• Today, we made history by signing into law an ordinance that will:
o Denounce hate crimes and racism, police brutality and declare white supremacy groups as terrorists in the City of Newark;
o We will have an Office of Violence Prevention funded by 5% of police budget;
o It includes a “See something, say something, do something” policy to demand that all City of Newark employees immediately intervene and report blatant civil rights violations by other employees, including police and fire.
o And we will close the 1st Precinct of Newark Police Division (by Dec. 31, 2021), where the Newark Rebellion began in 1967– and repurpose for trauma care, violence prevention, workforce development, and a museum chronicling local activism in Newark and police positive changes.
• As of today, here are our numbers for COVID-19:
7791 positive cases (yesterday: 7774; increase in 17)
622 deaths (no new deaths)
o More than 9.4 million cases globally (9,400,759) and 480,711 deaths
o In the United States: More than 2.4 million COVID-19 positive cases (2,426,500) and 123,521 deaths
o Confirmed positive cases by zip code:
07102 – 273 positive cases
07103 – 903 positive cases
07104 – 1627 positive cases
07105 – 1259 positive cases
07106 – 820 positive cases
07107 – 1321 positive cases
07108 – 615 positive cases
07112 – 605 positive cases
07114 – 315 positive cases
o Deaths by zip code:
07102 – 30 deaths
07103 – 109 deaths
07104 – 135 deaths
07105 – 48 deaths
07106 – 70 deaths
07107 – 78 deaths
07108 – 68 deaths
07112 – 52 deaths
07114 – 24 deaths
• IMPORTANCE OF WEARING MASKS, GETTING TESTED AND CONTACT TRACING
o It is not only important but you MUST wear a mask if you are outside.
o If you see someone without one, ask them where is theirs.
o We have to protect ourselves and each other and masks will help us continue to do that.
o Also get tested. If you have not, we have several sites throughout the city.
o And be sure to answer your phone in case you have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. That will help us continue to control the spread as well.
o So remember 1) WEAR MASK, 2) GET TESTED, 3) HELP WITH CONTACT TRACING BY ANSWERING YOUR PHONE
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
o Today, we continued with our food distribution to families.
o To date, we have served 651,674 meals and will continue until September 1st
o If you or someone you know needs food, please leave your information in the comments. The next food delivery will be next Wednesday.
• REMINDER: COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP
O The Community Clean-up for this Saturday June 27th is happening in the East Ward
O Pick-up supples from:
EDDIE MORAES STADIUM (IRONBOUND STADIUM), ST. CHARLES STREET
FERRY STREET & WILSON AVENUE
O Dumpster locations will be shared tomorrow.
• REMINDER: COVID-19 TESTING AND CENSUS SITES FROM 3:30-8PM
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)
• OTHER COVID-19 TESTING SITES
O TESTING AT 226 ROME STREET SHARPE JAMES/KEN GIBSON RECREATION CENTER HAS ENDED AS OF TODAY 3PM
O NEW LOCATION:
19 WILSON AVE, WILSON AVE SCHOOL, STARTING TOMORROW FROM 10AM-3PM
• REMINDER: Census
o Complete your Census online at 2020CENSUS.GOV, or call 844-330-2020, or fill out the paper form sent by mail
• Closing and blessings