Lynn Halloween update, LCC grants, Lynn selected for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan, & more | October 1, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 1, 2020

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A statement from Mayor McGee on Halloween during COVID-19

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As we begin the month of October, the state has released guidance for Halloween during COVID-19, which can be found by clicking here. The CDC categorizes traditional Halloween activities, like trick or treating, as high-risk. Please click here for a break down of the CDC’s low, moderate and high-risk activities.

As Lynn continues to fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, I strongly encourage all residents to refrain from engaging in high-risk Halloween activities and instead find alternative ways to celebrate this year that keep our community healthy and safe.

Continue reading Lynn Halloween update, LCC grants, Lynn selected for Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan, & more | October 1, 2020

LPS Virtual Graduations to be held in June, NSCC Virtual Arts Celebration, testing at Lynn Community Health Center, & more | April 29, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

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


Virtual graduation for Lynn Public School students set for June 12th

Today the Lynn Public Schools announced that graduations will be held virtually this year. The statement in part read “Given the uncertainty of the summer months ahead and the current state executive order limiting group gatherings, it seems prudent to begin planning a celebration of your accomplishments through virtual means.”

Continue reading LPS Virtual Graduations to be held in June, NSCC Virtual Arts Celebration, testing at Lynn Community Health Center, & more | April 29, 2020

MA COVID-19 Measures extended to May 18th, info from Attorney General’s office, video with Lynn Public Health Director, & more | April 28, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Governor Charlie Baker has extended non-essential business closures, stay-at-home orders, & gatherings of no more than 10 through May 18th.

In addition to these extensions, Gov. Baker announced the formation of a Reopening Advisory Board which will consist of public health officials, business leaders, & municipal government representatives from across the state of MA. They will be tasked with creating a report by May 18th to help re-open the state.

Read the press release from the state of MA by clicking here.


In case you missed it: Read information about Phase 2 of the Remote Learning Plan for the Lynn Public Schools by clicking here.


Today Lynn Public Health Director Michele Desmarais appeared on the 3pm weekday update for the City of Lynn, video below.

Continue reading MA COVID-19 Measures extended to May 18th, info from Attorney General’s office, video with Lynn Public Health Director, & more | April 28, 2020

Curfew, essential services update & more for Lynn | April 11, 2020

Below is a press release that we received from Mayor McGee’s office on Saturday, April 10, 2020.

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.


Mayor Thomas M. McGee, in consultation with the City Council, the Department of Public Health, and the City Solicitor’s office, is announcing the issuance of two Executive Orders requiring residents and visitors to stay home during certain hours, to restrict certain behaviors at all times, and also relative to the operations of essential services.

Continue reading Curfew, essential services update & more for Lynn | April 11, 2020

Mayor McGee announces executive order related to construction & public works sites & workers | April 2, 2020

Below is a statement we received from Mayor McGee’s office on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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



Mayor Thomas M. McGee, in consultation with the City Council, the Department of Public Health, Inspectional Services Department, and the City Solicitor’s office, is announcing an Executive Order with COVID-19 guidelines and procedures for all construction and public works sites and workers in the City of Lynn effective Friday, April 3, 2020.

Continue reading Mayor McGee announces executive order related to construction & public works sites & workers | April 2, 2020

First Confirmed COVID-19 Related Death in Lynn | April 1, 2020

Below is a statement we received from Mayor McGee’s office on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

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


Yesterday, the Lynn Board of Health was notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of the first COVID-19 coronavirus related death within the City of Lynn.

“My heart goes out to the family of the resident that died as a result of contracting COVID-19, as this global pandemic continues to hit home, for all of us, in such a terrible way,” said Mayor Thomas M. McGee.

Continue reading First Confirmed COVID-19 Related Death in Lynn | April 1, 2020

Mayor McGee, Community Leaders, United Way Launch Lynn Community Care Fund | April 1, 2020

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


New Fund To Help Individuals and Families Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

Community leaders in Lynn, in partnership with Mayor Tom McGee and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announce the establishment of the Lynn Community Care Fund ​to ​mobilize resources to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Continue reading Mayor McGee, Community Leaders, United Way Launch Lynn Community Care Fund | April 1, 2020

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.

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

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).
Watch past updates by clicking here.



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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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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