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Confirmed cases

Infections

Bloomfield: 831 (+3%)
Essex County: 13,682 (+2%)
New Jersey: 118,652 (+2%)

Deaths

Bloomfield: 45 (+0%)
Essex County: 1,186 (+4%)
New Jersey: 7,228 (+7%)

As of 4/30/20 05:45 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 4/29 to 4/30. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.


Top news

Essex County parks to re-open for passive recreation following governor’s order
Bloomfield Pulse

Rules for using re-opened state parks amid coronavirus
NJ.com

Hospitals are open and available for emergency medical care
NJ.com

IRS began mailing relief checks week of April 20, sending 5m per week to those with smallest incomes first
MarketWatch

Workers at Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, and Target to strike May 1 for improved working conditions
NJ.com


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Local news

Bloomfield cannot extend pet licenses as they are regulated by state, renewal applications to open in May
Bloomfield Pulse

Newark school employees continue free vegetable giveaway as local organizations delivering thousands of meals amid coronavirus
Chalkbeat Newark

Newark schools to continue normal grading policy despite coronavirus disruptions
Chalkbeat Newark

Montclair University housing 450 students that have nowhere to go amid coronavirus closures
NBC 4 New York

N.J. reporting more daily coronavirus deaths than any other state as of April 30
New York Times


Other news

Nearly 1 in 5 confirmed coronavirus deaths in N.J. tied to nursing homes, group living facilities
NJ Spotlight

Statewide coalition of administrators, staff, parents say schools could not safely re-open end of school year
NJ Spotlight

N.J. Transit begins deploying bigger buses to make physical distancing easier, first line updated is the 126 in Hoboken
NJ.com

Why N.J. unemployment system has a backlog of 250k claims, explained
NJ.com

N.J. prepares to test all 18k incarcerated people in state’s prisons
NJ.com

Organizer of Trenton anti-coronavirus lockdown protest charged with violating order banning large gathering amid coronavirus
NJ.com

Implementation of new N.J. law requiring large companies pay workers severance delayed amid coronavirus
NJ Spotlight

N.J. will provide guidance to municipalities on how to handle beach openings this summer amid coronavirus
WHYY

NYC to end overnight subway service for duration of pandemic
Gothamist

N.Y. attorney general tells cable companies to refund fees for sporting events not happening because of coronavirus
Gothamist

N.Y. allowing partners to stay with women as they recover from birth after community pressure
Gothamist

Coronavirus deaths continue to increase nationally as federal physical distancing guidelines expire, a few states begin easing lockdowns
New York Times