South Jersey Gas announced Tuesday afternoon that it will be closing all of its customer service centers, including the one in Swainton. The centers, including the one in Swainton, will be closed through this coronavirus event.
There are now 267 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the Garden State. Health officials upped the number on Tuesday as more test results become available. There are still zero confirmed cases in Cape May, Cumberland, and Atlantic counties.
All indoor shopping malls in New Jersey are closing Tuesday at 8:00pm. It’s the latest directive to be provided by state in response to the coronavirus. Indoor entertainment centers are also ordered to close for the time being.
How busy was the state’s website for unemployment applications on Tuesday? The website crashed. Governor Phil Murphy says so many people who are now out of work due to the coronavirus crisis filed for benefits, and the website went down. It has since been restored.
A discount retail store with seven locations in Cape May County is offering senior-only shopping hours. Dollar General announced that it will dedicate the first hour of business to seniors. Store hours will be cut in the evening so stocking of shelves can occur.
If you need employment, Amazon is looking for you. NJ.com reports that Amazon will be hiring 100,000 people nationwide to work at fulfillment centers due to the high demand created by online shopping. Amazon operates ten fulfillment centers in New Jersey.
The slot machines have been turned off, the playing cards put away, and Atlantic City casinos are in lockdown today. The casinos closed at various times Monday evening to comply with a state order to shut down for the coronavirus. Signs have been placed at casinos telling patrons they are not open.
Lower Township has closed Township Hall to the public, and is closing the municipal court. Mayor Frank Sippel announced that all group activities and programs are also cancelled at the recreation and Millman centers until further notice.
The Lower Cape May Regional School District has announced breakfast and lunch distribution to students who receive a free or reduced meal. They can be picked up between the hours of 9am and Noon at six different locations; a bus will be provided in three locations to serve the Wildwood area.
The Middle Township School District is offering prepacked breakfast and lunch to locations in the community for students who are eligible. Superintendent Dave Salvo says seven locations have been chosen; meals can be picked up between the hours of Noon-1:30pm at any of the locations listed on the school district’s website.