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Confirmed cases


Essex County:
New Jersey:

83 (+0%)
1,900 (+21%)
18,696 (+12%)


New Jersey:

4 (+100%)
267 (+35%)

As of 3/31/20 at 3:11 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 3/30 to 3/31. Sources: State of New Jersey and Mayor Michael Venezia.

Top news

Bloomfield EMS seeks UV light oven donations to help sterilize equipment, willing to purchase
From Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield coronavirus deaths reach 4 as of March 30
From Bloomfield Pulse

15-minute parking implemented near restaurants, alternate side, 48-hour, metered parking regulations remain suspended during coronavirus
From Bloomfield Pulse

N.J. unemployment benefits to increase $600 per week, businesses keeping employees on payroll to receive dollar-for-dollar tax cut
From Governor Phil Murphy

All N.J. municipal water companies voluntarily halting shut-offs amid coronavirus
From Governor Phil Murphy

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Local news

Mayor Michael Venezia urges residents to complete census online as U.S. Census Breau adjusts plans due to coronavirus
From Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield’s J.T. Murdoch Shoes donates speciality shoes to nursing staff at Mountainside Medical Center
From J. T. Murdoch Shoes

Kean University student offering donation-based online yoga classes week of March 30
From Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Historical Society of Bloomfield offers updated online video archive amid coronavirus
From TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield Pediatrics re-opens with limited hours, offering care by telephone, video conferencing
From Bloomfield Pediatrics

Regional news

Governor Phil Murphy expects hospital bed shortage in 2 weeks unless public increases social distancing

N.J. to receive 300 ventilators from national stockpile, requested 2,300 as officials expect a surge of patients in April

Senator Bob Menendez urges release of non-violent detained immigrants as coronavirus cases in N.J. jails continue to rise
From Newark Patch

N.J. imposes restrictions on the sale of drug being tested as possible treatment for coronavirus after reports of hoarding
From State of New Jersey

N.J. Board of Education considers providing special-needs services to students by phone, video conferencing amid coronavirus
From NJ Spotlight

N.J. creates online portal for businesses seeking to take advantage of new state, federal emergency assistance
From State of New Jersey

Ocean City bans online short-term rentals like AirBnB, real estate community follows suit in response to coronavirus

N.J. allows online auto sales, one-on-one real estate showings, and home delivery of beer, closes golf courses amid coronavirus

Whole Foods employees striking March 31, asking for stores to take more coronavirus precautions, offer paid sick leave, hazard pay

Governor Phil Murphy announces public coronavirus testing sites to open in Middlesex, Camden, Ocean counties
From Governor Phil Murphy

Positive coronavirus cases among N.J. police officers rises to 288 as of March 29, all counties affected
From Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch

Montville Township High School donates gloves to Morristown Medical Center amid equipment shortage from coronavirus
From The Citizen of Morris County

U.S. Small Business Administration publishes resources on coronavirus relief for small businesses
From U.S. Small Business Administration