• IN THE NEWS
Nobody Would Have Guessed That Newark Would Be a Model for Fighting COVID-19. But It Is. [Mother Jones article]
• HERE ARE OUR NUMBERS TODAY
12 more positive cases than yesterday, and a total of 842 since June 30th.
No new deaths since last Wednesday; a total of 33 since June 30th.
A total of 194,990 positive cases, which is 323 more than yesterday.
A total 14,220 deaths, which is 7 more than yesterday.
• FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM
As always, thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted with our food relief program today. Thanks for helping pack the food and for making deliveries.
The next delivery will be next Wednesday, so if you know someone—or if you are in need of food—please leave your information in the comments or send us a message.
• SATELLITE LEARNING SITES
We are working diligently on the plan and hope to make announcements at the beginning of next week.
• LARGE GATHERINGS HOTLINE
Reminder to continue to report large gatherings, large groups not practicing social distancing, and crowds not wearing masks.
The hotline, 973-969-1122, is open between the hours of 4PM-12AM.
• POP-UP TESTING AND CENSUS SITES (3:30-8PM)
Wednesday, September 9th
Raphael Hernandez Elementary School Parking Lot
Friday, September 11th
Oliver Street School
East Kinney St. & McWhorter St.
Monday, September 14th
Liberty Park, Note: 4th St closure between West Market and Central Ave.
Wednesday, September 16th
Louis A. Spencer Elementary School, 66 Muhammad Ali Ave.
Friday, September 18th
Elliott Street Elementary School, 721 Summer Ave.
Monday, September 21st
Darcy St. & Wilson Ave., Note: Darcy St. closure between Wilson & Alyea
Wednesday, September 23rd
Clear View Baptist Church, 314 Hobson St.
Friday, September 25th
Ballantine House, 595 Mt. Prospect Ave.
• TUNE IN – HOLD THE LINE
Tune in tonight for our 4th episode of Hold the Line, here on the City’s Facebook and Instagram at 7PM (15 minutes of hard-hitting questions on various topics including the COVID vaccine, kids returning to school, and violence).
• COMPLETE THE CENSUS
Please don’t forget that on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays,
between 11:30AM and 2:30PM, outside the main branch of Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, we are providing one-on-one help to complete the Census and with that you will receive a $50 ShopRite gift card.
The NEWARK CENSUS SELFIE CONTEST is still going on. Enter for your chance to win $1,000.
• 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.
Be ready to vote in November. Register, then vote!
• CLOSING AND BLESSINGS
Mayor Baraka played Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, The Other America, and shared that he will see everyone on Friday. The new schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.