County Confirms Two New COVID-19 Cases

first_imgCape May County reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, but no new deaths.The total number of coronavirus cases in the county stands at 639, including 49 deaths, according to a press release.Meanwhile, New Jersey will be allowed to reopen with restrictions on June 15 as the state prepares to enter Stage 2 of its recovery from the pandemic. Beginning on June 15, outdoor dining at restaurants can begin, as can non-essential in-person retail.Gov. Phil Murphy said that horse racing can begin as soon as next weekend, while child-care centers are allowed to open on June 15. Organized sports can return a week later, and day camps by July 6. On June 22, salons and barber shops can reopen.“The state’s coronavirus outbreak trends are heading in the right direction,” Murphy said.If trends continue to go in the right direction, church and other religious services could resume by June 12, the governor said. Businesses deemed nonessential like casinos, gyms, salons and retail are still closed.It’s not until Stage 3 that residents will be able to engage in more social activities. Stage 3 would include expanded dining and expanded personal care with appropriate safeguards such as face masks and six feet social distancing measures. Workers would be able to return to the workplace with modifications, and bars and entertainment facilities could operate again at limited capacity.Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions.Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, the World Health Organization at and the New Jersey Department of Health at additional information, visit or the Cape May County Department of Health at

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