A bright white tent shined in front of Weequahic High School on Chancellor Avenue as a beacon of hope on the cold, gloomy Saturday.
Residents presented their license and walked from under the tent, or drove off, equipped with mask and gloves for their household. In his daily update Mayor Baraka announced that the City would be distributing masks and gloves in all five wards to residents so they are able to follow the mandate announced days prior.
"Nobody has an excuse that they can't get masks," Mayor Baraka told NJ.com. "We're going to get them out so they can have them. We are mandating that people have masks on, a covering, really, on their face, so we want to give people the opportunity to get masks if they don't have one."
Mayor Baraka stood with his staff to hand out special #NewarkStrong masks to help boost morale and remind residents that we will make it through this storm.
“Thank you so much. I needed this,” one resident said upon receiving his gloves and masks.
In yesterday’s update Mayor Baraka mentioned that the “Grab-and-Go Mask Operation” would continue today in the same five locations as before:
(701 S Orange Ave side)
271 South Orange Ave
Weequahic High School
East Side High School
238 Van Buren St
Vince Lombardi Center of Hope
201 Bloomfield Ave
- Newark News