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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 789 (+1%)
Essex County: 13,296 (+2%)
New Jersey: 113,856 (+2%)


Bloomfield: 45 (+5%)
Essex County: 1,096 (+7%)
New Jersey: 6,442 (+7%)

As of 4/28/20 01:35 PM. EST Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/27 to 4/28. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Pet groomers and boarding providers, religious stores can re-open, must follow coronavirus precautions

Questions about federal student loan relief amid coronavirus, answered

Until coronavirus vaccine is available, N.J. plans to expand capacity to “test, trace, isolate”
NJ Spotlight

Pro-democracy groups protest cancellation of presidential primary in N.Y. due to coronavirus, Democratic National Committee to review

Amazon, Instacart, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, FedEx workers to strike on May 1 as companies’ profits grow but worker protections lacking amid coronavirus
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Local news

Bucco Restaurant to re-open on April 30 after temporary closure due to coronavirus
Bucco Restaurant

Bloomfield Recreation continues history challenge on Facebook
Bloomfield Recreation

Newark library asks residents to submit stories, photos, video of life amid coronavirus

New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark expects $16m budget shortfall due to coronavirus
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Monday night glitch on N.J. unemployment system resolved, temporarily prevented benefits certification

Governor Phil Murphy to sign order permitting municipal governments to extend grace period for property tax payments to June 1
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Barnes & Noble workers in Monroe ask governor to close distribution center as company fails to take coronavirus precautions
Politico New Jersey

N.J. temporarily releases 54 incarcerated individuals as state slow to respond to governor’s order, coronavirus spreads through prison system
NJ Spotlight

How N.J. residents are celebrating Ramadan online amid coronavirus

NYC to open 40 miles of streets to pedestrian, cyclist-only traffic to ensure effective social distancing

House of Representatives to push for vote-by-mail in next coronavirus relief package to ensure national election can happen
NBC News

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