COVID-19 updates from LCTV

Hello all,

Director of Operations David Riley Jr. checking in with a quick update. I have been posting many updates to our Facebook page about the current situation surrounding COVID-19. Major updates are being posted separately, but there have been many minor updates flooding in.

Since Thursday I have been updating this Google Document with every closure, announcement, etc that has come in or I’ve come across. In it there are many links to the relevant announcements and videos. I am also only posting verified, official information to avoid the spreading of false information–which is extremely important at this time.

I will post to both the Google Document above and post press releases here as well. The list will continue to be updated several times a day to ensure accurate info is shared fast. If something is missing or should be added please let me know via email. Please share the Google Doc with your friends and family to keep them informed: bit.ly/LynnCOVID19

At this time LCTV is closed to our members and the public. All classes and events have been postponed until further notice. Members have been receiving email updates, and will continue to. If you are a member & have not received one of our email updates check your spam folder and/or please let me know by emailing driley@lynntv.org ASAP so we can get you on that list.

We will also be producing our weekly news program as usual every Friday. This will be available on our website anytime, as well as every Monday-Saturday at 6AM & 6PM on our Public Access Channel. We will be working on getting interviews & information to update everyone on this evolving situation.

For now that is all. Hope everyone stays informed & healthy!

Sincerely,

David Riley Jr.
Director of Operations at LCTV

MBTA Announces Schedule Revisions to Take Effect Tuesday, March 17

Reductions in service support slowing spread of COVID-19, protect MBTA workforce, ensure continuity of services.

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

BOSTON – In response to coordinated efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the MBTA will implement several changes to service levels effective with the start of service on Tuesday, March 17.

These changes are being made based on guidance from public health professionals and have been developed according to several criteria that seek to protect the health and safety of MBTA employees and customers, as well as recent reductions in ridership. Acknowledging guidance that recommends people avoid large crowds, the MBTA will operate at levels that support social distancing.

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Lynn Prepares for Potential Coronavirus Impacts

Mayor Thomas M. McGee, Public Health Director Michele Desmarais and the City’s Office of Emergency Management of Lynn are in communication and working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health concerning COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. The Emergency Management team, which includes representatives from the Mayor’s Office, City Council, Public Health Department, Office of Emergency Management, Police & Fire Departments, Law Department and the School Department, is meeting regularly and in contact with local, state and federal health organizations to ensure the city is taking the proper precautions to prepare for this evolving situation. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced that the risk within Massachusetts remains LOW.

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City of Lynn designated as Green Community by state

Mayor McGee Announces the City of Lynn’s Designation as a Green Community

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LYNN, MA – Mayor McGee announces that The Baker-Polito Administration today announced Lynn’s designation as a Green Community. There were 31 Massachusetts cities and towns designated as Green Communities, committing to clean energy goals to reduce energy consumption and lower emissions, and are now eligible for grants totaling $5 million.

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City of Lynn Announces Major Public Art Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 3, 2020

Carolyn Cole, Downtown Lynn Cultural District
(781) 586-6762
director@lynnculturaldistrict.org / ccole@lynnma.gov

City of Lynn Announces Major Public Art Opportunity

Call for Art: up to $75,000 grant award

Lynn, MA – The City of Lynn Mayor’s Office, the Lynn Department of Community Development, the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, and the Lynn Public Arts Commission, through a technical assistance award from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, are seeking an artistic concept for a signature work of art at the Mt. Vernon and Exchange Street Plaza in downtown Lynn. The goal of this project is to install artwork that reflects the spirit of Lynn, enlivens the gateway to the Cultural District as a destination and increases use of the Plaza as a gathering space.

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