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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 1,037 (+<1%)
Essex County: 16,906 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 151,472 (+1%)


Bloomfield: 60 (+2%)
Essex County: 1,576 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 10,843 (+1%)

As of 5/22/20 at 11:01 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/20 to 5/21. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

N.J. residents who have exhausted 26 weeks of unemployment benefits can begin to certify for additional 13 weeks of federal benefits starting May 24

Newark businesses will show red, yellow, or green window signs to indicate risk of contracting virus in re-opening plan
TAPinto Nutley

Newark businesses must submit plans for remote payments, curbside pickup before they can re-open, city to plan universal Wi-Fi access

Pop-up food pantry at Carteret Elementary continues serving Bloomfield residents every Friday from 5 PM to 6 PM
Councilwoman Sarah Cruz

Home Energy Assistance Program applications are open through July 31
Borough of Glen Ridge

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Local news

As Bottle Kings re-open across the state, employees worry for their safety
Bloomfield Patch

Paddle boating to re-open at South Mountain Recreation Complex on May 22
Bloomfield Patch

Other news

Here are the regulations in effect at the Jersey Shore this weekend from

N.J. unemployment rate rises to a record 15.3% in April
Politico New Jersey

Coalition of 19 unions asking Rutgers University to consider furlough instead of layoffs of as many as 1,000 low-wage workers
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Second stage of lifting N.J. COVID-19 restrictions include relaxing rules for retail, museums, libraries, personal care, restaurants
Ridgewood-Glen Rock Patch

N.J. drivers can renew licenses online under certain criteria amid COVID-19
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

N.J. School Board Association releases report on how COVID-19 will change the state’s public schools
Bloomfield Pulse