July 20, 2020

Key Points from July 20, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update

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• Here are our numbers in Newark—

o Newark:

0 more positive cases than yesterday; a total of 256 since start date of 6/30/20.

0 new deaths; a total of 7 since start date of 6/30/20.

o NJ:

The number of State positive cases is 176,963, which is 129 more than yesterday. The number of State deaths is 13,741, which is 12 more than yesterday.


 It’s hot outside but remember to wear your mask.

 Try to spend more time inside than out in the heat.

 And if you are outside and need to catch your breath… practice social distancing before taking your mask off for a minute and then put it back on.

 The more committed we are to wearing our masks, the sooner we can win this fight against COVID.

 So make sure you have a mask. Make sure everyone you know has a mask. And wear your mask.

 Also, please help us spread the word about the power of wearing masks. Go to our website and download the #MaskUpNewark social media cards that you can post on your page.


 And you can still send in your photos wearing a mask to be included in the #MaskUpNewark campaign. Email us at: MASKUPNEWARK@NEWARKNJ.GOV

• Mayor Ras J. Baraka is asking the federal Transportation Security Administration, the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, and Governor Phil Murphy to order all passengers arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport from the 22 states designated as high-risk COVID-19 areas to have their temperatures checked, be quarantined if they have coronavirus symptoms, and fill out forms for potential contact tracing.


 Monday, July 20th – NJ Regional Day School-334 (Lyons Avenue)

 Tuesday, July 21st – Betty Shabazz Village

 Wednesday, July 22nd – Colonnade Apartments (25 Clifton Ave)

 Thursday, July 23rd – Bloomfield Ave and Garside St.

 Friday, July 24th – George Washington Carver Elementary School Playground (333 Clinton Place)

 Monday, July 27th – King’s Family Restaurant (557 Clinton Avenue)

 Wednesday, July 29th – Science High School (260 Norfolk Street)

 Friday, July 31st –  JFK Recreational Center (211 West Kinney Street)



 Or call 844-330-2020 for English, 844-468-2020 for Spanish, 844-474-2020 for Portuguese, 844-477-2020 for Creole


 Our food relief program continues.

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


 Our Summer Fun Movie Nights continue--

• Tomorrow’s movie:  

o KNIVES OUT, shown in Military Park at 7PM

• Wednesday, July 22nd the movie is:

o GOING IN STYLE, shown at Kretchmer Elderly at 7PM

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

 Bring your chairs and blankets.


 This Wednesday, July 22nd – Pabst Blue Ribbon Site Community Meeting

• Learn about the plans proposed for the site of the old Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery on South Orange Ave; 7PM on our City of Newark Facebook Page; This is the opportunity to ask questions and get answers.

 Thursday, July 23rd – The State of Communities of Color Virtual Town Hall Discussion

• Join Mayor Baraka, Angela Rye, and Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson as they host a discussion with Jackson, Mississippi, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba; Stockton, California, Mayor Michael Tubbs; and Compton, California, Mayor Aja Brown to address issues facing our communities this Thursday at 11AM Live on our Facebook Page


 This Saturday – July 25th – South Ward Community Clean Up

• Pick-up supplies at:

o Clinton Ave Community Sound Stage (Clinton Ave and Peshine Ave)

o Bo Porter Sports Complex (378 Lyons Ave)


 Night Collection for Zone A begins in 2 weeks

 For these areas your normal collection days are Monday and Thursday – and beginning August 2nd you will now need to put out your garbage the night before between 6PM and 10PM

 So that means putting it out on Sunday and Wednesday nights

 Please follow our City of Newark Department of Public Works Facebook page for regular updates

• Closing and blessings

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