• Here are our numbers in Newark and New Jersey—
18 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 341 since the start date of June 30th.
1 more death than yesterday, and a total of 25 since the start date of June 30th.
Since January to today, we’ve have about 21 homicides. Since June 30th to today, we’ve had 25 people succumb to coronavirus. We’re at about 700 people dead from COVID-19 people in Newark. We are in a battle for lives and there’s a devastation to the economy, so we need to pray hard and work hard. Wearing a mask is a part of that.
We also have to change our behavior. Our behavior changes the virus. Our fate is based on our own decisions.
180,766 positive cases, which is 471 more than yesterday.
13,923 deaths, which is 18 more than yesterday.
The state went from Green to Yellow (moderate level). We went from containing it to now spreading.
• Globally, there are:
o 17,032,178 positive cases reported and 666,070 deaths
• In the US, there are:
o 4,521,906 positive cases and 152,853 deaths
• Since January to today, we’ve have about 21 homicides. Since June 30th to today, we’ve had 25 people succumb to coronavirus. We’re at about 700 people dead from COVID-19 people in Newark. We are in a battle, there’s a devastation to the economy, so we need to pray hard and work hard. Wearing a mask is a part of that.
We’re working hard encouraging everyone to wear masks.
A lot of us are missing the importance that it’s not just about self – it’s about protecting others.
We still have people losing their lives and everyone is at risk – especially our grandparents, family with underlying health conditions, etc.
Wear your masks.
• HOLD THE LINE WITH MAYOR RAS J. BARAKA
This evening, we’ll be premiering a new show called Hold the Line – where Mayor will address some of the most hard-hitting questions on a number of topics.
Tune in at 7PM on Facebook and IGTV.
As part of our ongoing efforts to foster positive community relations with residents, our Department of Public Safety implemented an Adopt-A-Block program.
You can come out to meet police officers, firefighters and speak with representatives from our City agencies about services you may need.
Tomorrow, July 30th: 4th Precinct –
So. Orange Ave & So. 20th St
July 31st: 5th Precinct –
Fabyan Place (between Clinton Ave and Cypress St)
August 3rd: 6th Precinct –
Brookdale Ave (between Lindsley St and 18th Ave)
August 5th: 1st Precinct –
So. 7th St (between 11th and 12th Avenues)
August 6th: 2nd Precinct –
Broadway (between Elliot St and Grafton Avenue)
August 7th: 3rd Precinct –
Ferry Street (Peter Francisco Park)
And you can check our social media for future dates and Mayor will share them as well.
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Today, we continued with our food distribution to families.
To date, we have served more than 940,000 meals during the pandemic. NPS has close to 800,000 meals so we are almost at the 2 million mark.
The next delivery will be next Wednesday so if you need food or know someone who does, please let us know by leaving info in the comments or sending us a message.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS LOCATIONS:
Today, July 30th, we’re at:
Science High School
(260 Norfolk Street)
Friday, July 31st –
JFK Recreational Center, 211 West Kinney Street
Testing only at:
Schools Stadium, 541 Roseville Ave
9AM-5PM, until Saturday, August 1st
• TESTING SITE CHANGES—
o We have an updated schedule for our stationary testing sites:
Ivy Hill Elementary School and University High School are no longer COVID-19 testing sites.
New sites: George Washington Carver (takes place of University High School) and Mount Vernon School (takes place of Ivy Hill)
Go to https://newarkcovid19.com/programs/testing for a current list of sites.
More people are completing the Census so thank you.
Thanks to Ironbound Community Corporation, Montana Global, all of the summer youth and everyone for your help with getting residents to do the Census!
Call 844-330-2020 for English
• COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
This Saturday – East Ward Community Clean Up
• Pick-up supplies at:
o Ferry Street & Wilson Avenue
• Dumpster locations:
1. Garrison Street (Near New York Ave)
2. Ferry Street (Near Magazine St)
3. Clover Street (Near Ferguson Street)
4. Chestnut Street (between Van Buren and Adams Streets)
5. South Street (Near Jefferson St.)
6. Walnut Street (Near Pulaski Street)
7. Parkhurst Street (near Goble Street)
8. South Street (Near Broad Street)
9. Lafayette Street (Near Prospect Street)
10. Pacific Street (Near Elm Street )
Next Saturday, August 8th – West Ward
• 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
• REMINDER: JOIN US FOR THE WEST WARD NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING
Tomorrow, July 30th at 7PM here on Facebook Live – meet the minority and women developers
• Closing and blessings – “Don’t Quit”