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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 1,043 (+0%)
Essex County: 17,338 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 156,628 (+1%)


Bloomfield: 62 (+2%)
Essex County: 1,624 (+1%)
New Jersey: 11,339 (+1%)

As of 5/28/20 at 10:37 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 5/26 to 5/27. Bloomfield case count has been adjusted downward by 3 on 5/27 due to new, more accurate county reporting. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Bloomfield estimated water bill due to COVID-19, those with unusually high bills should call to confirm they’re not in error
Township of Bloomfield

For July 7 primary, mail-in-ballots will be sent to registered voters, applications to those who aren’t registered; in-person voting will be available at Civic Center, Brookdale and Carteret schools
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield flushing fire hydrants after 10 PM on May 28 on Belleville Ave, Woodland Road, Rowe and Smith Street, residents may see discoloration in water
Bloomfield Pulse

N.J. testing between 20k-30k people daily in key element of state’s re-opening plan
Politico New Jersey

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Local news

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts in Bloomfield hosting virtual performing arts camp this summer
New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

Anthony’s Cheesecake restaurant now open for lunch Thursday through Saturday
Anthony’s Cheesecake

65% of Bloomfield households have responded to the census, deadline is extended to October 31 due to COVID-19
Bloomfield Patch

Montclair’s July 4th parade cancelled for the first time in 100 years amid pandemic

Other news

N.J. working on rules for re-opening summer camps, youth sports, and daycare centers amid COVID-19
Morristown Patch

Some federal stimulus payments arriving at prepaid debit cards

Rules for in-person graduation ceremonies amid COVID-19, explained
Toms River Patch

NJ Transit, Amtrak recieve $91.5m to help replace 110-year old North Portal Bridge over Hackensack River

NJ Turnpike, Parkway tolls increased by as much as 36%, additional revenue will support imporvements like bridge replacements, road widening
Montclair Patch