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As the necessity of the cancellation of Ocean City’s Great Easter Egg Hunt became a reality, Jody and Jill Levchuk, owners of Jilly’s Boardwalk stores, and their family, felt awful that so many children would not be able to participate in the longstanding Ocean City Easter tradition, according to a press release. The Levchuk family has decided to donate Easter eggs and special baskets to the families of Ocean City in an effort to not only give back to their community, but to bring fun and cheer to families during social distancing.
Cape May County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases. On Monday, a 35-year-old male, 93-year-old woman, 68-year-old woman, 56-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man were reported positive for COVID-19. Five others have fully recovered in Cape May County, according to a county press release. A breakdown for confirmed cases in each municipality in Cape May County follows.
The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders is supporting a unanimous decision by the county's 16 municipalities to discourage non-essential visitation to their communities during the coronavirus outbreak. A statement from the freeholder board follows.
Cape May County announced Sunday its single-biggest day for positive COVID-19 cases with five new cases, bringing the total in the county to 15, according to a press release. The new cases in Cape May County include a 12-year-old girl, 21-year-old man, a 56-year-old woman, a 63-year-old man and a 78-year-old man.
Mayor Jay Gillian announced Sunday that Ocean City will temporarily prohibit online marketplaces from offering short-term rentals to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. "In addition, I have spoken with leaders in the Ocean City real estate community, and they have agreed to suspend short-term rentals of any kind. I urge all private owners to do the same," Gillian said. The mayor's entire statement follows.
The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work is being done on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street. Following is an update on the construction work scheduled for the week of March 30.
Shore Medical Center is appealing for the public's help to fight the coronavirus outbreak. A letter from Mary McGuckin, manager of the Lightkeeper's Society at Shore Medical Center, details how the community can pitch in. Her letter follows.
A 12-year-old girl has become the 10th confirmed case of coronavirus in Cape May County. The girl is recovering at her residence, but no other information was disclosed about her in a county press release Saturday.
An executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy is going to close daycare centers on April 1 throughout New Jersey unless the daycare will exclusively service children of "essential employees." The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management wanted to ensure local daycares have access to an application to remain open because of the importance of keeping local daycares available for essential employees during the coronavirus outbreak. More details and a link to the application follow.
The Cape May County Department of Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number to nine in the county. A 60-year-old female, a 54-year-old female and a 19-year-old female are the latest people to be infected. Of the nine total confirmed coronavirus cases in Cape May County, all of the people are recovering at their homes, with the exception of one who is doing well at an out of county hospital, according to a county press release. For the first time, the county has released a breakdown of coronavirus cases for each municipality.