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Bloomfield Declares State of Emergency in Response to Covid-19/Coronavirus
The state of emergency order authorizes all township departments to take appropriate action to assist in containing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the COVID-19 outbreak.
BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Mayor Michael Venezia has issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Bloomfield. The order authorizes all township departments to take appropriate action to assist in containing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from this COVID-19 outbreak.
“Since the beginning of this crisis we have taken proactive steps in order to stay ahead of it and keep Bloomfield residents safe,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “We have been in regular contact with state and county health officials to identify the best ways to prevent the spread of this virus. It is clear from listening to public health officials that we cannot hope to flatten the curve without taking aggressive action and that is why I have signed this order today.”
Seniors and Residents with Underlying Health Conditions
Emergency Goods and Services
Township officials are continuing to ask residents to practice social distancing, avoiding large gatherings of people. It is also recommended that you stay at least six feet away from others to avoid the possible spread of the virus.
This emergency proclamation will take effect immediately and will remain in effect until it is determined that an emergency no longer exists. The Executive Order may be supplemented or amended as the COVID-19 health emergency continues to change.
A copy of this Executive Order will be immediately sent to the Town Council and will be available on the Bloomfield website at bloomfieldtwpnj.com.
If you have any questions, the State Health Department has set up a 24-hour hotline to contact at 1.800.222.1222.