Saturday 6/20 COVID-19 Updates

Dear all, 


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.


Town Hall 


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 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.


Cambridge Updates


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 watch CCTV’s Facebook Live or


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: 


Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund


Cambridge Health Alliance


Cambridge Community Foundation


Food for Free


Greater Boston Food Bank


Cradles to Crayons Emergency Essentials Fund


Enroot Emergency Immigrant Cash Assistance Fund


Mount Auburn Hospital


The One Chelsea Fund


I also encourage you to donate to the following organizations that are engaging in racial justice work: 


Louis D. Brown Peace Institute


Families for Justice as Healing


Prisoners’ Legal Services


Boston NAACP


Massachusetts Bail Fund


ACLU of Massachusetts


As always, do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns at   




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