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Confirmed cases


Essex County:
New Jersey:

153 (+20%)
2,617 (+17%)
25,590 (+16%)


Essex County:
New Jersey:

5 (+25%)
99 (+43%)
537 (+51%)

As of 4/2/20 at 3:30 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/1 to 4/2. Sources: State of New Jersey and Bloomfield Pulse.

Top news

Coronavirus relief checks to be directly deposited if IRS has tax filers’ bank information, otherwise available through online portal or mailed check
From NJ Spotlight

Bloomfield cases rise to 153, deaths now total 5 as of April 2
From Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield asks residents to move cars for street cleaning if possible where posted on April 6-9, will not ticket unmoved vehicles
From Bloomfield Pulse

No special enrollment period for those without health insurance, must seek coverage through COBRA, Medicaid, CHIP, other services
From Politico

N.J. to provide financial support for childcare to essential workers amid coronavirus outbreak
From State of New Jersey

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Local news

Virtual DACA renewal clinics available every Friday, 2 PM to 5 PM from Make The Road New Jersey
From Make the Road New Jersey

Bergen, Essex, Hudson counties see surge of coronavirus patients, hospitals under strain as N.J. seeks more equipment
From Asbury Park Press

Bloomfield temporarily waives interest on delayed water, property tax payments
From Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s KB Electric offering discounts, deferred payment plans to those affected by crisis but still need service
From KB Electric

Bloomfield residents organize meal drive for Bloomfield EMS amid coronavirus
From Citizens of Bloomfield

J. T. Murdoch Shoes partners with Dreams Can Happen to donate 31 specialty shoes to Mountainside Medical Center
From J. T. Murdoch Shoes

GreenGrocer Food Hub sees influx of new customers, asks for patience as business rapidly expands, staff care for their physical and mental health
From GreenGrocer Food Hub

Food pantry open Tuesdays, Thursdays from 11 AM to 1 PM at Park United Methodist Church at 12 Park St during coronavirus crisis
From Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Wholesale food distributor Baldor now delivering to residences, customers encouraged to pool purchases to meet $250 minimum
From Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s VFW Post 711 closes until further notice amid coronavirus outbreak
From VFW Post 711

Bloomfield’s Mastriano Quality Market to close until further notice to protect staff from coronavirus exposure
From Mastriano’s Quality Market

Runner in dinosaur costume practices social distancing near Bloomfield Green
From Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Regional news

Coronavirus small business relief programs, explained

N.J.’s hospital resource use expected to peak on April 8, state still short on beds, ventilators
From University of Washington

Asbury Park joins other shore towns in shutting down boardwalk, temporarily banning short-term rentals like AirBnB
From Asbury Park Press

Retirees will not be required to dip into their retirement accounts in 2020 due to federal coronavirus response

Hospitals plan to use anesthesia, BiPAP machines, split ventilators as coronavirus patients strain healthcare resources
From Roll Call

Governor Phil Murphy permitting blood drives to continue amid coronavirus outbreak to meet critical medical needs
From Governor Phil Murphy

As NYC cases near 50k, mayor calls for millions of additional personal protective items, 400 ventilators