Cape May County freeholders have issued their strongest statement to date regarding second homeowners avoiding common sense and healthy practice by visiting their seashore homes. Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton says he has researched all options to close the borders of the County, but that authority can only come from the state level. Thornton says that…
New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan reports that 383 police officers throughout New Jersey have tested positive for coronavirus. Callahan also reports that more than 3,000 officers are being quarantined. Callahan says a small percentage of troopers have tested positive for the virus.
There are 26 cases of coronavirus in Cape May County, with five recovered. These figures were released Tuesday afternoon by the Cape May County Department of Health. Lower Township leads the way with six cases, while three cases apiece have been reported in Cape May and Dennis Township.
New Jersey now has 267 deaths attributable to coronavirus. New figures released by the State on Tuesday also show that 18,696 people have tested positive for the virus. Additional figures from Cape May County may be coming later today.
Cape May Point is the latest Cape May County community to close its beaches. According to a posting on the municipal website, Cape May Point has closed its beaches and Pavilion Circle effective Tuesday due to Covid-19. The municipal trash and recycling yard in the community is also closed.
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 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.