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Bloomfield recreation seeks nominations for annual Bloomfield Service and Outstanding Citizen awards, deadline for submission is Mar. 31
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

COVID hospitalizations in N.J. declined for a fifth consecutive day Sunday with 13% fewer hospitalized since Omicron peak of 6,089 seen on Jan. 11

U.S. residents can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from USPS online, will begin shipping in late January
U.S. Postal Service

N.J. schools are allowed to make their own rules for COVID quarantine, return schedules but state suggests people with symptoms or confirmed positive, should quarantine for at least five days, remain masked for five days after return to school but those in close proximity don’t need to quarantine if fully vaccinated

Local News

COVID: Bloomfield total confirmed cases reach 10,858 with 861 new infections since Jan. 10, total residents lost remain at 136 as of Jan. 18
Essex County

Jan. 19 Bloomfield environmental commission meeting to discuss draft environmental resource index cataloging township’s natural resources
Township of Bloomfield

Brookdale Elementary School 6th grader Samir Rangwalla takes first place in Bloomfield’s Civil Rights Commission MLK essay contest
Bloomfield Public Schools

Demarest Home and School Assocation to host fundraiser at Old Canal Inn in Nutley Jan. 20
Community contribution on Citizens of Bloomfield

Fairview HSA to host fundraiser at Town Pub Jan. 19
Fairview Home and School Association

ICYMI: Facebook group Buy Nothing Bloomfield allows members to offer, ask for free items in Bloomfield
Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair schools to receive part of $5m grant from state to improve security by installing silent panic alarms
TAPinto Bloomfield

East Orange General Hospital renamed CareWell Health Medical Center

Other News

Murphy is first Democrat in 22 years to be inaugurated for second term as N.J. governor, says he will work on addressing affordability, reducing property taxes, and growing innovation economy
NJ Spotlight News

Those not vaccinated against COVID can test for antibodies 3 weeks after a confirmed, suspected COVID infection

Broadway theaters will require everyone age 5+ to be fully vaccinated to attend shows starting Jan. 29