• STORM UPDATE
o There were 19,000 homes without power and there are still 3,500 without power so if any resident has needs as a result of the storm, please call us at 973-733-6000 if assistance is needed (food, sheltering, etc.)
o PSE&G is working to get the power restored and we are working to take care of fallen trees. Again, we need the help of PSE&G for the trees that have wires and in the meantime please stay away from those areas to ensure your safety.
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY—
14 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 430 since the start date of June 30th.
1 new deaths, and a total of 27 since the start date of June 30th.
183,701 positive cases, which is 374 more than yesterday.
13,996 deaths, which is 7 more than yesterday.
• WASH YOUR HANDS, WEAR YOUR MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCE, GET TESTED
We still have to do all that we’ve been doing, wash your hands, wear your masks, practicing social distancing, and get tested.
We are approaching 5 months since that first case in Newark on March 14th and well over 8,000 positive cases with almost 700 deaths.
• SIT STILL SUNDAYS
Starting this Sunday, August 9th, everything in the city will close at 8PM for Sit Still Sundays.
This will be in effect for 2 Sundays and then we will assess what our positivity/infection rates look like to determine if there’s more we need to do.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS LOCATIONS
Tomorrow, we will be at:
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.)
Today, U.S. Census Bureau began in-person follow up with Newark households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.
If you have not completed it yet, they’ll come to your door (masked up with a valid government ID badge).
If you are unsure that the person is with the Census, you can call 212-882-7100 to verify the Census taker’s identity.
Or you can still fill out your Census on your own TODAY—
Online at www.2020CENSUS.GOV
Or by calling 844-330-2020
• REMINDER: “COMBATING VIOLENCE AMID COVID-19” VIRTUAL COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
Join Mayor Baraka, Public Safety Director Ambrose, Police Chief Darnell Henry, Director of Office of Violence Prevention Lakeesha Eure, and Captains of each precinct, tomorrow at 5PM for our Combating Violence Amid COVID-19 virtual town hall.
You can be a part of the conversation by logging in to Zoom to ask your questions in the chat, or right here on Facebook.
• REMINDER: COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
This Saturday, August 8th – West Ward Community Clean Up
• Pick-up supplies at:
Boylan Recreation Center (916 S. Orange Avenue)
• Dumpster Locations:
1. Cliff Street (between Richelieu Terrace and Oakland Terrace)
2. Norwood Street (near S. Orange Avenue)
3. Woodbine Avenue (at Tuxedo Parkway)
4. Mountainview Place (at Sanford Avenue)
5. Palm Street (at Sanford)
6. 4th Street (between Central Ave and West Market Street)
7. 12th Avenue (near 10th Street)
8. 6th Street and S. Orange Avenue
9. 9th Avenue (at 9th Street)
10. Grand Avenue (at S. Orange Avenue)
Next Saturday –
Central Ward Community Clean Up
Saturday, August 22nd –
North Ward Community Clean Up
• SAVE THE DATE: HOLD THE LINE
Hold the Line – will air every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7PM on Facebook and Instagram.
(August 12th and August 26th)
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS