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Posted on: December 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 12/6/20

The Cape May County Health Department has expanded the testing capacity that is available in the County. The Health Department in partnership with Cape Regional Medical Center and Cape May County/Local Office of Emergency Management has expanded testing throughout Cape May County. Anyone who believes they should be tested should call the Health Department at 609-463-6581. This testing will be done by appointment only. 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. All Center for Disease and Control and New Jersey Department of Health guidance will be followed to assure the safety of staff and participants. 

The County of Cape May 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 3158 covid-19 cases during the pandemic, 2525 of those are now off quarantine.

When you are going out it is important to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19. You can do so by following these steps:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others. 
    • Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Stay 6 feet apart and avoid crowds. 
    • The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Avoid indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated. 
    • You may find it harder to stay 6 feet apart in indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often
    • Use soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.

 12.6.20 covid graphs

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