Info. on SNAP benefits,mobile food market, leaf/yard waste, Lynn’s reopening plans, & more | May 29, 2020

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SNAP can now be used via Amazon

Yesterday Amazon launched an opportunity for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers to purchase groceries online and improve food access in our communities.

Amazon is providing SNAP customers not only with the option to use SNAP EBT to purchase groceries from Amazon’s broad grocery selection, but also access to Amazon Fresh and free shipping options in Amazon Pantry, all without any membership fees.

Free shipping options are available across the Core Grocery selection as well as the Fresh and Pantry programs. To learn more about the program click here!

LCHC Mobile Market next Saturday

The Lynn Community Health Center’s Mobile Market, in partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, is a free monthly distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The next Mobile Market is next Saturday (Saturday, June 6) from 9 – 10 am.

Due to COVID-19 the Market has moved to the parking lot at 73 Buffum Street, just behind LCHC.

Leaf & Yard Waste Compound
opens tomorrow

FROM LYNN DPW: The Lynn DPW Leaf and Yard Waste Compound at 250 Commercial Street will officially open this Saturday, May 30th from 7:30am-2:30pm.

• Residents will enter the compound in their vehicle on Commercial Street and will be directed by a DPW employee to a designated open bay that are setup up more than 6ft apart.

• Residents will then exit their vehicle with face covering on at all times to dump their own leaf and yard waste.

•  All residents must wear face coverings and maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times.

• This service is for Lynn residents only.

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 1,817 with 15 new cases today. 1,454 Lynn residents have recovered and 89 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 3,360.

In accordance with Phase 1 of the State’s Reopening Plan, the City of Lynn’s tennis and pickleball courts, dog park, and community gardens are now open with the following guidelines. All visitors must practice social distancing of 6 ft. or more, wear a face covering whenever social distancing is not possible, and wash or sanitize their hands and equipment after use. No group gatherings, organized playing or events, or sharing of equipment is allowed. At community gardens, users are encourages to utilize plots with household members only and staggering schedule is encouraged to avoid overcrowding. At the Parkland Ave. Dog Park, owners must control pets via a leash or voice and must provide and dispose of their own pet waste supplies.

Contact sports and playing on playground structures continue to be prohibited and Manning and Fraser Fields will also continue to be closed during this phase.

During Phase 1, outdoor fitness is permitted following the Outdoor Education Programs guidelines which includes: no sharing of equipment or physical contact, a minimum of 12 ft. distance between each individual activity station, face coverings are required at all times, all participants must practice social distancing of 6 ft. or more at all times, class/activity must be limited to gatherings of no more than 10 including instructor, and organizers must use a pre-registration process for their class/activity. We encourage fitness business owners who choose to operate outside under these guidelines to do so on private property or open park space throughout the city.

It is imperative that these guidelines are strictly followed by everyone in order to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community healthy and safe.

To read the full safety standard guidelines for Parks, Open Space, and Outdoor Education Programs please visit

We will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 through the City website (, social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system (sign up at

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