Cape May Court House- New Jersey has 166,881 total COVID-19 positive cases and 12,625 deaths. Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 674 including 60 deaths. Today it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of three residents an 88-year-old female from Upper Township, a 71-year-old female from Lower Township and a 55-year-old male from Dennis Township.
“Our deepest condolences to the families of these loved ones,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. “May your memories give you peace and comfort.”
How can I cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Remember to take care of your physical and mental health as you continue to provide important services to people with disabilities. It is important for you to maintain healthy behaviors, manage stress, and seek additional support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some important steps to take to help you manage and cope with stress:
- Take care of your body.
- Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
- Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
- Exercise regularly.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly.
- Connect with others in a safe way (maintaining social distancing). Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, anxiety, or thoughts of hurting or killing yourself or others:
During this pandemic, it is critical that you recognize what stress looks like, take steps to build your resilience and cope with stress, and know where to go if you need help.
Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions. Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int, the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov. For additional information visit https://capemaycountynj.gov/ or Cape May County Department of Health at www.cmchealth.net, also like us on Facebook.