U.S. Census to end counting this week, virtual Men’s Health Forum, & more | October 14, 2020

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
OCTOBER 14, 2020

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U.S. Census to end counting, Census Assistance event this Friday

As of today, well over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude on October 15, 2020. Specifically:

  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 until 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (6:00 am Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020) Visit 2020Census.gov to respond today.
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020. Click here for schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
  • Nonresponse Followup census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently updating 2020Census.gov, Census.gov, as well as all external and internal guidance to reflect the schedule update.

The above press release was taken from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The final MQA (mobile questionnaire assistance) site will still be held at Greater Lynn Senior Services on October 16th from 9am-12pm.



Men’s Health forum from GLSS being held virtually this Friday

On Friday, October 16, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wellness Pathways will host its annual Men’s Health Forum, focused on a variety of topics of interest to men and featuring a number of local medical professionals.

Topics include: “A Healthy Mind Equals A Healthy Body,” offered by Carlos Cappas, M.D., Chief Behavioral Health Officer at Lynn Community Health Center; “Healthy Eating Lifestyle for Men,” offered by GLSS’ Benjamin Graff (noted above); “Learn to Read the Signs of Health Issues,” offered by Clark Van Den Berghe, M.D., from Lynn Community Health Center; and “Living a Successful Life with a Chronic Disease…Success is All Relative,” offered by Clinical Biochemist Suresh N. Rao, Ph.D.

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here or calling 646 558 8656.
Meeting ID: 852 1571 7890   |   Passcode: 169640

The above information was provided to us by Greater Lynn Senior Services.


The Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program is a new federal program created in Spring 2020 to provide additional funds for families to buy food while schools were closed due to COVID-19.

More P-EBT benefits were issued in September 2020 at a rate of $5.86 per day in one payment. If you lost or did not receive your card please click here for information.


Interview: Lynn Cultural Council grant applications now available

Tia Cole from the Lynn Cultural Council recently came on to the LCTV News to talk about the newest round of grant applications they are accepting. Watch the interview below on our website, and click here to apply for the grants.


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 306 with 29 new cases today. 4,733 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 5,157. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA-DPH) is conducting a survey to hear from communities so that it can better help people through the COVID-19 crisis. By taking the survey, you can help find new solutions to community problems, and give MA-DPH the information they need to take action and support the communities that need it most. Anyone who is 14 years old or older can participate in the survey here: www.mass.gov/COVIDsurvey

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.

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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