LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 6, 2020
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LCTV launches 2020 MA Election Coverage
Every election cycle we work to provide the Lynn community with information on what they can expect in the voting booth. This year we have reached out the candidates running for elected offices that represent Lynn, as well as the yes & no sides of the 2 ballot questions.
We have launched interviews featuring the campaigns that responded to us on our Government Channel, website, YouTube, & Facebook page. Please click here to view our 2020 Election Coverage.
Lynn COVID-19 Tele Town Hall tonight
The City of Lynn is hosting a Tele Town Hall on COVID-19 tonight, Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00PM. Mayor Thomas McGee and Public Health Director Michele Desmarais will be joined by several medical experts including: Dr. Clark Van Den Berghe from Lynn Community Health Center; Dr. Mitch Rein, Chief Medical Officer of North Shore Medical Center; and Dr. Barbara Lambl Infectious Disease Specialist from North Shore Medical Center.
Residents will receive a phone call from the City of Lynn at 6:00PM on Tuesday evening and should remain on the line to join the town hall and ask questions. Spanish translation will be available. You can also join live via an audio streaming link by clicking here.
Schoology Parent Account Guide videos for LPS parents
Lynn Public Schools have recently released 2 guides for parents to activate & navigate their Schoology accounts.
Yesterday LPS also released a prinatbale guide as well as other information, which you can read by clicking here.
Mail-in ballot drop boxes outside City Hall, other voting information
Vote By Mail
If you want to drop your ballot off at City Hall, we have a secured ballot drop box outside of the building at the Johnson St entrance. Or you can hand deliver it to our office in Room 203.
Vote by Mail Applications
Call the Election office to request an application. If you already sent one in you do not need to fill it out again.
You can check your status on www.trackmyballotma.com, this will tell you if you have an application in and when the ballot is mailed out and received in our office. If you have any questions give us a call Karen 781-586-6805 or Sarah 781-586-6803
Vote by Mail Applications are available until October 28, 2020 until 5pm. However the U.S. Postal Service recommends submitting your application no later than October 20, 2020 to ensure the timely delivery of your ballot.
Check and update your voter information: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/
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 344 with 11 new cases today. 4,574 Lynn residents have recovered and 118 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 5,036. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.
Stop the Spread Initiative Testing have been extended until Saturday, October 31st.
Please visit http://www.ci.lynn.ma.us/covid19/resources.shtml#p7GPc1_2 for more information on how you can get a free COVID-19 test in the City of Lynn until October 31st.