• AND HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
216 more positive cases than Friday, and a total of 1,596 since June 30th.
(About 43 new cases a day).
2 new deaths since Friday; a total of 40 since June 30th.
A total of 216,023 positive cases, which is 4,010 more than Friday, October 9.
(About 802 new cases a day)
A total of 14,402 deaths, which is 26 more than Friday, October 9.
• USA TODAY ARTICLE
Mayor referenced the recent USA Today article about COVID-19 and Essex County:
In New Jersey’s most segregated county, racism and coronavirus made a ‘vicious circle’
• BE STILL MONDAYS
Thank you to the residents and businesses who honored Be Still Mondays and shut things down at 7. Mayor recognized that people may have COVID fatigue and want to go back to normal lives but we still need to take measures to keep our community safe.
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Please continue to call the hotline (973-969-1122) to report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing and crowds not wearing masks.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES
Wednesday, October 14:
East Ward Community Center
269 Oliver Street
Friday, October 16:
Peshine Avenue School
433 Peshine Avenue
Monday, October 19:
Franklin Avenue School
42 Park Avenue
Wednesday, October 21:
Clear View Baptist Church
314 Hobson Street
Friday, October 23:
Summer Ave & Chester Ave
(Note: Chester Ave street closure between Summer Ave and Summer Place)
• CENSUS DEADLINE CHANGED – LAST DAY IS TOMORROW
The U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to end its count of the US population early. The final deadline is now tomorrow, Oct. 15!
The Mayor thanked everyone involved in getting Newark counted.
As of today, our self-response rate is 50.6%.
If you haven’t completed the Census, complete it online right away at www.2020CENSUS.GOV
Or submit it over the phone:
o 844-330-2020 for English
o 844-468-2020 for Spanish
o 844-474-2020 for Portuguese
o 844-477-2020 for Haitian Creole
• 20 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY!
Drop your ballots in the ballot drop box, mail, drop off in person to the County Board of Elections, or drop off in person to your polling location (be sure to check your location to ensure it’s open).
Visit Vote.NJ.gov or call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837) for more information.
Remember to VOTE EARLY!
• REMINDER: UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENT
Today at 6PM – tune in to the Facebook Live to learn how to get involved in planning the future of our Port district.
The port area provides thousands of jobs, but also causes pollution that makes people sick.
We are bringing together residents, businesses, environmental leaders, city officials and other stakeholders to plan the future of the Doremus area.
We can plan a future that is healthy, clean, and safe while strengthening our economy and providing more jobs for residents.
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS