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: 681 (+1%)
Essex County: 11,387 (+2%)
New Jersey: 95,865 (+4%)

Deaths

Bloomfield: 36 (+3%)
Essex County: 888 (+5%)
New Jersey: 5,063 (+7%)

As of 04/22/20 04:06PM. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from [INSERT PREVIOUS DATE] to 04/22/20 04:06PM. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.


Top news

Essex County to provide emergency food distribution of 2,000 boxes of groceries, 40 meals apiece, on April 28 at 10 A.M. at Branch Brook Park
Bloomfield Pulse

Some private student loan holders in N.J. can get 90-day grace period, waived late fees amid coronavirus
NJ.com

Coronavirus testing sites in Bergen, Monmouth counties now open to residents without symptoms
NJ.com

Make the Road New Jersey seeks donations for those who do not qualify for federal relief, unemployment benefits
Make the Road New Jersey

N.J. state health commissioner expects heavy hospitalizations due to coronavirus to continue into mid-May
NJ.com


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Local news

Sea Breeze Auto and Tire offering free oil changes to first responders amid coronavirus
Sea Breeze Auto and Tire

Bloomfield Foodtown begins offering shopping hours for high-risk individuals from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Foodtown

Bloomfield Total Health Center reopens with limited hours, treatments
Bloomfield Total Health Center

Bloomfield’s Mt. Olivet Cemetary closed until further notice except for burials following coronavirus guidelines
Sacred Heart Church

Human Needs Food Pantry not currently taking food donations, accepting financial support via website
Bloomfield Pulse


Other news

Governor Phil Murphy will not reopen shuttered businesses as state lacks coronavirus testing, hospital resources to handle second wave
NJ.com

33,000 businesses in N.J. receive federal payroll protection loans as Congress seeks to add billions more to program due to continued need
Asbury Park Press

N.J. to require reporting of demographic, racial data of coronavirus infections, deaths as residents of color disproportionately affected by virus
Governor Phil Murphy

15 people in N.J. prisons have died from coronavirus as state slow to enact prison release order despite offers of outside assistance
NJ Spotlight

Funeral directors, police officers encouraged to seek counseling due to death toll of coronavirus pandemic
NJ Pen

New South Jersey coronavirus cases outpace those in North Jersey as state’s third pop-up field hospital opens in Atlantic City
NJ Spotlight

NYC will distribute $20m to immigrants to fill gap in federal, state coronavirus relief leaving out hundreds of thousands of undocumented residents
City of New York

NYC plan for continued coronavirus response includes focus on public housing residents, manufacturing 400k tests monthly
Gothamist

Centers for Disease Control confirms first coronavirus-related deaths in California began weeks before initial reports
New York Times

Census Bureau plans email, text message surveys on the impact of coronavirus
NPR