CDC eviction moratorium extended, LPS free program info, MBCC’s 1st Annual Bike-A-Thon, + more | March 30, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
MARCH 30, 2021

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ICYMI: The free election section of our website is also now live with information valuable to voters such as current candidate lists, voter registration deadlines, interactive polling location map, & more. CLICK HERE TO VISIT!


The state of MA has advanced to Step 1 of Phase IV & updated its travel advisory. Click here for more info.

COVID Vaccine Clinics available for Lynn Educators March 26th, April 2nd, and April 9th. Click here for more info.


CDC eviction moratorium
extended through June 30th

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021 is now extended through June 30, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The full order can be found by clicking here.

The CDC works 24/7 protecting America’s health, safety and security. Whether disease start at home or abroad, are curable or preventable, chronic or acute, or from human activity or deliberate attack, CDC responds to America’s most pressing health threats. CDC is headquartered in Atlanta and has experts located throughout the United States and the world.

The above press release is courtesy of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention


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Find a mass vaccine location near you by clicking here. For phasing details and the most up-to-date vaccination timeline please click here.

For a list of workers currently eligible please click here.

A vaccination site has opened at Lynn Tech for Lynners

Find out more & watch a video tour by clicking here.
Schedule an appointment by clicking here.



Lynn Public Schools to submit application for free after-school & summer programs at Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Lynn Public Schools (LPS) will be applying for the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, a 5-year federal grant that is managed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The application will be for a middle school afterschool and summer program that will be run at Thurgood Marshall Middle School (TMMS) for youth in grades 6 – 8. LPS will be applying in partnership with LEAP for Education and the grant is due April 16, 2021.
LPS will be notified if they have received the grant by early June. While TMMS students will get priority, these programs are open to any middle school student living in Lynn.
Anyone interested in having input into the planning or wanting to get on a stakeholder list for information about upcoming summer and fall programs, should contact Hilary Kopp, Senior Director of Middle School Programs at hkopp@leap4ed.org.
The above information was taken from the LPS Facebook page.

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Lynn Community TV will be airing this program at the same time as
over a dozen North Shore community media centers!


INTERVIEW: Lynn Public Schools Pre-registration for September begins April 5th

On this segment of the Lynn Lowdown we spoke with Iveth Martinez of the Lynn Public Schools about their online registration. Pre-registration for Sept. 2021 begins on Monday, April 5th.

To read more about pre-registration you can click here to read our previous coverage.

Click here to watch on our website (for free)


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MA Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) 1st Annual Bike for Prevention Bike-A-Thon starting April 19th, featuring professional mountain bike athlete Jen Hanks

Jen Hanks, courtesy of MBCC.

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is hosting its first Annual Bike for Prevention Bike-A-Thon virtually on a local and national scale from Monday, April 19th, 2021 to Sunday, April 25th, 2021. The Bike-A-Thon will feature special guest Jen Hanks, an elite mountain bike racer and two-time breast cancer survivor. In 2011, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 invasive breast cancer. Less than two years after completing her treatments, she was diagnosed with an axillary recurrence. Over the course of her treatment, Jen has undergone a total of ten surgeries, two rounds of chemotherapy, and radiation.

Hanks comments “I am so incredibly honored to be the guest of honor for MBCC’s Bike for Prevention Ride. Currently, 1 in 8 women will be diag- nosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. I was one of those women when at 35 years old I was diagnosed with breast cancer and two years later had a recurrence. Like most women, I will never know why I developed breast cancer, however I speculate an environmental exposure played a role. What makes MBCC’s mission so unique is that they are focused on preventing breast cancer. Through their work of finding the environmental causes of breast cancer and stopping it be- fore it starts, I am hopeful that far fewer people will face a breast cancer diagnosis in the future”.

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Cheryl Osimo, MBCC’s Executive Director, says “We are very excited and grateful to Jen who has agreed to support this new event, especially since she understands the challenges that come with breast cancer and the importance of raising awareness of cancer-causing agents in the envi-ronment. It is our hope that others will be inspired by her story, resilience, and activism, and join her and MBCC in biking to raise funds for breast cancer prevention starting April 19th.”

Registration for this virtual Bike-A-Thon is: $40 for Individuals, $150 for Families (up to 5 members), and $25 for Students. To learn more about registration options or to make a pledge, please visit www.mbcc.org/bike or by calling1-800-649-MBCC (6222).

Interested participants can join Jen’s team by clicking here.

All proceeds from the event benefit MBCC’s unique mission of breast cancer prevention. The above press release was submitted to us by the MBCC.


    

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From Mayor McGee’s office: The Lynn Public Health Department has confirmed that as of today, the number of active, confirmed positive COVID-19 cases is 358 with 29 new cases today. 15,897 Lynn residents have recovered and 208 have died. The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Lynn since March 21, 2020, including those who have died and recovered, is 16,463. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

A Statement from Mayor Thomas McGee on Recent Uptick in COVID Positive Cases

While it is encouraging to see more Lynn residents getting vaccinated, the city has recently seen another uptick in reported COVID-19 cases and is again a red, high risk community. We have come too far together to ignore the steps that have gotten us to this point. We must continue to follow the CDC guidelines of social distancing, wearing masks and staying away from large gatherings over the next couple months as more people receive the vaccine, which will help us move past this pandemic.

Please visit http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/covid19/resources.shtml#p7GPc1_2 for the most up to date COVID-19 testing information, as well as more detailed information on the State and City of Lynn’s Reopening Guidelines. We will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 through the City website (www.lynnma.gov), social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system (sign up at www.smart911.com).

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