• NEWS ARTICLES
We need to be mindful of what’s on social media and how our communities are being targeted (voter suppression and COVID related right wing messages).
• JOIN US THIS FRIDAY AT 5PM FOR “COMBATING VIOLENCE AMID COVID-19”
We are holding a virtual community conversation on how we can work together to end violence in our City
Mayor, Public Safety Director, Lakeesha Eure – Director of the new Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery, and captains from every precinct will be part of the discussion
You can join via Zoom to ask your questions in the chat
Or you can watch Live on Facebook
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS IN NEWARK AND NJ—
32 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 400 since the start date of June 30th.
No new deaths, and a total of 26 since the start date of June 30th.
182,614 positive cases, which is 585 more than August 1st.
13,971 deaths, which is 16 more than August 1st.
• SCALING BACK
Back when we were working on reopening guidelines, we had anticipated we would be beyond Phase 4 and into the New Normal by now. Phase 4 was to end July 26.
Instead we’re scaling back.
Gov. Murphy announced today that we’ll be in the stage for another 30 days, “We are retightening the restriction on indoor gatherings…
Until further notice, indoor gatherings are now limited to 25% of a room’s capacity – with a MAXIMUM of 25 persons, down from 100.
To be clear, this tightening caps indoor house parties at 25 people.”
Mayor said in Newark it should be no more than 10-15 people – be careful.
Starting this Sunday, everything must close by 8PM (with the exception of supermarkets and pharmacies).
Mayor said that he would advise everyone to have children stay home from school at this rate.
• KEEP YOURSELF AND OTHERS SAFE
Let’s get back on track with doing the things to keep yourself and others safe—
Wear masks/face coverings. Gloves are strongly recommended (be sure to throw them away in the garbage and not on the street).
Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
Practice social distancing and minimize spending time in a crowded environment.
Cover your sneeze or cough.
Avoid touching your face.
Get tested to know your status.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS LOCATIONS (3:30-8PM):
We’re at Van Buren St. and Nichols today (August 3rd) until 8PM
(Back of East Side High School)
Wednesday, August 5th –
West Side Park (16th Ave. & 13th St.)
Friday, August 7th –
Clinton Ave. Sound Stage (Corner of Clinton Ave. & Peshine Ave.)
Monday, August 10th –
Elliott Street Elementary School (721 Summer Ave)
Wednesday, August 12th –
Zion Hill Baptist Church - parking lot (152 Osborne Terrace)
Friday, August 14th –
Oliver Street School (East Kinney St. & McWhorter St.)
Starting on August 6th, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin in-person follow up with Newark households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.
They’ll have on a mask, practice social distancing and will have a valid government ID badge.
To confirm a Census taker’s identity you can call the regional census center at 212-882-7100.
Or you can still fill out your Census on your own TODAY—
Online at www.2020CENSUS.GOV or by calling 844-330-2020
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS