Many county employees will be working from home, and some county departments are outright closed for the time being. Freeholder Gerald Thornton says the next step is to “flatten the curve” and keeping county workers home will help do just that. The county had already sent workers home who were responsible for children in school.
Cape May County has its second recorded case of coronavirus. County officials say the second case is a 32 year old man who is recovering at home. This follows the first case announced yesterday where a 30 year old man visiting from New York City tested positive for coronavirus.
The state is moving all of its school elections. School elections that were scheduled for April 21st have been moved to May 12th, the date of non partisan spring elections. And, all ballots for both of these elections will be accepted via vote by mail only.
Governor Phil Murphy has taken further steps to stop the spread of coronavirus. All personal care businesses are ordered closed by Thursday at 8pm, including barber shops, spas, nail salons, and tattoo parlors.
New Jersey now has 742 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Governor Phil Murphy provided the update during a noontime press conference on Thursday. Murphy says the state has expected the numbers to go up. Murphy expects the number to climb to the “many thousands”. There have been nine deaths confirmed in New Jersey.
Walmart is cutting its store hours nationwide to help stock shelves, and sanitize their buildings. Walmart announced today that all stores will be open from 7am until 8:30pm, starting today. Shopping time for elderly customers will also be reserved starting next week on Tuesdays.
The Small Business Association is offering long term, low interest loans to businesses who have to navigate through the Covid-19 crisis. The New Jersey Broadcasters Association, for which Coastal Broadcasting Systems is a member, has issued an alert for us to share to local businesses who may need help through these difficult times. Here is…
Consumption is less, so gasoline prices continue to fall in New Jersey. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that gasoline prices in Cape May County average $2.35 per gallon this week, which remains 16 cents higher than the national average. Gasoline prices locally have dropped by six cents per gallon this week.
Upper Township’s Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday evening has been cancelled. The Township has also cancelled recreation programs in the community until further notice.
Cape May announced on Wednesday that council meetings in the city will continue as scheduled, until further notice. Primary election candidates for county offices are requested to call ahead to file their petitions, and arrangements will be made. All Planning and Zoning board meetings are suspended until further notice, along with all advisory committee/commission/team meetings.