• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
9 more positive cases than Friday, and a total of 760 since June 30th.
1 new death since Friday; a total of 32 since June 30th.
A total of 191,960 positive cases, which is 989 more than Friday.
A total 14, 165 deaths, which is 15 more than Friday.
o In Case You Missed Friday’s Update—
Test Positivity Rates (As of August 22nd):
• LIMITED INDOOR DINING
Governor Murphy announced today that restaurants are allowed to have limited indoor dining starting on Friday, September 4th.
Indoor dining will be limited to 25% of the restaurant’s seating capacity.
will be strictly enforced.
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Call 973-969-1122 to report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, or if there are crowds not wearing masks – in NEWARK.
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Our food relief program is still underway.
The next food delivery will be this Wednesday.
So if you know someone who needs food, or if you do, please let us know by leaving your information in the comments or sending to our inbox.
• COVID-19 VACCINE TRIALS
Mayor encouraged residents to view the statement about the vaccine trial noting that the City of Newark cannot and did not authorize for any residents to partake in the research. If you do not want to be involved or have any uncertainty, please do not participate. If you are considering enrolling in the clinical trial, gather as much information as you can and inquire about how it can affect you. The trial is 100% voluntary and you have the right to say no.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES (3:30-8PM)
Monday, August 31st
Summer Ave. & Chester Ave.
Wednesday, September 2nd
West Side High School
403 South Orange Ave.
Friday, September 4th
Avon Avenue School
219 Avon Ave.
Wednesday, September 9th
Raphael Hernandez Elementary School Parking Lot
Friday, September 11th
Oliver Street School
East Kinney St. & McWhorter St.
• CITY OF NEWARK AND NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY POP-UP CENSUS SITE
If you visit the pop-up Census site located on the sidewalk in front of the Newark Public Library to receive one-on-one assistance to complete the Census online, you will receive a $50 Shop Rite Gift Card (one per family while supplies last – ID required).
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
11:00AM – 2:30PM
5 Washington Street
Less than half of the residents of Newark have filled out the 2020 Census! Make sure you and your family are counted!
You can also complete your Census TODAY online www.2020CENSUS.GOV or over the phone.
• 844-330-2020 for English
• 844-468-2020 for Spanish
• 844-474-2020 for Portuguese
• 844-477-2020 for Haitian Creole
• WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
o If you are seeking employment or want to learn something new, please visit the Newark Workforce Development Board website.
o There are Remote GED/high school equivalency resources, Vocational Training, and Work Readiness Programs starting in September.
o If interested:
Call 973-733-5386 (ask for Mrs. Porter)
o SUMMER FUN IN THE CITY – TONIGHT (MONDAY, AUGUST 31st)
Come out for the Summer Glow in the Dark Finale at Branch Brook Park
The movie TROLLS will be shown by the Lion Statues, starting at 8PM
Bring your chairs and blankets—and wear your masks
o VIRTUAL EVENT: NJ CENSUS TOWNHALL
Tune in to the NJ Census Townhall, hosted by WBLS’s Ann Tripp
Tuesday, September 1st at 7PM
On WBLS Facebook Live – Mayor Baraka will be a guest
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS