• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY—
18 more positive cases than Friday, August 7th, and a total of 456 since the start date of June 30th.
No new deaths since Friday, August 7th and a total of 28 since start date of June 30th.
A total of 185,031 positive cases, which is 970 more than Friday, August 7th.
A total 14,025 deaths, which is 18 more than Friday, August 7th.
We have to continue to wear our masks when out in public, continuously wash our hands and keep practicing social distancing (which is maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
And we have to do this as our new normal. Not just when someone is watching, or just because it’s an ordinance or requirement. But because it will save lives.
• SIT STILL SUNDAYS
This past Sunday was our first Sit Still Sunday and we will continue with it next Sunday as well.
It’s a time when everything in Newark closes at 8PM, with the exception of supermarkets, pharmacies and gas stations.
This allows us to quiet down activity and hopefully quell the rise of COVID throughout neighborhoods.
The goal is to see our numbers drop after these two Sit Still Sundays pass.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS LOCATIONS
Today, we are in the North Ward at:
Elliott Street Elementary School
(721 Summer Ave)
Wednesday, August 12th – South Ward
Zion Hill Baptist Church - parking lot
(152 Osborne Terrace)
Friday, August 14th – East Ward
Oliver Street School
(East Kinney St. & McWhorter St.)
As of today, we are 46% counted.
The U.S. Census Bureau is out going door to door – and the Mayor, along with the Municipal Council, are starting up the CENSUS TRAIN. This Saturday, August 15th, they will make stops at the following locations – delivering food and working with residents to fill out their Census forms:
o Reservoir Site Townhomes
185 14th Avenue
o Grace West Manor
301 Irvine Turner Blvd
o Villa Victoria
133 7th Avenue
Or you can still fill out your Census on your own—
Online at www.2020CENSUS.GOV or by calling 844-330-2020.
• COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
Saturday, August 15th – Central Ward Community Clean Up.
Locations for supplies and the dumpsters will be shared soon.
Next Saturday, August 22nd – North Ward Community Clean Up.
• REMINDER: HOLD THE LINE
The 2nd episode of Hold the Line will air this Wednesday at 7PM on Facebook and Instagram.
A conversation+hard hitting questions for the Mayor on a number of topics.
• Closing and blessings