Six employees of the Shop Rite supermarket chain have contracted Covid-19 throughout the State. So far, none have been reported in our region. A Toms River location of Shop Rite is the latest store to report an employee has tested positive for the virus.
Some additional unemployment benefits may be coming to New Jersey next week. NJ Advance Media reports that an extra $600 per week will be added to regular unemployment benefits. The program is called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
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.
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.
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,…
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.
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.