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Coronavirus Information

While there are no reported cases of the coronavirus in the City of Newark, Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Health Department and Wellness Director Dr. Mark Wade are urging residents with questions about the virus to call the State of New Jersey’s hotline at 1 (800) 222-1222.

The hotline is home of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, and is staffed 24 hours a day by state health workers. The state website is

In response to several flights from China being routed to Newark’s Liberty International Airport, Gov. Phil Murphy created a Coronavirus Task Force to coordinate all local efforts to appropriately prepare for and respond to the virus.

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