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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 1,035 (+1%)
Essex County: 16,852 (+1%)
New Jersey: 150,399 (+1%)


Bloomfield: 59 (+2%)
Essex County: 1,569 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 10,747 (+2%)

As of 5/21/20 at 09:55 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/19 to 5/20. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Bloomfield Department of Health continues providing food, rent, utility assistance, social services amid COVID-19
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield offering free online training on overdose prevention, distributing naloxone nasal spray kits to participants
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Online grocery shopping to be available to NJ SNAP recipients starting May 27
State of New Jersey

Black and Latino N.J. residents will continue to be disproportionately harmed by COVID-19 as restrictions ease, virus resurges

Earlier stay-at-home orders could have saved as many as 54k lives nationally, reduced NYC, regional deaths by 80%
New York Times

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Local news

Feminine hygiene products collected across Bloomfield for Women’s History Month to go to local food pantries
Councilwoman Jenny Mundell

Bloomfield council waves sidewalk license fees to encourage restaurants, cafes to use outdoor seating as COVID-19 restrictions ease
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield Public Works to be closed for Memorial Day, no waste pickup May 25
Bloomfield Public Works

Bloomfield Recreation to begin offering free live virtual art and fitness classes on May 22
Bloomfield Recreation

Bloomfield Board of Health meeting on May 21 to be livestreamed, residents can submit questions by email
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield police and public safety staff receive COVID-19 infection, antibody tests
Bloomfield Public Safety

John’s Deli in Bloomfield now open for walk-ins, continues to offer curbside pickup amid COVID-19
John’s Deli and Italian Bistro

Obal’s Inn expands hours after re-opening for curbside pickup amid COVID-19
Obal’s Inn

Rutgers Newark celebrates graduation of 4,086 students online due to COVID-19 restrictions
TAPinto Newark

Virtual event on Lenape Trail History to be held on May 21 at 7 PM
Bloomfield Pulse

Other news

Belmar suspends sales of beach badges over Memorial Day weekend to reduce potential of crowds gathering amid COVID-19

N.J. partners with Walmart, Quest Diagnostics to offer drive-thru COVID-19 testing at 7 locations starting May 22

Investigation shows failure of N.J. official to address crisis in state’s nursing homes as COVID-19 has killed 1 in 13 residents of long-term care facilities