• As of today, here are the numbers in Newark:
7,839 positive cases (an increase in 2 cases—June 28 was 7,837)
629 deaths (no new deaths)
o Confirmed positive cases by zip code:
07102 – 281 positive cases
07103 – 901 positive cases
07104 – 1629 positive cases
07105 – 1275 positive cases
07106 – 828 positive cases
07107 – 1336 positive cases
07108 – 616 positive cases
07112 – 611 positive cases
07114 – 309 positive cases
o Deaths by zip code:
07102 – 30 deaths
07103 – 110 deaths
07104 – 136 deaths
07105 – 48 deaths
07106 – 73 deaths
07107 – 79 deaths
07108 – 70 deaths
07112 – 53 deaths
07114 – 24 deaths
• NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC COVID-19 UPDATES
Mayor Baraka shared that https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/coronavirus-coverage/ is a good source for COVID-19 information. It’s the same magazine that published an article about the 1918 Spanish Flu.
• INFECTION RATE IS STEADY
As of Sunday, June 27, our infection rate remains at 5%.
Continue to wear your masks, practice social distancing, and all that you can do to keep us going in the right direction.
• PER GOV. MURPHY’S ANNOUNCEMENT, INDOOR DINING IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Again, indoor dining will not be allowed until further notice.
We were hoping for this week, but it would open us up to risks as other states show.
So continue with outdoor dining, takeout or delivery until it is safe to go indoors.
We currently have a tick upwards. All of the reopening dates are contingent upon the numbers/data.
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
To date, we have served 671,894 meals and we will be able to continue until September 1st.
If you or someone you know needs food, please leave your information in the comments. The next food delivery will be this Wednesday.
• REMINDER: POP-UP COVID-19 TESTING AND CENSUS SITES FROM 3:30-8PM
Today our pop-up COVID-19 Testing and Census Site at Mt. Prospect Park is open until 8PM (2nd Avenue / Mt. Prospect Pl.)
Wednesday July 1st - Independence Park (218 Van Buren Street)
Friday July 3rd - School Stadium (541 Roseville Ave)
Tuesday, July 7th - Mildred Helms Park (534-544 Clinton Avenue)
Wednesday, July 8th - Raphael Hernandez Elementary School Parking Lot (345 Broadway)
• REMINDER: Census and Register to Vote
Complete your Census. www.2020CENSUS.GOV, call 844-330-2020 or fill out the paper form, or go to one of our pop-up sites.
• Closing and blessings
Today, the Mayor closed out with a quote by Ida B. Wells:
“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”