I write to you this evening with relevant COVID-19 updates and resources. Our next newsletter will be on Monday June 22, 2020.
As of today, there are 1074 Cambridge residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 97 residents have passed away. Learn more here. There are 106,936 cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, including 23, 544 in Middlesex County.746,970 patients have been tested, and 7,816 have passed away. Learn more here.
Next Wednesday at 4PM I will be holding a town hall on children’s behavioral health. Many parents are attempting to deal with screen time, boredom, and anxiety through the pandemic. Please send any questions you have on this topic to me via email at Marjorie.Decker@mahouse.gov or submit them in the Q&A chat during the town hall.
You can sign up for the Zoom here or join by watching CCTV channel 9 or Facebook Live.
Thanks to CCTV, you can find recordings of the weekly town halls I have been holding on COVID-19 related issues here.
More than 1,000 people attended a Black Lives Matter rally in Cambridge this afternoon. The peaceful rally started at Cambridge Common and stopped at City Hall for a program with speakers and ended at police headquarters.
Black Cambridge and Covid-19
Part III: An Intergenerational Conversation
Join Cambridge School Committee Vice-Chair Manikka Bowman and Former Cambridge Mayor and City Councilor E. Denise Simmons for a five-part series on the impact of COVID-19 on Black Cambridge.
June 21, 2020 at 1:00pm
Pre-register on zoom:bit.ly/3fqjiwQor watch CCTV’s Facebook Live or youtube.com/cctvcambridge
Where to get tested:
Cambridge residents age 8 or older can get tested at the following location free of charge regardless of insurance or immigration status:
CHA East Cambridge Care Center
- To schedule an appointment call 617-665-2928
Translation Resources Available:
Multilingual city resources and information on COVID-19 are available on the City’s multilingual help page.
Governor Baker Press Conference Updates:
Governor Baker did not hold a press conference today.
Where to Give
If you are able to give to others during this time, I encourage you to look to the following places that are working to help those most affected by COVID-19:
I also encourage you to donate to the following organizations that are engaging in racial justice work:
As always, do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns at Marjorie.Decker@mahouse.gov.