City officials, including Mayor Ras Baraka and Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo are hoping residents will take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Mayor Baraka announced on Sunday that Newark has its first reported case.
WBGO's Scott Pringle was there.
Dr. Mark Wade says Newark's got its first coronavirus case, a man in his 50's who is being self-quarantined.
Mayor Baraka wants residents to avoid bars and other large crowds to help prevent the spread.