Ocean City has closed its beaches. Mayor Jay Gillian issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying the beaches and boardwalks in his community are closed due to the coronavirus threat. Ocean City is the only community in our area to close its beaches to the public.
Governor Phil Murphy says gun stores are not essential businesses and will not remain open during the coronavirus crisis. During his daily briefing, Murphy said Wednesday that he is comfortable of where the State has landed on the decision to keep gun stores closed, like other non-essential retail outlets.
There are now nine coronavirus cases confirmed in Cape May County. The Cape May County Department of Health has also released the towns where coronavirus has been confirmed. There have been three cases in Middle Township, and one each in Avalon, Cape May, Lower Township, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, and Upper Township. The three…
Cashless tolls are now in effect for the Cape May County Bridge system. County officials say no cash will be accepted on any County bridges starting Thursday at 6:00am. EZ Pass is accepted; if you don’t have EZ Pass, you can still cross the bridge and a cost for the toll be mailed to the…
Atlantic City casinos are shut down, they don’t need their perishable food, so it’s being donated. NJ.com reports that the Atlantic City Rescue Mission is receiving donations of food to help feed the hungry from the gaming halls. Caesars Entertainment donated food on Tuesday that could last a few weeks.
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.
Both Avalon and West Cape May will hold government meetings on Wednesday, and they will be done electronically. Both communities have posted information for how the public can listen in to the government meetings on their websites. In both cases, residents can listen and participate, free of charge.
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.
The Atlantic City Convention Center is turning in to a field hospital to help with the coronavirus outbreak. The Center will house a FEMA hospital, according to State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan. The Center will be a primary hospital for patients without the virus.