What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
COVID-19 spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We can't stress enough the importance of sheltering at home and doing your part by:
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
- Practice social distancing (6' distance between each other)
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Staying home when you are sick, except to get medical care
- Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
The City of Newark recognizes the struggles and challenges that COVID-19 has created. We will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation. We appreciate the support and camaraderie our community has displayed as we work our way through these trying times.
California's Response to COVID-19
Governor Newsom releases a One-Stop for COVID-19 resources. Find substantial information including unemployment and paid sick leave, along with small business assistance.
DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY
- Resolution No. 11031 of the City Council of the City of Newark ratifying the Proclamation of the Existence of a Local Emergency by the Director of Emergency Services including the Proclamation of Existence of a Local Emergency by City Manager & Director of Emergency Services
- Public Announcement Re DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
- Order of the County Health Officer to Shelter in Place
EXISTENCE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY
Find important information regarding Building Inspection Instructions during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Orders
Small Business Administration Disaster LoanThe U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). learn more - aprende mas
Centers for Disease Control - CDCVisit the Centers for Disease Control - CDC - Guidance for Businesses and Employers - Plan, prepare, and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Visit Constant Contact and hear how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting Small Businesses.
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses over 30 counties where they operate. Visit Facebook Small Business Grants to learn more.
Employment Development Department - EDD
Visit Employment Development Department - EDD - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Newark Business Group on Facebook
If you have information you'd like to share about a business in Newark, you may want to check out "Newark Business Group" on the City of Newark, CA Facebook page. This newly formed group page provides an ideal platform for businesses and citizens to connect and share valuable information about the services and products available in Newark.
Perhaps you know a business that delivers or provides food take-out orders. Do you know any businesses in Newark that allows senior and at-risk citizens to shop? Do you know any business that provides assistance to members in our community? The Newark Business Group provides a "one-shop" stop to learning about what businesses are doing during these difficult toes
All garbage collection will continue on regularly scheduled days, however Republic Services is implementing two operational changes:
- Residential collection service will begin at 5:30 am vs 6:00 am - this allows Republic Services to stagger their route start times in order to limit the number of employees gathering and deploying at any one time.
- The front office will be closed to walk-in customers - alternate options to conduct business (e.g. paying bills or obtaining overage bags) will include online service, telephone and mail. Options will be posted on Republic Service’s website.
Please call (510) 657-3500 if you have any questions related to garbage collection.
2-1-1 / EDEN INFORMATION & REFERRAL
- Alameda County 2-1-1/Eden Information & Referral (Eden I&R) is helping respond to COVID-19 questions via text. 2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency, confidential, 3-digit phone number and service that provides easy access to housing information, and critical health and human services. The information service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with multi-lingual capabilities. Community members may text "coronavirus" or "COVID19" to 211211 for information on how COVID-19 spreads, prevention & treatment, symptoms and more. Visit Alameda County 2-1-1 for access to community resources.
- While the uncertainty surrounding a new virus can cause stress and anxiety, it is important to rely on reputable sources for information. These sources include:
HEALTH RELATED GUIDELINES