• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY—
12 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 640 since the start date of June 30th.
No new deaths since yesterday, and a total of 31 since start date of June 30th.
A total of 188,427 positive cases, which is 329 more than yesterday.
A total 14,097 deaths, which is 11 more than yesterday.
Thank you to everyone for calling the hotline, 973-969-1122.
Please continue to call to report large crowds, gatherings with people not wearing masks, or large groups not practicing social distancing in Newark.
Remember, this is for large gatherings in Newark only.
• 14 DAY QUARANTINE STATES (as of August 18th)
o There is an update to the travel advisory list. If you have traveled to or plan to travel to any of the following states, you must quarantine for 14 days when you return to New Jersey and Newark.
Alabama (added 6/24/20)
Alaska (re-added 8/18/20)
Arkansas Arizona (added 6/24/20)
California (added 6/30/20)
Delaware (re-added 8/18/20)
Florida (added 6/24/20)
Georgia (added 6/30/20)
Hawaii (added 8/11/20)
Idaho (added 6/30/20)
Iowa (added 6/30/20)
Illinois (added 7/28/20)
Indiana (added 7/21/20)
Kansas (added 7/7/20)
Kentucky (added 7/28/20)
Louisiana (added 6/30/20)
Maryland (added 7/21/20)
Minnesota (re-added 7/28/20)
Mississippi (added 6/30/20)
Missouri (added 7/21/20)
Montana (added 7/21/20)
Nebraska (added 7/21/20)
Nevada (added 6/30/20)
North Carolina (added 6/24/20)
North Dakota (added 7/21/20)
Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)
Puerto Rico (added 7/28/20)
South Carolina (added 6/24/20)
South Dakota (added 8/11/20)
Tennessee (added 6/30/20)
Texas (added 6/24/20)
Utah (added 6/24/20)
Virginia (added 7/21/20)
Virgin Islands (added 8/11/20)
Wisconsin (added 7/14/20)
• AIRPORT ARRIVALS
Port Authority is willing to supply a questionnaire for people arriving at Newark airport but needs direction from the State. So we still need your help calling the Governor’s office.
Continue to #MaskUpNewark and wear your masks the proper way – over your mouth and nose.
If you wear a cloth mask, remember to keep them clean. Don’t wear repeatedly without washing them.
Wear your mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, do everything in your power to keep yourself and others safe – and encourage everyone to do the same.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS LOCATIONS (3:30-8PM):
Wednesday, August 19th:
14th Ave. School (S. 8th St. Side)
Friday, August 21st
Jackson Park (NOTE: Gillette Pl. street closure between Sherman Ave. & Pennsylvania Ave.)
• ADOPT A BLOCK POP-UP SITES (10AM-4PM)
Thusday, August 20th
Chadwick Avenue (btwn West Bigelow Street and Clinton Ave)
Friday, August 21st
Smith Street (btwn So Orange Ave and Rockland Terrace)
• CENSUS TRAIN
The CENSUS TRAIN is coming around this Saturday.
We’ll help you fill out the Census, and meals will be distributed, too.
• 1st Stop:
(100 Ludlow St)
• 2nd Stop:
Stephen Crane Village
(25 N. Hawthorne Lane)
• Last Stop:
Wynona Lipman Gardens
(200 Cathedral Court)
You can also complete the Census on your own online at www.2020CENSUS.GOV or on the phone.
477-2020 for Haitian Creole
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out to JFK to help with our food relief program.
The next food delivery will be next Wednesday.
If you are interested in volunteering by packing meals or delivering them from 8:30AM to 11:30AM, please call: 973-733-3274 or 973-344-3942
If you or someone needs food, please leave your information in the comments or send us a message.
• SUMMER FUN MOVIE NIGHTS
The Wednesday movie is HARRIET, shown at Clinton Ave Sound Stage at 7PM
• COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
Saturday, August 22nd – North Ward
• You can pick up supplies from 8:30AM-4PM
Vince Lombardi Center
201 Bloomfield Avenue
• Dumpster locations
1. Montclair Ave & Broadway
2. Delavan Ave & Broadway
3. Clifton Ave & Bloomfield Ave
4. N. 8th St & Berkeley Ave
5. 1st Ave & N. 11th St
6. Verona Ave & Woodside Ave
7. N. 5th St & 2nd Ave W
8. Delavan St & Oraton St
• REMINDER: VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING: HOW TO BUY CITY-OWNED PROPERTY
This Thursday, August 20th at 7PM (Facebook Live)
Learn how to buy property and learn about the properties for sale at the upcoming auction
• REMINDER: AUCTION OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY
Our Open Online Auction will be held on Thursday, August 27th at 10AM
To take part in the auction, visit the following website: NEWARKNJ.REALFORECLOSE.COM and the list of the 47 properties and the rules of auction can be found at NEWARKNJ.GOV
• WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Should the Mayor continue the Facebook Live updates every day after Labor Day? Once per week? Or twice per week?
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS
Mayor shared an excerpt from Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s DNC speech:
“We have already sacrificed so much this year. So many of us are already going that extra mile. Even when you’re exhausted, you’re mustering up unimaginable courage to put on those scrubs and give our loved ones a fighting chance. Even when you’re anxious, you’re delivering those packages, stocking those shelves, and doing all that essential work so that all of us can keep moving forward. Event when it all feels so overwhelming, working parents are somehow piecing it all together without childcare. Teachers are getting creative so that our kids can still learn and grow. Our young people are desperately fighting to pursue their dreams. And when the horrors of systemic racism shook our country and our consciences, millions of Americans of every age, every background rose up to march for each other, crying out for justice and progress. This is who we still are: compassionate, resilient, decent people whose fortunes are bound up with one another.”