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Confirmed cases


Essex County:
New Jersey:

83 (+87%)
1,564 (+21%)
16,636 (+24%)


New Jersey:

2 (+0%)
198 (+23%)

As of 3/30/20 at 2:20 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 3/29 to 3/30. Sources: State of New Jersey and Mayor Michael Venezia.

Top news

Governor Phil Murphy implements 90-day grace period for mortgages, hopes landlords will pass on benefit to renters

Bloomfield has 83 confirmed coronavirus cases as of March 30
From Mayor Michael Venezia

Bloomfield closes recreation fields, only allowing passive recreation like walking amid coronavirus in town parks
From Township of Bloomfield

Belleville’s Clara Maass Medical Center has immediate job openings
From Councilperson Jenny Mundell

Governor Phil Murphy says coronavirus restrictions could last into May as White House extends social distancing guidelines until April 30

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Local news

New Jersey’s SNAP to provide additional benefits in March and April due to coronavirus
From County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Bloomfield’s ShopRite advises shoppers to not visit the store in groups amid coronavirus
From ShopRite

Bloomfield Girl Scouts selling cookies online with delivery or pickup available during coronavirus
From Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Brookdale Liquors open for curbside pickup only
From Bloomfield Pulse

Owner of ShopRite and other supermarket chains donates 12 trailers to transport hospital equipment to field hospitals

Bloomfield’s April 7 Recycling Committee Meeting canceled amid coronavirus outbreak
From Township of Bloomfield

Essex County closing Division of Family Assistance and Benefits in Newark to the public amid coronavirus
From County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Some local grocery stores limiting the amount of people allowed in at once in response to coronavirus
From Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Food pantry at Bloomfield’s Church on the Green receives dozens of boxes of food from MEND during coronavirus
From Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green

Bloomfield’s F45 offering virtual training sessions amid coronavirus closure
From F45 Bloomfield

Bloomfield March 30 town council meeting to be closed to public, livestreamed amid coronavirus
From Bloomfield Pulse

Prudential, headquartered in Newark, will waive April rents for retail properties it owns in city to prevent local layoffs

Toni’s Kitchen raises $60k to offset growing need from coronavirus

Bloomfield’s ShopRite introduces one-way aisles to promote social distancing, improve traffic in store
From ShopRite

Montclair coronavirus cases total 50 as of March 27, includes 10 deaths
From Montclair Patch

Regional news

U.S. Navy hospital ship arrives in NYC as field hospital is built in Central Park to treat coronavirus patients
From Gothamist

N.J. Supreme Court temporarily releases 1,000 detainees from county jails amid coronavirus outbreak
From Montclair Patch

Morris County opens second coronavirus testing center at County College, doctors referral required
From Daily Record

N.J. forming advisory committee to set standards for triage amid ventilator, equipment shortage

CDC asks residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut to refrain from domestic travel as of March 28
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

163 New Jersey police officers test positive for coronavirus, 700 quarantined at home as of March 30

N.J. urges essential businesses to follow these coronavirus precautions
From State of New Jersey

New Jersey receives federal approval to mobilize National Guard to support coronavirus response
From Bloomfield Patch