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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 1,014 (+2%)
Essex County: 16,600 (+3%)
New Jersey: 148,039 (+1%)


Bloomfield: 56 (+0%)
Essex County: 1,546 (+1%)
New Jersey: 10,435 (+1%)

As of 5/19/20 at 10:13 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/17 to 05/18. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Bloomfield kindergarten registration opens online
Bloomfield School District

N.J. allows more outdoor locations to re-open on May 22 including shooting, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, batting cages, community gardens
Mahwah Patch

N.J. facilities can resume elective surgeries beginning May 26, must follow COVID-19 precautions
Morristown Patch

Essex County emergency food distribution happening in Newark on May 21 at 10 AM
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Clothing and toiletry drive to be held at Bloomfield High School June 1-4
Bloomfield Pulse

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Local news

Watsessing Home and School Association seeks residents to join their executive board
Watsessing Home and School Association

Bloomfield elementary schools to create videos celebrating graduating 6th graders, working on plan to return student belongings amid COVID-19 closure
Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield’s Sacred Heart Church will begin allowing private prayer three times per week beginning May 20
Sacred Heart Church

Belleville election: Marie Strumolo Burke, Steven Rovell, Vincent Cozzarelli, and John Notari win council seats
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Montclair election: Peter Yacobellis, Bob Russo, William Hurlock, Robin Schlager, Lori Price Abrams, and David Cummings win council seats
TAPinto Montclair

Nutley election: Joseph Scarpelli, Mauro Tucci, Alphonse Petracco, Thomas Evans, and John Kelly elected to board of commissioners
TAPinto Nutley

Def Poetry Jam special to raise money for COVID-19 relief in Newark
Newark Patch

Newark airport food service staff, union seek additional COVID-19 safety measures before returning to work
Newark Patch

Islamic Society of Essex County delivering meals to help Newark’s Muslim residents in need break Ramadan fast
TAPinto Newark

Essex County protests against police brutality, expansion of natural gas production return after COVID-19 suspension
Bloomfield Patch

Other news

Lawsuit demands release of all 114 detained immigrants in Elizabeth detention center where guard died from COVID-19, at least 35 people have tested positive

Governor Phil Murphy says that N.J. cannot ease all COVID-19 restrictions without a vaccine

N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission further extends expiration dates on licenses, registration, inspections, disabled veteran placards, temporary license plates
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

Monmouth County launches website for beach-goers to find COVID-19 re-opening information
Monmouth County

N.J. to begin processing federal 13-week extension of unemployment benefits for residents who have exhausted regular benefits

Port Authority essential workers to be offered COVID-19 testing at locations in East Rutherford, Somerset, and Sewell