Coronavirus has reached as far south as Atlantic County. Atlantic County officials issued a press release saying a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions has tested positive. The man is quarantined at home. A commercial lab verified the results late Tuesday.
The Tanger Outlets in Atlantic City are now closed. The closing occurred Tuesday at 7pm and will continue until further notice. The Outlets took the advice from Governor Murphy on large gathering places.
Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton is asking for the public to remain at their primary residences for now and avoid coming to your seashore home. Thornton says everyone from local supermarkets to the local hospital has been stressed by handling responses at the shore, and the extra visitation is not needed.
Municipal police departments in Cape May County are issuing various protocol changes to their respective communities regarding responses to non emergencies, and records request. The attempt is to deal with as much as possible over the phone and reduce public interactions where it is not necessary.
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.