Coronavirus Closings & Updates

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ALL NEW JERSEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO CLOSE TUESDAY MARCH 17 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

REPORT: SPIRIT AIRLINES CANCELS FLIGHTS FROM NEWARK, ATLANTIC CITY STILL ON

Spirit Airlines has cancelled all of its flights out of Newark and some other cities.  NJ.com reports that the airline is still scheduling flights out of the Atlantic City International Airport, for now.  Flights from Newark, New York, and several other cities are suspended through May 4th.

GASOLINE PRICES FALL BELOW $2 PER GALLON STATEWIDE, HIGHER IN CAPE

Gasoline prices have fallen below two dollars per gallon in the Garden State, but they are generally higher in Cape May County.  Mid Atlantic AAA reports that prices now average $1.99 per gallon due to the coronavirus crisis.  In Cape May County, prices average $2.16 per gallon.

AS OF TUESDAY, CAPE MAY’S PROMENADE AND BEACHES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

As of early Tuesday morning, Cape May’s beaches and promenade are closed until further notice.  Cape May City officials released the official order on Monday, noting the Covid-19 pandemic.  Cape May officials they have seen too many large groups gathering, breaking the social distancing guidelines and directives.  Beaches are now closed in Cape May, Ocean …

CAPE MAY COUNTY NEARS 20 CASES OF COVID-19

Cape May County is nearing 20 cases of Covid-19.  New figures released by the County indicate that five additional cases have been reported, ranting from a 93 year old female to a 35 year old male.  Five individuals with coronavirus have fully recovered in Cape May County.

REPORT: SHORE MEDICAL CENTER ASKING EMPLOYEES TO TAKE VOLUNTARY LAYOFFS

Shore Medical Center in Somers Point is asking employees to take voluntary layoffs.  NJ.com reports that a letter was sent to employees in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  The medical center notes the “dramatic decrease in revenues”.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP: OUR CAMPGROUNDS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Middle Township’s campgrounds remain closed until further notice.  Township Mayor Tim Donohue announced that a clarification letter has been received regarding the decision to close campgrounds that requires them to remain closed until further notice.  Donohue says the campground owners have accepted the position.

UNITED FRONT: ALL COUNTY MAYORS SHARE MESSAGE ABOUT RENTALS, VISITATION

Cape May County’s 16 mayors stand united on two messages:  Stay home, and forget about short term rentals for the time being.  The County of Cape May issued a statement supporting a message that all of the mayors of Cape May County agreed on Monday.  They are urging visitors and property owners to stay home, …

MONDAY: NEARLY 200 PEOPLE DEAD FROM CORONAVIRUS IN NEW JERSEY ALONE

198 people have died from coronavirus in the Garden State.  Governor Phil Murphy announced the sobering numbers Monday afternoon.  New Jersey now has 16,636 of Covid-19, which represents an increase of over 3,000 new cases.

GOV. MURPHY: GUN SHOPS ARE NOW ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES IN NEW JERSEY

Governor Phil Murphy has changed his mind.  Murphy announced Monday that yes, gun shops are essential businesses in the Garden State and will remain open.  This reverses the Governor’s previous policy that ordered the gun shops to remain closed.

SHOP RITE NOW REGULATING HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE INSIDE THE STORE

The Shop Rite supermarket chain is taking steps to regulate the number of people inside the store at the same time.  The supermarket chain announced that some stores will regulate visitation to about 30 percent of regular occupancy.  This directive applies to the Shop Rite located in Rio Grande, according to NJ.com.

ANOTHER SHORE TOWN CLOSES BOARDWALK, MORE MAY FOLLOW

Belmar has closed its boardwalk to the public.  Officials in that beach town say the move is to protect individuals from the spread of Covid-19.  Some other communities are expected to consider closing their beaches and/or boardwalks.

SUNDAY: COVID-19 CASES SURGES TO 15 IN CAPE MAY COUNTY

Cape May County has five more cases of coronavirus.  County officials confirmed Sunday evening that five new cases have been added to our count.  Lower Township has four cases, Middle Township has three, and there are two apiece in Cape May City and Avalon.

OCEAN CITY PROHIBITS ONLINE, SHORT TERM RENTALS; ASKS OTHERS NOT TO RENT FOR NOW

Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian is calling for the prohibition of online platforms to conduct short term rentals, and he’s asking individuals and realtors to follow suit.  Gillian cites Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order 108 for eliminating short term rentals for now.  Many communities have definitions of short term rentals in their code books.

SUNDAY UPDATE: 161 DEATHS IN NEW JERSEY, AND NOW 13,386 INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS

161 people have died as a result of coronavirus in New Jersey.  State health officials announced Sunday that more than 2,000 additional positive test results have been received, and the State has now had 13,386 infected with COVID-19.  Bergen County has over 2,000 cases.

700 NEW JERSEY COPS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Around 700 police officers have tested positive for coronavirus in the State of New Jersey, according to State Police Col. Patrick Callahan.  Callahan says there are also about 700 officers currently quarantined at home.  Callahan says cops have tested positive in all 21 New Jersey counties.

PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR NJ, NY, CT

President Donald Trump and the federal government announced a travel advisory for New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut Saturday evening.  The travel advisory does not change the rules of an executive order signed by Governor Phil Murphy that requires individuals to stay at home.  Murphy says he strongly encourages social distancing.

BANKS ARE GIVING NEW JERSEY HOMEOWNERS 90-DAY FORGIVENESS ON MORTGAGES

Governor Phil Murphy announced that banks are giving homeowners 90-day forgiveness on mortgages due to the coronavirus.  Murphy announced Saturday that banks and mortgage companies have also agreed to stop any foreclosures or evictions for the next 60 days.

PRESIDENT TRUMP CONSIDERS QUARANTINE IN PARTS OF NEW JERSEY FOR TWO WEEKS

President Donald Trump is considering a two-week quarantine for parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  The quarantine would mean that no one in those areas would be able to travel out of state.  Trump also praised the performance of Governor Phil Murphy.

CAPE MAY COUNTY NOW HAS ITS 10TH CORONAVIRUS CASE, 12 YEAR OLD GIRL

Cape May County now has its tenth case of coronavirus, and it’s a 12 year old girl.  The County announced the additional case on Saturday afternoon.  Three cases have been reported in Middle Township, and two in Cape May City.

SATURDAY CORONAVIRUS IN NEW JERSEY: 140 DEAD, OVER 11,000 CASES

There are now 140 confirmed deaths in New Jersey from coronavirus.  The New Jersey Department of Health announced Saturday that the total number of cases has now escalated to 11,124.  Ten of the cases are in Cape May County.

ADDITIONAL $70 MILLION IN FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR NJ SNAP RECIPIENTS

There is an additional $70 million in food assistance for New Jersey SNAP recipients.  Supplemental payments will be made on March 29th, with the payments spread out over a two month period.  This will help needy families with the purchase of groceries.

MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION OFFICES TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS

Motor Vehicle Commission offices in New Jersey will stay closed another two weeks.  The earliest these offices are now able to open is April 13th.  The Commission continues to conduct business online.

FRIDAY UPDATE: NOW 108 DEAD IN NEW JERSEY, 8,825 TOTAL CASES

New Jersey now has lost 108 lives during the coronavirus outbreak.  Governor Phil Murphy announced that the total number of cases in the Garden State has hit 8,825.  Murphy says the increase in numbers is expected.

ATLANTIC COUNTY COVID-19 CASES INCREASE TO 14

There are now 14 coronavirus cases confirmed in Atlantic County.  Health officials Friday morning confirmed three additional cases; two are in their 20s and recovering at home, while the third is in his late 50s, and recovering at a hospital.