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August 4, 2020

Key Points from August 4, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update

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• PLEASE CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION AS WE STILL HAVE HIGH WINDS FROM THE TROPICAL STORM.

o For non-emergency, weather-related emergencies, please call 973-733-6000.

o For emergencies, dial 911.

o For power outages, please call PSE&G at 800-436-7734.  

• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY—

o Newark:

 4 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 404 since the start date of June 30th.

 No new deaths, and a total of 26 since the start date of June 30th.

o NJ:

 182,970 positive cases, which is 356 more than yesterday.

 13,982 deaths, which is 11 more than yesterday.

o Globally:

18,571,128 positive cases

700,378 deaths

o USA:

4,882,125 positive cases

159,449 deaths

• 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 must quarantine for 14 days when you return back to Newark.

 Rhode Island – newly added today

 Alabama

 Alaska

 Arkansas

 Arizona

 California

 Florida

 Georgia

 Iowa

 Idaho

 Illinois

 Indiana

 Kansas

 Kentucky

 Louisiana

 Maryland

 Minnesota

 Mississippi

 Missouri

 Montana

 Nebraska

 Nevada

 New Mexico

 North Carolina

 North Dakota

 Ohio

 Oklahoma

 Puerto Rico

 South Carolina

 Tennessee

 Texas

 Utah

 Virginia

 Washington

 Wisconsin

• SCALING BACK

 Starting this Sunday, we’re going to close things down early then look at the data for two weeks and see if it has an impact on our numbers. If it does not have an impact then we will do Sunday and Monday.

• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS LOCATIONS

(3:30-8PM):

 Tomorrow, we will be at:

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

 As of today, we are almost 46% counted.

 Please fill out your Census on your own TODAY if you can’t make it to one of the pop-ups—

www.2020CENSUS.GOV  or by calling 844-330-2020

 Census takers will begin going door-to-door on Thursday if you haven’t yet completed yours.

• SUMMER FUN MOVIE NIGHTS

 Tonight’s Summer Fun Movie Night is canceled due to the weather.

Tomorrow’s movie is still being shown – CROOKLYN, being shown at the Clinton Avenue Sound Stage at 7PM.

• JOIN US TOMORROW FOR “A NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY”

 Join Mayor Baraka and some of the nation’s leading experts in community based violence intervention as they discuss solutions to violence and have a national conversation on defunding the police – tomorrow (August 5th) at 6PM on Facebook Live.

• REMINDER: “COMBATING VIOLENCE AMID COVID-19” VIRTUAL COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

 This Friday, August 7th at 5PM, join us on Zoom or Facebook to talk about how we can work together to fight against violence in our city.

• REMINDER: COMMUNITY CLEAN UP

 This Saturday, August 8th – West Ward Community Clean Up

• Pick-up supplies at:

Boylan Recreation Center (916 S. Orange Avenue)

 Next Saturday we’ll be in the Central Ward

 Saturday, August 22nd in the North Ward

• Closing and blessings

“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.” ― James Baldwin

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