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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 1,041 (+<1%)
Essex County: 17,202 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 155,092 (1%)


Bloomfield: 61 (+0%)
Essex County: 1,595 (+0%)
New Jersey: 11,144 (+<1%)

As of 5/26/20 at 10:50 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/24 to 5/25. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Bloomfield Civil Rights Commission to hold virtual voter information session May 27 at 7 PM to answer questions about voting amid COVID-19
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Essex County emergency food distribution on May 28 at 10 AM in Montclair
County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr.

Toni’s Kitchen in need of rice, peanut butter, tuna, and pasta
Toni’s Kitchen

N.J. high schools can have in-person graduations beginning July 6

N.J. allows outdoor gatherings of 25 or less with COVID-19 precautions, re-opens campgrounds
Point Pleasant Patch

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Local news

Bloomfield Education Association provides groceries to Third Ward residents through town’s pop-up food pantry
Bloomfield Education Association

Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair serving 379 new households since March amid increased need from COVID-19
Human Needs Food Pantry

Newark residents seek collaboration to establish a new community garden in city’s North Ward
TAPinto Newark

Newark’s red, yellow, and green signs indicating COVID-19 risk, explained
TAPinto Newark

Other news

N.J. seek input from business, nonprofit managers on COVID-19 re-opening plans
State of New Jersey

Community sustained agriculture programs seeing membership grow after run on grocery stores early in the pandemic
NJ Flavor

Jersey Shore businesses reporting up to 75% less Memorial Day activity amid COVID-19
Asbury Park Press

N.J. developing contact tracer training, plans to use new digital platform to track and deter spread of COVID-19