New Jersey campgrounds will stay closed, for now. The New Jersey Campground Owners Association issued an advisory to its 90 members to keep their campgrounds closed down to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Cape May County issued a similar statement earlier this week.
A 50 year old New Jersey man allegedly pulled a real jerk of a move. George Falcone of Freehold has been charged with making terroristic threats after he coughed on a food store employee and alleged that he had coronavirus. The incident took place Sunday at a Wegman’s store. Falcone refused to cooperate with authorities.
Cashless tolls are coming to the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike as of Tuesday night. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority says the decision was made to help contain the spread of coronavirus. Drivers who don’t have EZ Pass will be mailed a bill as a photo of their driver’s license will be snapped.
Governor Phil Murphy has cancelled standardized testing for students. Murphy made the announcement Tuesday and also said all schools in the state will remain closed until further notice.
44 people have now died as a result of coronavirus in the Garden State. New figures released Tuesday afternoon by the New Jersey Department of Health also confirms that there are now 3,675 cases of the virus in New Jersey. As of early Tuesday afternoon, six are in Cape May County.
Nine low level offenders have been released from the Cape May County Jail as the State releases inmates due to the coronavirus outbreak. NJ.com reports that nine were released, and nine received objections. Atlantic County had 28 inmates released, Cumberland County, 23.
Yet another visitor from out of state has tested positive for coronavirus in Cape May County. Tuesday afternoon, the Cape May County Department of Health announced that a 32 year old woman from New York tested positive for the virus. This is the sixth case reported in Cape May County.
One New Jersey beach town has closed its beaches due to the coronavirus. Seaside Heights Mayor Anthony Vaz ordered his town to shut down access to beaches and bays. Vas says instead, people should walk and exercise in their own neighborhoods.
New Jersey has frozen nearly $1 billion in spending in order to keep the State afloat through the coronavirus crisis. Among the big freezes…the popular Homestead Rebate Program, which provides tax relief to state residents. The Motor Vehicle Commission is having approximately $84 million in spending frozen, for the time being.
Rowan University has joined the ranks of many universities in postponing its graduation ceremony. A virtual graduation will take place in May until a new date for the actual graduation can occur. The graduation is being postponed due to the coronavirus.