Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask outdoors anymore. Masks were required outdoors when social distancing could not take place. There is no change on the indoor mask mandate in New Jersey, according to the governor.
Cape May County officials are encouraged by the declining COVID case rates and high vaccination numbers in the county and believe this should lead to businesses being fully open this summer. The easing of restrictions now includes increasing the indoor gathering limit to 50 people and having the outdoor gathering limit completely removed.
“Cape May County has been leading in the State in vaccination rates per capita,” said Cape May County Commissioner Jeff Pierson, liaison to the County’s Department of Health. “We welcome additional steps to returning to normal as we work to ensure everyone who wants a vaccine is provided one.”
Individuals who still haven’t received their COVID vaccine can visit capemaycountynj.gov and follow the links to register with the state’s vaccine website. Once registered, an email will be sent by the State of New Jersey to sign up for a vaccination appointment. Individuals can also call 855-568-0545 to get assistance with setting up a vaccine appointment.
To receive a COVID-19 vaccination, everyone must pre-register on the New Jersey State Vaccine Registration System at: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/. Residents may call 609-463-6581 during working hours for assistance and information. The N.J. Department of Health maintains an interactive telephone service in both English and Spanish that provides information on how to register for and schedule vaccinations. Live agents also are available to guide residents through the process. The phone number is (855) 568-0545.
HOW TO GET VACCINATED IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE
Based on vaccine availability, you will receive an email notice of when to schedule your appointment.
Eligibility for the vaccine is based those groups approved by the Governor’s Office. Currently, vaccine is open to:
Everyone 16 or older who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Click here for more information on where the vaccines will be available.
In response to COVID-19, Cape May County Department of Health with the partnership of Cape Regional Medical Center and Cape May County/Local Office of Emergency Management will be expanding testing throughout Cape May County. Testing will be available at Cape May County Department of Health and at various locations around Cape May County. Testing will be by appointment. To make an appointment you can call (609) 463-6581.