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Aug. 15 Bloomfield Town Council meeting to include discussion of township purchase of former site of Roxy’s Florist, public hearing on upcoming budget
Township of Bloomfield

Bloomfield-area monkeypox vaccination sites accepting appointments in Newark, Paramus, and Totowa as state officials encourage those exposed, at high-risk groups to seek inoculation
State of New Jersey

U.S. says asymptomatic people exposed to COVID should wait 5 days before taking 3 at-home tests over 2 days to verify infection status amid concern over false negatives
The Associated Press

COVID: CDC relaxes guidelines, says asymptomatic people no longer need to quarantine after close contact with infected as 95% of U.S. residents age 16+ have some level of immunity from vaccination or infection
The Associated Press

Local News

Bloomfield recreation is hiring a cross country track coach for its first season with a co-ed team for children in grades 5-8 with applications accepted by email
Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs

Zi Zia Pizzeria is hiring delivery drivers with applications accepted at the restaurant
Zi Zia Pizzeria and Trattoria

Six Points Pub in Bloomfield is hosting a supply drive for Jersey Cares, a Livingston-based non-profit, until Aug. 23 with donations of new and unopened supplies accepted during business hours
Six Points Pub

Aug. 16 Bloomfield Historic Preservation Commission meeting to discuss approval of replacement slabs, lighting fixtures, front stairs, addition of children’s playground and fence in Historic District
Township of Bloomfield

Registration is open for Bloomfield Baseball Association’s 2022 wood bat fall season running weeknights 13u-17u teams with registration closing Aug. 25
Bloomfield Baseball Association

East Side Mags in Montclair is hosting “Back to the Future” actors Claudia Wells, Donald Fullilove, and Harry Wates Jr. for a signing and Q&A at The Claridge on Aug. 20 with registration available online
East Side Mags

Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair is in need of donations of new underwear which will be given out at a distribution event later this fall
Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair

Essex County’s confirmed monkeypox cases at 50 as of Aug. 12, 293 statewide with close physical contact main driver of spread and residents advised to wash hands, avoid high-touch public spaces and those exhibiting symptoms including pimples, sores, rashes, fever, headaches, aches and exhaustion
TAPinto Nutley

Other News

Monkeypox is most often transmitted through sex and rarely through extended physical contact with LGBTQ community facing disproportionate infection rates in current outbreak

NYC-area residents not vaccinated against polio should seek vaccination as evidence of community spread identified in city’s wastewater