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PHASE 4 - GUIDANCE AND STRATEGIES
Lynn City Hall and Other Public Buildings to Reopen Fully to the Public on Tuesday, June 1st; City Aligns with State Reopening

For the first time since March 2020, all City of Lynn public buildings including Lynn City Hall, Department of Public Works, Lynn Library and the Lynn Police and Fire Departments, will fully reopen to the public beginning Tuesday, June 1st. This decision is to align the City of Lynn to follow the State Reopening Guidance announced by Governor Baker last week to lift most COVID-19 restrictions as of Saturday, May 29th.

The main entrance to Lynn City Hall from City Hall Square will be available during City Hall business hours and visitors will no longer need to check-in at the Johnson Street entrance. In all City buildings, fully vaccinated individuals, including employees and visitors, are no longer required to wear a face covering. It is recommended that individuals who have not been vaccinated should continue to wear face coverings, as is consistent with the most recent CDC and State guidance. Hand sanitizing stations will remain operational within City Hall along with the encouragement of social distancing.

Both the existing City of Lynn State of Emergency Declaration Order, issued by Mayor Thomas McGee, and the Lynn Board of Health Public Health Emergency Declaration Order, both issued on March 17, 2020, will be rescinded effective June 15, 2021 to align with Governor Baker’s announcement last week that the Massachusetts State of Emergency Order will be rescinded on that same date.

This week Governor Baker filed legislation to extend certain COVID-19 emergency measures, including the provisions of the Commonwealth’s Open Meeting Law and special permits for restaurants offering outdoor dining. If the Governor’s proposed legislation is passed, the Open Meeting Law provisions will be extended until September 1, 2021 and the outdoor dining special permits will be extended through November 29, 2021. Without the legislature’s approval of this extension, special permits granted under the Governor’s 2020 Emergency Order will expire on August 15, 2021. Any restaurant or food establishment wishing to have permanent outdoor dining should file for a permanent extension of premises with the Lynn License Commission. Interested parties may contact Deb Ginivan in the Lynn City Clerk’s Office at dginivan@lynnma.gov for more information.

Meetings of the Lynn City Council, Lynn School Committee and City Boards & Committees may be changed to an in-person only, combination in-person and remote or just a remote meeting, pending passage of the Governor’s proposed Open Meeting Law legislation. Accordingly, residents should check the City of Lynn’s online meeting and events calendar and the Board or Committee’s page for any updated information on the respective meeting and how to access it in accordance with the law. 

Lynn City Hall y otros edificios públicos reabrirán completamente al público el martes 1 de junio;
La Ciudad Se Alinea con La Reapertura del Estado

Por la primera vez desde el marzo de 2020, todos los edificios públicos de la ciudad de Lynn, incluido Lynn City Hall, el Departamento de Obras Públicas, la Biblioteca de Lynn y los Departamentos de Policía y Bomberos de Lynn, reabrirán por completo al público a partir del martes 1 de junio. Esta decisión es para que la Ciudad de Lynn siga la Guía de Reapertura del Estado anunciada por el Gobernador Baker la semana pasada para levantar la mayoría de las restricciones de COVID-19 a partir del sábado 29 de mayo.

La entrada principal al Lynn City Hall desde City Hall Square estará disponible durante el horario normal del City Hall y los visitantes ya no necesitarán registrarse en la entrada de Johnson Street. En todos los edificios de la Ciudad, las personas completamente vacunadas, incluidos los empleados y visitantes, ya no están obligadas usar una mascarilla. Se recomienda que las personas que no han sido vacunadas continúen usando una mascarilla, como es consistente con las guías estatales y de los CDC más recientes. Las estaciones de desinfección de manos permanecerán operativas dentro del Ayuntamiento junto con el fomento del distanciamiento social.

La Orden de Declaración de Emergencia del Estado de Emergencia de la Ciudad de Lynn, emitida por el alcalde Thomas McGee, y la Orden de Declaración de Emergencia de Salud Pública de la Junta de Salud Pública de Lynn, ambas emitidas el 17 de marzo de 2020, serán rescindidas a partir del 15 de junio de 2021 para alinearse con el anuncio de Gobernador Baker la semana pasada de que la orden del estado de emergencia de Massachusetts se rescindirá en esa misma fecha.

Esta semana, el gobernador Baker presentó una legislación para extender ciertas medidas de emergencia de COVID-19, incluidas las disposiciones de la Ley de Reuniones Abiertas del Commonwealth y permisos especiales para restaurantes que ofrecen comidas al aire libre. Si se aprueba la legislación propuesta por el Gobernador, las disposiciones de la Ley de Reuniones Abiertas se extenderán hasta el 1 de septiembre de 2021 y los permisos especiales para comida al aire libre se extenderán hasta el 29 de noviembre de 2021. Sin la aprobación de esta extensión por parte de la legislatura, los permisos especiales otorgados por el Gobernador La orden de emergencia de 2020 vencerá el 15 de agosto de 2021. Cualquier restaurante o establecimiento de comidas que desee tener un comedor al aire libre permanente debe solicitar una extensión permanente de las instalaciones ante la Comisión de Licencias de Lynn. Las partes interesadas pueden comunicarse con Deb Ginivan en la Oficina del Secretario de la Ciudad de Lynn en dginivan@lynnma.gov para obtener más información.

Las reuniones del Concejo Municipal de Lynn, el Comité Escolar de Lynn y las Juntas y Comités de la Ciudad pueden cambiarse a una reunión solo en persona, una combinación en persona y remota o simplemente una reunión remota, en espera de la aprobación de la legislación propuesta por el Gobernador sobre la Ley de Reuniones Abiertas. En consecuencia, los residentes deben consultar el calendario de eventos y reuniones en línea de la Ciudad de Lynn y la página de la Junta o Comité para obtener información actualizada sobre la reunión respectiva y cómo acceder a ella de acuerdo con la ley.

 
Massachusetts COVID-19 Restrictions to be Lifted on May 29th

The Baker-Polito Administration announced that the Commonwealth is on track to meet the goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the first week of June and all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective May 29. The Commonwealth’s face covering order will also be rescinded on May 29th. Governor Charlie Baker will end the State of Emergency June 15th.

Effective May 29th: Effective May 29th, all industries will be permitted to open. With the exception of remaining face-covering requirements for public and private transportation systems and facilities housing vulnerable populations, all industry restrictions will be lifted, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries. The gathering limit will be rescinded. All industries will be encouraged to follow CDC guidance for cleaning and hygiene protocols.

Face Covering Guidance: In line with updated CDC face covering guidance, the Administration will rescind the current face covering order and issue a new face covering advisory effective May 29th.

Non-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing face masks and to continue distancing in most settings. The advisory will also recommend fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a face covering or social distance indoors or outdoors except for in certain situations.

Face coverings will still be required for all individuals on public and private transportation (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), healthcare facilities and providers, congregate care settings and health and rehabilitative day services. Face coverings will also remain required indoors for staff and students of K-12 schools and early education providers.

Youth and Amateur Sports Face Covering Guidance: Effective May 18th, the youth and amateur sports guidance will be updated to no longer require face coverings for youth athletes 18 and under while playing outdoor sports. Effective May 29th, all youth and amateur sports restrictions will be lifted.

K-12, Early Education and Summer Camp Guidance: Effective May 18th, guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Early Education and Care will be updated to no longer require masks for outdoor activities like recess and to allow for the sharing of objects in classrooms, in both K-12 and childcare settings. This guidance will remain in effect beyond May 29th. The Administration will release updated guidance for summer camps, effective May 29th, which will include no longer requiring masks for outdoor activities.

State of Emergency Order: Governor Baker will end the State of Emergency​ June 15th, and the Administration will work with legislative and municipal partners during this period in order to manage an orderly transition from emergency measures adopted by executive order and special legislation during the period of the State of Emergency.

Las Restricciones de COVID-19 se levantarán el 29 de mayo en Massachusetts

La Administración de Baker-Polito anunció que el Commonwealth está en camino de cumplir la meta de vacunar a 4.1 millones de residentes para la primera semana de junio y que todas las restricciones restantes de COVID-19 se levantarán a partir del 29 de mayo. también será rescindido el 29 de mayo. El gobernador Charlie Baker pondrá fin al estado de emergencia el 15 de junio.

A partir del 29 de mayo: A partir del 29 de mayo, se permitirá la apertura de todas las industrias. Con la excepción de los requisitos de llevar una mascarilla en los sistemas de transporte públicos y privados y las instalaciones que albergan a las poblaciones vulnerables, se levantarán todas las restricciones de la industria y la capacidad aumentará al 100% para todas las industrias. Se anulará el límite de reuniones. Se alentará a todas las industrias a seguir las pautas de los CDC para los protocolos de limpieza e higiene.

Orientación para llevar mascarillas: De acuerdo con la guía actualizada de llevar una mascarilla de los CDC, la Administración rescindirá la orden actual de llevar una mascarilla y emitirá un nuevo aviso de mascarillas a partir del 29 de mayo.

Se recomienda a las personas no vacunadas que continúen usando mascarillas y que continúen distanciándose en la mayoría de los entornos. El aviso también recomendará que las personas completamente vacunadas ya no necesiten cubrirse la cara o distanciarse socialmente en interiores o exteriores, excepto en ciertas situaciones.

Se seguirán requiriendo mascarillas para todas las personas en transporte público y privado (incluidos viajes compartidos, librea, taxis, transbordadores, MBTA, trenes de cercanías y estaciones de transporte), instalaciones y proveedores de atención médica, entornos de atención colectiva y servicios de salud y rehabilitación. Las cubiertas para la cara también seguirán siendo necesarias en el interior para el personal y los estudiantes de las escuelas K-12 y los proveedores de educación temprana.

Orientación para llevar una mascarilla de deportes para jóvenes y aficionados: A partir del 18 de mayo, la guía de deportes para jóvenes y aficionados se actualizará para que ya no requieran cubrirse la cara para los atletas jóvenes de 18 años o menos mientras practican deportes al aire libre. A partir del 29 de mayo, se levantarán todas las restricciones deportivas para jóvenes y aficionados.

Orientación de K-12, educación temprana y campamentos de verano: A partir del 18 de mayo, la orientación del Departamento de Educación Primaria y Secundaria y el Departamento de Educación y Cuidado Temprano se actualizará para que ya no requieran mascarillas para actividades al aire libre como el recreo y para permitir el intercambio de objetos en las aulas, tanto en K-12 y entornos de cuidado infantil. Esta guía permanecerá en vigor después del 29 de mayo.

La Administración publicará una guía actualizada para los campamentos de verano, a partir del 29 de mayo, que incluirá que ya no se requieran máscaras para actividades al aire libre.

Orden de estado de emergencia: El gobernador Baker terminara el estado de emergencia el 15 de junio y la Administración trabajará con socios legislativos y municipales durante este período para gestionar una transición ordenada de las medidas de emergencia adoptadas por orden ejecutiva y legislación especial durante el período del estado de emergencia.


PHASE THREE - STEP TWO GUIDANCE AND STRATEGIES
March 4, 2021

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is currently in Phase 3 Step 2 of the Reopening Plan. Please visit the Reopening Massachusetts webpage here.

Step One/Two of Phase III

  Movie Theaters and Outdoor Performance Venues
  Museums, Cultural and Historical Sites
  Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
  Certain Indoor Recreational Activities with Low Potential For Contact
  Professional Sports Teams, Under the Authority of League-wide Rules, May Hold Games Without Spectators
   

Gatherings Order:

 

Indoor gatherings at private residences maximum of 10 people
Outdoor gatherings at private residences maximum of 25 people

  Please see the entire updated, Phase 3 Step 2 gatherings order here.
   
   
   
 


 
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PHASE THREE - STEP ONE GUIDANCE AND STRATEGIES
July 6, 2020

Phase 3 of the State’s Reopening Plan began on Monday, July 6th. The following businesses are eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III, subject to industry-specific rules concerning capacity and operations:

Step One of Phase III

  Movie Theaters and Outdoor Performance Venues
  Museums, Cultural and Historical Sites
  Fitness Centers and Health Clubs
  Certain Indoor Recreational Activities with Low Potential For Contact
  Professional Sports Teams, Under the Authority of League-wide Rules, May Hold Games Without Spectators
   
  Guidance for Businesses & Entities Providing Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities

Revised Gatherings Order:

  Under the updated gatherings order, indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, but should not exceed 25 people in a single enclosed, indoor space.
  Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25 percent of the facility’s maximum permitted occupancy, with a maximum of 100 people in a single enclosed outdoor space. This includes community events, civic events, sporting events, concerts, conventions and more.
  This order does not apply to outdoor, unenclosed gatherings if proper social distancing measures are possible.
  This revised order does not supersede previously issued sector guidance, and is effective beginning Monday, July 6, 2020
  Full guidance and list of businesses eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III
 


 

PHASE 2 - GUIDANCE, GUIDELINES, AND CHECK LISTS
June 5, 2020

Phase 2 Sector Specific Reopening Guidance from State Reopening Plan:

  Child Care and Summer Camps
  - Emergency Child Care Centers in Massachusetts
  Driving and Flight Schools
  Close Contact Personal Services (Updated)
(These include: hair salons and barber shops, nail and makeup salons, tattoo parlors, skincare services, massage services and personal trainers.
  Guidance for Other Industries
  Guidance for Other Sectors Not Otherwise Addressed
  Health and Human Services
  Parks and Open Spaces
  Playgrounds
  Retail Businesses
  Restaurants
  - City of Lynn License Commission Extension Permits and Instructions (See Below)
Initial School Reopening Guidance: Mass Department of Education - June 25, 2020

Reopening of Buildings Guidance:

  Mold and Legionella Guidance
  - The temporary shutdown or reduced operation of a building and reductions in normal water use can create hazards for returning occupants; these hazards can include mold and Legionella.

After a prolonged shutdown, building owners and employers should ensure that their building does not have mold and that the water system is safe to use to minimize the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. Guidance on how to do this is available from the CDC
  Addressing Stagnant Water in Buildings
   
   
 
 
 
June 5, 2020

GUIDELINES FOR ELIGIBLE RESTAURANTS, CAFES, COFFEE SHOPS AND OTHER SIMILAR PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION
OFFERING FOOD, BEVERAGES OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION

  On June 4, 2020, Governor Charles Baker issued Executive Order No. 35 allowing establishments that possess valid food permits from local Board of Health to provide outdoor seating to patrons. In, furtherance of this Executive Order the City of Lynn has established the following Guidelines and Checklist for Businesses to obtain extensions of their licensed premises.
1. Any eligible business seeking to extend its license to sell alcohol or its common victualler license must submit an application to the City of Lynn License Commission.
(See Note 1 Below)
2, The City of Lynn License Commission will commence accepting applications for extensions to license premises on Monday, June 8, 2020. Applications shall be submitted to Debra Ginivan, Clerk, Lynn License Commission (781) 586 - 6726.. (See Note 2 Below)
3. The applicant shall submit:
a. Rough sketch of expanded area; and of barriers to be installed along ROW; include proposed number of outdoor tables, chairs, umbrellas and ancillary physical structures such as fencing/barriers, lighting and/or heat lamps, etc.. The extended premises must be enclosed by a fence, rope or other means to prevent access from a public walkway. 
b. Proof of liability insurance for the period covered by the license in at least the amount of $1,000,000 combined limit for bodily injury and property damage. The restaurant's ability to operate a street seat shall be conditioned upon the restaurant obtaining and maintaining this insurance naming the City of Lynn as an additional named insured.
c. Provide property owner consent if proposed outdoor seating area is on private property or expands along the frontage of an adjacent storefront area. This shall include approval by the Off-Street Parking Commission or Lynn City Council for property under each respective jurisdiction. 
d. Specs and dimensions of installation of proposed tent no greater than 400 Square Feet.
e. In the case of the utilization of public property or a City Right of Way (ROW), a signed and executed License Agreement in a form satisfactory to the City Solicitor. The License Agreement may be executed following the approval of the application, but prior to opening of extended premises.
f. DOWNLOAD ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS
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4. Extension of Premises into On-Site Outdoor Property Owned by License Holder:  The applicant is only required to obtain approval of the City of Lynn License Commission to expand the premises onto adjacent or continuous land owned by the license holder.
5. Extension of Premises onto Commonly Owned Property Not Adjacent or Contiguous to the Licensed Premises Requiring Access and Transverse over a Public Right of Way (ROW):  The applicant is required to obtain approval from the City of Lynn License Commission.  The application must also receive a signoff from the Restaurant Reopening ROW Extension Committee.  A failure for a member to sign-off on the extension within twenty-four (24) hours shall be deemed approval of the application. 
6. Extension of Premises onto On-site Outdoor Property Owned by Someone other than the License Holder regardless if on Same Parcel of Adjacent/Contiguous Property:  The applicant must receive approval from the City of Lynn License Commission.  The applicant must receive permission from the property owner and such evidence must be evidenced in the application or prior to the issuance of the extension permit.  
7. Extension of Premises into the Wyoma Square Parking Lots: The Wyoma Square parking Lot is maintain and and controlled by the Department of Inspectional Services.  Approval is required for an extension into the Wyoma Square Parking Lot requires approval of both the City of Lynn License Commission and the Lynn City Council. (See Note 3 Below)
8. Extension of Premises into the Andrew Street, Buffum Street, Ellis Street and Market Square must be approved by both the City of Lynn License Commission and the Off-Street Parking Commission. 
9. Extension of Premises onto Sidewalks or Parking Spaces immediately adjacent to the Licensed Premises:  The applicant is required to obtain approval from the City of Lynn License Commission.  The application must also receive a signoff from the Restaurant Reopening ROW Extension Committee.  A failure for a member to sign-off on the extension within twenty-four (24) hours shall be deemed approval of the application. 
10. Extension of Premises Requiring Partial or Complete Street Closures:  An applicant seeking to extend it premises which would require a partial or complete street closure must receive approval of the City of Lynn License Commission and the City of Lynn Traffic Commission which shall receive a signoff from each member of the Restaurant Reopening ROW Extension Committee.
11. Any questions regarding the Extension Application Process may be directed to:
James P. Lamanna, Assistant City Solicitor at (978) 677 - 8066 or Debra Ginivan, Clerk, Lynn License Commission at (781) 586 - 6726.
12. DOWNLOAD HELPFUL DOCUMENTS
  Advisory_Regarding_LLA_Approval_Patios_Phase_Two
  Restauant_License_Phase_Two
  Patio_Guidelines_Phase_Two
  Restaurant_Reopen_Order_Phase_Two
  ADA_Requirements_Summary_Phase_Two
NOTE # 1 Eligible Businesses are defined by State Law as restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and other similar places of public accommodation offering food, beverages, or alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. The Establishment must have a valid food permit issued by the City of Lynn Board of Health and must prepare a COVID-19 safety plan. 
NOTE # 2 Meetings of the Lynn License Commission have been scheduled for June 9, 2020 at 6 PM and Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Time To Be Determined)
NOTE # 3 A meeting of the Lynn City Council is scheduled for June 9, 2020. Applications may be submitted to the Lynn City Clerk’s Office prior to 4 PM, June 9, 2020. 
THESE GUIDELINES AND ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF LYNN ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND ARE CONTINGENT UPON ORDERS
FROM GOVERNOR CHARLES BAKER AND THE ABCC REGARDING RE-OPENING AND OPERATION


 
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PHASE ONE - REOPENING GUIDANCE AND STRATEGIES
May 18, 2020

Governor Charlie Baker
announced a four-phase plan for re-opening Massachusetts. All individuals should continue to wear face coverings, wash your hands, social distance, be vigilant for symptoms and stay home if you feel sick. Residents are still encouraged to stay home unless they are conducting essential business, seeking medical attention or engaging in an outdoor recreational activity under the Safer at Home Advisory. The limitation of gatherings of no more than 10 people remains in effect and people over the age of 65 and who are high risk are advised to continue to stay home. Please visit www.mass.gov/reopening to read the State’s entire reopening plan.

May 18, 2020 - Reopening Massachusetts - State Plan

Business Reopening Resources

  What Businesses Can Expect In Phase 1
  Four-Phase Approach
  When Can My Business Reopen Reopening Plan Template  
  Compliance Attestation Poster Employer Poster Worker Poster
 
  Readiness and Capabilities Dashboard
  Starting on May 18th, the COVID-19 Command Center Data Dashboard will give updates on six key public health indicators.
   
  Find Supply Vendors for Hygienic and Protective Supplies
These resources are provided to help inform employers and employees about supplies needed to return to workplaces, and connect businesses with manufacturers and distributors. In order to operate in Reopening Phase 1 and all future phases, certain supplies are required.
   
Massachusetts Reopening Order - Signed May 18, 2020

Sector-Specific Protocols and Best Practices

  Construction
  Manufacturing
  Places of Worship
  Office Spaces
  Laboratories
  Hair Salons & Barbershops
  Car Washes
  Pet Grooming
  Outdoor Recreation Guidance from EEA
   
   
   
 
 


 
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