Newark begins overnight street closures amid NJ COVID-19 uptick

As coronavirus cases in New Jersey continue to surge, the city of Newark has announced street closures in an attempt to fight the spread. Beginning Friday, the Department of Public Safety and the Ambassador Unit will close streets leading into the East Ward from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Residents who live in the impacted area, particularly the zip code 07105, will be allowed to travel for essential needs. Proof of area residency or proof that an essential need is being addressed will be required.