• IN THE NEWS
o People are still getting sick from COVID-19, even Donald Trump. Be vigilant. It’s critical that we wear our masks.
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
40 more positive cases than Wednesday, and a total of 1,131 since June 30th.
No new deaths; a total of 37 since June 30th.
A total of 206,629 positive cases, which is
1,354 more than Wednesday, September 30.
A total 14,344 deaths, which is
9 more than Wednesday, September 30.
o GLOBALLY: more than 34.6M cases, more than 1M deaths
o US: More than 7.4M cases, more than 212,000 deaths
• NEWARK ZIP CODE DATA
This calculation is based on the method that we have done for the past few months and not the method that the State is using for its reporting.
• TEST POSITIVITY RATES (AS OF SEPT 28) :
Newark 4.78% as of Sept 28 (vs Sept 21 was 2.73%)
NJ 2.47% as of Sept 28 (vs Sept 21 was 2.22%)
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
As we go into the weekend, remember to WEAR YOUR MASK and if you see large gatherings, CALL THE HOTLINE. You can call to report large groups not practicing social distancing and crowds not wearing masks.
• UPDATED 14 DAY QUARANTINE TRAVEL LIST
If you travel to any of the following states, you must quarantine upon return:
• Colorado (added 9/29/20)
• North Carolina
• North Dakota
• Puerto Rico
• Rhode Island
• South Carolina
• South Dakota
• West Virginia
• Note: Arizona and Virginia were removed 9/29/20. California, Hawaii, Maryland, and Ohio were removed 9/15/20. The Virgin Islands were removed 9/8/20. New Mexico and Washington were removed 8/11/20. The District of Columbia was removed on 8/4/20.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES
Friday, October 2:
West Side High School
403 South Orange Ave.
Monday, October 5:
Mt. Prospect Ave. & 2nd Ave.
Wednesday, October 7:
355 Osborne Terrace
Friday, October 9:
Dr. William H. Horton Elementary School
291 N 7th St.
• COMPLETE THE CENSUS
This weekend up until end of day Monday is the last chance to complete the Census!
You can submit it online at www.2020CENSUS.GOV
By calling: 844-330-2020 for English, 844-468-2020 for Spanish, 844-474-2020 for Portuguese, 844-477-2020 for Haitian Creole
Newark Public Library Main Branch
Monday from 11:30AM and 2:30PM
• REMINDER: SAVE THE DATE OCTOBER 7
STATE OF THE CITY
Reach out to us is you’re planning to watch it with your family – we’re giving out Safety Packs with masks and safety tips.
Inbox any of our social media accounts or email us at MaskUpNewark@newarknj.gov
Bags will be available for pickup at City Hall on Monday (October 5), Tuesday (October 6) and Wednesday (October 7) from 11AM to 3PM.
However, you must make an appointment prior to arriving at City Hall. We will provide you with additional details upon confirmation.
Repost/Share the State of the City flyer and tag 5 friends or family and you will be entered to win a gift bag with additional goodies to enjoy while you watch the SOTC.
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS