• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
129 more positive cases than Monday, and a total of 1,989 since June 30th.
1 new death; a total of 40 since June 30th.
A total of 223,223 positive cases, which is 2,018 more than Monday, October 19.
A total of 14,456 deaths, which is 31 more since Monday, October 19.
• SENDING POSITIVE THOUGHTS TO GOV. MURPHY, FIRST LADY TAMMY MURPHY AND TEAM WHILE QUARANTINING, AS A SENIOR STAFFER TESTED POSITIVE
• NJ.GOV TRAVEL ADVISORY (covid19.nj.gov website)
o Traveling Among Neighboring States
Neighboring states Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware meet the criteria for New Jersey's travel advisory.
But due to the states being interconnected, a 14-day quarantine is not reasonable in all instances.
Non-essential travel to and from these states is highly discouraged at this time.
New York and Connecticut are also discouraging non-essential travel to and from New Jersey, but are not mandating that travelers quarantine due to the interconnected nature of the region and economy.
o Updated quarantine list
• Arizona (re-added 10/20/20)
• Maryland (re-added 10/20/20)
• Michigan (added 10/13/20)
• Ohio (re-added 10/13/20)
• Virginia (re-added 10/13/20)
• New Mexico
• North Carolina
• North Dakota
• Puerto Rico
• Rhode Island
• South Carolina
• South Dakota
• West Virginia
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Call 973-969-1122 to report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, and crowds not wearing masks.
• POP-UP TESTING SITES
Monday, October 21:
Clear View Baptist Church (314 Hobson Street)
Friday, October 23:
Summer Ave & Chester Ave
Mayor will share more pop-up testing sites on Friday (they are being organized now)
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Thanks to the volunteers for coming out to JFK today to pack and deliver meals.
Next Wednesday, October 28th, will be the last day of our weekly food relief program (NPS and NWK meals will still be provided).
If anyone needs food or knows of someone who needs food, please let us know by leaving your info.
• NEW EMERGENCY HELP FOR RESTAURANTS AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES
There is new emergency help for restaurants and other small businesses hurt by COVID-19.
The NJ EDA has made another $70 million available.
Restaurants can receive up to $20,000 depending on the number of employees.
Small businesses with 5 employees or less, including one person businesses can receive up to $5,000.
Small businesses with more than 5 employees can receive up to $15,000.
But you must pre-register or you will not receive an application.
Pre-register and get more information online at cv.business.nj.gov.
• 13 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY!
It’s important to plan how you plan to vote.
Know that you can still go out on Election Day and cast your vote (with a provisional ballot).
So over the next few days, the Mayor will share all of the polling locations by Ward and their districts.
Today – starting with the Central Ward.
o PRUDENTIAL CENTER
25 Lafayette Street (07102)
Districts: 1, 4, 40, 41, 49
o ST. LUCY'S RECTORY COMMUNITY CENTER
118 7th Ave (07104)
Districts: 3, 32, 38, 39, 43, 44
o MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
208 Broadway (07104)
Districts: 35, 37, 45, 46, 47
o LOUISE A. SPENCER SCHOOL
66 Muhammad Ali Ave (07108)
Districts: 6, 7, 12
o CAMDEN STREET SCHOOL
281 Camden St (07103)
Districts: 22, 23
o HARRIET TUBMAN SCHOOL
504 S 10th St (07103)
Districts: 9, 28
o FAST TRACK @ NEWTON STREET
150 Newton St (07103)
Districts: 20, 42
o DR. E. ALMA FLAGG SCHOOL
150 3rd St (07107)
Districts: 29, 34
o SCIENCE PARK HIGH SCHOOL
260 Norfolk St (07103)
Districts: 15, 17
o QUITMAN STREET SCHOOL
Entrance on W Kinney St (07103)
• You can also go to Vote.NJ.GOV for more information
• Or call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837)
• THIS SATURDAY- Join us for our 7th Annual Interfaith Alliance Prayer Breakfast
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS