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Confirmed cases


Essex County:
New Jersey:

265 (+10%)
4,493 (+10%)
41,090 (+10%)


Essex County:
New Jersey:

11 (+0%)
186 (+8%)
1,003 (+9%)

As of 4/6/20 at 2:30 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/5 to 4/6. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Direct deposit of federal coronavirus relief payment to begin week of April 13
U.S. Senator Cory Booker

Bloomfield schools to continue offering free and reduced price meals during spring break, week of April 13
Bloomfield School District

Montclair YMCA providing emergency childcare for families of essential workers
News 12

N.J. WIC expands food substitions list amid coronavirus
State of New Jersey

N.J. small business emergency assistance grant application now open
State of New Jersey

Health insurer Horizon Blue Cross temporarily eliminates co-payments, deductibles, out-of-pocket expenses for coronavirus treatment
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Hackensack University Hospital seeks coronavirus survivors to test blood for antibodies to help others survive virus
Hackensack University Medical Center

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Local news

Bloomfield Recreation adds free online yoga videos to website in response to coronavirus
Bloomfield Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Essex County provides video of Branch Brook Park cherry blossom blooms amid coronavirus closure
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Congressperson Mikie Sherrill to get tested for coronavirus as husband tests positive
Congressperson Mikie Sherrill

Newark artists, small to mid-sized arts and culture organizations can apply for grants from city
Newark Arts

Montclair Farmers’ Market remains open, takes additional precautions amid coronavirus
Montclair Farmers’ Market

GreenGrocer Food Hub temporarily closed April 6-10 to give staff time off after busy few weeks
GreenGrocer Food Hub

Local GoFundMe launched to purchase food for Clara Maass healthcare providers

Bloomfield’s Powerhouse Gym suspends monthly billing until gym reopens amid coronavirus
Powerhouse Gym

John’s Deli and Italian Bistro in Bloomfield offering curbside pickup and delivery only in response to coronavirus
John’s Deli and Italian Bistro

Make the Road New Jersey calls for release of county jail detainees amid coronavirus outbreak in facilities, inability for detainees to practice social distancing
Make the Road New Jersey

Bloomfield’s Zi Zia Pizzeria donates pizzas to Brookdale ShopRite staff
Zi Zia Pizzeria & Trattoria

Community member organizes meal drive for Mountainside Medical Center staff amid coronavirus
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

First coronavirus death in Glen Ridge as cases total 15 as of April 4
Montclair Patch

Regional news

Women describe lack of testing, unsanitary conditions, release of symptomatic patient into general population in Clinton, N.J. jail

New N.J. laws give flexibility to local governments amid coronavirus, require public meetings be held by phone or video, accessible to the public
NJ Spotlight

Animal welfare association offers guidance for pet owners, animal care providers amid coronavirus
The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

North Jersey animal shelter starts drive-through pet food bank 3 times per week in respnse to coronavirus

Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus, veterinary organization continues to recommend restricting contact with animals if infected with coronavirus

N.J. officials urge public to observe statewide ban on social gatherings despite upcoming Holy Week, Passover, Ramadan holidays
TAPinto West Essex

How local religious groups plan to celebrate Easter, Passover, Ramadan online amid coronavirus
New Jersey Monthly

N.J. labor department adding phone lines, cross-training employees to respond to increased unemployment claims
TAPinto West Essex

NJ Transit joins CDC in calling for riders to wear face coverings in public places

U.S. surgeon general shows how to make a no-sew face covering at home with cloth, rubber bands
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Governor Phil Murphy expects to reschedule N.J. primary election
Politico New Jersey

N.J. gives local governments power to limit short-term rentals to prevent spread of coronavirus
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Governor Phil Murphy allows public employees to return to work to support coronavirus response without impacting pension status
Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy says the worst to come in 2 to 3 weeks, pandemic effects to spill into summer

White House misinforms public, use of anti-malarial drug hydroxicloroquine unproven, dangerous for coronavirus patients
New York Times

Officials say communities need access to rapid coronavirus testing to reopen businesses

Nikon offering free photography classes through April in response to coronavirus