COVID-19 testing in Lynn this week, Lynn joins “Have a Heart and get a Heart” campaign, + more | April 6, 2021

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APRIL 6, 2021

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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 of 2020. COVID-19 testing sites have been set up and are available for residents of Lynn to visit. Information about these testing sites are below.

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. The site will be run by Project Beacon which specializes in high-volume appointment only testing. The Lynn Project Beacon site has been extended through at least June 30th.

The site is located at the Blossom Street Extension parking lot, commonly known as the Lynn Ferry Terminal, and has the capacity to perform up to 2,000 tests per day. 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.

Residents can create an account, make appointments, and view their test results all through one, online platform for the Project Beacon COVID-19 Express Testing site at the Blossom Street Extension by visiting app.beacontesting.com. If you have questions about getting tested or issues regarding appointments or results at Project Beacon, please go to www.mass.gov/express-testing,  call Project Beacon’s Call Center at 617-741-7310, or email at help@beacontesting.com. Appointments will become available several days in advance at a time.

MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM (MONDAYS ONLY)
Located in Lynn Marketplace – 43 State St. in Lynn

The City of Lynn has entered a partnership between Mass General Brigham and North Shore Medical Center to offer a testing site. A mobile van will offer free walk-up testing for asymptomatic Lynn adults and children every Monday from 1-5pm in the Lynn Marketplace parking lot at 43 State Street for the duration of the winter and spring. This testing site has moved from Manning Field.

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This walk-in testing is available for asymptomatic individuals who primarily live, work and go to school in Lynn. No insurance is needed, no ID is required, and no appointment is necessary. They will also not ask about immigration status.

This program is made possible in part through funding from the National Institutes of Health grant and RADx-UP (Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics in Underserved Populations). For more information please visit http://www.kraftcommunityhealth.org/mobile-covid-testing.

LYNN COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Located at 50 Blake St. in Lynn

Testing for COVID-19 is available for everyone in the Greater Lynn Community at Lynn Community Health Center through March 31st.  You may be tested regardless of your symptoms or exposure to COVID-19. Call 781-581-3900 for an appointment.  Appointments are strongly recommended, limited walk-in appointments are available. You do not need to be a patient at LCHC or have health insurance.

Two trailers were set up along the Blake Street side of the lot directly across from the health center to continue testing this winter. Patients enter the site through the gate across from the Mulberry Street alleyway and enter the first trailer for registration. They will exit the first trailer and proceed to the second trailer for testing. After their test they will exit the second trailer and leave the site through the gate across from the LCHC entrance. Patient movement will be one-way through the site,with plans in place to support social distancing at all times.

LCHC has created a video that helps explains how to make an appointment, what happens when you get to LCHC for your test, & how to access your testing results. Please click here to view the video.

LCHC Coronavirus Updates / informacion sobre covid19

COVID-19 testing times this week at LCHC:

  • Monday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am- 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

OTHER RESOURCES

  • Testing at Lynn Urgent Care – 776 Western Ave in Lynn
    • This location accepts MassHealth & tests children. Walk-ins are accepted, but it is recommended to make an appointment. This location is open from 8am-8pm every day, and you can call them at 781-281-7081 for more info. & to set up an appointment. Find out more by clicking here.

The information above was taken from the City of Lynn, Lynn Community
Health Center, & State of Massachusetts websites


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A vaccination site has opened at Lynn Tech for Lynners.

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Pre-registration for 2021/2022 school year for all grades is open from April to September

The Welcome Center (formerly known as the Parent Information Center) guides families through the process of registering students for school, and helps all of our culturally and linguistically diverse families to find local resources and services necessary to support their child’s education so they can thrive and impact the greater community and the world.

Entrance age requirements:

  • Kindergarten (five years-old): Born between September 1, 2015 and September 1, 2016
  • Grade One (Six years-old): Born between September 1, 2014 and September 1, 2015

Basic documents required to register:

  • Up-to-date immunization records
  • Recent proof of address (within last 60 days)
  • Evidence of legal guardianship, includes birth certificate or probate court guardianship order
  • Parent/guardian photo ID

All new students please choose one of these options to register:

  • Pre-register online by clicking here 
  • Paper Registration: download forms here and mail or drop-off (24 hours) at our office at 100 Bennett St.
  • Pick up enrollment packet at the following locations and mail or drop-off (24 hours) at our office
    • Ingalls Elementary School (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
    • Connery Elementary School (9:00am – 2:00 pm)
    • Iglesia de Dios—25 Elmwood St. (Monday to Friday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm,
    • Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Sunday 8 am – noon)

Virtual Orientation Sessions April to September

Held on the first and last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm
(first Tuesday in English and last Tuesday in Spanish)

 Join zoom meeting with this link
Meeting ID : 863 3245 5600   |   Passcode: 957954

Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 7:45am – 3:45 pm.
  • Tuesday: 7:45am – 7:45 pm. (April to September)
  • Friday: 7:45am – 2:45 pm.

For more information visit the Lynn Public Schools Welcome Center website by clicking here

The above information was submitted to us by the Lynn Public Schools.


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Mayor McGee joins Organ Donation Champions get the “Heart” on your Driver’s License/ID

1,027 lives saved in New England 2020 thanks to organ donation

On, Thursday April 8th at 11:00 AM, Mayor Thomas McGee will join, MA RMV leaders, and individuals touched by organ donor to celebrate April as Donate Life Month celebrating Organ Donation and ask people to “Have a Heart and get a Heart” by registering as a donor at the RMV when getting or renewing your driver’s license, Real ID, or ID or online at www.RegisterMe.org

What:

April Donate Life Month celebrating Organ Donation. Have a Heart and get a Heart on your driver’s license/Real ID/ID

Who:

  • Mayor Thomas McGee
  • MA RMV Director
  • Carol Dullea – Donor Grandmother
  • Elizabeth Swanson – Living Donor
  • Individuals Touched by Organ Donation
  • New England Donor Services

Time & Location:

Thursday, April 8th at 11:00 AM outside of Lynn City Hall

EDITOR’S NOTE: LCTV will be on location to film this ceremony.

Donate Life Month in Lynn is an opportunity to continue our education efforts, celebrate the lives saved and enhanced through donation and honor the donors who made the ultimate gift.

The state plays an important role in the donation process as the vast majority of individuals in Massachusetts (98%) who register as an organ and tissue donor at the state Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).  In 2020 over 1,027 lives were saved here in New England because of the generosity of individuals who became organ donors.  Thousands more lives were enhanced through the gift of tissue donation.  With the need for life-saving transplants growing every day – over 108,000 patients are now on the US transplant wait list – it is crucial to educate our communities about taking action to register as donors.

New England Donor Services is the parent organization of New England Organ Bank, the federally-designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) responsible for coordinating organ and tissue donation in the six New England States.

To register to be a donor outside the RMV office or for more information visit www.RegisterMe.org

The above press release was submitted to us by New England Donor Services.


Lynn Family Forward Resource Center’s April calendar

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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 350 with 75 new cases today. 16,174 Lynn residents have recovered and 209 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 16,733. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.


COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Lynn Tech Fieldhouse for people who live or work in Lynn & Nahant or are Lynn Community Health Center Patients and meet state eligibility requirements (Massachusetts Phase 1 & Phase 2 Steps 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5: 55  year of age or older or with one or more chronic health conditions, Educators and
certain workers. Residents age 75+ may be accompanied by one caregiver who can book an appointment themselves.) Please visithttps://www.lchcnet.org/covid-19-vaccine-scheduling to make an appointment online. Residents without access to the Internet can call 2-1-1 to make an appointment 7 days a week.

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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