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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 974 (+1%)
Essex County: 15,824 (+%)
New Jersey: 142,704 (+1%)


Bloomfield: 56 (+%)
Essex County: 1,496 (+2%)
New Jersey: 9,946 (+3%)

As of 5/14/20 at 09:47 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/13 to 5/14. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Lakes and beaches throughout N.J. can re-open with new COVID-19 precautions in place
Bloomfield Patch

Nearly 1 in 4 deaths from COVID-19 in Bloomfield happened at Job Haines retirement home
Bloomfield Patch

Questions about how businesses can re-open for curbside pickup, answered

Parents, caregiver should report symptoms of inflammatory illness in children right away as COVID-19 link is investigated

Passaic Valley Water Commission advises that businesses reopening should flush out water lines

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Local news

Demarest Home and School Association extends deadlines for thank you pictures for teacher appreciation week to May 18
Demarest Home and School Association

Bloomfield, Glen Ridge Rotary Clubs cancel 2020 golf classic, raising money to purchase food for essential healthcare workers
Suburban Essex Chamber of Commerce

Montclair, Orange residents await results of May 12 town council elections

Sean Spiller, vice president of N.J.’s teachers’ union and former science teacher, elected mayor in Montclair
TAPinto Nutley

Door-to-door COVID-19 testing begins in Newark’s North Ward
TAPinto Newark

Without additional federal aid, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka expects to begin furloughs of city employees in June
TAPinto Newark

Other news

Hudson Bergen Light Rail employees seek paid sick leave, hazard pay for COVID-19

N.J. labor department expects to clear 140k from the unemployment backlog in the next week

Restrooms at N.J. state and county parks to re-open after complaints of feces, urine-filled bottles

Despite promise of release, N.J. has highest COVID-19 prison death rate in the nation