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July 13, 2020

Key Points from July 13, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update

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• Here are our numbers in Newark and New Jersey—

o Newark:

19 more cases than yesterday, and a total of 198 since start date of 6/30/20.

No new deaths and a total of 4 since start date of 6/30/20.

o NJ:

175,522 positive cases, which is 563 more than yesterday. 13,613 deaths, which is 35 more than yesterday.

• BEGINNING TOMORROW, THE CITY OF NEWARK WILL ENFORCE GOV. MURPHY’S EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRING MASKS IN OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPACES

 Newark Police will begin issuing warnings effective tomorrow, July 14th.

 Starting on Thursday, summonses will be given if you are outside with no mask on not practicing social distance.

 It was recently reported that wearing a mask can prevent 45% of COVID-19 deaths.

 This is THAT serious and we ALL have the power to help save lives.

 Let’s #MaskUpNewark!

• POP-UP COVID-19 TESTING AND CENSUS SITES

 Today, we’re on Ballantine Parkway (between Ridge and Parker Streets)

Until 8PM

 Tomorrow, July 14th – we will be in Vailsburg Park (694-736 South Orange Avenue)

3:30-8PM

 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (July 15-17th) there will be testing at School Stadium (right by the clock tower on the Bloomfield Ave side)

9AM-4PM

 Friday, July 17th – Aspen River Park Apartments (17 Oxford Street)

3:30-8PM

 Saturday, July 18th - Congress Street

(between Market and Ferry Streets)

3:30-8PM

This is the pop-up that we had to cancel due to the weather last Friday.

• CENSUS

 We’re at a point that if we don’t complete the Census we risk losing more than just funding. We could lose a Congressional seat… representation in Washington, which means that matters affecting all of our lives are at stake.

 Please complete the form at www.2020CENSUS.GOV

 If you need help, call on the phone:

844-330-2020

 Or go to one of the “Pop-Up Census Sites” that we have in partnership with the Newark Public Library.

• Every Wednesday and Friday this month from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Van Buren Branch - 140 Van Buren Street – parking lot

• North End Branch – 722 Summer Avenue – parking lot

• Springfield Branch – 50 Hayes Street – courtyard

• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM

o To date, we have served more than 800,000 meals and we will continue to provide food through this program until September 1st.

o If you or someone you know needs food, please leave your information in the comments. The next food delivery will be this Wednesday.

• COMMUNITY CLEAN UP

 Thank you to everyone who came out in the Central Ward for the Community Clean Up! Special thanks to Councilwoman LaMonica McIver.

 This Saturday, July 18th  – North Ward Community Clean Up–  

Pick up supplies from Vince Lombardi Center of Hope (201 Bloomfield Avenue);

Mayor Baraka will share the dumpster locations later in the week.

• REMINDER: TENANT RIGHTS TOWN HALL IS COMING UP

 Wednesday, July 15th at 7PM, the City Office of Tenant Legal Services in collaboration with Ironbound Community Corp and other tenant rights groups will hold our 2nd KNOW YOUR RIGHTS web town hall.

 It’s for Essex County renters and homeowners – and eviction and foreclosure rights during the COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed.  

 You can watch it right on the City’s Facebook Live page – this Wednesday at 7PM.

• SUMMER FUN MOVIE NIGHTS

 Tomorrow’s movie: LIFE, shown in Military Park at at 7PM.

 Wednesday, July 15th the movie is: TROLLS WORLD TOUR, shown in Ivy Hill Park at 7PM.

 Please bring chairs and blankets for your family.

 It’s FREE, social distancing guidelines will be followed, and you must wear your masks.

• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS

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