COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week, Girl Scout cookie virtual fundraiser, MBTA service changes starting Jan. 23, & more | January 19, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 19, 2021

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The City of Lynn is currently in a modified Phase 2, Step 2 until further notice. Learn more by clicking here.


COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week

The City of Lynn was selected to be a part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” Initiative back in July. The COVID-19 testing sites located at Lynn English High School and behind the Western Avenue Fire Station are now closed. Other COVID-19 testing sites have been set up and are available for residents to visit. More information about testing is below. Please note that COVID-19 vaccines for community distribution have not yet been received. When we receive updates we will share in one of our daily news postings, so please follow us to stay informed.

PROJECT BEACON
Located at 398 Blossom St. in Lynn

The City of Lynn has been selected as one of four communities across the Commonwealth for a COVID-19 express testing site beginning Wednesday December 23rd through at least March 31st. The site will be run by Project Beacon which specializes in high-volume appointment only testing.

Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, vaccine update, Lynn public buildings extend remote work, & more | July 15, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 15, 2021

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The City of Lynn is currently in a modified Phase 2, Step 2 until further notice. Learn more by clicking here.


Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

This week’s map courtesy of WCVB, click for full-resolution image

Every week the MA Dept. of Public Health releases numbers for how COVID-19 has impacted the state, and we try to highlight some of these numbers so the community is informed about how COVID is impacting Lynn & the state. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.

The City of Lynn is dealing with a serious surge of COVID-19 cases. Last Tuesday a new 24-hr new case record was broken with 210 new cases, breaking the previous record of 196 set only a few weeks ago. Since Dec. 23rd it has been rare for that number to be below 150, and before that numbers were consistently getting higher. We have seen a steady increase of new cases since the end of October, but in good news deaths related to COVID-19 seem to have slowed in the city with only 10 deaths reported in November & 23 in December.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, vaccine update, Lynn public buildings extend remote work, & more | July 15, 2021

COVID relief for businesses, free IET IT program from NSCC, & more | January 13, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 13, 2021

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The City of Lynn is currently in a modified Phase 2, Step 2 until further notice. Learn more by clicking here.


COVID-19 Relief for Businesses Application Deadline this Friday

Last month, the Commonwealth made an additional $668 million available to support businesses through new and existing programs. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will target a portion of these funds to sectors experiencing the most significant economic hardship and a loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This business relief fund targets the hardest hit small businesses that have an exceptional need of cash relief.

COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week, “Housing Lynn” public comment period open, Micro-grants for immigrants, & more | January 11, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 11, 2021

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The City of Lynn is currently in a modified Phase 2, Step 2 until further notice. Learn more by clicking here.


COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week

The City of Lynn was selected to be a part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” Initiative back in July. The COVID-19 testing sites located at Lynn English High School and behind the Western Avenue Fire Station are now closed, as of Jan. 4th. Other COVID-19 testing sites have been set up and are available for residents to visit. More information about testing is below. Please note that COVID-19 vaccines for community distribution have not yet been received. When we receive updates we will share in one of our daily news postings, so please follow us to stay informed.

PROJECT BEACON
Located at 398 Blossom St. in Lynn

The City of Lynn has been selected as one of four communities across the Commonwealth for a COVID-19 express testing site beginning Wednesday December 23rd through at least March 31st. The site will be run by Project Beacon which specializes in high-volume appointment only testing.

Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, LPS internet update, commuter rail schedule changes, & more | January 8, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 8, 2021

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Wednesday the City of Lynn announced it will continue in a modified Phase 2,Step 2 until further notice. Read more by clicking here.

The Project Beacon COVID-19 Testing Site is temporarily
closed today, more info. can be found below.


Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

Map courtesy of WCVB, click for full-resolution image

Every week the MA Dept. of Public Health releases numbers for how COVID-19 has impacted the state, and we try to highlight some of these numbers so the community is informed about how COVID is impacting Lynn & the state. Their numbers factor in the past week as well as the week before, giving 2 weeks worth of data.

The City of Lynn is dealing with a serious surge of COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday a new 24-hr new case record was broken with 210 new cases, breaking the previous record of 196 set less than a month ago. Since Dec. 23rd it has been rare for that number to be below 144, and before that numbers were consistently getting higher. We have seen a steady increase of new cases since the end of October, but in good news deaths related to COVID-19 seem to have slowed in the city with only 10 deaths reported in November & 23 in December.

Continue reading Weekly COVID-19 numbers from Mass DPH, LPS internet update, commuter rail schedule changes, & more | January 8, 2021

State COVID-19 restrictions extended, MVP grant videos, virtual drama shows from LEHS rescheduled, & more | January 7, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 7, 2021

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Yesterday the City of Lynn announced it will continue in a modified Phase 2,Step 2 until further notice. Read more by clicking here.


Statewide temporary capacity and gathering limits extended until Jan. 24th

Today Governor Baker announced extending temporary restrictions to pause activity and reduce mobility until January 24. This is due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases & hospitalizations in the state.
A full list of restrictions can be found by clicking here. A summary of these restrictions is as follows:

Continue reading State COVID-19 restrictions extended, MVP grant videos, virtual drama shows from LEHS rescheduled, & more | January 7, 2021

Lynn to remain in modified Phase 2, COVID-19 updates from LCHC, Fundraiser by BBTM, & more | January 6, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 6, 2021

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City of Lynn To Continue in Modified Phase 2 Step 2 until further notice

Mayor Thomas McGee & Public Health Director Michele Desmarais signed an extension order today for the City of Lynn to remain in Modified Phase Two Step Two of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan.

This order will remain in effect until rescinded following the monitoring and a determination that these activities no longer constitute an immediate risk to the public health of the community.

ACCESS and MCAS will remain in person, virtual drama shows from LEHS, updates from the state, & more | January 5, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 5, 2021

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ACCESS & MCAS to be taken in person this year, updates from Lynn Public School

𝗗𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗟𝗣𝗦 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀,

Happy New Year! I cannot recall a time in my life when that celebratory greeting, Happy New Year, has been more meaningful than now. We move into each new calendar year with plans, new commitments, and hope for a better year than the previous one. This year is no different, although there is undoubtedly a deeper longing for better times ahead. I remain deeply optimistic about better times ahead and I look forward to our continued partnership.
Although we launched the school year in full remote learning and continue to provide services in that manner, I want to make you aware of state-mandated assessments that must be administered in person between the months of January and June. The state-mandated assessments are as follows:

COVID-19 testing updates, new GLSS TV episode, Salvation Army updates, & more | January 4, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
JANUARY 4, 2021

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COVID-19 testing updates, testing sites in Lynn this week

The City of Lynn was selected to be a part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” Initiative back in July. The COVID-19 testing sites located at Lynn English High School and behind the Western Avenue Fire Station will be closed after January 4, 2021. Other COVID-19 testing sites have been set up and are available for residents to visit. More information about testing is below.

Project Beacon COVID-19 Express Testing (398 Blossom Street)

The City of Lynn has been selected as one of four communities across the Commonwealth for a COVID-19 express testing site beginning Wednesday December 23rd through at least March 31st. The site will be run by Project Beacon which specializes in high-volume appointment only testing.

The site will be located at the Blossom Street Extension parking lot, commonly known as the Lynn Ferry Terminal, and will have the capacity to perform up to 2,000 tests per day once the site reaches full capacity in early January. Residents will be able to schedule their test appointment in advance, drive up to the site at their assigned time, be tested from the comfort of their car, and receive their results within 24 hours. There will be no pedestrian, walk-up access allowed at this site. For all Massachusetts residents, there is no cost for this test, no health insurance is required, and you will not be asked about your immigration status.

Mayor McGee & Local Health Officials Urge Residents to Remain Home for Holidays over Next Two Weeks

Press release from Mayor McGee’s Office received December 23, 2020

LYNN- Mayor Thomas M. McGee, Dr. David Roberts, president of North Shore Medical Center  & Dr. Geoff Pechinsky, Chief Medical Officer for the City of Lynn of Lynn Community Health  Center and other local health officials are urging people to remain home for the holidays this  year. Local hospitals are already approaching their capacity limits and will be hard pressed to  adequately deal with another surge after this holiday season.

“With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, it is critical that Lynn residents remain  home and limit their exposure to COVID-19,” said Mayor Thomas M. McGee. “If we make this small sacrifice and refrain from gathering in person with people outside of our immediate  household now, we can ensure that we will all be able to resume our normal holiday traditions  next year. I understand this is a very difficult time of year to be away from friends and relatives,  but as people are already starting to get vaccinated, we can see the end of this pandemic is  approaching.”

There are a number of ways that residents can celebrate the holidays safely this year including the following Lower Risk Activities:

  • Limit in-person holiday gatherings to only people you live with.
  • Host a virtual holiday dinner with extended family or friends.
  • Prepare foods for family and neighbors and deliver them in a no-contact way. • Virtually attend your traditional holiday activities, such as a visit with Santa. • Consider virtual caroling or reciting. Provide a link to your virtual caroling to the people  you want to sing to.
  • View holiday lights from your car with those you live with.

“If you stay home this Christmas and only gather with members of your immediate household,  you could save the life of someone you love. Don’t be the reason your grandmother or uncle  ends up in the hospital. Stay home. Save lives.” said Dr. David Roberts, President of North Shore  Medical Center.

“We have entered a hopeful period of the year with not only the December holidays and a new  year approaching, but with the arrival of a vaccine to help us manage the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Geoff Pechinsky, Chief Medical Officer for the City of Lynn. “Please keep in mind that  even with a vaccine, we are not out of the woods yet. It will be challenging, but please celebrate  only with those family members you have been living with. It is not yet time to have large  celebrations as we are in the midst of another surge, with 20% of the COVID-19 tests of Lynn  residents conducted at Lynn Community Health Center returning positive. Our local hospitals are  getting full again, and we want to avoid repeating the further strain as we had in the spring.

So please do you part—wear a mask, socially distance, wash your hands, and celebrate only with  close family members. We have come together as a community thus far, let us continue to do so  and get the pandemic under control.”

Please visit https://www.mass.gov/news/december-holiday-guidance to get more information  about how to celebrate the holidays in a safe manner this year. Residents can also visit the City  of Lynn website for the most up to date information related to COVID-19 within the City of  Lynn.

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