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 [email protected] Or you can call or text us at 973-370-3998.

Confirmed cases

Infections

Bloomfield: 559, (+5%)
Essex County: 9,084 (+6%)
New Jersey: 75,317 (+6%)

Deaths

Bloomfield: 27 (+4%)
Essex County: 642 (+9%)
New Jersey: 3,518 (+11%)

As of 04/16 03:06 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/15 to 4/16. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.


Top news

N.J. creates portal for those seeking rental assistance
State of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy extends N.J. school closure through at least May 15
NJ.com

N.J. release guidance on teacher evaluations amid coronavirus closures, seeks to add flexibility for educators
NJ Spotlight

N.Y. governor extends state’s coronavirus shutdown
New York Times


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Local news

82 detained immigrants in Essex County jail among those released due to coronavirus
NJTV

Domestic violence reports on the rise in Newark amid coronavirus, those at risk can access resources online, by text message, phone
TAPinto Newark

Newark halfway house run by private companies and overseen by state not following coronavirus precautions
Newark Patch


Other news

Governor Phil Murphy says face masks, fever checks will be a part of new normal after coronavirus relents
Philly Voice

New saliva test for coronavirus from Rutgers is safer, not painful, provides quicker results, being used for the first time in Middlesex County
NJ Spotlight

N.J. to receive 100 ventilators from N.Y. as just 61 remain in state’s stockpile and as many as 6,000 may be needed
NJ.com

N.J. Housing and Mortgage Finance Authority suspends rent increases at 36,000 properties
Governor Phil Murphy

N.J. expands family leave for state employees to include quarantine from coronavirus, care for infected family
Ocean City Patch

Sussex County nursing home overwhelmed by deaths to be investigated for inappropriately stored bodies of deceased residents
New York Times

NYC budget office estimates up to 10% loss in tax revenue, projects worst recession since 1970
Gothamist

Tenants across New York plan rent strike as communities expect a tidal wave of evictions once eviction mortorium is lifted
Gothamist

White House pauses funding for World Health Organization after criticism of federal coronavirus response, House of Representatives says move is illegal
Politico

Facebook users will receive notifications that they have interacted with harmful misinformation about the coronavirus
Associated Press