• IN THE NEWS
o Deaths from Covid-19 are undercounted, WHO says [CNN]
o The US coronavirus death toll is projected to reach 410,000 in the next 4 months if mask use wanes [CNN]
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
15 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 807 since June 30th.
No new deaths since Wednesday; a total of 33 since June 30th.
A total of 193,422 positive cases, which is 449 more than yesterday.
A total 14,195 deaths, which is 7 more than yesterday.
• 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.
o Test Positivity Rates (As of August 29th):
Newark 1.44% (last week 1.90% on August 22nd)
NJ 2.14% (last week 2.41% on August 22nd)
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
With indoor dining now allowed, if you see any restaurants that have too many people in them, you can use the hotline to report them. They are allowed to have 25% of their capacity. So please let us know if that is not being followed.
We have to be diligent about keeping everyone safe, even though people want a sense of normalcy.
Report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, crowds not wearing masks, and overcrowded restaurants.
Hotline: 973-969-1122 and you can also call 973-733-6000 to report overcrowded restaurants.
• CENSUS TRAIN – THIS SATURDAY
Our Census Train will be out on Saturday, September 5th to help get Newark counted!
Beginning at 12:30PM the float will go to the Elwood & Mt Prospect Ave area, and travel to Broad St. & Market St., So. Orange Ave & Fairmount, down Elizabeth Avenue, Ferry St & Wilson (the 5 corners).
There will be a DJ and giveaways so plan to come out and tell your family and friends. The Census deadline is less than 30 days away.
• COMPLETE CENSUS ON YOUR OWN
If you won’t be around this weekend, take just a few minutes now to fill out the Census online.
Or you can do it over the phone: 844-330-2020 for English, 844-468-2020 for Spanish, 844-474-2020 for Portuguese, and 844-477-2020 for Haitian Creole
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES (3:30-8PM)
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.
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS – please be safe this weekend and enjoy time with your family