• As of today, here are our numbers (as of 9AM):
7,680 positive cases
(yesterday there were 7,637; increase of 43 cases)
616 deaths (no new deaths)
o Essex County:
18,491 positive cases
o New Jersey:
167,769 positive cases
o More than 8.4 million cases globally (8,499,836) and 452,846 deaths
o In the United States: More than 2.2 million COVID-19 positive cases (2,245,429) and 120,156 deaths
o Info for the other towns that we had joint operations with:
E. Orange- 1,926 cases, 207 deaths
Irvington- 1,390 cases, 148 deaths
Orange- 998 cases, 82 deaths
o Confirmed positive cases by zip code:
07102 – 272 positive cases
07103 – 904 positive cases
07104 – 1611 positive cases
07105 – 1246 positive cases
07106 – 817 positive cases
07107 – 1305 positive cases
07108 – 610 positive cases
07112 – 599 positive cases
07114 – 320 positive cases
o Deaths by zip code:
07102 – 31 deaths
07103 – 108 deaths
07104 – 132 deaths
07105 – 48 deaths
07106 – 70 deaths
07107 – 78 deaths
07108 – 67 deaths
07112 – 52 deaths
07114 – 24 deaths
o Beginning this Juneteenth (tomorrow) – City of Newark employees will have a Day On (Not off) where all regular work will stop and there will be a teach-in and seminars that will cover the holiday itself, racism, issues of inequality in America, and the fight for justice and equality. There will be an executive order so that this happens every year.
• CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020
o The Class of 2020 graduates this evening and the virtual ceremonies will begin at 6:30 pm. Prior to the start of graduation, the district and city of Newark will be hosting the Prelude to the Graduation Ceremony which will begin at 5:55 pm.
o ALL seniors will be street side but not in the street at that time for all of us to recognize with their families. They will receive a series of congratulatory phone calls and a tribute at their houses by the Newark Police and Fire Departments. You can access every ceremony at the school’s website and on Face Book Live. Congratulations to the Class of 2020.
• REMINDER TO MASK UP
o Wearing masks is one of the key things that will allow us to still go out and maintain a level of safety. Continue to wear your masks and remind residents to share the information.
• REMINDER: MEET THE MAYOR AND HIS TEAM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS ON COVID-19
o On Friday, we’ll be in the Central Ward at Pilgram Village (testing and Census booths from 10am-3pm; Mayor will be there 12-2pm).
o Saturday, in the South Ward at Kretchmer Townhomes (testing and Census booths from 10am-3pm; Mayor will be there 11am-1pm).
o Tuesday, in the North Ward at Grafton Townhomes (testing and Census booths from 10am-3pm; Mayor will be there 12-2pm).
• WEST WARD COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP THIS SATURDAY
O Pick-up supples from
NEWARK FIRE DEPARTMENT, 1010 18TH AVENUE
WEST SIDE HIGH SCHOOL, 403 S. ORANGE AVENUE
O Dumpster locations
6TH STREET (NEAR S. ORANGE AVENUE (CENTRAL AVE SIDE))
4TH STREET AND DICKERSON STREET
EASTERN PARKWAY (BETWEEN CAMERON AND VARSITY ROADS)
NORWOOD STREET (NEAR ABINGER PLACE)
ELLERY AVENUE (BETWEEN FLEETWOOD AND SANFORD PLACE)
9TH AVE (BETWEEN S. 11TH AND S. 10TH)
12TH AVENUE (NEAR 9TH STREET)
GRAND AVENUE (NEAR S. ORANGE AVENUE)
ALEXANDER STREET (NEAR BETWEEN 18TH AND LINDSLEY AVENUES)
UNDERWOOD STREET (NEAR STUYVESANT AVENUE (ON DEAD-END SIDE)
• REMINDER: JOIN MAYOR BARAKA THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 AT 2PM: LAW ENFORCEMENT DISCUSSION
• SUMMER PROGRAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN
o Camp Watershed will be held in two sessions, the first from July 7 to July 31, with the second from August 4 to August 28. Only 100 participants will be allowed in each session, so residents should register their child early at www.newarknj.gov or call (973) 697-9018.
o City’s Recreation Centers will offer the regular summer feeding “Grab-n-Go” programs from July 7 to August 28, with an array of virtual on-line programming in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday call (973) 733-6454.
o From July 7 to August 28, the Hayes Park West Center will offer the G.I.R.L.S. (“Girls in Recreation, Leadership, and Sports”) Camp for Newark female youth aged 7-13. Operating Tuesdays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for more info call (973) 733-3959.
• REMINDER: Census
o Complete your Census form at 2020CENSUS.GOV, call 844-330-2020, or fill out the paper form sent by mail.
• Closing and blessings
o The Mayor said that we are in this together and how much he loves this city.
o Poem: Pledge to Rescue our Youth by Maya Angelou