• IN THE NEWS:
o According to USA Today’s analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, for the first time since the pandemic began, the U.S. added more than 500,000 COVID cases in a week. 9 million cases, 232K deaths
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
313 more positive cases than Monday, and a total of 3,056 since June 30th.
(Monday to Tuesday there were 192 more; Tuesday to today there are 121 more)
No new deaths; a total of 42 since June 30th.
A total of 232,997 positive cases, which is 4,529 more than Monday, October 26.
A total of 14,531 deaths, which is 35 more since Monday, October 26.
• REMINDER: THE FOLLOWING WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED WITHOUT EXCEPTION
o For the next 2 weeks (which we will re-asses after Tuesday, November 10th):
o All stores except supermarkets, pharmacies, and gas stations have to close at 8 p.m. every day. All corner stores and bodegas have to close at 8 p.m. The stores can deliver and have take out but no indoor ordering or lines inside.
o All restaurants, bars, etc. must close their indoor service at 8 p.m. and outdoor service at 11 p.m. They must also take temperatures of all patrons coming inside and ask them have they been in touch with anyone with COVID-19.
o All barbershops, beauty parlors, nail salons, and related establishments must have appointments only and no waiting inside.
o All gyms must clean and sanitize for the first 30 minutes of each hour. During that time, people can stay inside or return after the cleaning. Everyone must wear masks.
o Faith based activity must adhere to the capacity guidelines and wear masks at all times.
o All indoor establishments must have sanitizer available.
o City Hall is open by appointment only.
o The City has closed all recreation centers to everything but school-related programs for essential employees.
o All sports activities and open park practices and games in the East Ward are canceled.
o The City is encouraging all of our employees to be tested immediately and periodically thereafter. We encourage all organizations to do the same.
o Newark is discouraging all parties, indoor and outdoor festivals, and large family gatherings until further notice.
o Also, Halloween trick or treating is strongly discouraged—and Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays should really be spent with just your immediate family.
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE Call 973-969-1122.
Especially with our new measures in place, please continue to call the hotline to report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, and crowds not wearing masks.
• POP-UP TESTING SITES (3:30PM-8PM)
Monday, October 28:
Peshine Avenue School (433 Peshine Avenue)
Friday, October 30:
Abington Avenue School (209 Abington Ave)
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.)
• 6 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY!
PLAN HOW YOU PLAN TO VOTE!
Either mail-in your ballot,
Take it to a ballot drop box,
Deliver it to the Essex County Board of Elections office,
Bring to your polling location on Election Day,
Or vote by provision ballot at your polling location on Election Day, November 3rd (polls open until 8PM)
Visit VOTE.NJ.GOV for more information or call 1-877-NJ-VOTER.
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Thank you for everyone who helped with our food relief program today.
We have an upcoming food drive this Saturday, October 31 starting at 1PM:
COVER ME DRIVE FOOD GIVEAWAY sponsored by FORNEWARK featuring Bakir Floyd, pop recording artist and Newark native.
THIS IS A DRIVE THROUGH GIVEAWAY – PULL UP AND WE WILL PUT THE FOOD IN YOUR CAR (CITY HALL). FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
We will be giving away 200 Boxes of food that includes:
• Mixed Vegetables (frozen)
• Peanut Butter
We will also be giving away:
• Halloween Candy Bags
• Hand Sanitizer
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS