City of Revere Response to COVID-19: September 11th Update
September 11, 2020
Revere COVID-19 Ambassadors Kick-Off Another Weekend of Outreach
Friday, September 11, 2020 – The City of Revere’s Emergency Response Team continues to monitor impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and develop policies and procedures to maintain public health and safety for all in Revere. As of September 11, the Revere Board of Health has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health of 2,524 positive and probable cases of COVID-19 in the City of Revere.
Using Federal CARES Act funding, the City has hired six COVID-19 Ambassadors to work with residents and State officials to slow the spread of the virus in Revere. Ambassadors will provide multilingual information, general assistance and referrals to residents in areas of health, housing, financial relief, nutrition assistance, and other related resources. They will conduct wellness checks of residents in need and provide linkages and referrals to social services including mental health. The City’s COVID-19 Ambassador team will be central to communication between health and human services departments, Revere 311, and community organizations and service providers.
This weekend, Revere ambassadors will work with the State’s COVID ambassador team to distribute safety information to local businesses and PPE to residents. On Saturday, they will distribute materials and PPE at the monthly Cambridge Health Alliance Mobile Market from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM. From 11:30 AM-5:00 PM, State and City Ambassadors will be located at the Shirley Ave municipal parking lot with Mobile City Hall to distribute Covid safety flyers and supplies and encourage residents to take the 2020 Census. Ambassadors will also conduct a business walk and post safety flyers at local businesses on Shirley Ave, Beach St. and North Shore Road. On Sunday from 12:00 PM -5:00 PM, State and City Ambassadors will bring Mobile City Hall to several locations, including Revere City Hall, neighborhoods and busy soccer fields.