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Posted on: March 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Council Approves Emergency Ordinance in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

City Council COVID19 Press Release

Following the recommendations from Governor John Carney and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Newark City Council approved an emergency ordinance aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance will be automatically sunset in 60 days unless extended by Council through normal ordinance procedure. The terms of the ordinance are:

  • All public and private social gatherings shall not exceed 10 attendees. 
  • Law enforcement may order the dispersal of gatherings exceeding the maximum number of attendees.
  • All bars, restaurants and taverns within City of Newark limits shall only provide take-out, drive through and delivery.

The City will offer free parking in all municipal lots and metered spaces on Main Street will be free, but with a 15-minute time limit to be used to quickly pick up items and meals from local retailers and restaurants. The 15-minute time limit will be enforced by the City to ensure parking availability. 

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