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Confirmed cases

Infections

Bloomfield: 1,062 (+<1%)
Essex County: 18,117 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 164,497 (+<1%)

Deaths

Bloomfield: 63 (+2%)
Essex County: 1,710 (+<1%)
New Jersey: 12,214 (+<1%)

As of 6/9/20 at 11:16 AM EST. Percentage indicates day-to-day change from 6/7 6/8. Sources: State of New Jersey and Essex County.


Top news

Town council meeting included resolutions on social justice, Pride Month, gun safety, postponement of July 4th fireworks to September, plans for train station improvements
Township of Bloomfield

Essex County clerk releases information on July 7 primary election, voting amid COVID-19
Bloomfield Pulse

Newark mayor proposes declaring white supremacist groups terrorists, establishing zero-tolerance policy for racism by city employees amid nationwide anti-racist protests
TAPinto Newark

Governor Phil Murphy says municipal and private swimming pools can re-open June 22, additional guidance to come
Wayne Patch

N.J. lists expiration dates of certain COVID-19 restrictions as state prepares to enter second stage of re-opening
State of New Jersey


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Local news

“Celebrate Bloomfield High School Seniors” Facebook page lets community members sponsor a graduating student
TAPinto Bloomfield

Bloomfield ShopRite now accepts SNAP and EBT for online orders
ShopRite

Bloomfield purchases thermal camera to measure temperature of employees, visitors to municpal building as precaution amid pandemic
Township of Bloomfield

Face masks, temperature checks, and social distancing will be required in Newark schools this fall
Chalkbeat Newark

Newark protests continue on “Justice Mondays,” call on local U.S attorney general to investigate killing of Black residents by police across the state
TAPinto Newark

Rutgers University makes deal with coalition of labor unions to save 450 jobs amid COVID-19 budget shortfalls
TAPinto New Brunswick


Other news

90k N.J. students don’t have internet access or devices needed to participate in virtual schooling amid pandemic
NJ.com

N.J. attorney general warns against contact tracing scams, false claims about antibody tests
Long Valley Patch

N.J. summer camps will be required to use masks, limit contact sports, stagger meal and pickup, drop-off times, among other precautions amid pandemic
NJ.com

NJ Transit plans increase in bus and rail service as COVID-19 restrictions lift, more commuters expected
NJ.com

Governor Phil Murphy joins Hillside, Westfield protests in memory of George Floyd, against police brutality
NJ.com

NYPD accused of deliberately targeting legal observers in violent mass arrest in Bronx last week amid protests against police brutality
Gothamist

NYC re-opening plan begins June 8, first stage eases restrictions on retail, construction, agriculture, wholesale businesses
Gothamist

N.Y. state legislature passes racial, ethnic data collection requirement, ban on chokeholds and race-based profiling amid nationwide protests against police brutality
WNYC