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Swampscott resident tests ‘presumptive positive’ for coronavirus

By Gayla Cawley | March 17, 2020

SWAMPSCOTT — A Swampscott resident has tested “presumptive positive” for the coronavirus and is under a self-quarantine, the town’s health department announced Monday.

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Closings / postponements due to the coronavirus outbreak


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 March 27. 

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Even dance studios have to skip a beat from coronavirus

By Elyse Carmosino | March 16, 2020

Local dance studios are feeling the strain as public buildings across the North Shore continue to announce indefinite closures due to the coronavirus — COVID-19 — pandemic. 

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Lynn Health Center to cancel some appointments, increase screenings for coronavirus

By Steve Krause | March 16, 2020

LYNN — The Lynn Community Health Center will cancel some non-urgent or routine appointments and put those patients on a priority recall list once the COVID-19 threat has subsided substantially, the organization announced in a news release Saturday.

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LHAND looks to protect Lynn’s elderly from coronavirus

By Gayla Cawley | March 16, 2020

LYNN — As the city continues to prepare for the potential spread of the coronavirus, Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development (LHAND) is taking steps to protect its most “vulnerable” tenants. 

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I think I have coronavirus. What do I do? For starters, stay home.

By David Mclellan | March 16, 2020
LYNN — Stay home. 

That’s the No. 1 piece of advice health and city officials have for people who get sick right now. 

If a fever, cough, respiratory distress, or any other symptoms of illness arise — especially those similar to symptoms of influenza — stay home. 

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