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Bloomfield schools to continue voluntary remote learning option through Jan. 28 amid COVID surge
Bloomfield School District

Essex County’s no-appointment COVID testing, vaccine sites in Newark, West Orange, and Livingston announce 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday hours for adults, 3 pm to 7 pm hours for children Monday to Friday and all day Saturday
Bloomfield Pulse

New COVID cases in N.J. drops below 20k for the first time in two weeks in sign of slowing surge but hospitalizations continue to rise with sustained 8k peak expected in late January, matching peak of first wave in April 2020

CDC recommends that Pfizer COVID vaccine recipients get booster after five months instead of six, immunocompromised children 5-11 can get third jab 28 days after second dose
New Jersey Department of Health

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Bloomfield library romance book club to meet Jan. 26, current selection “The Dating Plan” available at the circulation desk
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield MLK Day of Service committee to distribute 200 prepared meals Jan. 15 at Carteret Elementary School
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Committee

Bloomfield High School junior Shayne Hinton named Super Essex Conference basketball player of the week
Bloomfield School District

Bloomfield High School Girls Winter Track Team place first in the 4X400 and second place in 4X800 at nine county track meet
Community contribution from Bloomfield Pulse

New Bloomfield Girl Scout Troop 20375 hosting cookie sale to benefit spring camping trip
Community contribution Citizens of Bloomfield

Express Employment Professionals in Bloomfield seeks to fill warehouse positions for a local food distribution company
Community contribution on Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair library announces early 2022 schedule for their free author conversation series beginning Jan. 13, topics include racial equity, media literacy, politics, fiction
Montclair Public Library

Voting rights march, rally to be held Jan. 15 in Newark
People’s Organization for Progress

Newark reinstates Education Oversight Committee to engage residents and officials on issues impacting the city’s schools
TAPinto Newark

Other News

Children diagnosed with COVID are unlikely to need hospitalization but should see a doctor as up to 15% will experience long term symptoms a month or more after infection including inability to concentrate

N.J. law says pets must be indoors or have elevated, insulated, and heated structure when temperatures are below 34 degrees
TAPinto Nutley

Income limits increased to $38k for people age 65+, $45k for couples who seek prescription drug, hearing aid, utility assistance from N.J.
NJ Department of Human Services

Restaurants who use UberEats and have been impacted by COVID, natural disasters may be eligible for a $10k grant, application opens Jan. 17

A quarter of COVID infections in N.J. prisons have happened since Dec. 1 despite attempts at mitigation as just a third of state’s prison staff vaccinated, spurring staffing shortages
New Jersey Monitor