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Bloomfield schools offers voluntary remote instruction through Jan. 14, joining East Orange, Newark, Belleville as COVID infections drive in-person interruptions

N.J. officials expect COVID hospitalizations to peak around 8k in late January, stay elevated with 20k daily new infections expected through the month as more than 6k hospitalized as of Jan. 10

Murphy says mask mandates in N.J. schools and daycares will continue as COVID hospitalizations reach levels not seen since April 2020

More people age 17 and under are infected with COVID in N.J. than at anytime during the pandemic as 82 currently hospitalized, 10 now dead

Local News

Christmas trees will be collected in Bloomfield on regular recycling days for biodegradable recycling now through Feb. 1, pick-up by trash collectors after
Bloomfield Pulse

Bloomfield to hold public hearing for plan to spend $1m community development block grant plan on Jan. 12, proposals from service providers due Jan. 14
Bloomfield Information Project

COVID: Bloomfield total confirmed cases reach 9,997 with 1,806 new infections since Dec. 31 as 3 additional deaths bringing total residents lost to 131 as of Jan. 10
Essex County

Bloomfield Civic Center to host COVID vaccine at the Civic Center Jan. 13, call Bloomfield health department to register
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield library hosts violinist David Podles in a virtual concert on Jan. 11
Bloomfield Public Library

Jan. 12 ward commission meet will discuss adjusting ward boundaries of East Orange, Bloomfield, Montclair, Belleville, Newark
Bloomfield Information Project

SODEXO to host job fair for food service positions Jan. 12 at East Orange Board of Education
East Orange City Hall

Glen Ridge Congregational Church collecting care kits for Mountainside Medical Center first responders
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Other News

Two cold fronts expected Monday night into Tuesday will bring below freezing temperatures to much of N.J.
Asbury Park Press

Murphy asked the federal government for staff to support N.J. hospitals, long-term care facilities as some facilities report as many as 30% of staff out with COVID
New Jersey Monitor

150 members of the N.J. National Guard deployed Monday to state’s nursing homes, long-term care facilities 3 in 4 have COVID outbreaks

Rutgers, NJIT, Caldwell University, among 9 N.J. colleges mandating COVID vaccine boosters for students, staff during the spring 2022 semester
Daily Record

Murphy to give State of the State address Jan. 11 live on Facebook, plans to discuss pandemic and economy
TAPinto Elizabeth