The rise in COVID-19 cases is climbing worryingly all over the United States and in the Garden State.

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Guideline changes in policies are coming as cases continue to climb in the wrong direction due to the delta variant. One change that will affect all New Jersey students will be announced tomorrow as Governor Murphy will require all students from K through 12 to mask up at the start of the new school year according to NJ.com.

The Governor will announce the new rules which will affect the start of the 2021/22 school year at a public event on Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the wearing of masks for school children last month.

The CDC is also strongly recommending the use of indoor masks in public places with high or substantial transmission rates of COVID 19. Every county in New Jersey except Warren County would be on the high or substantial list including Atlantic and Cape May counties.

I've noticed, please wear a mask sign making a comeback in stores and businesses all over South Jersey. Check back for more updates.

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