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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 781 (+1%)
Essex County: 13,047 (+1%)
New Jersey: 111,188 (2%)


Bloomfield: 43 (+0%)
Essex County: 1,028 (+0%)
New Jersey: 6,044 (+2%)

As of 04/27/20 01:32 PM. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/26 to 4/27. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Governor Phil Murphy unveils 6-point coronavirus reopening strategy, includes focus on public health, long term resiliency, no dates announced

N.Y. reopening road map begins on May 15 with low-risk businesses, will monitor coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, antibody tests
New York Post

Donations to Toni’s Kitchen being matched dollar-for-dollar up to $80k through May to provide food aid during coronavirus
Toni’s Kitchen

Essex County expands number of daily coronavirus tests available to 600 at site in Newark as waiting list for tests remains
Bloomfield Patch

Governor Phil Murphy expands ban on evictions to hotels, motels, other short term rentals to help those affected by domestic violence, housing insecurity
Mendham-Chester Patch

N.J. residents can receive naloxone by mail amid coronavirus

Essex County publishes list of food pantries, shelters in county
Essex County

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Local news

Bloomfield-Montclair CSA supporting local farmers and offering weekly produce pickup now accepting new members
Bloomfield-Montclair CSA

Bloomfield Center Alliance hosting drawing for $50 gift card, enter by submitting selfie on Facebook
Bloomfield Center Alliance

Jalapeno Cycling now offering free pickup, drop-off for repairs over $45 amid coronavirus
Jalapeno Cycling

Bloomfield Recreation urges residents to complete census as parks, services depend on federal funding
Bloomfield Recreation

Local resident offers virtual music lessons amid coronavirus
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Bella Napoli and Gencarelli’s Bakery gave away 300 dinners on Easter Weekend
Essex Daily News

Tree trimming to close parts of Brookside Dr between South Orange Ave and Glen Ave week of April 27
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Local groups to call for rent cancellation amid coronavirus in car caravan through Newark on May 1
Newark Patch

12 military jets to fly over Newark, NYC on April 28 in salute to coronavirus responders

NJ Transit bus union sets up coronavirus testing site for its members in Irvington

Other news

Coalition of unions protests lack of protection for Rutgers University healthcare workers, job cuts for part-time lecturers
TAPinto New Brunswick

Number of coronavirus patients at N.J. hospitals drops to 3-week low

N.J. coronavirus patients with developmental disabilities, communications barriers to be allowed visitors during hospital stays

N.J. unemployment system is back up and running after weekend outage

Field hospital in NYC to close, Navy hospital ship docked in Hudson River to leave as rate of N.Y. coronavirus hospitalizations declines

New York Sports Clubs order to credit members for fees charged during coronavirus closures, honor all cancellation requests

Centers for Disease Controls adds new coronavirus symptoms: chills, shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell

N.Y. to send vote-by-mail application to registered voters in the state to prepare for upcoming primary election

Coronavirus antibody tests are not being vetted by Food and Drug Administration, some have false-positive rates of up to 16%
New York Times

No evidence that presence of coronavirus antibodies indicates immunity from second infection

Why it’s hard to order online groceries right now, explained