Home COVID-19 Latest Montclair + Bloomfield COVID-19 Updates As of March 3, 2021

Latest Montclair + Bloomfield COVID-19 Updates As of March 3, 2021

by Gabriela Lachapel O'Brien
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COVID-19, since first arriving in the United States, has taken the lives of over 500,000 Americans — and even more across the world. Locally, in Montclair and the greater Essex County area, there have been so many affected by the global pandemic — and continue to be today. We’ll do our best to provide updates regularly about the status of Coronavirus cases in Montclair, Bloomfield, and New Jersey, updates to self-isolations, testing and vaccine sites, closings, reopenings, etc. in the most succinct manner possible — so definitely bookmark this page. 

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Montclair COVID-19 Updates

Number of Cases

{All data has been pulled from the Montclair Township website}

March 3: 11 new cases

March 2: 14 new cases

March 1: 14 new cases

February 28: 14 new cases

February 27: 3 new cases

February 26: 16 new cases

February 25: 16 new cases

February 24: 7 new cases

February 23: 6 new cases

February 22: 4 new cases

February 21: 11 new cases

February 20: 1 new case

February 19: 8 new cases

February 18: 7 new cases

February 17: 6 new cases

February 16: 9 new cases

February 15: 11 new cases

February 14: 5 new cases

February 13: 4 new cases

February 12: 4 new cases

February 11: 10 new cases

February 10: 10 new cases

February 9: 7 new cases

February 8: 11 new cases

February 7: 12 new cases

February 6: 5 new cases

February 5: 9 new cases

COVID-19 Testing Sites

MedRite at Park Street YMCA {25 Park Street}

Testing is available beginning February 11 through April 30, Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM, and Saturday 10AM – 4PM {for February only} via walk-ins. For more information on testing, please contact MedRite at info@onsitecovid19testing.com.

The latest details on the 2020-2021 year for Montclair Public Schools are available here.

Bloomfield COVID-19 Updates

Number of Cases

{All data is pulled from Bloomfield Pulse}

February 24: 10 new cases

February 23: 21 new cases

February 22: 15 new cases

February 21: 18 new cases

February 19: 19 new cases

February 18: 5 new cases

February 17: 28 new cases

February 16: 14 new cases

February 15: 7 new cases

February 14: 35 new cases

February 13: x new cases

February 12: 21 new cases

February 11: 19 new cases

February 10: 23 new cases

February 9: 15 new cases

February 8: 12 new cases

February 7: 37 new cases

February 5: 30 new cases

COVID-19 Testing Sites

Municipal Building Parking Lot {entrance between 358 + 348 Franklin Street}

The City of Bloomfield is offering COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays between 10:30AM-3:00PM in the Municipal Building Parking lot for all residents. Registration is required via the My Wellness Express Portal

Read the latest newsletter here from the Bloomfield Superintendent of Schools on Reopening Plans.

Essex County Updates

Visit EssexCOVID.org to schedule a test at any of the testing sites in the county. Locations vary weekly in Newark, West Orange, and Cedar Grove.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

The following urgent care facilities and pharmacies are also providing COVID-19 testing. Please visit each to find more about availability, qualifications, and payment. 

AFC Urgent Care – West Orange {West Orange}

AFC Urgent Care – Cedar Grove {Cedar Grove}

Care Station Medical Group {West Orange}

CVS {Nutley, Cedar Grove, Newark, Maplewood, Livingston}

Rite Aid {Newark}

Sameday Health {Montclair}

Sheefa Pharmacy {East Orange}

Summit Medical Group Urgent Care {Livingston}

The Doctor’s Office Urgent Care {West Caldwell}

Walgreens {Belleville, Orange, Newark, Maplewood}

Virti MD {West Orange}

Information on COVID-19 Vaccines

To find out what phase you are in and to be notified when eligible, register here. In Montclair, Bloomfield, and New Jersey, the following groups are currently eligible for vaccines:

  • Healthcare Personnel {Phase 1A}
    Paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials.
  • Long-Term Care Residents and Staff {Phase 1A}
    All residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate-care facilities, including:
  • First Responders {Phase 1B} Sworn law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders,
  • Individuals at High Risk {Phase 1B} Including Individuals aged 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus. These conditions include:
  • Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state {weakened immune system} from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Sites

When eligible, residents can only receive the vaccine at one of the designated locations below based on their town.

  • Kmart – West Orange {235 Prospect Avenue., West Orange} – West Orange, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Montclair, Newark, Nutley, and Verona.
  • Essex County College {303 University Avenue, Newark} and Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology {498-544 West Market Street, Newark} – Newark, East Orange, and Irvington.
  • West Caldwell Tech {620 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell} – West Caldwell, Caldwell, North Caldwell, Bloomfield, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Newark, and Glen Ridge.
  • Livingston Mall – Sears {112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston} – Livingston, Belleville, Millburn, Maplewood, Newark, Orange, and South Orange.

Statewide Restrictions 

As of Friday, February 5th Executive Order No. 219 increased the following indoor capacity limits from 25 percent to 35 percent:

  • Food or beverage establishments, including restaurants, cafeterias, private non-profit clubs, and food courts, with or without a liquor license, and bars;
  • Entertainment and recreational businesses, including casinos and gyms; and
  • Personal care services, including barbershops and nail salons.

The Order will also rescind the previous statewide requirement that food and beverage establishments close their indoor areas to in-person service between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each day. Casinos and any other retail, recreational, or entertainment business open to the public may also resume indoor food and beverage service during those hours.

Municipalities and counties will still be permitted to impose hours of operation restrictions on non-essential businesses between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. each day. This includes restrictions on dining in restaurants, although they cannot restrict takeout or delivery services. Municipalities and counties have been able to impose these hours restrictions since November 12 of last year, when Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 195.

Religious ceremonies or services, political activities, wedding ceremonies, funerals, and memorial services that are currently limited to 25 percent of the room’s capacity up to 150 people will now be limited to 35 percent of the room’s capacity up to 150 people. Performances at entertainment centers, including movie theaters and performing arts centers, and concert venues, will similarly be capped at 35 percent up to a maximum of 150 people. Indoor meetings of addiction groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, will also be limited to 35 percent up to 150 individuals.

Quarantine Guidelines 

According to the CDC, If you are quarantining, the safest option is to stay home for 14 days. If you cannot stay home for 14 days due to economic or other hardship, AND you have no symptoms, there are two options:

  • No test option: Stay home for ten days and If you stay symptom-free, quarantine may end. Monitor symptoms, wear a mask, and social distance through day 14.
  • Test option: Stay home for seven days. Get tested on day five, six, or seven and stay home while awaiting results. If the test is negative and you stay symptom-free, quarantine may end. Monitor symptoms, wear a mask, and social distance through day 14.

Additional NJ COVID-19 Resources

The Information for the next Essex County Food Distribution Event can be found here.

Center for Disease Control – COVID-19 Guide

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

New Jersey Assistance and Benefits 

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