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Posted on: January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/14/21

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

New data shows that Cape May County has done the best job in New Jersey among counties with the COVID-19 vaccine when adjusting for population size. NJ Advanced Medi...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

County Awaits Greater Vaccine Supply from the State; Will Be Ready for Expanded Distribution

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ – The Cape May County Department of Health has administered the most doses of voice-19 vaccine by population in New Jersey as it awaits a greater supply of vaccine from the state.  The County first county vaccin...

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County News & Information
Posted on: January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/12/21 & 1/13/21

Are you eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination?  It is a very important question that is being asked by many members in our community. Currently, the administration of vaccines is limited to certain groups as set by the State. Through the Sta...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/11/21

New numbers show that despite a post-holiday increase in COVID-19 cases, Cape May County has the lowest cases rate per capita in New Jersey of any county. The Star-Ledger did a study of the number of cases from Dec. 31 to Jan. 6, and Cape May County came ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/10/21

There continues to be positive hospitalization news in Cape May County related to COVID-19. Cape Regional Medical Center has dropped to 20 COVID positive patients, four in the ICU and one on a ventilator as of today. On Jan. 4 there were 28 COVID positive...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/9/21

The Cape May County Health Department is reminding residents of the importance of protecting themselves from COVID-19. Despite the increase in post-holiday cases, the numbers have improved at Cape Regional Medical Center. On Jan. 4 there were 28 COVID pos...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/8/21

The first two mega COVID-19 vaccine sites opened today. The one closest to Cape May County that opened today is located at Rowan University and the other one that opened today is in Morris County. There are four more sites that will open in the next week ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Notice from AC Electric: Route 9 Traffic Delays

Atlantic City Electric is currently rebuilding a critical transmission line running through Middle and Dennis townships to improve reliability for Cape May County customers and visitors to the region. To safely perform this work, one lane will be closed o...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/7/21

Today a new group of residents can begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Police and fire personnel can officially begin to receive the vaccine under Phase 1B as the State has added them to the other 1A category members that already included healthcare worker...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/6/21

New Jersey residents can now preregister for the COVID-19 vaccine. It was announced today that over 450,000 people did so in the first 24 hours the website was live. The website is available at covid19.nj.gov/vaccine. The information is entered by the ind...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/5/21

Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center vaccinated its first residents and staff today. In total, 73 residents received the first dose of the vaccine. This comes off the positive news that New Jersey has administered over 100,000 doses of the vaccin...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/4/21

New Jersey’s COVID-19 rate of transmission (RT) has dropped to the lowest levels in months. The RT on Monday came in at .92 and has been steadily dropping since the middle of December. Any number below 1 shows that the spread of coronavirus in t...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

COVID-19 Update - 1/3/21

A new website has been launched by the State of New Jersey to give vaccine related information. The new website was launched at covid19.nj.gov/vaccine. It will provide updates on vaccine distribution in the State. Among the main topics on the website incl...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

COVID-19 Update 1/2/21

CDC is recommending the use of cloth face masks to help individuals who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. The cloth mask should be used in public settings where social distancing can be difficult, for example grocery st...

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Posted on: January 2, 2021

COVID-19 Update 12/31/20

The Cape May County Health Department has announced long range planning for COVID-19 testing. There continues to be testing at the Cape May County Fire Academy every Monday and Wednesday, except for holidays. The locations for the mobile unit, which takes...

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Posted on: January 2, 2021

COVID-19 Update 12/30/20

The Cape May County Health Department is beginning phase 1A 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 firs...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 12/29/20

New Jersey continues to see good news with the Rate of Transmission growth of COVID-19. The number has stayed below the key number of 1 again, coming in at .95. This continues a trend from last week. Staying below 1 means every person who is infected is i...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 12/28/20

The first Long Term Care facility in the State received the COVID-19 vaccine today. Cape May County’s run Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be getting its first vaccine doses on Jan. 5. This is the beginning of the next effort t...

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County News & Information
Posted on: December 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 12/27/20

It is important to protect yourself against the Coronavirus. While it is impossible to remove all the risk, there are things you can do to keep yourself safer. The following recommendations all come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Wear...
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Posted on: December 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 12/26/20

In response to COVID-19, Cape May County Department of Health with the partnership of Cape Regional Medical Center and Cape May County/Local Office of Emergency Management has expanded testing throughout Cape May County. Testing will be available at Cape ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 12/24/20

Efforts to vaccinate front line health care workers from COVID-19 in Cape May County is continuing. Vaccinations are taking place at Cape Regional Medical Center. Meanwhile, the Cape May County Health Department is developing a plan to get vaccines to fir...

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Posted on: December 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 12/23/20

The seven-day average in New Jersey for positive COVID-19 tests dropped again. The Star-Ledger reported today that the new average is down 11% from one week ago. Also, the statewide rate of transmission dropped to .97 today, which means for every positive...

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County News & Information
Posted on: December 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update 12/22/20

Six mega vaccine sites were recently announced to open next month in New Jersey. The closest for Cape May County residents would be the Atlantic City Convention Center. Gov. Phil Murphy has not given an exact date for when it would open, but it was estima...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update 12/21/20

New Jersey has hit a promising number in a key metric to measure the spread of COVID-19. The State’s Rate of Transmission (RT) dipped below 1 in the State’s report today. If the RT is 1 that means that every person that gets COVID-19 i...

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County News & Information
Posted on: December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update 12/20/20

CDC is recommending the use of cloth face masks to help individuals who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. The cloth mask should be used in public settings where social distancing can be difficult, for example grocery st...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update 12/19/20

Contact tracing, a core disease control measure employed by local and state health department personnel for decades, is a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing is part of the process of supporting patients with suspected ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update 12/18/20

The first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Cape May County on Thursday. Cape Regional Medical Center announced they were beginning to vaccinate their staff, which sticks with the New Jersey Department of Health’s vaccination plan tha...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

COVID-19 Update - 12/17/20

The new COVID-19 Statewide Activity report showed some positive results for the Southeast Region, which includes Cape May County and the counties of Cumberland and Atlantic. The New Jersey Health Department breaks the State into 6 different sections to me...

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