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Confirmed cases


Essex County:
New Jersey:

333 (+10%)
5,598 (+10%)
47,437 (+7%)


Essex County:
New Jersey:

17 (+21%)
276 (+19%)
1,504 (+22%)

As of 4/8/20 at 1:30 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/7 to 4/8. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Montclair adopts rent control resolution, exempts 2-4 family homes as some landlords in Montclair freeze rents for 90 days

Bloomfield’s ShopRite sees first coronavirus case among staff as of April 8, store is following CDC guidelines for self-isolation, cleaning

Glen Ridge Congregational Church gathering care packages for Mountainside, Clara Maass Medical Center staff
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Governor Phil Murphy to suspend non-essential construction throughout the state on April 10 at 8 PM, orders retail stores to follow additional coronavirus precautions
Governor Phil Murphy

N.J. primary election moved from June 2 to July 7 amid coronavirus pandemic
Governor Phil Murphy

College students, working children of undocumented parents among groups that don’t qualify for coronavirus relief payments

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Local news

Bloomfield schools to remain closed until further notice
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s F45 offering virtual training, coaching amid coroanvirus closure
F45 Bloomfield

Bloomfield’s Papa Thai Chef now taking deliveries via GrubHub
Papa Thai Chef

Bloomfield College waives housing, parking deposts for students accepted for fall 2020 semester amid coronavirus
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield ShopRite to close for Easter Sunday on April 12

Gencarelli’s Bakery takes additional precautions amid coronavirus, to be open Easter weekend
Gencarelli’s Bakery

Other news

1,540 N.J. residents on ventilators, N.Y. at 4,600 as new hospitalizations slow, but continue to grow as of April 7
New York Times

Elizabeth nursing home closed to new admissions after 12 coronavirus deaths, 8 staff members test positive for virus

N.J. plans to group nursing home residents, staff at coronavirus-only faciltities to reduce infections
NJ Spotlight

Newark’s Beth Israel Medical Center temporarily suspends nurse who raised $12k to buy protective gear amid coronavirus shortage

Paterson mayor tests positive for coronavirus

CDC says faces masks should not be worn by children under 2 as they are ineffective, unsafe

Hilton, American Express to provide 1 million hotel room nights to healthcare workers through professional associations

Raritan Valley Community College using 3D printing to manufacture face shields for healthcare workers amid coronavirus shortage
TAPinto New Brunswick

Nurses union files complaint against N.J. hospital chain, accuses company of retaliation after employees voice concern about lack of protective gear
Asbury Park Press

Barnes & Nobile workers protest unsafe conditions at distribution center, no sick pay amid coronavirus outbreak

700 of 780 coronavirus patients in Camden County have recovered as of April 7
TAPinto Camden

California sends 100 ventilators to New Jersey, state could need 6,000 under worst-case scenario

Governor Phil Murphy says high school graduation ceremonies unlikely this year, waives certain graduation requirements

N.J. calls on retired police offers as departments across state face staffing shortages due to coronavirus

NYC coronaviruses deaths may be 70% higher than reported as officials plan to begin including at-home coronavirus deaths in official count

White House removes Pentagon official who was to oversee pandemic relief fund to prevent waste, fraud, abuse
New York Times

White House was warned of up to 500k deaths from coronavirus as early as January 29
The Guardian