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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 990 (+<1%)
Essex County: 16,140 (+1%)
New Jersey: 146,334 (+1%)


Bloomfield: 56 (+0%)
Essex County: 1,528 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 10,356 (+1%)

As of 5/18/20 at 10:03 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/17 to 5/18. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

July 7 primary election in N.J. will be primarily vote by mail, registered voters will receive mail-in ballot
NJ Spotlight

As non-essential businesses can re-open for curbside pickup, Bloomfield to designate certain areas 15-minute parking only
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield schools’ summer recess begins June 24, Friday before Memorial Day added to school holiday
Bloomfield Pulse

Shoppers who used credit cards at Bloomfield and Clifton Stop & Shop stores in March, April may have had data stolen

Bloomfield town council taking questions for May 18 meeting by email, meeting can be live-streamed online, seen on local TV channels
Bloomfield Pulse

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Local news

Bloomfield resident Denise Dorey has died from COVID-19
Bloomfield Information Project

Bloomfield Board of Education tax increase to support art, music, and technology equipment purchases, security improvements, additional staff for at-risk students
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield municipal building to re-open for document, permit, payment drop-offs only, visitors must wear face coverings
Bloomfield Pulse

Bob Mayer, Brookdale Elementary physical education teacher, named Bloomfield’s teacher of the year
Brookdale Elementary

Bloomfield’s Memorial Day ceremony to be closed to public, can be viewed on TV, online
Essex News Daily

Bloomfield community launches Facebook group to celebrate graduating high school students amid cancellation of in-person ceremonies due to COVID-19
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Food pantry at Park United Methodist Church has distributed more than 30k pounds of food since March 15 as need grows due to COVID-19

Former Bloomfield councilman Elias Chalet is suspected to have died from COVID-19 after being infected at a state-run halfway house
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield Cub Scouts seeking donations of used uniforms and uniform components
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Violante’s Meat Market now taking online orders amid COVID-19
Bloomfield Pulse

Obal’s Inn open for curbside pickup Thursdays to Sundays
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield’s Good Guy Vapes to re-open for curbside pickup on May 18
Good Guy Vapes

Churches under Newark Archdiocese allow private prayer in first step towards re-opening after COVID-19 closure
TAPinto Bloomfield

Essex County Register’s Office to re-open for public title searches with modified hours on May 18
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Other news

Cash toll collection to resume on Garden State Parkway after suspension due to COVID-19

Morgan’s Farm and Museum in Cedar Grove opened for the season on May 16 with COVID-19 precautions in place
Morgan’s Farm and Museum

Some parts of Morristown National Park re-opening on May 2020 after COVID-19 closure
TAPinto Morristown

Uber requiring drivers, riders to wear face coverings beginning May 18
The Philadelphia Inquirer

N.J. to temporarily allow the delivery of cocktails from bars, restaurants, distilleries amid COVID-19

N.J. allows boat charters, watercraft rentals to resume
Asbury Park Press

Students’ Spring 2020 grades won’t affect NJ STARS eligibility, state financial aid lifetime limits
State of New Jersey