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Confirmed cases


Essex County:
New Jersey:

24 (+33%)
584 (+53%)
6,876 (+56%)


New Jersey:

2 (+0%)
81 (+31%

As of 3/26/20 at 2:32 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 3/25 to 3/26. Sources: Governor Phil Murphy and Mayor Michael Venezia.

Top news

Bloomfield sees coronavirus cases increase to 24 as of March 25, no indication of outbreak hot zones
From Mayor Michael Venezia

Newark expands shelter-in-place order to entire city, residents can only leave homes in case of emergency
From Newark Patch

4 private facilities in Essex County performing coronavirus testing in addition to county testing site in Newark
From County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Most Americans will receive stimulus check amid coronavirus, here’s how much you should expect

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Local news

New Jersey WIC allowing additional food items to be purchased during coronavirus
From State Senator Teresa Ruiz

Amid temporary closure, Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair donates 100s of food items to Toni’s Kitchen
From Human Needs Food Pantry

Troop 20340 donating purchases of Girl Scout cookies to medical staff amid coronavirus
From Community submission on Bloomfield Pulse

Essex County jail sees first staff member test positive for coronavirus as of March 24

Bloomfield Library’s online storytime in response to coronavirus closure featured on

Essex County coronavirus testing site open every other day, available by appointment only as of March 26
From Bloomfield Patch

West Orange has 34 confirmed coronavirus cases as of March 25
From West Orange Patch

Bloomfield Educational Foundation fundraiser postponed until November amid coronavirus
From Bloomfield Educational Foundation

Bottle King offering curbside pickup and local delivery amid coronavirus
From Bottle King

Regional news

N.J. expands disability and family leave amid coronavirus
From State of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy orders child care centers to provide services only to essential workers during coronavirus
From State of New Jersey

156,000 New Jerseyans join 3.3m Americans in filing for unemployment benefits last week amid coronavirus

N.J. to add 2,360 hospital beds by reopening facilities, deploying field hospitals with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
From NJ Spotlight