Ward 3 Newsletter

Special Report – March 12, 2020

First thing’s first

Dear Neighbors & Friends,

Given recent global and local events taking place, I wanted to send along some important messages from the city and updates on other activity relevant to you, your friends and your families.

On a personal note, I am still trying to digest all of the events taking place around the world and affecting us locally. While I remain optimistic about our ability to weather the storm, I believe we should be taking the coronavirus and its effects seriously. I encourage you to stay vigilant and strong during this period, to continue to maintain utmost sanitary measures, and to do your best to abide by suggested guidelines around group events.

Please feel free to contact me with any issues you may incur.

With my best regards,

Ian Cain
City Councilor, Ward 3
Quincy, MA

The Coronavirus & the City of Quincy

The City of Quincy continues to provide daily updates with respect to the coronavirus’ effects on the city. I am including today’s update below. Please refer to the links below for ongoing updates.

City of Quincy Facebook Page
City of Quincy Website

CITY OF QUINCY
COVID-19 UPDATE
March 12, 2020

The Department of Public Health (D.P.H.) has identified 13 new presumptive positive cases today, bringing the statewide total to 108. One of those cases is in Norfolk County, but has not been identified to date as a Quincy case.

Effective today, March 12, 2020, according to the Quincy Public Schools, all field trips and in-school community events are postponed or cancelled through April 1, 2020, as follows:

– School events, including STEM Fairs, drama performances, High School Course Selection night, and Spring Athletics Information Meetings. Student Community Service activities are also suspended until April 1.
– Any scheduled use of a school building by an outside group, for example, the SAT test scheduled for Saturday, March 14.
– Community events and parent meetings, such as the Student Opportunity Act Public Meeting on March 17 and the English Learner Parent Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for March 12.
– PTO meetings and PTO-sponsored events.

At this time, there is no change to after school care at our elementary school sites and extracurricular programs and activities including extended education programs, athletics, rehearsals, and clubs for elementary, middle, and high school students. The Quincy Public School Committee will continue to meet as previously scheduled, please see visit quincypublicschools.com for more information.

We will continue to update the Quincy Public Schools staff, students and families as additional information becomes available.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to evaluate and update our responses. Residents with questions can call the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services at 617-376-1500 or the Quincy Health Department at 617-376-1272.

Ward 3 Town Hall Series

Due to the recent policy changes in the city, the first Ward 3 Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, will be postponed. Our next scheduled meeting is below. Please stay tuned for updates.

Quincy Fiber Network
Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Central Middle School Auditorium, 875 Hancock Street
Guest Speaker: Jeff Christensen, CEO, EntryPoint Networks

ABOUT IAN CAIN

Ian Cain is the Ward 3 representative to the Quincy City Council, and has proudly served in this role since 2016. For more information, please visit www.iancain.org.

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Ian Cain on AM Quincy
January 2020