• Here are our numbers in Newark and New Jersey—
41 more positive cases than July 24th, and a total of 304 since the start date of June 30th.
3 more deaths than July 24th, and a total of 24 since the start date of June 30th.
179,812 positive cases, which is 1,469 more than July 24th.
13,884 deaths, which is 39 more than July 24th.
• SUPPORT ASSEMBLYWOMAN TIMBERLAKE’S BILL
Reach out to Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin’s office in support of bill A4226 (combined with A4034)/S2340; Sponsored by Sen. Singleton, Assemblywoman Timberlake, Assemblyman Wimberly.
The legislation would provide eviction and foreclosure relief to New Jerseyans experiencing financial stress during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Speaker Coughlin’s office number is (732) 855-7441.
• RECAP OF PRESS CONFERENCE URGING CONGRESS TO PROVIDE MORE RELIEF WITH THE COVID STIMULUS
On Monday, July 27th, Mayor Baraka stood with Sen. Bob Menendez, County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, and Sen. Teresa Ruiz, urging Congress to provide more relief while we are still in this pandemic (extension on unemployment, extension on the moratorium on evictions, and getting the second stimulus check).
• 10 MOST DANGEROUS THINGS TO DO RIGHT NOW (HIGH TO LOW RISK)
1. Air travel
2. Going to a bar
3. Getting a hair cut or going to a hair salon
4. Eating inside a restaurant
5. Visiting friends inside
6. Going to a gym
7. Grocery shopping
8. Eating outside
9. Seeing friends outside
10. Going to a park
Along with mandating that everyone in public needs to wear a mask, we have also reminded all of our City employees that it is a requirement to wear masks when working in municipal buildings, while walking in them, or if they’re unable to practice social distancing within their offices and work locations.
Thanks to DJ LilMan for leading the MaskUpNewarkChallenge and video.
Check out his Instagram page (djlilman973).
Keep sending in your selfies and slogans to us at: MASKUPNEWARK@NEWARKNJ.GOV
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
To date, we’ve served more than 924,749 meals and along with the Newark Public Schools we will hit 2 million very soon.
If you or someone you know needs food, please leave your information in the comments. The next food delivery will be this Wednesday.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS LOCATIONS (3:30-8PM):
We still have our pop-up testing and Census sites taking place. This week we’re at the following locations and we’ll have more to share soon --
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)
Complete your Census form today! www.2020CENSUS.GOV or call 844-330-2020
• REMINDER: EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR HOME-BASED BUSINESSES IS AVAILABLE
The deadline for applying for Emergency COVID-19 Home-Based Business Grants is July 31.
For more information on eligibility and to apply, go to: UWNEWARK.ORG/COVID19/ORGANIZATIONS
• COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
Thank you to everyone who came out for the South Ward Community Clean Up this past weekend
This Saturday – East Ward Community Clean Up
• Pick-up supplies at:
o Ferry Street & Wilson Avenue
Next Saturday, August 8th – West Ward
• FB LIVE UPDATE TOMORROW – DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
Tuesday, July 28th, we’ll have Director Khalif Thomas on as Mayor’s guest. Leave your questions in the comments.
• REMINDER: JOIN US FOR THE WEST WARD NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING
This Thursday, July 30th at 7PM here on Facebook Live
• Closing and blessings