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August 3, 2020

Key Points from August 3, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update

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• 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—

o Newark:

 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.

o NJ:

 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.)

• CENSUS

 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