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Welcome to the City of Lynn COVID-19 Information and Resources Page

The City of Lynn is moving forward with measures to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and lessen impacts on healthcare providers responding to this evolving situation.

This page contains our ongoing Press Releases and Statements, Coronavirus Facts and Information, Social Distancing infotmation and specific Resources for the residents of the City of Lynn. This page will be updated as further information is posted.

Monday, Nov. 2nd , Governor Baker announced updates to several executive orders which all go into effect statewide Friday, November 6th to assist in the State’s COVID-19 response efforts:

  • A Stay at Home Advisory from 10:00pm-5:00am to ensure residents avoid unnecessary activities. Residents are still allowed to conduct essential business such as going to or from work, school, the grocery store or the pharmacy during the advisory.
  • Certain businesses and activities must be closed at 9:30pm, such as in person dining, adult use cannabis sales, casinos, and fitness centers. Restaurants may continue to provide takeout and delivery after 9:30pm for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • The gatherings order has been adjusted for private residences, limiting 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Indoor gatherings at event venues or in public settings are limited to 25 people. Outdoor gatherings at event venues or in public settings in Lynn are limited to 50 people. All gatherings must disperse by 9:30pm.
  • All persons over the age of 5 must wear face masks whenever they are in public, inside and outside, regardless of their distance from other people. Those people who are unable to wear a mask due to a medical or a disabling condition are still exempt from this order.

Please visit the Governor’s Press website to view the full details of the updated orders: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-targeted-measures-to-curb-rising-covid-19-cases.

Hoy, el gobernador Baker anunció actualizaciones a varias órdenes ejecutivas que entrarán en vigencia por todo el estado este viernes 6 de noviembre para ayudar en los esfuerzos de respuesta del estado al COVID-19.

  • Un aviso de quedarse en casa de 10:00pm a 5:00am para garantizar que los residentes eviten actividades innecesarias. Los residentes todavía pueden realizar negocios esenciales, como ir o volver del trabajo, la escuela, el supermercado o la farmacia durante el aviso.
  • Ciertos negocios y actividades deben cerrarse a las 9:30 pm, como comer en persona, la venta de cannabis de adultos, casinos y gimnasios. Los restaurantes pueden seguir ofreciendo comida para llevar y entrega a domicilio después de las 9:30 pm para alimentos y bebidas no alcohólicas.
  • Se ha ajustado la orden de las reuniones para las residencias privadas, limitando a 10 personas en interiores y 25 personas en exteriores. Las reuniones en interiores en lugares para eventos o en entornos públicos están limitadas a 25 personas. Las reuniones al aire libre en lugares para eventos o en entornos públicos en Lynn están limitadas a 50 personas. Todas las reuniones deben dispersarse antes de las 9:30 pm.
  • Todas las personas mayores de 5 años deben usar mascarillas siempre que estén en público, dentro y fuera, independientemente de su distancia de otras personas. Aquellas personas que no pueden usar una máscara debido a una condición médica o incapacitante aún están exentas de esta orden.

Visite el sitio web de la prensa del gobernador para ver los detalles completos de las ordenes actualizadas: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-targeted-measures-to-curb-rising-covid-19-cases.

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Press Release Archive
If you are looking for a particular Press Release or Announcement visit our Press Release Archive page where announcements are orignized by date and subject.

"STOP THE SPREAD" Initiative

The City of Lynn has been selected to be a part of the state’s “Stop the Spread” Initiative. The program began on, Friday, July 10th and has been extended until December 31st, 2020. 

Please call the Lynn Community Health Center at (781) 581-3900 to make an appointment at the Health Center. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Fallon Ambulance offers testing at the following locations. Walk up Only:

Parking lot at Lynn English High School
- Mon - Sat from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM

*Testing Hours at Lynn English High School will now be from 8:00am-2:00pm starting, Thursday, November 12th*

Parking Lot behind Fire Station at 725 Western Avenue, off of Federal St.

- Mon - Sat 12:00 Noon until 6:00 PM

Residents who have been tested for COVID-19 through Fallon Ambulance can call 617-765-0176 with any questions related to your COVID-19 test results..

La iniciativa STOP THE SPREAD: Sitios de prueba móviles de COVID-19 en la ciudad de Lynn:


La ciudad de Lynn ha sido seleccionada para ser parte de la iniciativa estatal "Stop the Spread". El programa comenzó el viernes 10 de julio y se ha extendido hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2020.

Llame al Lynn Community Health Center al (781) 581-3900 para programar una cita en el Health Center. Los visitantes sin cita también son bienvenidos.

Fallon Ambulance ofrece pruebas en las siguientes ubicaciones. Visites sin cita solamente:
Estacionamiento en Lynn English High School
- Lun - Sáb de 8:00AM a 2:00PM

*El horario de pruebas en Lynn English High School se ha actualizado de 8:00am-2:00pm empezando el jueves, 12 de noviembre*

Estacionamiento detras de la estación de bomberos de Lynn en 725 Western Avenue en Federal Street
-  Lun - Sáb 12:00 del mediodía hasta las 6:00PM

Los residentes que hayan sido examinados para COVID-19 a través de Fallon Ambulance pueden llamar al 617-765-0176 si tienen preguntas relacionadas con los resultados de su prueba COVID-19.

City of Lynn Announces $2 Million in CARES Act Funding

LYNN - The US Department of Housing and Urban and Development (USDHUD) has awarded the City of Lynn $2 million in federal funding through the Coronavirus relief bill, known as the CARES Act. The funds are intended to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funds will be managed by the City’s Community Development Office through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Service Grant (ESG) programs. They will partner with the Economic Development Industrial Corporation (EDIC) and the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development (LHAND) to administer the funding which is subject to HUD regulations including prioritization of funding for residents who have low and moderate income levels and businesses that retain or create low and moderate income jobs.

“This CARES Act funding will bring some relief to residents, businesses, and non-profits within the City so they can pay employees, leases, mortgages, rent and utility bills as they try to survive the adverse economic effects of this pandemic,” said Mayor Thomas M. McGee. “This much needed aid will also assist with caring for our most vulnerable populations, costs associated with operating regional isolation and quarantine locations, and investing in food security and distribution in our City. Certainly there is substantial more work to be done to rebuild, but this is one step in the right direction. ”

“In developing a Lynn Emergency Relief Fund proposal, the City formulated a plan based on input from local businesses, residents, and what other cities and towns nationwide are utilizing the funding for,” said Community Development Director James Marsh. “We have been working with HUD and the National Community Development Association (NCDA) over the last few weeks in formulating a plan for these much needed federal dollars. We are grateful for these funds and are hopeful more funding is on its way.”

Lynn’s EDIC and Community Development Office will administer $1 million in funding for grants of up to $10,000 to Lynn business and non-profits impacted by COVID-19. Funds for businesses will be used to keep workers employed, for property lease and mortgage payments, or other eligible costs that will assist in keeping businesses afloat throughout the pandemic. Funds for non-profits can be used to for services such as job training, providing testing, increasing the availability health services, providing equipment, supplies, and materials, or delivering meals to quarantined individuals that need to maintain social distancing due to medical vulnerabilities.

SMALL BUSINESS
The funding for businesses will be available through an On-line Grant Application posted here and at www.ediclynn.org.

NON-PROFIT
Non-profit entities interested in applying for funds should visit the Community Development website at www.cityoflynnoecd.net or call 781-586-6770.  All awards will be made based on need and adherence to HUD regulations.

“I receive calls every day from businesses owners asking what we can do to help them survive,” said EDIC Executive Director Jim Cowdell. “Our goal was to get as much direct grant funding to them as fast as possible. We want to do all we can to keep them viable through the pandemic.” 

The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development will administer funding designated to assisting homeowners and tenants with monthly housing expenses. 
LHAND will utilize over $535,000 in funding for eligible homeowners and tenants that have loss of income due to lack of work or loss of employment. Funds will be used to assist households with rent or mortgage payments and utility arrearages for a period of 3 months along with providing financial counseling amid the pandemic. LHAND will also create an emergency response plan to assist the organization’s continuity of operations and to help reduce the spread of disease among residence, staff, and program participants.

“Our main concern is to get these funds out as quick as possible to homeowners and tenants that have been affected and assist with their rent or mortgage,” said Charles Gaeta, LHAND Executive Director. “This pandemic is affecting everyone and people need relief. We want to help as many people as we possibly can with these additional funds.”

For tenants and homeowners that are looking for assistance, information can be accessed through the online WaitListCheck portal of the Family Success Center of LHAND at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/MA2977-1918  Information can also be obtained by calling the Family Success Center at (339) 883-2342 or fsc@lhand.org.

In addition, the City plans to utilize a portion of the funding to invest in food security operations, to defray the costs associated with isolation and quarantine locations for Lynn residents who cannot do so in their own living environment, and to assist the Lynn Shelter Association with servicing our most vulnerable populations during this heightened time of crisis.

A complete listing of proposed activities and funding allocations will be presented for further public review and comment on the City’s website, as the City undertakes the task of amending its Federal Fiscal Year 2019 HUD Action Plan and Citizens’ Participation Plan to facilitate the use of these funds.  
   
Nationally, $5 billion will be distributed through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act signed by the president on March 27th.

City of Lynn Emergency Orders

Executive Order Recinding Boat Ramps, Marinas Etc. - Effective August 6, 2020
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Executive Order Rescinding The Construction Order - Effective June 23, 2020
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Executive Order Recinding The Curfew - Effective June 3, 2020
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Boat Ramps, Marinas and Yacht Club Order - May 11, 2020
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Extending Curfew and Social Behavior Order - (Updated/May 18th)
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Lynn Essential Services Order
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Lynn Curfew and Social Behavior Order Extended
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Lynn Construction Order
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Media and Press

If you missed the City of Lynn Tele Town Hall on Monday, November 23rd, you can listen to the recordings below!
CV-19 Tele Town Hall November 23, 2020 Listen In English
    Listen In Spanish
CV-19 Tele Town Hall October 6, 2020 Click To Listen
Mayor McGee was joined by City of Lynn Public Health Director Michele Desmarais, Dr. Clark Van Den Berghe from Lynn Community Health Center, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mitch Rein and Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Barbara Lambl both from the North Shore Medical Center.
They answered questions from the thousands who listened in.
Partneship Announced May 7, 2020 Link to video in English
Thanks to a partnership with the Cities of Revere and Chelsea, Lynn residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and cannot safely self-isolate in their own living conditions, can stay at the Quality Inn in Revere at no cost while they recover. Medical professionals from Partners Healthcare staff the building to meet the residents’ needs during their stay and no one is denied based on their health insurance or immigration status. Please call 617-819-4528 to see if you are eligible.
Gracias a una asociación con las ciudades de Revere y Chelsea, los residentes de Lynn que dieron positivo para COVID-19 y no pueden aislarse de forma segura en sus propias condiciones de vivienda, pueden alojarse en el Quality Inn en Revere sin costo mientras se recuperan. Los profesionales médicos de Partners Healthcare atienden el edificio para satisfacer las necesidades de los residentes durante su estancia y a nadie se le niega la oportunidad por falta de seguro de salud o por su estado migratorio. Llame al 617-819-4528 para ver si es elegible.
Message From The Mayor October 2020  
To date, our restaurant community has done a great job of safely adhering to the state reopening guidelines, and we will continue to follow the updated guidelines for restaurants announced by Governor Baker last week. We are continuing to monitor their compliance closely each week and based on our communities’ ongoing data, will make adjustments if it is necessary to do so. I am committed to helping our restaurants rebuild in a health conscious manner, especially following social distance and capacity requirements, and I encourage restaurants to take advantage of the outside dining opportunities, supported by the City.
Partneship Announced May 7, 2020 Enlace al video en espanol
Message From The Mayor April 9, 2020 Holiday Video Message
Message From The Mayor April 11, 2020 Executive Orders Video
Message From The Mayor April 24, 2020 Census Video Message
Message From The Mayor April 24, 2020 City Update Video
Mayor McGee April 24, 2020 Baystate News Audio Interview
City of Lynn Story April 27, 2020 NPR Audio Interview
Mayor McGee Interview April 30, 2020 Boston 25 News

COVID-19 Virus Information and Resources

View and download the "Tips For Thanksgiving"

English Spanish Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese


Download The "Protect Your Family At Home" Poster: Posted October 2020

English Spanish Haitian Creole Khmer Portuguese

COVID-19 SNAP Benefits - Posted April 3, 2020 - 1:30 PM
Find Out Everything You Need To Know Here!

CDC RESOURCES
In response to mounting concerns regarding Coronavirus, the CDC has provided the following resources for elected officials and community leaders to share with your constituents. 

CDC FACT SHEETS: CORONAVIRUS
How to Select, Wear and Clean Your Mask
What You Need to Know English Spanish Chinese
What To Do If You Are Sick English Spanish Chinese
Stop the Spread of Germs English Spanish Chinese
What the Public Should Do English    
ADDITIONAL CDC CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

Preventing Spread within Communities

People at Risk for Serious Illness

Guidance on Prevention and Treatment
Guidance on How It Spreads
Guidance on Symptoms
Information on Number of Confirmed U.S. Cases
Information on States with Confirmed or Presumptive Cases
CDC Guidance for Travelers
CDC Guidance for Businesses/Employers
CDC Frequently Asked Questions
CDC RECOMMENDATIONS:

What you should do - What you should not do
STAY INFORMED - CDC is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for the public. (www.cdc.gov/ncov)

REMEMBER TO TAKE EVERYDAY PREVENTIVE ACTIONS that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

» Avoid close contact with sick people.
» While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
» Stay home if you are sick.
» Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; germs spread this way.
» Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
» Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcoholbased hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.

IF YOU FEEL SICK with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China or were in close contact with someone with 2019-nCoV in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

DO NOT travel to China

DO NOT travel to Italy

DO NOT travel to Iran

DO NOT travel to South Korea

DO NOT show prejudice to people of Asian descent, because of fear of this new virus. Do not assume that someone of Asian descent is more likely to have 2019-nCoV.

All persons in the U.S.- including those of Asian descent - who have not traveled to China or been in contact with someone with a confirmed or suspected nCoV case in the last 14 days are at low risk of becoming sick.

For more information: www.cdc.gov/COVID19

Social Distancing: What does it mean?



ENGLISH: Please see this article for tips on Social Distancing Tips you can take in your own life to prevent the Spread of COVID-19: The most obvious way to practice social distancing is to avoid crowded public places where close contact with others may occur. These might include movie theaters, religious gatherings, and crowded restaurants. Of course, it’s not always easy to practice social distancing.

Tips and Tricks 

•Opt for online meetings rather than workplace gatherings whenever possible.

• Work from home if you can.

• Postpone major social gatherings.

• Consider video-chatting with friends and family rather than meeting in public places.

• Limit or postpone air travel and cruise ship travel.

• Stock up on vital items so you don’t have to go to stores as often.

• Order groceries from a delivery service.

• Shop online rather than in stores.

SPANISH : Consulte el siguiente artículo para obtener consejos sobre consejos del distanciamiento social que puede tomar en su propia vida para evitar la propagación de COVID-19: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-social-distancing-4799570. La forma más obvia de practicar el distanciamiento social es evitar lugares públicos abarrotados donde puede haber contacto cercano con otros. Estos pueden incluir el cine, reuniones religiosas y restaurantes llenos de gente. Por supuesto, no siempre es fácil practicar el distanciamiento social.

Consejos y trucos

• Opte por reuniones en línea en lugar de reuniones en el lugar de trabajo siempre que sea posible.

• Trabaje desde casa si puedes.

• Posponer las principales reuniones sociales.

• Considere chatear por video con amigos y familiares en lugar de reunirse en lugares públicos.

• Limite o posponga los viajes aéreos y los viajes en crucero.

• Surtase de artículos vitales para que no tengas que ir a las tiendas con tanta frecuencia.

• Ordene alimentos por un servicio de entrega.

• Compre en línea en lugar de en tiendas.

GENERAL AND LOCAL LYNN RESOURCES

STAYING HEALTHY
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Staying Healthy During Coronavirus English
Staying Healthy During Coronavirus Spanish
 
GENERAL RESOURCES
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Overview To Prevent The Spread - Multilingual Resources
Emergency Shelter Help Through DHCD - Apply By Calling (866) 584-0653
DTAconnect.com Applying for SNAP Online or Call (877) 382-2363
The Haven Project in Lynn Contact Us By Calling or Texting (781) 913-5738
Family Success Center - Please Call (339) 883-2342 or E-mail for Information
Housing Court Info - Pending Evictions Postponed Until April 21st, 2020
GLCC List - Restuarants Offering Curbside, Delivery Take Out
MASS 211.ORG - Dial 211 to connect with information about critical health and human services available in their community.
 
BUSINESS SUPPORT
Small Business Empowerment Grant Program
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LYNN RESOURCES
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Lynn City Hall Updates
Lynn Public Schools
Lynn Community Health Center
Sign Up for Smart Alerts
Lynn Links and Resources
 
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Mass Attorney General's Important Resource Flyer - English
Mass Attorney General's Important Resource Flyer - Spanish
 
SENIORS
Mass Senior Action
 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCES

Baker-Polito Administration Announcment
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The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the expansion of SafeLink, the Commonwealth’s statewide, 24/7, toll-free and confidential domestic violence hotline to now include resources and support for survivors of sexual assault.

Previously, SafeLink served as a hotline to specifically connect domestic violence survivors to services. This expansion of services will allow SafeLink to triage calls to local area rape crisis centers and create a centralized number for any survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault to call and receive services during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This hotline is designed for crisis intervention support for those who need assistance in safety planning measures for both themselves and their families. This resource is now available through the 2-1-1 line as an additional method for victims to access help and resources.
 
SafeLink
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The SafeLink toll-free number is (877) 785-2020

For the hearing-impaired, the SafeLink TTY number is (877) 521-2601
Advocates are available in English and Spanish and can provide translation in more than 130 languages.
If you are experiencing violence within your home or concerned about a loved one that may be experiencing violence, please call the SafeLink hotline for support and resources.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1
 

EDUCATION, YOUTH, CHILDCARE AND SCHOOLS

LYNN
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Lynn Public Schools Classroom Materials for Students, Teacher Lists and More
 
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Lynn Public Schools "Reopening Safely" Website
Mass Department of Education Initial Reopening Guidance - June 25, 2020

FOOD RESOURCES

LYNN
Thanksgiving Dinners on November 26, 2020 - Salem, Peabody, Lynn, and Gloucester (and surrounding towns)
All meals are free of charge & ALL ARE WELCOME!

(Download This List In English and Spanish)

*** Due to the COVID19 pandemic many of the previous locations serving meals are changing to “take out” meals or will not be serving a Thanksgiving meal this year. ***

* Haven from Hunger (71 Wallis St, Peabody 978-531-1530) will be providing “To-Go” meals 11 am to 12:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

* Brother’s Deli (41 Market St, Lynn 781-581-3363) will provide “Take Out” Thanksgiving meals that will be available from 8 AM to 2 PM on Thanksgiving Day.

* My Brother’s Table (98 Willow St, Lynn 781-595-3224) is providing “To-Go” Thanksgiving meals to individuals and families from 12 Noon to 6 PM; Volunteer space is limited, so please call as soon as possible if you are interested or email.

* The Friends of Salem Council on Aging (Salem) are sponsoring home delivered Thanksgiving dinners to Salem seniors this year. To sign up please contact Rosanna Donahue at the Salem Council on Aging (SCOA) at 978-744-0924 to register for a meal by Friday, November 20th. The SCOA is working with Brother’s Taverna to provide the dinners.

* Gloucester American Legion is delivering Thanksgiving meals to homebound Cape Ann residents (Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex, and Ipswich), who may call the Legion at 978-283-7117 (anytime and leave a message), or email nestorlaw@aol.com, by Monday, November 23 at 6:00 pm to sign up by leaving your name, address, phone number, and number of meals. Volunteer drivers are welcome; as well as monetary donations.

* Ma Dukes and Friends (Middleton) Unfortunately Ma Dukes and Friends will not be providing their annual Thanksgiving meals this year. They wish there was a safe way to prepare and deliver meals to everyone. They look forward to next year.

* Lifebridge (Salem) will not be providing Thanksgiving meals for the general public this year but will serve their current residents and day guests who have signed up only.

* The Derby Restaurant (Salem) will not be offering a free Thanksgiving dinner for those in need this year but hopes to resume this tradition next year.

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** Please contact your local food pantry if you need food to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner at home.

** "Gina's Thanksgivers" provides Thanksgiving food for people to cook dinner in their own homes. If you live on the North Shore and would like to sign up for food delivery, please email Gina at: ginarn75@icloud, with your name, address, phone number, and number in your household by Friday, November 20. Singles in need of a "heat and eat" Thanksgiving meal may also email Gina.

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Lynn Food Pantries and Distribution Sites Open during COVID-19

Salvation Army
Headquarters is at 1 Franklin Street, Lynn, 781-598-0673
Drive In and Walk Up Food Distribution is scheduled for Monday- Friday 1 to 4 pm.
Effective Oct. 13, Salvation Army Food Distribution for DrIvers and Walk-In Traffic is now at Manning Field.
Drivers should approach  the Manning Field Complex via Ford St. and walk-in traffic should enter via Locust St.

Catholic Charities North
Address: 117 North Common Street, Lynn.
Phone: (781) 593- 2312
Operations: Call for Emergency Food Needs appointment

St. Stephen’s Memorial Episcopal Church
Address: 74 South Common Street, Lynn
Phone: (782) 599-4220
Operations: Food Distribution is scheduled from 2 to 4 pm every Friday except the first Friday

Good Hope Foods
Address: 47 Grove Street, Lynnfield
Phone: (781) 592-4722.
Operations: Food Distribution is scheduled every Thursday from 10 am to noon. Serves Lynn residents also

LCHC Produce Mobile Market
Address: at corner of Union and Silsbee Streets in Lynn
Phone: (781) 581-3900
Operations: Market is usually scheduled on the first Saturday of each month from 9 to 10 am. First visit registration is required and card needed thereafter

Lynn Farmers Market
Address: 1 Exchange Street, Lynn.
Operations: Markets are scheduled for each Thursday through November 19th from 11 am to 4 pm. SNAP, HIP, P-EBT senior vouchers and other forms of payment are accepted

My Brother’s Table
Address: 98 Willow Street, Lynn
Phone: (781) 595-3224
Operations: Provides free takeaway meals from Monday to Friday from noon to 6 pm as well as weekends from 2 to 4:30 pm. All are welcome

St. John’s Church
Address: 174 Humphrey St., Swampscott
Phone: (781) 593-2544
Operations: Provides grocery bags to some eligible Lynn residents

Greater Lynn Senior Services
Address: 8 Silsbee Street, Lynn
Phone: (781) 586-8684
Operations: GLSS has a brown bag grocery distribution for low income 60 plus residents on the third Friday of each month as well as other food programs

The Church of the Nazarene
Address: 233 Eastern Ave., Lynn
Phone: (781) 593-5742
Website: LynnChurch.com 
Operations: Offers food assistance by appointment

Washington Street Baptist Church
Address: 256 Washington Street, Lynn
Phone: (781) 595-2550
Operations: Provides Food Distribution on last Saturday of the month from 9 to 11:30 am

 
SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM
Please visit https://meals4kids.org/summermeals for information on the Summer Meals program, which is a federally funded program that provides meals to anyone 18 and under when school is not in session. All kids and teens are eligible, and no registration or ID is required to participate.
PROGRAMA DE SUMMER MEALS
Visite https://meals4kids.org/summermeals para obtener información sobre el programa Summer Meals, que es un programa financiado por el gobierno federal que proporciona comida a cualquier persona menor de 18 años cuando la escuela no está en sesión. Todos los niños y adolescentes son elegibles, y no se requiere registro ni identificación para participar.
 
Lynn YMCA Serving Grab and Go Meals
Monday-Friday 2 PM - 5 PM in front of the Y building at 20 Neptune Boulevard.
Pandemic EBT program:P-EBT, or Pandemic EBT, is a Federal Program.
The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), received approval to operate this program in response to the COVID-19 related school closures.
P-EBT provides food supports to help families with children who were receiving free and reduced-price school meals pay for food.

Lynn Public Schools
The Lynn Public Schools are offering free “Grab and Go” Lunches for all children up to the age of 18. Lunches are offered Monday-Friday from 11 AM until 1 PM at the following locations: Marshall Middle School, English High School, Classical High School, Lynn Tech High School.

The Food Project

GLSS
June Update: GLSS "Meals on Wheels" are delivering meals 4 days a week.

  • Meals on Wheels Deliveries for Consumers Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Grab & Go Meal distribution Tuesdays and Fridays 11AM - 12PM at Council on Aging Front Door
  • Call (781) 599-0110
Lynn Community Health Center Mobile Market

North Shore Juneteenth Committee Delivery

 

NORTHSHORE AND OTHER PROGRAMS
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Project Bread Food Source Hotline
Healthy Incentives Program
YMCA Hot Meals for Youth
Applying for SNAP
No Kid Hungry Grants
North Shore Labor Council & North Shore Juneteenth Association
 
DELIVERY
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SPUR - Helps With Deliveries
Delivery for Seniors/Disabled
Elderly and disabled can call and leave their name number and address with Ward Councillor Darren Cyr for a drop off of food. The number to call (781) 586 -6740.

HOUSING

LYNN
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CHAPA COVID-19 Assistance Page
Family Success Center Website
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, please note the following adjustments that affect the RAFT application process at the Family Success Center:
LHAND RAFT/ERMA Program - English - Updated Nov. 2020
LHAND RAFT/ERMA Program - Spanish - Updated Nov. 2020
 
Apply to LHAND RAFT Program Online
- Apply to LHAND RAFT/ERMA Program Online
- Solicite en línea el programa LHAND RAFT/ERMA
 
Lynn Economic Opportunity
For the safety of our staff and the individuals we serve, we are asking Fuel Assistance clients to CALL rather than visit in person if they are checking on the status of their applications. (781) 581-7220 x 340
Lynn Shelter Association
Lynn Housing Authority
 
OTHERS
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Northeast Legal Aid
North Shore Housing Action Group
Emergency Solutions Grant Program
 

IMMIGRATION/UNDOCUMENTED

EQUAL ACCESST TO HEATHCARE
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Equal Access To Care - English
Equal Access To Care - Spanish
 
 

BUSINESS AND LEGAL SERVICES

Mayor McGee, EDIC and the State Delegation would like to announce the Baker-Polito Administration Economic Recovery Plan and Small Business Grants

Through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC), they are administering $50.8 million in grant awards to businesses experiencing economic hardship and a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The grants will range between $25,000 to $75,000.  Preference is given to small businesses that are minority and/or women owned, veterans, members of other underrepresented groups, or focused on serving the Gateway Cities of Massachusetts.  Preference is also given to applicants that have not been able to receive aid from other federal programs, including PPP and other relief related to COVID-19.

Timeline:  Application will be open for 3 weeks starting 10/22/20 and close on 11/12/20.
Applicant Eligibility:  Each program encompasses its own eligibility criteria.  Applicants must review the information of each program to determine eligibility. 

Small Business Grants and eligibility criteria for 5 or fewer employees:  Click here
Small Business Grants and eligibility criteria for 50 or fewer employees:  Click here

El Alcalde McGee, EDIC y la Delegación del Estado desean anunciar el Plan de Recuperación Económica de la Administración Baker-Polito y las Subvenciones para Pequeñas Empresas

A través de Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC), están administrando $50.8 millones en subvenciones a empresas que atraviesan dificultades económicas y una pérdida de ingresos debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. Las subvenciones serán entre $25,000 y $75,000. Se da preferencia a las pequeñas empresas que son de minorías y/o mujeres, veteranos, miembros de otros grupos subrepresentados o que se centran en servir a las Ciudades Gateway de Massachusetts. También se da preferencia a los solicitantes que no han podido recibir ayuda de otros programas federales, incluido el PPP y otro alivio relacionado con COVID-19.

Cronología: la solicitud estará abierta durante 3 semanas a partir del 22 de octubre y se cerrará el 12 de noviembre.

Elegibilidad del solicitante: cada programa abarca sus propios criterios de elegibilidad. Los solicitantes deben revisar la información de cada programa para determinar la elegibilidad.

Subvenciones para pequeñas empresas y criterios de elegibilidad para 5 empleados o menos: Haga clic aqu
Subvenciones para pequeñas empresas y criterios de elegibilidad para 50 empleados o menos: Haga clic aquí

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Unemployment Application Assistance At NLA
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Link to State webpage on Unemployment Benefits Fraud:

The Commonwealth’s Department of Unemployment Assistance’s webpage on Unemployment Benefits Fraud may be found here. This site includes information on how to report suspected fraud for both individuals/employees and business owners.

 
 
 

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

RECOVERY AND SUPPORT
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AA Meetings Online
Free Online Sobriety Meetings
SMART Recovery Meetings Online
Pause A While Every Day - Free conference call AA meetings from Pause A While Every Day at 2 PM available at the dial in number (425) 436-6360, access code 422932
 
DOMESTIC
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North Shore YWCA - Survivors of Sexual Assault - Call Us Any Time: (877) 509-YWCA (9922)
Free Chat Therapy For Massachusetts Residents
The Network/La Red - Support For LGBQ/T Community (
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Hotline - 877-88-JCADA
 
COPING STRATEGIES
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Coronavirus and Your Mental Health
Resources for the OCD and Related Disorders Community
Resources for the Tourette Community
BFRBs and COVID-19
Crisis Counselors Hotline
Samaritans Website and Hotline (877) 870-4673
 

MEDICAL CARE

LYNN
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North Shore Medical Center Update - Posted April 13, 2020 - 1 PM
North Shore Medical Center announced that the Urgent Care Center at the Union Hospital Campus will be closed temporarily so that resources and staff can be redeployed to respond to the COVID-19 Crisis. The Urgent Care space will be converted into a Respiratory Clinic for Partners Healthcare patients with both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 respiratory conditions expected to open this week.

Urgent care services will remain available for patients at:
• NSMC Urgent Care, Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care, 104 Endicott St., Danvers
• Lynn Community Health Center, 269 Union Street, Lynn
• Family Doctors Urgent Care, 250 Paradise Road, Swampscott
Please read the full announcement from North Shore Medical Center here.

North Shore Medical Center anunció que el Centro de Atención de Urgencia en el Campus de Union Hospital se cerrará temporalmente para que los recursos y el personal puedan ser reasignados para responder a la crisis de COVID-19. El espacio de atención de urgencia se convertirá en una clínica respiratoria para pacientes de Partners Healthcare con condiciones respiratorias COVID-19 y no COVID-19 que se espera que abran esta semana.

Los servicios de atención urgente permanecerán disponibles para los pacientes en:
• Atención urgente de NSMC, Mass General / North Shore Center for Outpatient Care, 104 Endicott St., Danvers
• Lynn Community Health Center, 269 Union Street, Lynn
• Atención urgente de Family Doctors, 250 Paradise Road, Swampscott

Lea el anuncio completo de North Shore Medical Center aquí.

 
Lynn Community Health Center
LCHC Patients: Call (781) 581‐3900 if you suspect you may have coronavirus BEFORE visiting any of our locations. You will be instructed by your provider what you should do. Calling ahead allows health care providers to be prepared to receive patients in a way that limits their contact with others.
North Shore Medical Center Lynn Urgent Care
We do NOT provide testing for Coronavirus/COVID-19. If you have traveled out of the country in the past 14 days, been in close contact with a person who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have a fever, cough, or sore throat, please call your primary care physician’s office.
 
SALEM
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Salem Hospital COVID19 Preparedness
In light of the spread of COVID-19 infections nationally and internationally as well as reported cases in Massachusetts, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is joining colleagues from Partners Healthcare and taking measures to minimize potential exposure in our facilities and reduce the risk to our patients, staff and community. Effective immediately, we will be limiting visitors in the inpatient and outpatient facilities of NSMC and Salem Hospital, including our patient units, Emergency Department, Urgent Care Centers, Birthplace and outpatient facilities such as Labs, Imaging, Diagnostic Testing, clinics and other areas.
 
TESTING
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Masshealth Coverage of Testing and Treatment
Union Hospital COVID Testing

The North Shore Medical Center’s Union Campus in Lynn will serve as a testing station for those concerned about whether they’ve contracted the COVID-19 virus.

North Shore Medical Center spokesman Matthew Roy said that drive-through testing tents will be set up adjacent to the urgent care center — formerly the Union emergency room.

“We are continually evaluating the needs of our patients and the best facilities to meet those needs,” Roy said late Thursday afternoon. “This site will serve patients of the North Shore Physicians Group and other Partners Healthcare-affiliated primary care practices.”

To access testing, patients must be phone-screened, pre-registered and scheduled through their primary care physicians, Roy said. Patients will remain in their cars while they are tested.

 

SENIORS

LYNN SENIORS
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Greater Lynn Senior Services
The Lynn Public Health Department has directed that the Lynn Senior Center be closed until further notice as part of a general policy of minimizing group interactions during the current public health crisis.
If you need Information and Referral assistance, please call (781) 599-0110.
You may also call the City of Lynn at (781) 598-4000 for further information.
GLSS has increased its food delivery and output to meet increasing demands. Meals on Wheels Deliveries will be made on Wednesdays and Fridays, Grab and Go meals will be available those days at the Lynn Senior Center (8 Silsbee Street). Elders will receive frozen and shelf stable meals along with a hot meal on delivery days.
 

FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Massachusetts State Resources
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Unemployment Application Assistance At NLA

Have you lost your job? You may qualify for temporary income to support you while you look for a new one. You should apply for unemployment benefits during your first week of total or partial unemployment. Most claims are processed within 21-28 days after filing. It may take longer if there is an issue with your claim.

Apply For Unemployment Benefits Here

Spanish Language Portal
Baker-Polito Administration has launched a Spanish Language Unemployment Application. The Mobile friendly portal will help Spanish speaking claimants access benefits.
Connect With The Spanish Language Unemployment Application and Portal

THE ARTS

ADDITIONS TO THIS SECTION ARE BEING DEVELOPED
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