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Confirmed cases

Infections

Bloomfield: 1,046 (+%)
Essex County: 17,255 (+%)
New Jersey: 155,764 (+%)

Deaths

Bloomfield: 61 (+%)
Essex County: 1,605 (+1%)
New Jersey: 11,191 (+%)

As of 5/27/20 at 10:47 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/25 to 5/26. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.


Top news

Mayor Michael Venezia and Congressman Donald Payne Jr. to host virtual townhall on May 28 at 6 PM
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield to launch mobile COVID-19 testing site for residents in June
Township of Bloomfield

N.J. sees childhood vaccinations drop by half since March as officials urge doctors to offer mobile immunization clinics, curbside vaccinations
NJ Spotlight


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Local news

Bloomfield holds televised Memorial Day ceremony closed to the public amid COVID-19
WBMA-TV

Lovlee Art Studios launches 3-week virtual science summer camp
Lovlee Art Studios

Montclair landlord association, opposing rent control, seeks to bring the issue to voters this November via referendum
Montclair Patch

Turtle Back Zoo amphitheater project in West Orange on hold amid COVID-19
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Rutgers University’s Virtual Commencement, explained
TAPinto Newark

Rutgers University to waive requirement for SAT, ACT test scores in 2021
New Brunswick Patch

Coalition of 20 unions at Rutgers University present “people-centered” response to COVID-19 budget shortfall
NJ Spotlight


Other news

2,400 likely COVID-19 deaths in N.J. uncounted in official tally
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Governor Phil Murphy says ban on indoor gatherings of 10 more people still in effect, continues to apply to churches, places of worship
NJ.com

N.J. allows professional sports team to begin practicing again
TAPinto Newark

People of Asian decent face increased discrimination during pandemic
Gothamist

NOAA predicts above-normal Atlantic hurricane season beginning in June
WHYY