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Councilor Edwards Shares COVID-19 Updates

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston and Charlestown, shares COVID-19 resources in her latest newsletter.


COVID-19 is a global health emergency. We have some confirmed cases in Boston and need to so make sure we are doing everything to slow the spread.  This virus will impact our most vulnerable and we must do our part to protect everyone at risk. Many people who contract COVID-19 only become mildly ill and are likely to pass it to others despite a lack of symptoms.

Residents should practice aggressive social-distancing and limit interaction with persons who are at high risk including older adults, anyone with pre-existing conditions or compromised health, and anyone who is pregnant. These are important measures to protect our health system and ensure that quality care is maintained for those who fall ill. 

The health and safety of Boston residents is everyone’s top priority. That is why as of Sunday, March 15th Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared a public health emergency in the City of Boston and  I applaud the Mayor’s efforts to strengthen the City’s responsiveness to the pandemic.

Councilor Edwards goes on to discuss school closings, restaurants switching to takeout and delivery only, and the Boston Resiliency Fund. Read Councilor Edwards’ full letter here.