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.

You can reach us with questions or suggestions at connect@bloomfieldinfo.org. Or you can call or text us at 973-370-3998.

Confirmed cases

Infections

Bloomfield: 533, (+6%)
Essex County: 8,579 (+4%)
New Jersey: 71,030 (+3%)

Deaths

Bloomfield: 26 (+4%)
Essex County: 590 (+10%)
New Jersey: 3,156 (+13%)

As of 4/15 at 03:02 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/14 to 4/15. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.


Top news

New data points to coronavirus peak at the end of April with 16k hospitalized, nearly 4k in critical care
NJ.com

IRS portal for coronavirus relief payments updated, now accepting direct deposit information
IRS

Bloomfield resident, Irene Carlucci, passes from coronavirus
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Residential construction projects near Watsessing, Bloomfield train stations following state guidelines amid coronavirus
Bloomfield Pulse

Unemployment benefits available to gig workers, freelancers, self-employed
NJ.com

Veterans Affairs claim clinics now available by phone
Congressperson Mikie Sherrill

U.S. does not have critical testing, tracing procedures needed to reopen economy, according to National Institutes of Health expert
Associated Press


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Local news

Planned Parenthood offices in Newark, Montclair, Paterson remain open during coronavirus
Montclair Patch

Lovlee Art Studios hosting virtual art nights, play dates, and birthday celebrations
Lovlee Art Studios

35 residents win sketch pads from Bloomfield Recreation 10-day art challenge, 4 to win grand prizes
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Pre-K program at Bloomfield’s Leap-ei goes digital amid coronavirus
Leap-ei

Bloomfield’s A T.E.A.M. Approach Physical Therapy Center remains open for limited visits amid coronavirus
A T.E.A.M. Approach Physical Therapy Center

Bloomfield High School alumni summer football camp postponed to 20201
Bloomfield High School Alumni Football Camp

Nurses at Mountainside Medical Center volunteer to connect patients with family, friends via Facetime
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Mountainside Medical Center provides chart to help differentiate between coronavirus, cold, flu, or seasonal allergies symptoms
Mountainside Medical Center


Other news

News item

Governor Phil Murphy says social distancing precautions likely to continue through May
NJ.com

North Jersey jails have released 20% of detained immigrants as community seeks release of more amid coronavirus outbreak
Gothamist

What small businesses in N.J. need to know about coronavirus-related paid leave rules
ROI-NJ

N.J. grants legal immunity to coronavirus healthcare providers
NJ Spotlight

N.J. to revise state family leave program to allow employees to care for family infected with coronavirus
TAPinto Belmar-Lake Como

N.J. attorney general warns of coronavirus scams, cautions against clicking on unexpected links, sharing personal information
Madison Eagle

60% of N.J. unemployment claims that required review have been processed, tens of thousands still remain
ROI-NJ

NYC coronavirus death toll jumps above 10k as city begins counting probable coronavirus deaths
Gothamist

NY governor to issue order requiring all New Yorkers to wear face coverings in public
Gothamist

Nation’s largest food workers union partners with nation’s largest grocery chain to see grocery employees designated as first responders
NPR

Study from China, report from Germany warns against easing lockdowns without coronavirus vaccine
CNN

New World Health Organization guidance outlines 6 conditions for ending coronavirus lockdowns
NPR