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


Bloomfield: 505, (+5%)
Essex County: 8,212 (+8%)
New Jersey: 68,824 (+7%)


Bloomfield: 25 (+0%)
Essex County: 535 (+24%)
New Jersey: 2,805 (+15%)

As of 04/14/20 at 03:14 PM. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/13 to 04/14. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

IRS coronavirus relief payments begin arriving

Bloomfield library encourages residents to complete census
Bloomfield Public Library

Local service provider for those with developmental disabilities hosting virtual walkathon, marathon
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

N.J. outlines healthcare resources for undocumented, uninsured residents
New Jersey Department of Health

Glen Ridge Congregational Church seeks care kit donations for local hospitals, volunteers to pack kits
Glen Ridge Congregational Church

Additional $600 weekly unemployment benefit begins to reach N.J. residents

Black N.J. residents are dying at nearly twice the rate of white residents from coronavirus due to longterm structural discrimination

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Local news

Bloomfield Board of Health meeting on April 16 to be broadcast on TV, Facebook, public comments accepted by email
Bloomfield Pulse

Owner of Bloomfield’s Brookdale Tavern, Bill Ricigliano, passes from coronavirus
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield May 9 shredding event canceled due to coronavirus
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Zoning Board meeting on April 16 to be held over conference call
Bloomfield Pulse

Wakefern, owner of ShopRite, other grocery stores donates $1m to region’s foodbanks

People incarcerated, detained in Essex County jail will receive coronavirus screening, live in conditions where social distancing precautions cannot be followed
TAPinto Newark

Other news

Medicare-only coronavirus testing sites open in Piscataway, Morristown
Morristown Patch

N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission extends closure of facilities until April 26
Asbury Park Press

N.J. expands capacity of unemployment call centers, provides work-from-home equipment in response to increased need due to coronavirus
Governor Phil Murphy

N.J. passes tax credit, deferal bills to help businesses keep employees on payroll amid coronavirus
NJ Spotlight

N.J. plan for triaging coronavirus care prioritizes saving lives and life-years, seeks to protect patients from discrimation based on race, gender, class, other criteria
NJ Spotlight

How N.J. hospitals are using blood of those who have recovered from coronavirus to treat infected

N.J. among states in regional coalition to plan health, economic recovery, coalition stretches from Massachusetts to Delaware

Insulin makers Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Sanofi offering free or discounted insulin to patients in need during coronavirus
Associated Press

World Health Organization says coronavirus immunity is unknown as preliminary study from China inconclusive