Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Director of Health and Community Wellness Dr. Mark Wade, M.D., will hold a Virtual Town Hall with city residents on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. The Virtual Town Hall will discuss the potential health impact of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Newark, steps the city is taking to address it, and measures residents can take to protect themselves.
“The health and safety of the people of Newark is a top priority for me and my administration. As we closely monitor the developments and impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we also continue to update our plan and communicate with Newark and county hospitals/medical facilities, Newark Public Schools, and the business community to ensure that our city is well prepared. In addition to preparation, it is equally important for everyone to be informed. Newark thankfully has no positive cases to date,” said Mayor Baraka.
Residents can call in to the Town Hall at (855)-756-7520 Ext.56949# to ask questions. Additionally, the event will be broadcast live on the City’s Facebook page and on NewarkTV 78 on Altice and channel 28 on FIOS.
It is also important for everyone to know the signs and practice prevention tips as those provided by the NJDOH (https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/INFOGRAPHIC-covid-19-quick_facts.pdf).
For more information on updates and travel, please visit:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-
New Jersey Department of Health:
City of Newark-
New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) 24/7 Hotline-
800-222-1222 or https://www.njpies.org