Vaccination expanded to include some caregivers, LPS meal distribution updates, + more | February 10, 2021

LYNN NEWS ROUND-UP
FEBRUARY 10, 2021

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Lynn is currently in Phase 3, Step 1 of the MA Reopening Plan. Click here for more info.
A vaccination site has opened at Lynn Tech, find
out more by clicking here.


Vaccination expanded to include caregivers for those 75+, tour of Lynn Tech vaccination site

Starting Thursday, Feb. 11th individuals accompanying a 75+ resident to their vaccination appointment at a mass vaccination location may also make an appointment to be vaccinated at the same location on the same day.
Over 50,000 appointments will be added to mass vaccination locations in the morning on Thursday, February 11th. Mass vaccination locations include Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park, the DoubleTree in Danvers, and the Eastfield Mall in Springfield.

Only one caregiver is permitted to schedule an appointment with each 75+ resident. Caregivers will be required to self-attest that they are accompanying a 75+ person. Appointments for 75+ people and their caregivers should be scheduled for the same day, as close together as possible. If a caregiver is accompanying a 75+ person to their second dose, they may still schedule an appointment for themselves for their first dose, and then come alone to their second dose appointment.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Lynn Tech for all those who qualify. Those who qualify must live or work in Lynn & Nahant or are Lynn Community Health Center Patients. Book an appointment by clicking here. Seniors 75+ can call 2-1-1 to make an appointment Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm.
On Monday LCTV was invited to the Lynn Tech vaccination site for a tour, which provided over 1,500 doses in its first week. Watch the tour & hear from city officials & health professionals below:
The above info. is direct from both the State of MA & the City of Lynn.

Learn more at mass.gov/covidvaccine75


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Find a vaccine location near you by clicking here.
Schedule an appointment at the Lynn Tech Vaccination site by clicking here.

For phasing details and the most up-to-date status of where MA is in our vaccination timeline please click here.


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Lynn Public Schools meal
distribution updates

The Lynn Public Schools have announced slight changes to meal distribution over the next week, due to the planned February vacation. The following changes will be made:
  • Friday, February 12th |  5 days of meals will be served
  • Monday: February 15th |  CLOSED
  • Wednesday, February 17th  |  5 days of meals will be served, Wednesday PM meal distribution will remain the same
  • Monday: February 19th |  CLOSED
  • Regular meal service will resume on Monday, February 22nd.

A list of locations, in English & Spanish, is below.

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The above info. is courtesy of the Lynn Public Schools.


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Updates for MassDOT’s Statewide Renumbering Project

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is in the process of converting all exit numbers on freeways to a milepost-based numbering system, per Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements. Construction began in the Fall of 2020 and is anticipated to be complete by Summer 2021.

Exit renumbering conversion is compete on the following corridors:

  • Route 140 – between Taunton and New Bedford
  • Interstate 195 – between Wareham and Seekonk
  • State Route 25 – between Wareham and Bourne
  • State Route 3 – between Braintree and Bourne
  • US Route 6 – between Orleans and Bourne
  • Interstate 90 – between Boston and West Stockbridge
  • Interstate 295 – between North Attleboro and Attleboro
  • State Route 24 – between Randolph and Fall River
  • US Route 3 – between Tyngsborough and Burlington

The remaining corridors, with the known anticipated start dates and locations, are as follows:    

  • State Route 128  
    • Start date: Feb 10
    • Location: Gloucester to Peabody
  • Interstate 95
    • Start date: Feb 21
    • I-95 will be broken up into four segments
      • Between the NH Border and Route 120
      • Between the Route 1 Interchange and Route 20
      • Between the I-90 Interchange and Westwood/Canton
      • Between Neponset Street and and the RI Border
  • Interstate 84  
    • Start date: Feb 28
    •  Location: I-90 interchange in Sturbridge to the Connecticut border
  • Interstate 93  
    • Location: Based on their locations along the existing mile markers, existing Exits 1 (Canton) through 12 (Boston/Neponset) will not be renumbered. Exit renumbering will begin at existing Exit 13 (Boston/Dorchester) and continue to existing Exit 48 (Methuen).
  • Interstate 91  
  • State Route 146  
  • Interstate 190  
  • State Route 2  
  • Interstate 495 
  • Interstate 395  
  • Interstate 295   
Please be advised I-495 (between Harvard and Lowell) and I-295 (between Auburn and Shrewsbury) currently have on-going sign replacement contracts being completed. Due to funding, scheduling and constructability reasons, it was not practical for MassDOT to fully complete these projects before the exit renumbering project was started. However, be aware that the new signs on both projects have been designed to accommodate the updated exit numbers, so only overlay panels will be required to update the exit numbers on these panels.
Construction start dates and locations on the remaining corridors listed above will be announced as they are finalized. Work takes place on each corridor in the east to west or north to south direction. Work typically is completed during the overnight hours and the contractors are required to complete the full interchange before moving along to the next exit. Please note that all work is weather dependent and construction dates may be adjusted accordingly.
To learn more about the project, sign up for project updates, and submit project inquiries, please visit the project website: newmassexits.com.
The above info. was sent to us by MassDOT.


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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 1,313 with 61 new cases today. 13,549 Lynn residents have recovered and 184 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 15,046. Please visit the City of Lynn COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is updated daily.

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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