• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
6 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 788 since June 30th.
1 new death since yesterday; a total of 33 since June 30th.
A total of 192,595 positive cases, which is 305 more than yesterday.
A total 14,181 deaths, which is 2 more than yesterday.
• VIRAL INOCULUM
Mayor explained viral inoculum (also see article “One More Reason to Wear Mask: You’ll Get Less Sick from COVID-19”)
• COVID-19 MEMORIAL
We are going to create a memorial for those who have passed away from COVID-19. Please send information to our Facebook inbox if you know of anyone to include.
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
Thank you to all of our volunteers who came out to JFK to help with our food relief program today.
The next food delivery will be next Wednesday.
If you or someone needs food, please leave your information in the comments or send us a message.
Also, if you are interested in volunteering by packing meals or delivering them, please call 972-733-3274 or 973-344-3942.
Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays at JFK Recreation Center from 8:30AM to 11:30AM.
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
The calls to the large gatherings hotline are effective so thank you for reporting them.
To date, we’ve had approximately 150 calls and because of what you share, we’re able to get to them in real time.
Please continue to call 973-969-1122.
• UPDATED QUARANTINE STATES LIST
o You must quarantine for 14 days if you have traveled to any of these states.
Alabama (added 6/24/20)
Alaska (re-added 9/1/20)
Arkansas (added 6/24/20)
California (added 6/30/20)
Florida (added 6/24/20)
Georgia (added 6/30/20)
Guam (added 8/25/20)
Hawaii (added 8/11/20)
Idaho (added 6/30/20)
Iowa (added 6/30/20)
Illinois (added 7/28/20)
Indiana (added 7/21/20)
Kansas (added 7/7/20)
Kentucky (added 7/28/20)
Louisiana (added 6/30/20)
Minnesota (re-added 7/28/20)
Mississippi (added 6/30/20)
Missouri (added 7/21/20)
Montana (re-added 9/1/20)
Nebraska (added 7/21/20)
Nevada (added 6/30/20)
North Carolina (added 6/24/20)
North Dakota (added 7/21/20)
Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)
Puerto Rico (added 7/28/20)
South Carolina (added 6/24/20)
South Dakota (added 8/11/20)
Tennessee (added 6/30/20)
Texas (added 6/24/20)
Utah (added 6/24/20)
Virginia (added 7/21/20)
Virgin Islands (added 8/11/20)
Wisconsin (added 7/14/20)
Note: Arizona, Delaware, and Maryland were removed 8/25/20. New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Washington were removed 8/11/20. The District of Columbia was removed on 8/4/20.
• NEWARK CONTINUES TO PUSH HARD FOR RESIDENTS TO COMPLETE THE CENSUS BY SEPTEMBER 30TH DEADLINE
The push is on for Newark to get counted— and as shared, we have a few incentives for our residents.
Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, between 11:30AM and 2:30PM, outside the main branch of Newark Public Library at 5 Washington Street,
if residents come to get assistance with submitting the Census form online, $50 ShopRite gift cards will be given.
Also, tomorrow (September 3rd), in front of City Hall, at 12 NOON, the first 150 Newark residents who come to complete the Census will also receive a $50 gift card.
We also have the NEWARK CENSUS SELFIE CONTEST ($1,000 for the winner):
• 1) Fill out the Census form online
• 2) Take a creative selfie as proof it has been completed
• 3) Then email it to NEWARKCOUNTS@GMAIL.COM with a #NewarkCounts hashtag.
You can also complete your Census TODAY online www.2020CENSUS.GOV or over the phone.
• 844-330-2020 for English, 844-468-2020 for Spanish, 844-474-2020 for Portuguese, 844-477-2020 for Haitian Creole
• CENSUS TRAIN – THIS SATURDAY
This weekend, the “Census Train” will visit neighborhoods in each ward to help residents get counted. Beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Elwood Avenue and Mount Prospect Avenue areas, the Census Train will bring a float, DJ, and giveaways to intersections of Broad Street and Market Street, South Orange Avenue and Fairmount Avenue, down Elizabeth Avenue, and end at Ferry Street and Wilson Avenue (the 5 corners).
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES (3:30-8PM)
Wednesday, September 2nd
West Side High School, 403 South Orange Ave.
Friday, September 4th
Avon Avenue School, 219 Avon Ave.
Wednesday, September 9th
Raphael Hernandez Elementary School Parking Lot, 345 Broadway
Friday, September 11th
Oliver Street School, East Kinney St. & McWhorter St.
• PLEASE NOTE
We are in discouraging times – health, economic, and racism & inequity crises all at once – and we need to get out of this situation now. Vote and complete the Census!
In NJ, the law allows people on parole and probation to vote in November.
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS