Statement from Mayor McGee | March 31, 2020

Below is a statement from Mayor McGee’s office we received on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Today, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced an extension of the “stay at home” advisory for all residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until May 4, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 update from Mayor McGee, travel notices, state tax deadline moved | March 27, 2020

Below is a statement from Mayor McGee’s office we received on Friday, March 27, 2020. It also contains information from the state level about travelers to MA & the state tax deadline.

Beneath this is another statement from Mayor McGee in regards to the financial relief from the federal government.

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See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


The City of Lynn, the Emergency Management Team and our Department of Public Health continue to take proactive steps to slow community transmission of COVID-19 and prepare for further spread of the virus. The Board of Health has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that we now have 28 confirmed cases of COVID- 19 in the City of Lynn, which includes 2 members of the city’s workforce.

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Updates for The RIDE Paratransit Service | March 27, 2020

The following is a statement we received from the MBTA on March 27, 2020 regarding their “The RIDE” service.

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See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


MBTA discourages all non-essential travel.
 Customers encouraged to visit mbta.com/coronavirus for full details.

The MBTA has announced temporary updates to the T’s paratransit service, The RIDE, in a continuing effort to prioritize safety, protect the health and safety of the T’s customers and workforce, and to preserve the continuity of transit services for those who must travel for purposes that are absolutely necessary. These temporary changes were made in consultation with The Riders’ Transportation Access Group, the Boston Center for Independent Living, and the Massachusetts Senior Action Council.

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Lynn YMCA asks for support for their emergency childcare and food distribution

Below is a statement we received from the Lynn YMCA on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

View our running list of closures and announcements for Lynn at bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


The Lynn YMCA is in great need of support.  We have identified needs that require urgent action to support vulnerable members of our community impacted by the COVID-19 crisis that we are suited to solve quickly. Work has started towards all these efforts.

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Schools closed until May 4th, Statement from Mayor McGee – March 25, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker today announced further school closures until May 4, 2020 for all MA schools. You can read his press release by clicking here.

Below is a statement from Mayor McGee’s office we received on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

View our running list of closures and announcements for Lynn at bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


The City of Lynn, the Emergency Management Team and our Department of Public Health continue to take proactive steps to slow community transmission of COVID-19 and prepare for further spread of the virus. The Board of Health has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that we now have 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Lynn.

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Gov Baker announces 2-week “stay at home” advisory, statement from Mayor McGee, MBTA update

Below is a statement from Mayor McGee’s office in response to Gov. Charlie Baker’s 2-week “stay at home” advisory. We also received an update on service from the MBTA, which will be after Mayor McGee’s statment.

Read the full order from Gov. Charlie Baker on the state’s website by clicking here. View our running list of closures and announcements for Lynn at bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Today, Monday, March 23, 2020, The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced a two week, “stay at home” advisory for all residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Governor Baker also issued an order for all businesses which are not defined as providing COVID-19 Essential Services, to close.

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March 22, 2020 statement from Mayor Tom McGee

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Mayor Thomas McGee is announcing that out of an abundance of caution, beginning Monday, March 23rd, essential city services from Lynn City Hall, the Department of Public Works and the Lynn Public Library will be provided to the public remotely. All public buildings will remain closed until further notice and all non-essential city services will be limited during this time. All public safety services, including the Police and Fire, will continue to operate at full-staffing levels and curbside trash and recycling pickup will continue on a normal schedule.

In light of this truly unparalleled situation, the city continues to take precautionary measures in order to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 within our own community. During these unprecedented times, we cannot proceed with business as usual when the health and welfare of community is at risk.

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First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in the City of Lynn

The following is a press release from Mayor Thomas McGee’s office LCTV received on March 21, 2020.

For our running list of closures & announcements relevant to the City of Lynn view our Google Document by clicking here.

The City of Lynn will be giving updates via LCTV on the city’s response to COVID-19 every weekday at 3pm. This can be watched live online on our Facebook page or website & on TV (Comcast: 22/ Verizon:37).
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Today, Saturday, March 21, 2020 the Lynn Board of Health was notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the City of Lynn.

The patient is currently in quarantine in their home. Officials within the Lynn Department of Public Health will be actively monitoring the patient and conducting an extensive investigation into who the patient has come into contact with recently. All those people who have been confirmed to have come into direct contact with this patient will be notified by their local Board of Health. They will be instructed to stay at home and the Public Health Department will be in daily communication with them regarding their potential symptoms for fourteen (14) days.

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MBTA Announces Service Update Effective Thursday, March 19

We just received the following press release from the MBTA. We have previously received information from them, which you can find by clicking here.

We have also kept a running list of postponements & announcements relevant to Lynn in a Google Document. You can find that by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Additional bus service to operate within targeted windows on select routes.

New mid-day cleaning, disinfecting protocols added for buses.

MBTA strongly encourages essential travel only.

Service to continue focus on those working shifts at medical institutions, government offices, and food distribution establishments.

Customers encouraged to visit mbta.com/coronavirus for full details.

BOSTON – As part of the MBTA’s process to continually monitor ridership demand, additional service revisions will be implemented on Thursday, March 19.

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Mayor’s Statement to the City Council on March 17, 2020

The following is a copy of the Mayor’s speech in front of the Lynn City Council on March 17, 2020. You can watch the full Council meeting from on Facebook page by clicking here.

You can find our running list of closures and announcements relevant to the City of Lynn by vising biy.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Thank you Council President Cyr. The news surrounding COVID-19 outbreak, commonly known as the coronavirus, is constantly changing and rapidly evolving. Yesterday, I declared a State of Emergency within the City of Lynn and today, the Lynn Board of Health has declared a Public Health Emergency in order to protect the general health, safety and well-being of the residents of the city.

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