COVID-19: LOCAL NEWS

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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 March 27. 

The Friday night Teen Drop-In Center at Lynn Tech is canceled for the next four weeks. There’s no Teen Center on March 13, 20, 27 and April 3.

Grace United Methodist Church is canceling all church activities, meetings, clothes closet, and worship services until further notice. This includes Saturday Breakfast and the Boiled Dinner on Sunday.

LYNNFIELD 

Lynnfield public schools closed through at least March 27.

MARBLEHEAD

Marblehead public schools closed through at least March 27. 

The Church of St. Andrew (Episcopal), Marblehead, has canceled Sunday services and church school for the time being. On Sunday, March 15, the sermon and prayers will be streamed on the church’s Facebook page. Check there and the church’s website, www.standrewsmhd.org, for the latest updates on measures taken in response to COVID-19 as well as cancellations and postponements. Rector Clyde Elledge and Assistant Minister Cara Rockhill are available for pastoral needs, and the church office is scheduled to be open during regular office hours through the week of March 16. 

Tedesco Country Club closed until further notice.

NAHANT

Nahant public schools closed through at least March 27. 

All public buildings, including Johnson Elementary school, will be closed starting Monday.

PEABODY

All Peter A. Torigian Senior Center activities are canceled. The 79 Central St. center remains open for hot lunch every day, Monday through Friday between 11:30 and 12:00 Noon. 

State Rep. Theodore Speliotis canceled district office hours for March. West Peabody residents with questions and concerns can call (617) 722-2410 or email Theodore.speliotis@mahouse.gov.

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,”Peabody Recreation Program Supervisor Kierstin Merlino stated in an email. 

She added: “To close the season, we have decided to declare tournament co-champions. All trophies and certificates will be delivered to school principals in the upcoming weeks. Please help us congratulate the following teams who are receiving the following awards this season:

League Champions:

Boys: Welch School

Girls: Center School

Tournament
Co-Champions

Boys: McCarthy School & Burke School

Girls: Burke School; Center School

Sportsmanship Award

Boys: Brown School

Girls: Brown School

SAUGUS

Saugus public schools closed starting Monday and continuing through March 27. This may be extended. 

SWAMPSCOTT

Swampscott Public Schools closed through at least March 27. 

Town Hall will be closed to the public. Most town business can be handled online, by mail, through email, or by telephone; and appointments will be scheduled only if entirely necessary by calling 781-596-8850.

The Senior Center will be closed to the public. Limited services will be available to seniors including access to food services and transportation services. Call 781-596-8866 for more information.

The Library will be closed to the public.

All Town-sponsored public events (recreation, library, senior center, etc.) are postponed. 

All Board, Committee, and other public meetings are canceled while we explore virtual meeting solutions.