The Bloomfield Information Project is a nonprofit community media project dedicated to helping people living and working in Bloomfield live their best life. In response to the pandemic, we’ve launched the Coronavirus Information Center and these daily updates to help you stay informed and engaged during this crisis.

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Confirmed cases


Essex County:
New Jersey:

360 (+8%)
6,069 (+8%)
51,027 (+8%)


Essex County:
New Jersey:

19 (+12%)
312 (+13%)
1,700 (+13%)

As of 4/8/20 at 2:12 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/8 to 4/9. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Community member seeks homecare equipment like commodes, shower chairs, canes, walkers amid shortage
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N.J. stores must limit occupancy to 50% capacity, shoppers, staff must wear face coverings while inside

Governor Phil Murphy orders grace period for insurance premiums during coronavirus, any claims must still be paid
Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy orders non-essential construction to stop, details essential projects
State of New Jersey

Black and Latino people are dying at twice the rate of white people in NYC
New York Times

Additional $600 weekly unemployment benefit delayed as N.J. labor department hasn’t received federal guidance

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Local news

If quarantined due to coronavirus exposure, use delivery services for groceries, medicine, call Bloomfield health department
Bloomfield Pulse

How to avoid coronavirus scams: don’t buy vaccines or test kits, hang up on robocalls, be suspicious of links in unexpected emails, texts
Bloomfield Pulse

Local residents offer to pick up groceries, run errands for eldery, immuno-compromised
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Bloomfield police hosting sidewalk chalk art contest, taking submissions from April 10 to April 30
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Other news

National Guard deployed to Paramus veterans home where coronavirus outbreak has killed up to 27 people, infected 87

N.J. creates task force to deal with shortage of medications needed to treat coronavirus
Politico New Jersey

N.J. has the highest amount of detained immigrants testing positive for coronavirus, advocates push for release

Following national average, more than 1 in 10 N.J. workers lost their jobs in the past three weeks

Health insurance options amid coronavirus outbreak include for those recently unemployed, Medicaid for those earning less than $1,500 per month
NJ Spotlight

N.J. bill pushing property tax due dates to July 15 to be introduced in legislature

Governor Phil Murphy orders retail businesses to follow 11 new coronavirus rules, including physical improvements, customer and staff safety precautions
State of New Jersey

Panera Bread launches grocery delivery service amid coronavirus

Obstetrician and gynecologist outlines what precautions pregant women should take, the treatment they should expect during the coronavirus
TAPinto New Brunswick

Do Not Resuscitate orders, living wills do not affect eligibilty for ventilators

Broadway to remain closed until June due to coronavirus

31% of renters across the U.S. did not make their rent payment in the first week of April

Why there is a shortage of toilet paper, explained
Associated Press

Federal stockpile of protective medical gear depleted

White House releases guidance for how essential employees can return to work

Benchmarks for reopening country include hospital capacity, mass testing, tracking cases, sustained reduction of infections for 14 days
New York Times