City of Lynn

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.

Mayor McGee & Local Health Officials Urge Residents to Remain Home
for Holidays over Next Two Weeks

Mayor Thomas M. McGee, Dr. David Roberts, president of North Shore Medical Center & Dr. Geoff Pechinsky, Chief Medical Officer for the City of Lynn of Lynn Community Health Center and other local health officials are urging people to remain home for the holidays this year. Local hospitals are already approaching their capacity limits and will be hard pressed to adequately deal with another surge after this holiday season.

“With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, it is critical that Lynn residents remain home and limit their exposure to COVID-19,” said Mayor Thomas M. McGee. “If we make this small sacrifice and refrain from gathering in person with people outside of our immediate household now, we can ensure that we will all be able to resume our normal holiday traditions next year. I understand this is a very difficult time of year to be away from friends and relatives, but as people are already starting to get vaccinated, we can see the end of this pandemic is approaching.”  

There are a number of ways that residents can celebrate the holidays safely this year including the following Lower Risk Activities:

  • Limit in-person holiday gatherings to only people you live with.
  • Host a virtual holiday dinner with extended family or friends.
  • Prepare foods for family and neighbors and deliver them in a no-contact way.
  • Virtually attend your traditional holiday activities, such as a visit with Santa.
  • Consider virtual caroling or reciting. Provide a link to your virtual caroling to the people you want to sing to.
  • View holiday lights from your car with those you live with.

“If you stay home this Christmas and only gather with members of your immediate household, you could save the life of someone you love. Don’t be the reason your grandmother or uncle ends up in the hospital. Stay home. Save lives.” said Dr. David Roberts, President of North Shore Medical Center.

“We have entered a hopeful period of the year with not only the December holidays and a new year approaching, but with the arrival of a vaccine to help us manage the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Geoff Pechinsky, Chief Medical Officer for the City of Lynn. “Please keep in mind that even with a vaccine, we are not out of the woods yet. It will be challenging, but please celebrate only with those family members you have been living with.  It is not yet time to have large celebrations as we are in the midst of another surge, with 20% of the COVID-19 tests of Lynn residents conducted at Lynn Community Health Center returning positive. Our local hospitals are getting full again, and we want to avoid repeating the further strain as we had in the spring. 

So please do you part—wear a mask, socially distance, wash your hands, and celebrate only with close family members.  We have come together as a community thus far, let us continue to do so and get the pandemic under control.”

Please visit to get more information about how to celebrate the holidays in a safe manner this year. Residents can also visit the City of Lynn website for the most up to date information related to COVID-19 within the City of Lynn.


Mayor McGee Announces Return to Modified Phase Two Step Two of Reopening Plan with Several Greater Boston Communities
December 14, 2020

LYNN - Mayor Thomas M. McGee is announcing that the City of Lynn is joining the City of Boston and several other Greater Boston area communities in a return to a modified Phase Two, Step Two rollback of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan effective Friday, December 18th. The City of Lynn has seen a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases since Thanksgiving within our community with a percent positivity rate of 12.27% and an average daily incidence rate per 100,000 of 89.19 over the last 14 days as reported in the latest Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Report. Lynn has consistently been categorized as a high risk, red community by the state as we now have over 9,500 reported cases in the City of Lynn since the start of this COVID-19 pandemic.

“We need to take action now to prevent a repeat of what our hospitals and healthcare workers went through back in the spring trying to care for hospitalized COVID patients,” said Mayor Thomas M. McGee. “As we continue to see an uptick in cases since Thanksgiving, unfortunately we anticipate there will be an equal if not greater surge after the December Holidays. I am continuing to advocate for additional financial support at the state level for our small businesses and I hope the State will work to pass the Economic Development Bill which is up for debate right now. Our communities are also desperately in need of a second federal relief bill to get our residents through the remainder of this pandemic.”

The return to a modified Phase Two Step Two is done with the main goal of limiting the sizes of social gatherings and require certain businesses to close which were allowed to open when we transitioned to Phase Three. Gatherings in private and public settings are required to remain below 10 people for indoor settings and 25 for outdoor settings. We need to continue to limit our interactions with people outside of our immediate household and continue to follow the guidelines to limit the level of community spread of COVID-19 within our community.

“It was a very difficult decision, but one that needed to be made,” said Lynn Public Health Director Michele Desmarais. “However, the numbers show that additional action needed to be taken I would encourage everyone to make a concerted effort to continue to wear your mask, social distance and stay home.”

These changes, which go into effect on Friday in Lynn, allow for indoor dining in restaurants to remain open with particular adherence to bar seating guidelines. Ancillary activities such as pool tables, darts, and trivia are prohibited.

Bar seating is permitted provided that:

  • Installation of plexiglass or other non-porous surface around the bar separating patrons seated at the bar from the bartender and separating parties seated at the bar; or
  • Ensuring the designated active work/service bar area is separated by more than six (6) feet from any patrons.
  • Without the installation of plexiglass between the patrons seated at the bar and the bartender, a licensee may propose to pull up a table to the bar, increasing the space between the patrons and the bartender, and seat patrons at the far end of the table not adjacent to the bar.

In order for restaurants to continue with bar seating, they will be required to submit their bar seating plan and receive approval from the Lynn Public Health Director to ensure they are following state regulations by close of business, this Friday, December 18th.  That plan should include:

  • Photograph of the bar area in the proposed set-up (without patrons;
  • Diagram of the bar area (may be hand drawn) identifying the dimensions of the bar, each seat, active work/service area, and any installed plexiglass including location and height;
  • Number of seats at the bar pre COVID-19;
  • Number of seats at the bar proposed under this bar seating plan;
  • Acknowledgement that bartenders must work from a designated active work/service area that must be separated form patrons by a minimum of six (6) feet or enclosed by plexiglass or other non-porous materials and an explanation of how the proposal adheres to this requirement.
  • Will the license be pulling up a table to extend the bar and seating patrons at the end of the table (not adjacent to the bar)?;
  • Is there a plexiglass separation between the patrons and the active work/service area? If so, provide height and dimensions;
  • Is there plexiglass separation between parties sitting at the bar? If so, provide height and dimensions.

The following industries in the City of Lynn are required to close starting Friday, December 18:

  • Indoor fitness centers and health clubs, including gyms using alternative spaces. One-on-one personal training sessions are allowed.
  • Indoor non-athletic instructional classes in arts, education & life sciences for persons 18 years and older.
  • Indoor recreational and athletic facilities (except for youth 18 and under).
  • Indoor recreational venues with potential for low-contact (batting cages, driving ranges, bowling alleys, rock climbing).
  • Indoor historical spaces and sites.
  • Indoor event spaces (meeting rooms, ballrooms, private party rooms, social clubs). Social clubs may remain open if they are functioning currently as restaurants.
Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order

Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order Bar Seating

Tuesday, December 8th, Today, Governor Baker announced a statewide rollback to Phase 3, Step 1 which is effective Sunday December 13th. Please visit Baker-Polito Administration Announces Statewide Rollback to Phase Three, Step One, Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th | for full details.

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:

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:

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Press Release Archive
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City of Lynn Announces $2 Million in CARES Act Funding

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Public Notification of Use of CARES Act Funding
Download This Notice (English and Spanish)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Public Notification of Use of CARES Act Funding PURSUANT TO CARES ACT, PUBLIC LAW 116-136

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136) made available $1 billion in supplemental Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The City of Lynn has been awarded $4,004,861 in supplemental (ESG-CV) funds to address the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and businesses within the community.  Collectively, this funding may be used to fund a variety of eligible activities designed for the aforementioned purpose, and may include:

acquisition, construction, reconstruction, or installation of public works, facilities, and site improvements; rehabilitation of buildings and improvements; provision of assistance to private, for-profit entities to carry out an economic development project; provision of assistance to microenterprises; selective public service activities; and limited planning initiatives.

The City’s proposed use of ESG-CV funding ($4,004,861) is provided below:

Multi-Service Center Rehabiltation - $  500,000.00
Rehabilitation of Osmund Building - $ 1,000,000.00
Rehabilitation of 50 Andrew Street - $ 1,250,000.00
Homeless Support Services - $ 684,861.00
Bridgewell Residential Care - $ 400,000.00
HMIS Coordination - $ 70,000.00
Administration/Activity Delivery - $ 100,000.00

Upon conclusion of the public notification period for the proposed ESG-CV budget, the City will finalize an amendment to its Citizen Participation Plan and an amendment to its Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan, which will subsequently be submitted to HUD through the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS).  

Thomas M. McGee
Mayor - City of Lynn

James M. Marsh
Director - Community Development

Ley de Ayuda de Coronavirus, Alivio, y Seguridad Económica (Ley CARES) Notificación Publica del Uso del financiamiento de la ley CARES DE ACUERDO CON LA LEY CARES, LEY PUBLICA 116-136

La ley de Ayuda de Coronavirus, Alivio y Seguridad Económica (Ley CARES) (Ley Publica 116-136) puso a disposición $1 millón en fondos suplementarios de Subsidio de Soluciones de Emergencia ESG para prevenir, prepararse y responder a la pandemia de coronavirus (COVID-19). La ciudad de Lynn recibió $4,004,861 en fondos suplementarios (ESG-CV) para abordar el impacto de COVID-19 en individuos y empresas dentro de la comunidad.  En conjunto, este financiamiento se puede utilizar para financiar una variedad de actividades elegibles diseñadas para el propósito mencionado anteriormente y puede incluir:

adquisición, construcción, reconstrucción, o instalación de obras públicas y mejoras del sitio; rehabilitación de edificios y mejoramientos; proporción de asistencia a entidades privadas con fines de lucro para llevar a cabo un Proyecto de desarrollo económico; proporción de asistencia a microempresas; actividades selectivas de servicio publica; e iniciativas de planificación limitadas.

El uso propuesto por la ciudad para los fondos ESG-CV ($4,004,861) se proporciona a continuación:

Rehabilitación del centro de servicio múltiple - $  500,000.00
Rehabilitación del edificio Osmund - $ 1,000,000.00
Rehabilitación de 50 Andrew Street - $ 1,250,000.00
Servicios de apoyo para personas sin hogar - $ 684,861.00
Atención residencial de Bridgewell - $ 400,000.00
Coordinación de HMIS - $ 70,000.00
Entrega de administración/actividad - $ 100,000.00

Al finalizar el periodo de notificación públicos para el presupuesto de ESG-CV, la ciudad finalizara una enmienda a su Plan de Participación Ciudadana y una enmienda a su Plan de Acción Anual del Año Fiscal Federal 2019, que posteriormente se presentara a HUD a través del sistema integrado de desembolso e información (IDIS).

Thomas M. McGee
Mayor - City of Lynn

James M. Marsh
Director - Community Development

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.

The funding for businesses will be available through an On-line Grant Application posted here and at

Non-profit entities interested in applying for funds should visit the Community Development website at 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  Information can also be obtained by calling the Family Success Center at (339) 883-2342 or

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 The Executive Orders Dated December 16, 2020 and January 6, 2021 From The Mayor of Lynn and Public Health Director.
1.26.21 RESCIND Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order and Bar Seating Order (EN) 1.26.21 RESCIND Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order and Bar Seating Order (ES)
Executive Order to return to a modified Phase Two, Step Two rollback of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan. Effective December 18, 2020
1.6.21 Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order Extended (EN) 1.6.21 Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order Extended (ES)
1.6.21 Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order Bar Seating Extended (EN) 1.6.21 Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order Bar Seating Extension (ES)
Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order

Modified Phase 2 Step 2 Order Bar Seating

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

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

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

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

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. 

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    

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

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. (

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:

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: 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.


Staying Healthy During Coronavirus English
Staying Healthy During Coronavirus Spanish
Overview To Prevent The Spread - Multilingual Resources
Emergency Shelter Help Through DHCD - Apply By Calling (866) 584-0653 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.
COVID-19 Relief for Businesses
January 2021
1.6.21 Flyer Empowerment Grant_EN 1.6.21 Flyer Empowerment Grant_ES

Last month, the Commonwealth made an additional $668 million available to support businesses through new and existing programs. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will target a portion of these funds to sectors experiencing the most significant economic hardship and a loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This business relief fund targets the hardest hit small businesses that have an exceptional need of cash relief. 

The application period is currently open until Friday, January 15th. Businesses can apply here: Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (4) Application Manager (

Please visit for more information on the small business relief program and how to apply.

We will continue to provide regular updates on COVID-19 and any Snow Emergency Parking Bans through the City website ( ), social media, and the Smart 911 emergency notification system (sign up at ).

Alivio de COVID-19 para Empresas

El mes pasado, el Commonwealth puso a disposición $668 millones adicionales para apoyar a las empresas a través de programas nuevos y existentes. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) destinará una parte de estos fondos a los sectores que experimentan las dificultades económicas más importantes y una pérdida de ingresos debido a la pandemia COVID-19. Este fondo de ayuda empresarial se dirige a las pequeñas empresas más afectadas que tienen una necesidad excepcional de ayuda en efectivo.

El período de solicitud está abierto actualmente hasta el viernes 15 de enero. Las empresas pueden llenar la solicitud aqui: 
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (4) Application Manager (

Visite para obtener más información sobre el programa de ayuda para pequeñas empresas y cómo solicitarlo.

Small Business Empowerment Grant Program
Lynn City Hall Updates
Lynn Public Schools
Lynn Community Health Center
Sign Up for Smart Alerts
Lynn Links and Resources
Mass Attorney General's Important Resource Flyer - English
Mass Attorney General's Important Resource Flyer - Spanish
Mass Senior Action


Baker-Polito Administration Announcment
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.

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


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


Winter Farmers Market Is Happening!
Download the infomation and dates here in English and Spanish.
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, 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.

** 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.

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
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

Please visit 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.
Visite 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

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


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
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.


COVID Eviction Legal Help Project

The COVID Eviction Legal Help Project is working quickly to scale-up to address the uptick in notices to quit and new eviction cases. Legal services programs across the state are hiring new attorneys and paralegals and training pro bono attorneys to provide legal help to low-income tenants and owner-occupants. Households eligible for assistance must be under 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. 

If you have received a notice to quit or are threatened by an eviction, you can learn more about CELHP and how to get legal help in your area at

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
Northeast Legal Aid
North Shore Housing Action Group
Emergency Solutions Grant Program


Equal Access To Care - English
Equal Access To Care - Spanish


COVID-19 Relief for Businesses
January 2021

Last month, the Commonwealth made an additional $668 million available to support businesses through new and existing programs. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) will target a portion of these funds to sectors experiencing the most significant economic hardship and a loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This business relief fund targets the hardest hit small businesses that have an exceptional need of cash relief. 

The application period is currently open until Friday, January 15th. Businesses can apply here: Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (4) Application Manager (

Please visit for more information on the small business relief program and how to apply.

Alivio de COVID-19 para Empresas

El mes pasado, el Commonwealth puso a disposición $668 millones adicionales para apoyar a las empresas a través de programas nuevos y existentes. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) destinará una parte de estos fondos a los sectores que experimentan las dificultades económicas más importantes y una pérdida de ingresos debido a la pandemia COVID-19. Este fondo de ayuda empresarial se dirige a las pequeñas empresas más afectadas que tienen una necesidad excepcional de ayuda en efectivo.

El período de solicitud está abierto actualmente hasta el viernes 15 de enero. Las empresas pueden llenar la solicitud aqui: 
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (4) Application Manager (

Visite para obtener más información sobre el programa de ayuda para pequeñas empresas y cómo solicitarlo.


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
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.



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
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
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


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 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.
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.



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.


Massachusetts State Resources
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


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