• NEW SCHEDULE FOR COVID FACEBOOK UPDATES
We will now have the updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays may include Facebook Live takeovers by different departments and organizations.
• THE GUARDIAN ARTICLE TO READ
Mayor Baraka encouraged everyone to read an interesting article, Why is it that while Covid-19 cases are rising, deaths continue to fall?
• FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Happy first day of school to the young people who started school today!
If there were any issues, please let the principals know. Please be engaged so that we can improve.
We are working with the school district to provide a virtual learning location for the children of essential workers.
Breakfast and lunch locations for grab and go meals are open from 7:30AM to 11:30AM on Mondays and Thursdays.
Central High School
246 18th Avenue
Dr. E. Alma Flagg
150 3rd Street
Quitman Street School
21 Quitman Street
East Side High School
238 Van Buren Street
Hawkins Street School
8 Hawkins Street
South Street School
44 Hermon Street
First Avenue School
214 First Avenue
McKinley Elementary School
1 Colonnade Place
Park Elementary School
120 Manchester Place
Rafael Hernandez Elementary School
Belmont Runyon School
1 Belmont Runyon Way
George Washington Carver School
333 Clinton Place
Peshine Avenue School
433 Peshine Avenue
Weequahic High School
279 Chancellor Avenue
Ivy Hill Elementary School
107 Ivy Street
Mount Vernon School
142 Mount Vernon Place
701 South Orange Avenue
Thirteenth Avenue School
359 13th Avenue
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
23 more positive cases than Friday, and a total of 830 since June 30th.
No new deaths since last Wednesday; a total of 33 since June 30th.
A total of 194,667 positive cases, which is 1,245 more than Friday, September 4th.
A total 14,213 deaths, which is 18 more than Friday, September 4th.
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Thank you for your calls to the large gatherings hotline over the weekend.
The new hours are 4PM-12AM, which reflect the times that most of the calls are received.
Please call to report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, and crowds not wearing masks.
The number to the hotline is 973-969-1122. To report overcrowded restaurants and any other non-emergency police issues call 973-733-6000.
• UPDATED 14-DAY QUARANTINE STATES LIST
o Under the 14-day quarantine travel advisory announced by the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation. You must quarantine for 14 days if you have traveled to any of these states and are returning to Newark.
Delaware (re-added 9/8/20)
Maryland (re-added 9/8/20)
Ohio (re-added 9/8/20)
West Virginia (added 9/8/20)
Note: Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were removed 9/8/20. Arizona was removed 8/25/20. New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Washington were removed 8/11/20. The District of Columbia was removed on 8/4/20.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES (3:30-8PM)
Wednesday, September 9th
Raphael Hernandez Elementary School
Friday, September 11th
Oliver Street School
East Kinney St. & McWhorter St.
We will have additional pop-up site information tomorrow.
Also beginning September 9th, we have a new drive through/walk-up testing site at Lincoln Park, which replaces CityPlex.
• COMPLETE THE CENSUS
We are 48% counted as of today (does not count when Census takers come to your home and our goal is 50-51%).
Federal Court just put a temporary stay to end Trump’s early end of the Census count. October 31st is the deadline that we are hoping for.
You can complete it online at www.2020CENSUS.GOV
Or call 844-330-2020 for English, 844-468-2020 for Spanish, 844-474-2020 for Portuguese, 844-477-2020 for Haitian Creole
Please reach out to at least five (5) people to make sure they’ve completed the Census – that would get us to where we need to be.
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS