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New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub provides New Jerseyans with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the State’s response, including information about services such as food assistance and small business assistance.

Have general questions about COVID-19?
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
Call: 2-1-1 • Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/ or nj.gov/health for additional information

Visit the COVID-19 Information Hub

COVID-19

COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild to moderate, like the common cold. But it can be more severe in older adults and people with chronic health conditions.The virus is most likely to be spread from person to person by droplets when coughing and from contact with surfaces where those droplets have landed. Since this virus is new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how this virus spreads.

Information for:

Communities and the General Public  |  Schools and Businesses  |  Healthcare and Public Health Professionals

What are the “stay at home” rules in New Jersey? What businesses are closed?

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and protect the capacity of New Jersey’s health care system for the state’s most vulnerable, the State of New Jersey has directed all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as:

  • obtaining essential goods or services,
  • seeking medical attention,
  • visiting family or close friends,
  • reporting to work, and
  • engaging in outdoor activities.

All gatherings of individuals, such as parties, celebrations, or other social events, unless otherwise authorized, are prohibited. When in public, individuals must practice social distancing and stay at least six feet apart whenever possible, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners. Beginning Friday, April 10, all businesses still open must adopt mitigation requirements as required by Executive Order No. 122 and as described here.

Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders direct the closure of all non-essential retail businesses and all recreational and entertainment businesses. Additionally, effective Friday, April 10 at 8 pm, all non-essential construction projects must stop.

Essential construction is defined here.

Essential retail businesses which are allowed to remain open to the public are:

  • Grocery stores, farmer’s markets and farms that sell directly to customers, and other food stores, including retailers that offer a varied assortment of foods comparable to what exists at a grocery store;
  • Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
  • Medical supply stores;
  • Gas stations;
  • Convenience stores;
  • Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
  • Hardware and home improvement stores;
  • Banks and other financial institutions;
  • Laundromats and dry-cleaning services;
  • Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years;
  • Pet stores;
  • Liquor stores;
  • Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, to deliver online purchases directly to customers, or to arrange for curbside pickup;
  • Printing and office supply shops;
  • Mail and delivery stores;
  • Bars and restaurants for drive-through, delivery, and takeout only;
  • Mobile phone retail and repair shops (added 3/24/20);
  • Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair (added 3/24/20);
  • Livestock feed stores (added 3/24/20);
  • Nurseries and garden centers (added 3/24/20);
  • Farming equipment stores (added 3/24/20);
  • Child care centers, but only if they certify by Friday, March 27 that they will only serve children of essential workers starting April 1 (added 3/25/20);
  • Realtors, but only to show houses 1-on-1 (open houses are prohibited) (added 3/30/20);
  • Firearms retailers, by appointment only and during limited hours (added 3/30/20);
  • Microbreweries or brewpubs for home delivery only (added 3/30/20);

Businesses Required to Close:

Non-Essential Retail: If your business is a retail business that operates with a physical location that the public accesses your services from, you must close your business to the public. Delivery and online operations of retail businesses may continue.

Non-Essential Construction (effective April 10 at 8 pm): Non-essential construction projects, as defined here, must stop.

Recreational and Entertainment Businesses
Recreational and entertainment business must close. These include:

  • Casino gaming floors, including retail sports wagering lounges, and casino concert and entertainment venues;
  • Racetracks, including stabling facilities and retail sports wagering lounges;
  • Gyms and fitness centers and classes;
  • Golf courses;
  • Entertainment centers, including but not limited to, movie theaters, performing arts centers, other concert venues, and nightclubs;
  • All indoor portions of retail shopping malls. Restaurants and other stores located within shopping malls that have their own external entrances open to the public may continue offering only food delivery and/or take-out services.
  • All places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, including but not limited to, locations with amusement parks, water parks, aquariums, zoos, arcades, fairs, children’s play centers, funplexes, theme parks, bowling alleys, family and children’s attractions.
  • Facilities where personal care services are performed that, by their very nature, result in noncompliance with social distancing guidelines, including but not limited to cosmetology shops; barber shops; beauty salons; hair braiding shops; nail salons; electrology facilities; spas, including day spas and medical spas, at which solely elective and cosmetic medical procedures are performed; massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, and public and private social clubs, whether or not they serve alcohol, including but not limited to facilities owned or operated by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus, and any other social clubs associated with community service organizations. This excludes any health facilities that provide medically necessary or therapeutic services.
  • All municipal, county, and State public libraries, and all libraries and computer labs at public and private colleges and universities.

Non-retail businesses may stay open, but must accommodate their workforce, wherever practicable, for telework or work-from-home arrangements and must abide by enhanced mitigation requirements.

Simply put, people should not be outside of their home unless they absolutely need to be. For example, professional service firms — such as law firms, accounting firms, etc. — may continue to operate, but must accommodate their employees working from home. If a business or nonprofit has employees that must be on site, it must reduce staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure critical operations can continue.

Examples of employees who need to be present at their work site in order to perform their job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • law enforcement officers
  • fire fighters
  • other first responders
  • cashiers or store clerks
  • construction workers
  • utility workers
  • repair workers
  • warehouse workers
  • lab researchers
  • IT maintenance workers
  • janitorial and custodial staff
  • certain administrative staff

Nothing in Executive Order No. 107 limits:

  1. the provision of health care or medical services
  2. access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks
  3. the operations of the media
  4. law enforcement agencies
  5. the operations of the federal government.

Executive Order No. 108 invalidates any county or municipal restriction that in any way will or might conflict with any of the provisions of Executive Order No. 107, the “stay at home” order. Municipalities or counties cannot 1) make any additions to or deletions from the list of essential retail businesses; 2) impose any additional limitations on businesses beyond the Governor’s Order; 3) impose any additional density or social distancing requirements; or 4) impose any additional restrictions on freedom of movement. The only exceptions over which municipalities or counties may impose any additional restrictions are: 1) online marketplaces for arranging or offering lodging; 2) municipal or county parks; and 3) local beaches and boardwalks.

For additional information on COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus and its impact on businesses, please visit the State of New Jersey business portal at https://cv.business.nj.gov.

Updated: 4/8/20
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Cape May Zoo

Cape May Zoo Covid 19 Virtual

Virtual Zoo School

Don’t get stir crazy! The Park & Zoo may be closed but we are bringing the ZOO-to-YOU! Welcome to our virtual Zoo School! Join us Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM as we take you on a virtual tour of the zoo! Each day we will feature a short clip of a different animal and teach you all about it. At the end of every clip we have a challenge for YOU to do right at home. You can show us how you completed your challenges by sharing photos or videos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using #cmczooschool.

Videos will be featured on our Facebook Page and on this page daily at 11:30 AM. 

COVID 19 Cape May NJ

Governor Murphy orders non-essential New Jersey businesses to close, residents to stay home

TRENTON, New Jersey (WPVI) — On Saturday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered residents to stay home, banned all gatherings and told nonessential retail businesses to close by 9 p.m. to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

“I take personal responsibility for the public health and safety of New Jersey,” he tweeted. “If you are unhappy about our aggressive social distancing measures, I’m sorry. But your safety is my highest priority.”

Murphy said he guessed that restrictions would have to remain for “weeks to months.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Saturday directing most New Jersey residents to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

New Jersey has closed restaurants and bars for eat-in service starting March 16 at 8pm. Additionally, Governor Murphy strongly discourages “all non-essential and non-emergency travel” from 8pm to 5am. In his press conference, he asked everyone to stay home during those times, when possible, until further notice.

Cape May Fireworks

Join the Stewart Family and all American crew aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher for a fireworks cruise celebrating Independence Day.

Begin the trip with some dolphin watching, followed by a beautiful sunset and then an up-close and personal view of the fireworks show. Our fireworks cruises include FREE pizza and hot dogs. A cash bar will be available for fountain sodas, bottled water, hot beverages, and other snacks. Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase at the cash bar.

On July 3rd, Lower Township’s fireworks display can be seen in the Delaware Bay near North Cape May. The display is co-sponsored by Cape May Whale Watcher and other local businesses and contributors. The fireworks display typically begins at 9 p.m.

 

On the 4th of July, the fireworks cruise will be on the Cape May beachfront in the Atlantic Ocean. The fireworks are sponsored by the City of Cape May and begin around 9 p.m.

Sit back and enjoy the best view in the Cape May area while aboard one of our fireworks cruises.

Free passes, vouchers, and discounts are not accepted on the fireworks cruises.

Your on vacation at the Jersey Shore and don’t want to be hassled with paper tickets or printers at hotels. Simply order your Whale Watcher, Dolphin or Fishing event with your iPhone, Android or Blackberry Smart Phone and show your phone for boarding. A confirmed PDF of your ticket will be e-mailed to you for boarding after final credit card approval. Please also 30 minutes as a minimum for all boarding.

Whale Watching in Cape May NJ

 

Book tickets as you travel to the shore for the Cape May Whale Watcherhttps://capemayresort.simpletix.com/

Are you looking for a local event Sightseeing Event in Cape May Jersey? If you are coming to Cape May for the day, a weekend or for a vacation, pre-plan and check out the local Cape May Events available for your trip. Find the date below on the Cape May Resort Event Calendar below and click on the date for more information. 

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Order tickets on your smartphone during vacation and board 30 minutes before your Cape May Whale Watcher Event

Your on vacation at the Jersey Shore and don’t want to be hassled with paper tickets or printers at hotels. Simply order your Whale Watcher, Dolphin or Fishing event with your iPhone, Android or Blackberry Smart Phone and show your phone for boarding. A confirmed PDF of your ticket will be e-mailed to you for boarding after final credit card approval. Please also 30 minutes as a minimum for all boarding.

Cape May Ferry Excursion Packages

Throughout the year, passengers can enjoy various day trip tour packages available through the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. In most cases, your excursion ticket includes a roundtrip ferry ride as a foot passenger, transportation to and from the attraction and admission to the attraction. Occasionally vehicle excursion packages are also available.

Due to limited seating on shuttles and busses, reservations are recommended for all excursion packages. Call Customer Service to book your tour package at 1.800.643.3779. To see what tours are coming up, check out the Events Calendar. 

Popular excursion packages include:

For ideas on great day and weekend trips to Lewes and Cape May, check out our travel posts in Explore Cape May and Explore Lewes. Most are self-guided tours, but provide great ideas for a wonderful day across the bay!

Cape May Ferry

A Ca Mia Restaurant Cape May NJ

A local gem. A Ca Mia Restaurant located in the Washington Street Mall featuring Northern Italian and contemporary cuisines.

A Ca Mia Restaurant Cape May NJ By Scott D Cape May Blogger – A Ca Mia Restaurant Cape May NJ Conveniently located on the northern end of the Washington Street Mall is a hidden GEM,  A Cam Mia bakery and restaurant. This bakery and ice cream parlor has been is located in a historical building dating back until 1872. The historical building that now houses Ristorante A Ca Mia,  was built in 1872. William Essen operated a bakery and ice cream parlor until 1914 when he sold it to his niece and her husband, Carl and Margaret Kokes.

A Ca Mia Restaurant Cape May NJ

The business remained in his family for over 60 Years. The bakery is one of the oldest bakeries in continuous operation in the country. By the mid-1930s, the ice cream parlor had become the dining room and the business was operated as a restaurant as is to this day

During our last visit to this Cape May bakery, over 12 years ago my wife and I ordered a custom wedding cake for our wedding in Cape May. The French bakery chef prepared a masterpiece with hand created sea shells and meticulously prepared roses with a fondant layer for our special event.

A Ca Mia Restaurant Cape May NJ

Custom Wedding Cake from A Ca Mia Bakery Cape May NJ

We visited the A Ca Mia this fall again during off the typical Cape May slow-season, the owner Nikolai was gracious and offered a choice of seating inside or on the outer porch area. They offer a special prix fixe dinner.  

We found this restaurant to offer excellent value, generous portions and delicious food. This is also a BYOB restaurant for those wine lovers. We found the service to be excellent  and personable, which was attentive and involved no waiting. One of the outstanding wait staffs, Gabriella was a pleasure to dine with with a snarky and playful attitude A Ca Mia Restaurant Cape May NJ with all guests and stayed on top of our every wish.

If you are looking for a very good, traditional Italian food with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating you are in for a nice evening with exceptional service. Visit  Nikolai’s place during the offseason and linger over a cappuccino while the crowds of Cape May stay home for the off-season.

Overall we rate this restaurant a 4 star out of 5 with great service, accolades to Nikolai,” says Izzy a local Cape May resident and food and wine connoisseur.

View the menu here at: https://www.acamianj.com/menus

Ristorante A CA MIA is open every April and closed at the end of the Fall. We are available for private parties. We offer early seating dinner selection. We accommodate well-behaved children
Visit the direct restaurant site for A Ca Mia in Cape May here https://www.acamianj.com/

 

A Ca Mia Restaurant Cape May NJ A CA MIA RISTORANTE
acamiaristorante@gmail.com
609 – 884 – 6661
524 Washington street mall
Cape May NJ

 

 

 

 

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Cape May Fall Things to Do With a membership of over 900 members, the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce represents the largest number of businesses and organizations in the County.

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Shop and Purchase Tickets

Pack Up Your Mobile Device and Come to Cape May NJ Visit our mobile site here, coming to Cape May this Summer with your iPhone, Blackberry, Droid or Tablet? Why not plan your vacation and events on the go with your handheld device. Cape May Resort.com now offers a fully functional Mobile Platform – capemayresort.com to allow you to purchase WaterSport Tickets, Book Hotels, download shopping coupons or check out local events in Cape May NJ.

Cape May Halloween Parade 2018

Name: Cape May’s Halloween Parade
Date: October 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM 2:00 PM EDT

Prior to the parade, trick or treating on the Washington Street Mall will be held from Noon to 2 p.m., which is sponsored by the Washington Street Mall Business Improvement District.

36th Annual Cape May Halloween Parade

The Parade route begins at Perry Street and Carpenter Lane, proceeds down Carpenter Lane to Ocean Street, travels down Washington Street and ends at the Emlen Physick Estate located at 1048 Washington Street.

Parade registration is free and begins at 1:30 p.m. on the corner of Perry Street and the Washington Street Mall.