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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.