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1 in 2 Bloomfield children between ages 5-11 have not received any vaccinations against COVID as of Aug. 10
State of New Jersey

COVID vaccines are available for children as young as 6 months, initial boosters for those as young as 5 as Bloomfield schools enter third pandemic year
State of New Jersey

ICYMI: N.J. residents can purchase school supplies tax free from Aug. 27 to Sep. 5 including writing utensils, notebooks, art supplies, reference books, computers, and sports equipment
TAPinto Bloomfield

Latest CDC guidance says people exposed to COVID should wear mask for 10 days in public instead of quarantining, those testing positive should remain home for at least 5 days before ending isolation if asymptomatic
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Local News

Aug. 17 Bloomfield Environmental Commission meeting to guest visit from township forester, discussion of spotted lanternfly and empty lots on Lawrence St.
Township of Bloomfield

Friends of Watsessing Park is seeking volunteers to run a table at Northeast Earth Coalition’s Monarch Butterfly Migration event on Aug. 20 at Crane Park in Montclair
Friends of Watsessing Park

Bloomfield’s Town Pub is seeking artist submissions for a fall 2022 art show on Sep. 24 with submissions accepted by email until Aug. 31
Community contribution from Bloomfield Pulse

Montclair issues alert of a racoon found on Christopher St. with rabies with area residents advised to call local animal control if they notice pets or wild animals with visibly excessive wobbling, inability to climb, partial paralysis
Montclair Patch

Bloomfield library’s next Monday Night Book Club’s next meeting is Sept. 12 with current selection “The Henna Artist” available at the adult circulation desk
Bloomfield Public Library

Bloomfield Fire Department accepting firefighter applications until Aug. 31 with applicants required to meet N.J. civil service requirements, take required service tests
Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Other News

NYC is identifying likely undercount of 60-70 new monkeypox cases daily as of Aug. 16 with nearly 2,500 confirmed, primarily among LGTBQ+ community

Gov. Murphy signs bill launching 3-year, $45M school bus electrification grant program where half of funds must go to low-income, urban, or environmentally exploited communities in push to reduce fossil fuel use
TAPinto Nutley