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.
Governor Phil Murphy has cancelled standardized testing for students. Murphy made the announcement Tuesday and also said all schools in the state will remain closed until further notice.
44 people have now died as a result of coronavirus in the Garden State. New figures released Tuesday afternoon by the New Jersey Department of Health also confirms that there are now 3,675 cases of the virus in New Jersey. As of early Tuesday afternoon, six are in Cape May County.
Nine low level offenders have been released from the Cape May County Jail as the State releases inmates due to the coronavirus outbreak. NJ.com reports that nine were released, and nine received objections. Atlantic County had 28 inmates released, Cumberland County, 23.
Yet another visitor from out of state has tested positive for coronavirus in Cape May County. Tuesday afternoon, the Cape May County Department of Health announced that a 32 year old woman from New York tested positive for the virus. This is the sixth case reported in Cape May County.