NEWARK, NJ — Another week, another 800-plus summonses issued in the City of Newark for violations of the state’s stay-at-home order to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to Newark Public Safety, which also closed 44 businesses operating outside the scope of the order. 

Newark remains the municipality with the most coronavirus cases in Essex County and the state, with 46 deaths and nearly 1,500 cases as of Monday. 

“We’ve stepped up our enforcement efforts to keep people safe,” Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said in a statement. “Those individuals and businesses who are not taking this health emergency seriously are being addressed to promote public safety throughout the City of Newark.”

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Newark commenced a full lockdown the last day of March, joining neighboring East Orange, Orange and Irvington in a four-city operation to limit non-essential and non-emergency travel between the sister cities. The mayors of the four municipalities will revisit the joint lockdown tomorrow. 

No summonses were issued to motorists last week, according to Ambrose. 

To report COVID-19 violations, please call: 973-733-6000.