Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is asking the residents of the New Jersey city to shelter in place for 10 days to help combat the spread of Covid-19, according to a video posted on the mayor’s Facebook page.
The shelter in place would begin the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and end Dec. 4, the mayor said.
“We want people to shelter in place for 10 days,” the mayor said, adding that people are urged to come out only for essential purposes.
“Do not go outside if you don’t have to,” Baraka added.
At this time, Baraka has not issued an executive order or a stay-at-home advisory. CNN has reached out to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s office for comment.
The mayor's request for residents to stay home is the latest coronavirus-related measure the city has taken. In October, Newark issued a curfew for all non-essential businesses.