The Social Distancing Ambassador program by the Cape May County Health Department has announced more dates after its initial positive test run. The program will continue in Stone Harbor on Friday and run until June 13th, with the possibility of more dates being added down the line. The Social Distancing Ambassadors includes two representatives from the Cape May County Health Department and volunteers from the Reserve Medical Corp of Cape May County who visit the different shore towns.
The program has been designed to provide positive reinforcement for people that are properly socially distancing or wearing masks. There is no enforcement element involved with this initiative. Information is also available for people wanting the latest COVID-19 safety information. Proper sanitation and hand hygiene are followed throughout the two hours while providing information to the public.
“This program has gotten a great reception and has gotten Cape May County a lot of positive attention,” said Freeholder Jeff Pierson, liaison to the Health Department. “Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton had a great idea that we were able to implement with Health Officer Kevin Thomas. The entire Health Department has been phenomenal through this entire pandemic.”
Below is the schedule of the dates, municipalities, and times the Social Distancing Ambassadors will be out throughout Cape May County:
May 22 – Stone Harbor – 10 A.M. until Noon
May 28 – Sea Isle City – 10 A.M. until Noon
May 29 – Avalon – 10 A.M. until Noon
May 29 – Cape May – 1 P.M. until 3 P.M.
May 30 – Stone Harbor – 10 A.M. until Noon
June 5 – Wildwood – 10 A.M. until Noon
June 5 – Avalon – 1 P.M. until 3 P.M.
June 6 – Ocean City – 10 A.M. until Noon
June 12 – Cape May – 10 A.M. until Noon
June 12 – Sea Isle City – 1 P.M. until 3 P.M.
June 13 – Wildwood – 10 A.M. until Noon
“I want to thank our staff with the Cape May County Health Department,” said Thornton. “We are blessed to have a tremendous staff working for the County during this very difficult time. Encouraging people to take proper safety precautions is one of the ways we will safely get our County reopen as we continue to work with the Governor’s office.”