8 business cited for failing to comply 4 days into Newark lockdown
Four days into Newark's 10-day citywide lockdown, businesses are already being cited for failing to comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
The lockdown was put in place to curb the city's increase in coronavirus cases.
Eight businesses have been cited for violating the executive order. All the businesses and those involved were found not wearing masks or other PPE while serving customers.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement, "It's amazing that some of these businesses put wealth over health."
The city lockdown began on Nov. 25 and will continue through Dec. 4.
Newark currently has a COVID-19 positivity rate of 21%.