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Posted on: March 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Bloomfield Cancels All Senior Activities as Precaution to Prevent Exposure of Vulnerable Populations


Bloomfield Cancels All Senior Activities as Precaution to Prevent Exposure of Vulnerable Populations to Possible Contaminants 

Core essential transportation services including the Dial A Ride service and Senior Citizen Bus Service will still run on a regular schedule. 

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield has cancelled all senior programs as a precaution in order to prevent exposure of vulnerable populations to possible contaminants. There are not currently any confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Essex County but the township is taking a proactive approach to protect residents.

“Our most important job is keeping residents safe,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “Though there are currently no cases of the Coronavirus in Essex County, we believe it is important to take every precaution necessary to make sure that nobody in Bloomfield is exposed to possibly harmful contaminants. We will continue to monitor what is going on and will update residents should there be any additional changes or information. In the meantime, everyone should regularly wash their hands and visit a doctor if they feel ill.”

Township officials are working closely with the health department, county, and state as well as the schools to monitor the situation. Additional information will be provided as needed.

The Township is asking residents to take the following precautions at this time:

  • Wash your hands as often as possible with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching your eyes, ears and mouth
  • Disinfect surfaces that you frequently are in contact with
  • Do not leave your home when you are sick, except to get medical care

Township officials are also urging any residents with questions to call the State’s Coronavirus hotline or visit its dedicated website:

The following senior citizen activities that have been canceled until further notice: 

Senior Exercise, Qi Gong, Senior Stretch & Balance, Zumba Gold. Senior Citizen, Monthly Club Meetings, the Senior Citizen St Patrick’s Day Event on March 20, Non-Fiction Book Club, Cookbook Club, Monday Book Club, Romance Book Club Monday and Wednesday Movies, Bridge Club and the John and Abigail Adams program on March 28.

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