• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
248 more positive cases than Friday, and a total of 3,620 since June 30th
(average of 83 new cases per day).
1 new death; a total of 44 since June 30th. Sending condolences to the family and again to all families who have lost someone.
A total of 240,997 positive cases, which is 4,474 more than Friday, October 30 (average of 1,491 new cases per day).
A total of 14,564 deaths, which is 18 more since Friday, October 30.
• IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: TEST POSITIVITY RATES (AS OF OCT 25) USING A 3-DAY ROLLING AVERAGE :
Newark 14.33% as of Oct 25 (vs Oct 18 was 11.25%)
NJ 6.54% as of Oct 25 (vs Oct 18 was 5.28%)
• Again, this is why we must slow things down and close things earlier—It decreases the odds of spreading the virus. It’s NEWARK VS. COVID-19!
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Thank you for reporting large gatherings and parties this weekend.
Our COVID-19 Task Force had to close several establishments over the weekend.
• POP-UP TESTING SITES (3:30PM-8PM)
Monday, November 2:
South Street School (44 Herman Street)
Wednesday, November 4:
220 Mount Vernon Place
Friday, November 6:
West Side High (403 South Orange Ave.)
• ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW!
JUST 1 MORE DAY!
MAKE SURE YOU GET OUT AND VOTE!
You can either drop off your ballot in one of the Essex County ballot boxes (on the Green Street side of City Hall, or in front of the Hall of Records on MLK Blvd.), OR
Hand deliver it to the Essex County Board of Elections office (Room 411), OR
Bring to your polling location tomorrow, OR
Vote by provisional ballot at your polling location (polls open until 8PM) [read the locations]
If you decide to vote in person, pack patience and snacks in case the lines are long.
For more information, go to VOTE.NJ.GOV or call (1-877-658-6837)
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS
Remember to exercise your right to vote. Drop off those ballots in the box tonight—or get an early start tomorrow!