given to 19.24% of County residents. 

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 31 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6503 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5968 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 2/15/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 19,948 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

The Cape May County Department of Health is continuing to provide expanded COVID-19 testing through a partnership with Cape Regional Medical Center. Testing will be conducted at the Cape May County Fire Academy 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. Testing will be by appointment only. To make an appointment call 609-463-6581.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 36 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6472 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5925 of those 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. 

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COVID-19 Update 2/14/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 19,420 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

A new analysis of COVID case numbers per County puts Cape May County as one of the lowest from Feb. 4 to 10. NJ Advanced Media studied cases among all 21 counties and Cape May County had the second lowest case total per capita during that time. The County has ranked as the lowest or second lowest over the past month.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 24 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6436 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5882 of those 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. 

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COVID-19 Update 2/13/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 157 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 12, 2021, for a total of 7491 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 18,877 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

The Rate of Transmission (RT) in Cape May County continues to stay under 1.0. The website covidactnow.com reports that the current RT in the County is .92. Any number below one means the spread of the coronavirus is slowing. It remains important for residents to protect themselves by wearing a face covering, washing their hands frequently and for 20 seconds at a time, sanitizing high touch areas, and remain socially distant. 

As the case numbers have gone down, the hospitalizations at Cape Regional Medical Center have decreased as well. There are currently 10 total COVID positive inpatients at the hospital and none of them are on a ventilator. Just 10 days ago on Feb. 3, there were 23 COVID positive patients and one of them was on a ventilator.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 15 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6,412 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5,846 of those are now off quarantine.


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COVID-19 Update 2/12/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 247 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 11, 2021, for a total of 7344 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 18,246 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

A limited number of parents or guardians will be allowed in the stands to watch their children play under a change to the current COVID restrictions set out by Gov. Phil Murphy. Today he announced that up to two parents or guardians will be allowed per athlete for practices or competitions under the age 21, but attendance must remain below 35% of the room capacity or 150 people total. School districts or other operators will be the responsible party to make the final decision on when this change will go into effect locally or if it will at this time.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 38 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6397 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5810 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 2/11/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 337 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 10, 2021, for a total of 7087 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 17,443 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

New Jersey has six Mega-Vaccination Sites set up to do COVID vaccinations. The closest one to Cape May County is at the Atlantic City Convention Center. AtlantiCare announced a new schedule for setting up appointments. New appointments will be available Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Vaccination appointments and more information is available at https://vaccination.atlanticare.org/

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 35 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6359 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5771 of those are now off quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates 2/10/21

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 340 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 9, 2021, for a total of 7257 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 16,758 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Cape May County as they have over the past couple of weeks. Cases were down 9% when comparing Feb. 3 to Feb. 9 versus the seven days prior. The current Rate of Transmission (RT) in Cape May County, according to covidactnow.com, is .91. Any RT below 1.0 means that COVID spread is decreasing. The County’s RT rate has continued to decline since its most recent peak at 1.25 on Jan. 5.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 49 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6324 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5741 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of an 82-year-old female from Middle Township, “With sincere condolences to the family and friends,” said Commissioner Jeff Pierson. “Wishing you peace and strength at this sad time.”

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COVID-19 Updates 2/9/21`

For vaccine information on where, when, who, and how, please visit capemaycountynj.gov. The Cape May County Department of Health administered 304 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 8, 2021, for a total of 6410 doses so far. The New Jersey Health Department reports that 16,044 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Cape May County when combining the vaccine doses given out by the Cape May County Department of Health and other entities. This total number of doses includes a combination of first and second doses.

People who have limited or do not have computer access, or are not computer savvy, can use the New Jersey COVID Vaccine Hotline to make an appointment for a vaccine. The hotline phone number is (855) 568-0545 and it is open 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. seven days a week. There remains limited supply of COVID vaccine in the State. Cape May County is ready to open a second vaccine site in the County once more vaccine becomes available.

The Cape May County Department of Health is announcing today that 37 new positive test samples were collected among County residents over the past several days. While Cape May County has recorded 6275 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, 5714 of those are now off quarantine.

Sadly, we are announcing the passing of an 86-year-old male from Lower Township, an 81-year-old male, an 80-year-old male, an 83-year-old male all from Middle Township and a 95-year-old female from Upper Township, “I am deeply saddened by the news of the losses of these life’s,” said Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald Thornton. “I pray that the families of the departed will have the strength they need to get through this sad time.”


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State Call Center Opens on January 25 to Assist in Vaccine Pre-Registration 

Effective Monday, January 25, New Jersey will launch a Call Center to assist in the vaccine pre-registration for those who do not have access to the internet or unable to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine online.  The number is 855-568-0545 and will operate from 9 am to 9 pm daily, according to the notice on the NJ COVID-19 web page.  

  

"We encourage those who cannot access the internet to pre-register, especially the elderly and those with disabilities to call the State at the number provided and get assistance in pre-registering for the vaccine.  It is imperative that everyone pre-registers for the State to determine eligibility and availability.  You will then be notified when you can make your vaccination appointment.  Appointments are scheduled based on vaccine availability and we ask everyone to be patient, the vaccine is in limited supply.  Cape May County has successfully administered all vaccines delivered and we are working to ensure everyone is vaccinated as quickly as possible ", reported County Commissioner Jeffrey L. Pierson, liaison to Health and Human Services. 

  

The Cape May County Health Department and Human Services Department urges residents to go online to pre-register, or call the State Call Center directly to talk to an operator who can assist in the pre-registration process.  Neither the Health Department nor Human Services can pre-register residents and can only pass on the number to call directly. Those who have internet access and are able to go online and pre-register are asked to do so through the link on the Cape May County website; www.capemaycountynj.gov 

  

"It is important that every resident have the capability to pre-register, and the Call Center will provide another option to meet the needs of most residents.  Understandably, internet access is not an option for many, and calling directly to the State Call Center will save time and get everyone pre-registered for eligibility, and put them on the list to make an appointment when the vaccine is available.  We don't want to leave anyone out," Pierson stressed. 


County to Open Two Vaccination Sites When Additional Vaccine is Released

Cape May County is prepared to open a second vaccination location to meet the Governor's expanded vaccine schedule announced on January 7.  Cape May County has received 1000 doses per week of the COVID-19 vaccine and has successfully administered approximately 4000 doses which includes the second dose to those in the Governor's specified phases 1A and 1B.   Cape May County leads the state in the administration of the vaccine and assures the public that once the State releases more they are prepared to continue the process and vaccinate more people. The second vaccine site will double the effort to get residents inoculated faster. 

Currently, the County Health Department has requested a supply of 30,000 doses of which they can safely store and administer at one time.  The County is still waiting for an additional supply to meet the needs of the public and address the expanded schedule.  

"Vaccinating the public is our first and foremost concern but we need to get the vaccine in order to accomplish that task.  We are receiving about 1000 doses a week and that is not enough.  We are advocating every day for more doses," said County Commissioner Jeffrey L. Pierson, liaison to Health and Human Services. 

The Cape May County Department of Health urges all residents to go online and pre-register for the vaccine.  The link to pre-register can be found on the county website www.capemaycountynj.gov. Those registered will be notified when and where to make an appointment.  Elderly or disabled persons who do not have the internet and unable to access the online pre-registration can contact the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Disability Services at 609 886-6200 for assistance. 

"In addition to providing a second site, the County is coordinating with other providers such as the hospital and local pharmacies, including those in grocery stores to immunize residents and speed the process.  This requires approvals, doses, and manpower and we are doing everything we can to be prepared when the vaccine is delivered," Pierson added.