Gasoline prices continue to slide down in Cape May County. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $2.25 in our county. We are three cents above the state average, and a full 25 cents above the national average.
Sea Isle City has closed its beaches and promenade. Mayor Len Desiderio announced that the city was closing both to continue social distancing. Ocean City has also closed its beaches and boardwalk in Cape May County.
Governor Phil Murphy has ordered all daycare centers in the Garden State to close next Wednesday. The only exception will be centers that will exclusively care for children of essential workers. If a local daycare center is interested in providing that service, paperwork must be filed by Friday.
Governor Phil Murphy announced that 155,000 people filed for unemployment in New Jersey this week. Murphy made those comments during his daily address on Thursday. That figure is 16 times higher than the week prior.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has scolded school districts who are preparing to go back to school. Murphy says that won’t happen, and the decision rests only with him. Murphy says this issue will not be revisited until April 17.
There are now 6,876 cases of coronavirus in New Jersey. That represents a one day jump of nearly 2,500 positive cases. There are now 81 reported deaths in New Jersey, an increase of 19 in one day. These numbers were released Thursday by the New Jersey Department of Health.
President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for the State of New Jersey. The declaration by the President was made Thursday morning. The declaration makes New Jersey eligible for special funding and assistance from FEMA.
Wildwood moved its city commission meeting this week due to technical difficulties. The city issued a notice on its website saying the meeting is moved to Wednesday, April 1st at 6:00pm. Many communities have moved their meetings to teleconference platforms during the COVID-19 outbreak.
North Wildwood is moving its next Council meeting to an online platform. City officials have posted a notice on their municipal website stating that the next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 7th, at 5:00pm via the online platform Zoom. The city’s municipal budget adoption is expected.
The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority has a new policy in effect as of Monday, March 30th. The MUA transfer station convenience center will temporarily suspend the acceptance of non-commercial private customer generated solid waste and recyclables for the time being. This suspension includes materials like batteries, white goods, single stream recyclables, bulky waste,…