• As of today, here are our numbers (as of 9AM):
7,702 positive cases
o Essex County:
18,593 positive cases
o New Jersey:
169,415 positive cases
o More than 9.1 million cases globally (9,106,286) and 471,680 deaths
o In the United States: More than 2.3 million COVID-19 positive cases (2,366,131) and 122,321 deaths
o FYI: Info for the other towns that we had joint operations with [if want to report]:
E. Orange- 1,934 cases, 208 deaths
Irvington- 1,405 cases, 148 deaths
Orange- 1,003 cases, 82 deaths
o Confirmed positive cases by zip code:
07102 – 272 positive cases
07103 – 901 positive cases
07104 – 1625 positive cases
07105 – 1259 positive cases
07106 – 819 positive cases
07107 – 1316 positive cases
07108 – 614 positive cases
07112 – 604 positive cases
07114 – 317 positive cases
o Deaths by zip code:
07102 – 30 deaths
07103 – 107 deaths
07104 – 134 deaths
07105 – 48 deaths
07106 – 70 deaths
07107 – 78 deaths
07108 – 69 deaths
07112 – 52 deaths
07114 – 24 deaths
o For the week of June 14th through June 20th, we tested 3,218 residents in which 141 were positive and the number of deaths were 7. This is the lowest number of cases and deaths we’ve had in the City of Newark since the beginning weeks of the pandemic, March 15th through March 21st. Even though we have to wait a few days for the results to be finalized, last week’s rate of positive cases is 4.5%.
• CONTINUE TO KEEP YOURSELF AND OTHERS SAFE—IT’S WORKING
o Wear masks/face coverings. Gloves are strongly recommended (be sure to throw them away in the garbage and not on the street).
o Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
o Practice social distancing and minimize spending time in a crowded environment.
o Cover yourself when you sneeze or cough.
o Avoid touching your face.
o Get tested to know your status.
• TODAY ANNOUNCED CREATIVE CATALYST FUND GRANTS TO ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
o The selection committee (comprised of community representatives, City staff and arts experts), recommended 120 artists, art collectives and cultural organizations for funding. 87 of the awards went to individual artists and collectives-- and 33 to arts groups. A total of 164 applications were received.
• COMMUNITY CLEAN-UPS
O Community clean-ups are going well
O This past weekend we were in the West Ward
O This Saturday June 27th is the East Ward Community Clean-up day
O Pick-up supples from:
EDDIE MORAES STADIUM (IRONBOUND STADIUM), ST. CHARLES STREET
FERRY STREET & WILSON AVENUE
O Dumpster locations will be shared later in the week
• THE COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAYS FOR THE WEEKS AHEAD
O JULY 11 – CENTRAL WARD
O JULY 18 – NORTH WARD
• MEET MAYOR AND TEAM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS ON COVID-19
O We’re continuing to come to different neighborhoods to share information, offer testing and opportunity to complete the Census.
Tomorrow, June 23th, 10AM-3PM at Grafton Townhomes
Then the following locations we’ll start at 3:30PM
Wednesday June 24th - Summer & Lincoln Avenue (Elwood Park)
Friday June 26th - Pennington Court (214 South Street)
Monday June 29th - 2nd Avenue / Mt. Prospect Pl. (Mt. Prospect Park)
Wednesday July 1st - Independence Park (218 Van Buren Street)
Friday July 3rd - School Stadium (541 Roseville Ave)
O We have sites lined up until August and will share them with everyone. Please pass this information along.
• CENSUS AND REGISTER TO VOTE
o Complete your Census online at 2020CENSUS.GOV, or call 844-330-2020, or fill out the paper form sent by mail
o Be sure to register to vote
• Closing and blessings
o Poem: “This Is Not a Small Voice” by Sonia Sanchez (from Wounded in the House of a Friend)