In New Jersey, which has some 1,300 cases and at least 16 deaths, Gov. Phil Murphy urged residents who have vacation homes at the Jersey Shore to not go to them as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.
Chincoteague Mayor J. Aurthur Leonard gave lodging providers until noon Sunday, March 29, to close for business and remain closed until April 27.
Should Cape Charles do the same?
As people are quarantined in Richmond, Maryland or the DC Metro area, are they bringing the virus with them as they flee their regular homes?
What exactly is the town really doing to protect its citizens?
They shut down public access to the privileged town employees, but how is this protecting the public?
The people most at risk from COVID-19 are the elderly and infirmed. Cape Charles is a community of old people.
So, we have a community of high-risk individuals, and the town’s response is to close its offices. This is protecting the at-risk how?
The town needs to issue a ban on visitors, especially from northern locales such as New York and New Jersey, where the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases exist. I see cars with New York and New Jersey tags turning off of 13 into Cape Charles all the time.
Do your job. Shut this place down.