• Going forward the numbers reported will just be the new number of cases.
20 new positive cases
No new deaths
o New confirmed positive cases by zip code:
07102 – 2
07103 – 0
07104 – 7
07105 – 9
07106 – 1
07107 – 4
07108 – 0
07112 – 4
07114 – 0
o New deaths by zip code:
07102 – 0
07103 – 0
07104 – 1
07105 – 0
07106 – 0
07107 – 1
07108 – 0
07112 – 0
07114 – 0
There are 10,508,002 cases in the world and 510,899 deaths; United States has 2,704,289 cases and 129,170 deaths.
• MASK UP
Mayor Baraka is going to sign an executive order requiring that people where a mask. If you are with three (3) or more people a mask must be worn.
He knows that it’s hot outside but you have to wear your mask when in public.
You should also wear one when you have visitors or when you are visiting other people.
We have to look at this like it’s a new part of culture – because it is.
It’s important for us to wear our masks.
• OUTDOOR DINING UNTIL 11PM – INDOOR DINING IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
With indoor dining being postponed, effective today outdoor dining hours are extended to 11PM.
This will hopefully help until indoor dining begins.
INTERESTING ARTICLE: CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS
“Be Wary of Blame-Shifting: Reopening Businesses and Protesting Do Not Carry Equivalent Risks”
Both carry risks and people should wear masks at both, but most businesses require customers to be indoors, whereas protests take place outside.
Article explains more fundamental differences but what’s important is to be wary if the spike in cases is blamed on protests more than reopening.
• 14 DAY QUARANTINE – INCLUDES MORE STATES
If you traveled or plan to travel to any of the following states, then you need to quarantine for 14 days when you return back to Newark.
• North Carolina
• South Carolina
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Reminder that if you know someone who needs food or if you are in need, please leave your information in the comments. We deliver food on Wednesdays and we also have more ShopRite gift cards.
• NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM
o NPS Breakfast and Lunch Program is ongoing and food is distributed on Mondays and Thursdays at all of the Food Service Program sites from 9:30-11:30AM.
o You should accompany your child to pick up meals at any one of the following sites closest to you.
o Central Ward
Central High School
Dr. E. Alma Flagg
Quitman Street School
o East Ward
East Side High School
Hawkins Street School
South Street School
o North Ward
First Avenue School
McKinley Elementary School
Park Elementary School
Rafael Hernandez Elementary School
o South Ward
Belmont Runyon School
George Washington Carver School
Weequahic High School
o West Ward
Mount Vernon School
Thirteenth Avenue School
• REMINDER: POP-UP COVID-19 TESTING AND CENSUS SITES FROM 3:30-8PM
Tomorrow - 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)
• DPW UPDATE
Bulk pick-up begins tomorrow. Limit: 10 items.
Community Clean-Ups will resume next weekend – July 11 (Central Ward) and July 18 (North Ward)
• REMINDER: Census and Register to Vote
o Please complete the Census. As of today, we are only 44% counted.
o www.2020census.gov, call 844-330-2020 or fill out the paper form sent by mail.
• Closing and blessings
Mayor read from “Souls of Black Folk” by W.E.B. Du Bois and began encouraging everyone to be responsible this 4th of July.