NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) – Newark restaurants and bars are allowed to stay open until midnight on Friday evening in a two-week pilot program.

Mayor Ras Baraka said the city’s curfew could be eased further if residents act responsibly.

“We’re going to test what happens, how crazy people get. When they don’t behave, when the numbers go up again, when you think that this means walking around without a mask and doing and doing all these other things.” Things you shouldn’t do turn people on like there’s no tomorrow, then we’ll turn it off, “said Baraka.” We open until 12 noon every day from Friday. We can open longer if we can behave here in these restaurants, bars and other places we go to. From this Friday every day at 12 noon. I know a couple of people are probably happy about this. “

Earlier this week, the Newark School District increased in-person learning for students to four days a week.

Students returned to the classroom two days a week for the first time in more than a year earlier this month.

Forty percent of the students chose to return to face-to-face learning.

That number is expected to increase further before the school year ends in June.

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