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Stone Harbor Officials Meet County Health Officer to Discuss Ongoing COVID-19 Situation

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STONE HARBOR – Stone Harbor Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour, along with a contingent of Stone Harbor Borough administrators and first responders, initiated a meeting Marc 10 with the Cape May County Health Officer to thoroughly discuss preventative measures to be utilized with respect to the expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
According to a release, the safety and health of our residents and employees is the borough’s highest priority. A task force of first responders and key borough officials has been established to monitor the ongoing developments of COVID-19 and to follow the recommendations of the State and local health departments, along with those from the Centers for Disease Control.
The borough is dedicated to being proactive by establishing recommended steps and precautions to ensure the health and well-being of all.
Currently, these protocols include educating employees and residents on the importance of proper hand and respiratory hygiene, and the routine cleaning and disinfecting of soiled and frequently touched surfaces in all Borough buildings and facilities.
Employees and residents are also encouraged to stay home if they are ill and present symptoms such as cough and fever.
Additional measures are also in place within the Stone Harbor/Avalon School Districts to safeguard the health of all students and staff. The school districts are adhering to strict guidelines dedicated to daily cleaning and disinfecting.
They are also ready to implement remote learning procedures and plans if a decision is made to close schools. School closures can only be implemented by the Cape May County Board of Health.
Present at the meeting with county Public Health Coordinator, Kevin L. Thomas, were Stone Harbor Mayor Judith Davies-Dunhour, Borough Administrator Robert Smith, Director of Public Works Grant Russ, Public Works Supervisor Francisco Tirado, Office of Emergency Management Director Jonathan LaKose, Police Chief Thomas Schutta, Police Capt. Christopher Palmer, Fire Chief Roger Stanford, and Administrative Assistant Kim Stevenson.

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