RAW’s Real To Reel Filmschool, latest COVID-19 numbers for Lynn, & more | May 15, 2020

Tune in at 3pm every weekday on our Government Channel or Facebook page for an update from city officials. Past updates can be found by clicking here. At 2pm & 8pm we are also airing Gov. Baker’s press conferences.

See other COVID-19 related posts by clicking here.
See our running list of announcements for Lynn by visiting bit.ly/LynnCOVID19.

RAW’s Real To Reel Filmschool receives grant from AFAMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the recipients of its 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. A total of $2.5 million has been allocated to 96 organization, including recipients of the emergency grant funds announced last month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Academy’s Grants committee is honored to continue to provide much-needed support to these 96 worthy organizations — their impact on the world of film is truly immeasurable,” grants committee chair Marcus Hu added.

This year’s grants range from $5,000 to $200,000.

Information above courtesy of Variety.
Their full article & list of recipients can be found by clicking here.

RAW is very active on Facebook sharing student works on Filmschool Fridays, check-ins during the week, & more. Visit & like their page by clicking here.

Reminder: LPS survey responses
due by Monday

The Lynn Public Schools shared a survey for feedback on the Start Date for the 2020-2021 school year. Responses will be collected until this Monday, May 18th.

To complete this 1-question survey & see more information please click here.


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 2,149 with 18 new cases today. 715 Lynn residents have recovered and 80 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 2,944.

Lynn Community Health Center has updated their COVID-19 Testing criteria to include those who are asymptomatic and have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in addition to those who are showing the following COVID-19 symptoms: fever or chills, cough or shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sore throat or new loss of smell or taste. Please call 781-581-3900 as testing will still be by appointment only. All are welcome to call, regardless of health insurance or immigration status.

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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