CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — Stay away from the shore. That’s the message from the Cape May County freeholder director.
Gerald Thornton is urging people to stay away for two weeks.READ MORE: Liana Wallace On 'Survivor' All-Black Alliance Falling Apart: 'Just Wanted Us To Make Top 8, Then We Can Have World War II''
He says additional people staying with family or at shore homes is putting a strain on supermarkets and perhaps, eventually, the medical system.READ MORE: New Jersey Republicans Resist Statehouse COVID-19 Vaccine-Or-Test Requirement
“This is not the time to be visiting the shore as we try to focus resources needed during this pandemic to our residents,” Thornton said. “It would be best if people could stay at their full-time residence for now as we address this current outbreak.”MORE NEWS: How Does The Coronavirus Mutate? It's Just A Series Of Mistakes
There are currently 267 confirmed coronavirus cases in New Jersey.