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Confirmed cases

Infections

Bloomfield: 1,021 (+1%)
Essex County: 16,686 (+1%)
New Jersey: 149,013 (+1%)

Deaths

Bloomfield: 58 (+4%)
Essex County: 1,565 (+1%)
New Jersey: 10,586 (+1%)

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


Top news

N.J. labor department says unemployment filers are making mistakes when certifying weekly benefits, offers additional guidance
NJ.com

Essex County launches roaming COVID-19 testing sites, upcoming locations include Roseland, Cedar Grove, West Orange
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield residents without a library card can now get one online amid COVID-19
Bloomfield Pulse

Car dealerships and bicycles shops can re-open after COVID-19 closure
NorthJersey.com

CEO of N.J. healthcare network expects COVID-19 to be with us for “the next couple of years”
Morristown Green


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Local news

Bloomfield High School hosting book drive May 18-26
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield’s Ricciardi Brothers paint store re-opens after COVID-19 closure, curbside pickup and local delivery still available
Ricciardi Brothers

Mastriano’s Meat Market updates Memorial weekend hours
Mastriano’s Quality Market

Bloomfield Bengal themed masks being sold as fundraiser for high school class of 2021
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield schools announce Bloomfield Educators of the Year
Bloomfield Pulse

Human Needs Food Pantry accepting diapers, pull-ups, and baby wipes on Tuesday, Thursday mornings
Human Needs Food Pantry

Verona cancels 2020 summer concert series amid COVID-19
West Essex Now


Other news

CVS to begin offering COVID-19 tests at 50 pharmacies in N.J. as state authorizes pharmacists to administer test without prescription
Brick Patch

Pennsylvania officials warn residents against visiting re-opened Jersey Shore amid COVID-19 concerns
WHYY

50 more migrant workers in N.J. test positive for COVID-19 as thousands expected to arrive to harvest South Jersey crops
NJ Spotlight

N.J. lowers COVID-19 death count at long-term care facilities, will only report lab-confirmed virus deaths
Politico New Jersey