COVID-19: LOCAL NEWS

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Greater Lynn Chamber looking to help businesses struggling with COVID-19 impact

By David Mclellan | March 19, 2020

LYNN — Advice on intermediate planning, state funds for small businesses, a survey on federal disaster assistance — the Greater Lynn Chamber of Commerce wants its more than 400 member organizations to know resources are available to minimize the impact of COVID-19. 

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Lynn Mini Movers redefine (on) line dancing

By Elyse Carmosino | March 19, 2020

LYNN — Considering Jackie Bowden started her mobile dance studio as a way to encourage kids to be more active, one could say recent North Shore school closures are the Lynn native’s call to arms. 

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Lynn Family and Children’s Services to close amid COVID-19 concerns

By Steve Krause | March 19, 2020

Family and Children’s Service will close its Lynn and Chelsea offices to the general public until further notice.

FCS’ Lynn office is on 111 North Common St.

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Closings/postponements due to the coronavirus outbreak

LYNN

The ribbon cutting for LB Music School, 577 Walnut St., Lynn, scheduled for March 23, 3 p.m., is canceled. 

Lynn Public Schools closed through at least April 6. 

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Mayor McGee: Lynn extensively preparing to prevent spread of COVID-19

By Gayla Cawley | March 18, 2020

LYNN — Mayor Thomas M. McGee stressed the importance of a “united effort” from the city to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 

The mayor’s remarks at Tuesday night’s special City Council meeting were aimed at updating residents on how the city was handling the “truly unparalleled situation” that the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak has presented. 

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Lynn dentists temporarily close practices to curb COVID-19 exposure

By Gayla Cawley | March 18, 2020

LYNN — Oral health care will not be available for many throughout the state as dentists are closing down their practices temporarily to comply with a “strong” recommendation from the Massachusetts Dental Society.  

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Lynn Community Health Center separating possible victims of COVID-19

By David Mclellan | March 18, 2020

LYNN — Lynn Community Health Center is clear: Call, if possible, before showing up to the health center with a fever, illness, or suspected contraction of COVID-19, a strain of coronavirus that has infected more than 100,000 and has been declared a global health emergency. 

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Saugus shutters municipal buildings

By Elyse Carmosino | March 18, 2020

SAUGUS — Saugus officials are taking additional measures to ensure town operations run smoothly in the midst of numerous COVID-19-related closures. 

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Peabody Elementary Basketball League update

Editor’s note: Peabody Recreation Programs Supervisor Kierstin Merlino released this statement last Friday.

Due to the growing health concern of COVID-19, the Peabody Recreation, Parks, and Forestry Department has decided to cancel the championship games for our Peabody Elementary Basketball League. This decision was made to prioritize the health and wellbeing of all involved, as safety is always our number one priority.

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Peabody Mayor declares state of emergency

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. has declared a local state of emergency for Peabody in response to the actions to be taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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