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:

403 (+12%)
6,580 (+8%)
588 (+7%)


Essex County:
New Jersey:

20 (+5%)
352 (+13%)
1,932 (+14%)

As of 4/9/20 at 3:12 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/9 to 4/10. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

New insurance payments grace period prohibits insurers from demanding lumpsum repayments of unpaid premiums
State of New Jersey

Additional $600 weekly unemployment payment to begin April 14 for those who were collecting unemployment week of March 30

Newark resident seeks contributions to community face mask production
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Newark coronavirus testing site to continue operating to accomdate untested residents, appointments to be scheduled for April 13, 15, or 17
TAPinto Bloomfield

N.J. officials expect peak coronavirus hospitalization at 14,400 people, double current number, possibly within next few days

NYC sees number of intensive care patients drop for first time since start of coronavirus outbreak

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Local news

Bloomfield High School rescedules senior prom to July 15 amid venue closure to due coronavirus
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

23 Skiddoo launches online store amid coronavirus, set up GoFundMe for staff, offering gift cards for purchase
23 Skiddoo Cafe

Zi Zia Pizzeria to close for Easter Sunday
Zi Zia Pizzeria and Tratoria

Bloomfield’s ShopRite reduces in-store occupancy to 30% to help shoppers, staff practice effective social distancing

Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair reopens, offering groceries, face masks to those in need
Montclair Patch

St. Joseph’s Health in Cedar Grove, Wayne, Paterson hiring
St. Joseph’s Health

Undocumented essential workers left out of coronavirus relief, community urges action
Make the Road New Jersey

Majority of Essex County coronavirus infected are between 30 and 64 years old
TAPinto Bloomfield

Newark-based Institute for Social Justice urges N.J. to share race, demographic data of coronavirus impact as virus disproportionately impacts people of color
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Other news

Structural racism leading to disproportionate impact of coronavirus on Black, Hispanic people in N.J.
NJ Spotlight

Rate of new coronavirus cases in N.J. slowing
Middletown Patch

Governor Phil Murphy urges N.J. residents to maintain coronavirus diligence in advance of Easter Sunday
Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy releases incarcerated people deemed low-risk, susceptible to coronavirus to home confinement
Bloomfield Patch

Questions about N.J. schools and the coronavirus, answered

N.J. to distribute $5m in federal funding to local health departments responding to coronavirus
TAPinto Belmar-Lake Como

Governor Phil Murphy to sign legislation officially moving state income tax deadline to July 15, extends state’s fiscal year
NJ Spotlight

Some doctors are using CT scans to look for distinct coronavirus patterns in patients’ lungs

National Institutes of Health reduces U.S. coronavirus death projects by half to 60k