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Confirmed cases


Essex County:
New Jersey:

34 (+42%)
826 (+35%)
8,825 (+29%)


New Jersey:

2 (+0%)
108 (+33%)

As of 3/27/20 at 2:40 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 3/26 to 3/27. Sources: Governor Phil Murphy and Mayor Michael Venezia.

Top news

Bloomfield Schools ask parents and caregivers to complete survey to share feedback on Virtual Learning amid coronavirus outbreak
From Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield coronavirus cases at 34 as of March 27, confirmed cases to continue to rise
From Mayor Michael Venezia

Church on the Green offers outdoor food pantry during coronavirus, no referrals needed to receive aid, seeks donations
From Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

Bloomfield resident willing to lend sewing machine to those seeking to make masks for healthcare workers amid equipment shortage
From Community submission on Citizens of Bloomfield

New Jersey’s supplemental nutrition assistance program to provide extra benefit payment in response to coronavirus outbreak
From County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Judge orders 10 detained immigrants with chronic medical conditions released from Bergen, Hudson, Essex County jails

First detained immigrant tests positive for coronavirus at Essex County jail as of March 26, infected immigrant at Bergen County jail released

New Jersey seeks volunteers with healthcare experience to support coronavirus response
State of New Jersey

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Local news

Max’s Restaurant in Bloomfield offering 20% off to healthcare providers with curbside pickup amid coronavirus
From Max’s Restaurant

Jalapeno Cycling offering virtual classes amid coronavirus closure
From Jalapeno Cycling

Montclair State providing refunds for unused portion of students’ housing, dining, and parking fees in response to coronavirus closure
From Montclair Patch

Clara Maass Medical Center staff express thanks for community support amid coroanvirus outbreak
From Clara Maas Medical Center

Mountainside Medical Center staff express thanks for community support during coroanvirus crisis
From Mountainside Medical Center

KinderSmile Foundation donates personal protective equipment to local hospitals amid shortage
From KinderSmile Foundation

Essex County cancels spring household hazardous waste, electronics recycling events, citing coronavirus concerns
From Township of Bloomfield

Regional news

Strong social distancing can reduce hospital bed shortage from 190k to 60k, Rutgers study finds
From NJ Spotlight

Real ID deadline pushed back amid coronavirus pandemic

Port Authority continues operating during coronavirus, providing access to transportation for essential workers and goods

N.J. renters worry about paying rent, other bills as a result of coronavirus pandemic

N.J. Economic Development Authority prepares $75m in grants, loans, other aid for small to mid-size businesses effected by coronavirus outbreak
From Asbury Park Press

Governor Phil Murphy considering mortgage relief for homeowners during coronavirus crisis

Locations for 3 of 4 field hospitals announced, will add 250 beds each in Secaucus, Edison, and Atlantic City

Bergen Community College, PNC Bank Arts Center offering healthcare worker and first responder testing only on Saturdays
From Governor Phil Murphy

N.J. taking personal protective and medical equipment donations amid shortage due to coronavirus outbreak
From State of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy “almost certainly” granting state income tax extension, waiting on federal government
From NJ Spotlight