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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 1,051 (+<1%)
Essex County: 17,752 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 161,545 (+<1%)


Bloomfield: 62 (+0%)
Essex County: 1,672 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 11,770 (+<1%)

As of 6/3/20 at 12:19 PM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 6/1 to 6/2. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Newark mayor urges anyone who attended George Floyd protests to get tested for COVID-19

Montclair’s NAACP Youth Council boycott community meeting with police, citing history of racism in policing

N.J. to track police use of force, license officers, and enact other reforms amid state and nationwide unrest over police brutality

Governor Phil Murphy says N.J. ready for second stage of relaxing COVID-19 restrictions beginning June 15
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Local news

Arlene’s Bridal and Starlight Tuxedo in Bloomfield plans to re-open for appointment only customers on June 15
Arlen\ne’s Bridal Salon

Bloomfield’s Save & Rave Consignment Shop plans to re-open June 19
Save & Rave Consignment Shop

Bloomfield health department explains COVID-19 contact tracing process: 15-minute phone call, confidential conversation, citizenship not discussed
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Center’s Cruise Night car show postponed due to COVID-19
Bloomfield Cruisers

Proceeds from sale of lawn signs thanking essential workers used to purchase gift cards for food insecure Bloomfield residents
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield Animal Shelter holding annual wildlife supply drive
Bloomfield Animal Shelter

Family Service League social services nonprofit to relocate to Bloomfield from Montclair to expand services
TAPinto Bloomfield

Clara Maass Medical Center raises rainbow flag to mark start of Pride Month
Clara Maass Medical Center

Families from Newark’s North Ward eligible for food aid from Salvation Army Newark
Anibal Ramos Jr. Civic Association

Newark re-opening plan began June 4, includes moving curfew to 9:30 PM and allowing cookouts of up to 15 people
Newark Patch

Congressional candidate for 8th District, Hector Oseguera, attended Newark’s George Floyd protests, seeks to unseat Democratic incumbent Albio Sires
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Police investigating “suspicious” gunshot deaths of West Orange residents Sushmiba Bardhan and daughter
West Orange Patch

Other news

N.J. officials warn COVID-19 related illness in children, teenagers resembles toxic shock syndrome, symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, seizures
Mendham-Chester Patch

500 people marched through downtown Paterson to protest the police killing of George Floyd

NYC expands free COVID-19 testing to all residents, was previously reserved for those with symptoms or likely exposure, essential workers