BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- As we are closing in on two weeks into Governor Murphy's stay-at-home order, New Jersey has seen the total number of positive cases just to 25,590, second in the nation behind New York.  That represents an overnight increase of 3,489. Bloomfield is seeing the number of cases in town increase as well as the total cases has increased from 138 to 153 from yesterday.  There have been five reported deaths in Bloomfield.

Reportedly 9 members of the Bloomfield Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19.  In addition, 4 Bloomfield dispatchers have also tested positive. 

According to the township, any residents that are late paying the May tax bill will not be charged a late fee or be charged interest.

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The Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Park Maintenance will begin street sweeping the majority of posted streets between April 6-9. The township is asking residents capable of moving their cars from posted areas to please do so as to not deter the sweeping effort. 

With the prevalence of latex or rubber gloves and disposable masks, the township is asking that residents dispose of these items in proper garbage cans and not to leave them on the streets.

Please make sure to fill out your 2020 Census forms.  It's extremely important to make sure that you are counted as it has significant funding implications for the future. The NJ Response Rate is 36.5%. Bloomfield's Response Rate is 37.9%.  While it's fantastic that Bloomfield is ahead of the state average there is plenty of room for improvement.

The following is the most recent case numbers in Essex County:

Municipality

4/1/2020

5pm

4/2/2020

9am

Deaths

Belleville

150

165

2

Bloomfield

138

153

5

Caldwell

21

23

1

Cedar Grove

30

42

0

East Orange

258

279

3

Essex Fells

8

8

0

Fairfield

21

23

0

Glen Ridge

14

13

0

Irvington

210

226

2

Livingston

112

119

8

Maplewood

56

59

1

Millburn

52

49

0

Montclair

101

109

12

Newark

744

795

21

North Caldwell

8

11

0

Nutley

113

120

6

Orange

121

137

1

Roseland

20

20

1

South Orange

25

26

0

Verona

25

33

0

West Caldwell

30

29

1

West Orange

156

168

1

Total

2413

2607

65

Negative Tests

1906

1927

 

 

 

 

 

Statewide Positive

22255

 

 

 

Statewide Deaths

 

 

355