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Confirmed cases


Bloomfield: 1,059 (+<1%)
Essex County: 17,912 (+1%)
New Jersey: 162,530 (+<1%)


Bloomfield: 63 (+0%)
Essex County: 1,694 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 11,970 (+1%)

As of 6/5/20 at 10:08 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 6/3 to 6/4. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.

Top news

Bloomfield completes first day of free COVID-19 testing, future testing locations include Vasser Park, Watsessing School, municipal building
Bloomfield Patch

Bloomfield school community plans march from high school to police department in memory of George Floyd on June 5 at 6 PM
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair library publishes list of books on anti-racism for children, teens, adults amid nationwide protests against police brutality, institutional racism

N.J small business emergency grant assistant program to re-open applications on June 9 at 9 AM for grants up to $10k
Congressman Donald Payne Jr.

N.J. issues new rules for re-opening retail, includes reduced capacity, mask requirement

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Local news

Temple of Radiant Light church in Bloomfield to host food distribution event June 6 at 10 AM at 430 Franklin St
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield School District seeks feedback in final survey of the school year
Bloomfield School District

Memorial march planned in Bloomfield for George Floyd on June 6 at 2 PM
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield teachers’ union releases statement committing to anti-racism amid nationwide protests against racist policing
Bloomfield Education Association

Bloomfield’s Boy Scout Troop 22 to hold used clothing drive June 20
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair Citizens for Equality and Fair Policing plans march to remember George Floyd in Montclair on June 6 at 11 AM

Montclair High School students plans walk for Black lives June 7 at 2 PM, list 5 demands for addressing institutional racism

Newark to seek $5m from donors for pilot guaranteed income program
TAPinto Newark

DeCamp bus company seeks rider input on when to begin NYC service again after suspension due to COVID-19
DeCamp Bus Lines

400 free COVID-19 tests available for Belleville residents beginning June 8
Belleville-Nutley Patch

Other news

N.J. education department seeks input from parents, caregivers on school re-opening later this year
New Jersey Department of Education

N.J. re-opening rules for bars and restaurants include outdoor service only, 6 ft distancing between parties
Mendham-Chester Patch

N.J. assembly votes to borrow $5b to help cover projected losses due to COVID-19
NJ Spotlight

Nearly 27k N.J. residents filed for unemployment in the last week of May, bringing state’s total to 1.2m jobless, unemployment rate to 15%
Politico New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy extends public health emergency through early July as new COVID-19 in the hundreds

Seventh night of protest in NYC against police brutality culminates in violent NYPD crackdown