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Confirmed cases

Infections

Bloomfield: 673 (2%)
Essex County: 11,128 (4%)
New Jersey: 92,387 (4%)

Deaths

Bloomfield: 35 (9%)
Essex County: 849 (13%)
New Jersey: 4,753 (9%)

As of 4/21/20 03:25 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/20 to 4/21. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.


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Parkway Lofts, Felicity Tower, Heritage Village among 10 Bloomfield properties where renters cannot be charged late fees due to coronavirus
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield library collecting community’s coronavirus stories for local history archive
Bloomfield Public Library

Non-tax filers must register their children with the IRS in order to receive additional $500 relief payment
Congressman Donald Payne Jr.

How to help teens and young adults deal with the loss of development milestones like graduations, proms
NPR

Homeowners with federally backed mortgages can receive forbearance, loan term extension under coronavirus relief package
NPR

N.J. coronavirus predictive modeling measures new cases, recoveries to map trends, shows results of social distancing measures
NJTV

Veterans who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity are eligible for support from Catholic Charities Newark
Catholic Charities Newark


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Local news

Bloomfield’s Job Haines nursing home has 38 confirmed coronavirus cases, 8 deaths as of April 20
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Recreation launches first round of 5-day history challenge
Bloomfield Recreation

Bloomfield plans to fundraise to support local food pantries, establish a mobile food pantry in community
TAPinto Bloomfield

Frankie’s Car Wash reopens for exterior washing
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Martial Arts offering virtual lessons amid coronavirus closure
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

N.J. School of Dramatic Arts in Bloomfield offers free online acting class to teens and young adults on April 23
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

Montclair landlord association lawsuit pauses implementation of town’s new rent control ordinance
Montclair Patch

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill to house third coronavirus town hall on April 23
Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

40 Essex County nursing homes have coronavirus outbreaks, including 1,106 of the county’s confirmed cases and 225 deaths
Bloomfield Patch

Substance abuse and mental health services administration publishes collection of resources for those in need
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse


Other news

NJ Transit updates bus schedules to comply with governor order to reduce occupancy to 50% capacity
Asbury Park Press

N.J. closes nursing home where makeshift morgue was found to all new admissions, inspects 20 nursing homes across the state over the weekend
NJ.com

New York to start large-scale antibody testing to determine potential immunity of state’s residents to coronavirus
NPR

Amazon warehouse workers in N.J., N.Y. join others across the country to stage sick-out seeking additional coronavirus protections
NPR

Estimates range from 300k to over 1m more deaths across the U.S. from coronavirus if social distancing rules are lifted prematurely
NPR

Facebook removing anti-quarantine protest events as a small amount of gatherings across the U.S. risk further spread of coronavirus
Reuters