• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY—
6 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 462 since the start date of June 30th.
1 new death since yesterday, and a total of 29 since start date of June 30th.
A total of 185,475 positive cases, which is 444 more than yesterday.
A total 14,037 deaths, which is 12 more than yesterday.
• INTERESTING DATA TO SHARE ABOUT THE RATES OF DEATH AMONG PEOPLE THAT HAVE CONTRACTED COVID-19
o The percentage of people that have died among the confirmed cases (as of Aug. 10, 2020):
7.6% (14,025 deaths/185,031 confirmed cases)
7.9% (658 deaths/8,295 confirmed cases)
o The percentage of people that have died among the residential population (as of Aug. 10, 2020):
0.16% (14,025 deaths/8.9 million estimated residents)
0.23% (658 deaths/285,000 estimated residents)
• GET TESTED, WEAR YOUR MASK, PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS, AND ANSWER YOUR PHONE IN CASE YOU NEED TO BE CONTACTED
Get tested and work with the contact tracers if they call you.
If you test positive, you should also reach out to people you have been around so that they can get tested and not get others sick.
Wear your mask. Make sure others wear a mask. It helps slow the spread.
Practice social distancing as much as you possibly can.
Wash your hands incessantly.
Answer your phones – may be a contact tracer calling you (or it could even be someone calling you about the Census – both very important for our community).
• 14 DAY QUARANTINE STATES (as of August 4th)
o There’s been an update to the travel advisory list. So if you have traveled to or plan to travel to any of the following states, then you need to quarantine for 14 days when you return back to Newark.
Hawaii (added 8/11/20)
South Dakota (added 8/11/20)
Virgin Islands (added 8/11/20)
Note: Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio, and Rhode Island were removed 8/11/20. Delaware and the District of Columbia were removed on 8/4/20.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS LOCATIONS
Tomorrow, 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.)
Also on Friday, August 14th AND
Saturday, August 15th
Brought to you by the State of New Jersey – and in partnership with us, we’ll be at:
Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
237 Seymour Avenue
*for the Mt. Calvary testing site, pre-registration is requested, but not required*
• ADDITIONAL POP-UP SITES THAT ARE PART OF OUR ADOPT A BLOCK INITIATIVE (10AM-4PM)
You can come out and get tested, complete the Census, and meet police officers and fire fighters.
Tomorrow, August 12th
West End Avenue (between So. Orange Ave and Laurel Place)
Thursday, August 13th
6th Avenue (between Roseville Ave and No 6th St)
Friday, August 14th
So 9th Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues)
Monday, August 17th
Summer Avenue (between Elwood Avenue and Heller Parkway)
Tuesday, August 18th
Orchard Street (between Tichenor and Pennington Streets)
Wednesday, August 19th
15th Avenue & So 18th Street
Thursday, August 20th
Chadwick Avenue (between West Bigelow Street and Clinton Ave)
Friday, August 21st
Smith Street (between So Orange Ave and Rockland Terrace)
Monday, August 24th
North 5th Street (between Central Ave and Dickerson Street)
In case you weren’t able to tune in yesterday, we are starting up the CENSUS TRAIN this weekend where the Mayor and the Municipal Council will be going around to encourage residents to fill out their Census forms—and food will be delivered, too.
• This Saturday, August 15th:
o 1st stop:
Reservoir Site Townhomes, 185 14th Avenue
o Next stop:
Grace West Manor, 301 Irvine Turner Blvd
o Last stop:
Villa Victoria Townhouses, 133 7th Avenue
Or if you won’t be around or don’t live in those areas, you can complete the Census online at www.2020CENSUS.GOV or by calling 844-330-2020
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Our food relief program continues.
To date, we have delivered more than 1 million meals and Newark Public Schools has delivered close to 1 million.
If you or someone you know needs food, please leave your information in the comments. The next food delivery will be tomorrow.
• SUMMER FUN MOVIE NIGHTS
Our Summer Fun Movie Nights continue--
o Tonight’s movie is CROOKLYN, shown in Military Park at 7PM
o Tomorrow, August 12th movie is HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON,
shown at Georgia King Village at 7PM
It’s FREE, social distancing guidelines will be followed, and you must wear your masks.
Bring your chairs and blankets.
• VIRTUAL JOB FAIR
This Thursday, from 10AM-12PM
Graduating high school seniors, college graduates, and unemployed workers are all welcome
Please check our website and social media for the flyer with the details
• COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
This Saturday, August 15th – Central Ward
• You can pick up supplies at:
Congregational Baptist Church Parking Lot- 399-411 Bergen Street
• Dumpster locations will be shared tomorrow
Next Saturday, August 22nd –
North Ward Community Clean Up
• Closing and blessings