• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
316 more positive cases than Wednesday, and a total of 3,372 since June 30th.
(Wednesday to Thursday there were 148 more; yesterday to today there are 168 more)
1 new death; a total of 43 since June 30th.
A total of 236,523 positive cases, which is 3,526 more than Wednesday, October 28.
A total of 14,546 deaths, which is 15 more since Wednesday, October 28.
More than 45.7 million positive cases
More than 1.1 million deaths
More than 9.2 million positive cases
• 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 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%)
• THIS IS WHY WE MUST SLOW THINGS DOWN AND CLOSING THINGS EARLIER—IT ALSO DECREASES THE ODDS. BEING OUT LATER AND LONGER INCREASES THE ODDS OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS.
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Call the hotline to report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, and crowds not wearing masks.
We ask that you call this number to report any Halloween parties as well.
• POP-UP TESTING SITES (3:30PM-8PM)
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.)
• 4 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY!
4 MORE DAYS! About 45,000 people have already voted.
KNOW WHERE TO VOTE!
The Mayor will go over the polling locations again on Monday.
If you have not mailed in your ballot yet, either drop it off at a ballot box TODAY or over the weekend;
Hand deliver it to the Essex County Board of Elections office;
Bring to your polling location on Election Day;
Or vote by provisional ballot at your polling location on Election Day, November 3rd (polls open until 8PM)
Go to VOTE.NJ.GOV for more information or call (1-877-658-6837)
• COVER ME DRIVE FOOD GIVEAWAY -- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
COVER ME DRIVE FOOD GIVEAWAY sponsored by FORNEWARK featuring Bakir Floyd, pop recording artist and Newark native.
Starting at 1PM – YOU CAN DRIVE UP IN YOUR CAR – RIGHT IN FRONT OF CITY HALL – A ND WE WILL PUT THE FOOD IN YOUR CAR.
• We will be giving away 200 Boxes of food and Halloween Candy Bags, Hand Sanitizer, and Masks
• FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
• Shout out to Elisa Gill and her organization for partnering with us.
• UPCOMING EVENTS:
Save the date for Invest Newark’s Financial Fridays, next Friday with our very own Jerome Wakefield on how to do business with Newark
The IRS set Nov. 10 as “National EIP Registration Day,” as the agency and partners across the country launch a final push to encourage everyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return to register to receive an Economic Impact Payment. More information will be shared with you next week.
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS
Be safe and remember that Halloween trick or treating is strongly discouraged. Trunk or treats should have very few people. NO Halloween parties.