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Posted on: July 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update - 7/8/20

New Jersey has 174,039 total COVID-19 positive cases and 13,476 deaths. Total positive cases of COVID-19 infection in Cape May County is now 808 including 71 deaths. Additionally, there are 13 new out of county positive cases that are included in the Non-resident Active Cases listed below.

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Governor Phil Murphy issued an executive order today extending the existing indoor mask wearing rules to the wearing of face masks to outdoors.  Children under two and those where mask-wearing would inhibit health or safety are exempt. Face coverings aren’t required for people eating or drinking at an outdoor dining establishment.

"Requiring masks outdoors is a necessary step taken by the Governor to help protect the residents and visitors of Cape May County, said Cape May County Freeholder Jeff Pierson. “This inexpensive practice, in conjunction with social distancing is the most effective opportunity in stopping the COVID-19 spread.”

  • Wear a mask at indoor and outdoor settings
  • Avoid close contact with large crowds and people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people, at least 6 feet.
  • Stay Home if you have underlying health conditions.
  • Refrain from all indoor celebrations and parties


Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions. Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, the World Health Organization at, the New Jersey Department of Health at For additional information visit or Cape May County Department of Health at, also like us on Facebook.

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