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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 658 (+3%)
Essex County: 10,729 (+4%)
New Jersey: 88,806 (+4%)


Bloomfield: 32 (+0%)
Essex County: 751 (+1%)
New Jersey: 4,377 (+4%)

As of 04/20/20 04:28 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/19 to 4/20. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Toni’s Kitchen has served over 53k meals in the last four weeks, triple the 2019 average as need continues to grow
Toni’s Kitchen

Number of people being admitted to hospitals in N.J. for coronavirus dropped by half, more patients being discharged than admitted
Montclair Local

Loosening coronavirus restrictions will lead to new waves, regular lockdowns as experts look to antibody treatment, vaccine in the next year
New York Times

Casa Turano Parkside restaurant offering a free meal to those in need amid coronavirus
Bloomfield Pulse

Make the Road New Jersey seeks volunteers for food, medicine delivery in and around Elizabeth, Passaic, Perth Amboy
Make the Road New Jersey

Essex County coronavirus testing site in Newark to remain open for testing on April 20, 22, 24
Bloomfield Pulse

N.J. officials warns against coronavirus scams, urge residents to be wary of requests for personal information, money

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Local news

Bloomfield will street sweep amid alternative side parking suspension, asks residents to voluntarily move cars week of April 27
Bloomfield Public Works

Local doula offering free resources and consultation to anyone pregnant during the pandemic
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Mountainside Medical Center emergency room is open, hospital urges seeking treatment if needed
Mountainside Medical Center

Van Tassel Funeral Home releases Q&A with information on funeral and coronavirus restrictions
Van Tassel Funeral Home

Agri Exotic in Clifton offering curbside pickup of produce amid coronavirus
Community submission on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Recreation announces 5-day history challenge, selects 7 grand prize winners in 10-day art challenge
Bloomfield Recreation

23 Skiddoo Cafe open for pre-orders only as of April 19
23 Skiddoo Cafe

Mastriano’s meat market to reopen April 21, revises business hours, accepting pre-orders only
Mastriano’s Quality Market

Lack of internet access, childcare and work responsibilities leading to increased absences for Newark students amid coronavirus
NJ Spotlight

South Newark District Information, a community Facebook page, helps local volunteers provide mutual aid
TAPinto Newark

Partnership for Children of Essex offering support for families of children with mental health need, developmental disabilities, substance abuse
Partnership for Children of Essex

Other news

N.J. coronavirus hospital admissions begin to decrease as governor urges continued social distancing to not overwhelm healthcare system
Governor Phil Murphy

N.J. lacks coronavirus testing capacity to lift lockdowns, just 1.6% of state’s 8.9m residents have been tested
Asbury Park Press

1 in 10 coronavirus deaths in N.J. are residents of nursing homes, 100 facilities across the state have stopped admitting new patients
NJ Spotlight

N.J. suggests parents complete a power of attorney to designate legal guardian for their children in the event of illness or incapacitation
NJ Spotlight

RiteAid Pharmacies in N.J. towns of Waldwick and Barrington offering coronavirus testing by appointment

How N.J. communities plan to celebrate Earth Day virtually on April 22

Non-U.S. licensed doctors being recruited by N.J. to support coronavirus response
Baskingride Patch

Governor Phil Murphy will allow marinas to be opened for personal use but boat charters, rentals forbidden amid coronavirus
Point Pleasant Patch

N.Y. attorney general issues guidance protecting relief checks from debt collectors

NYC Human Rights Commission forms team to respond to exponential increase in anti-Asian discrimination and harassement amid coronavirus

Pennsylvania sees highest daily increase in coronavirus deaths

Not enough swabs, chemical compounds for coronavirus testing in the U.S., White House claims otherwise are false
New York Times

Ticketmaster to refund tickets for postponed concerts after change limiting refunds in the U.S. amid coronavirus receives backlash