Mayor Ras J. Baraka signed an executive order on Monday, Dec. 27, requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for customers 5 years of age and older to enter certain establishments and facilities.

The order will commence by requiring anyone attending public New Year’s Eve events and parties to show proof of vaccination.

By Jan. 10, persons entering a facility or business must show proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose; and be fully vaccinated three weeks later.

“Newark’s latest three-day test positivity rate has spiked to 27.16%. Guided by this data, the city of Newark is taking firm and aggressive action to prevent its spread and protect our residents and workers. Newark will continue to meet the challenge of COVID-19 with determination,” Baraka said.

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