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Guest Op-Ed: One Year Anniversary of COVID-19

Dear Everett Residents,

My name is Gerly Adrien. I am proud to be your City Councilor At-Large during these challenging times for our city and across the world.

There are a few very important matters I’d like to reflect upon during this past year.

Last week marked one year since a state of emergency was declared in Massachusetts due to COVID-19. Over the past year, more than 500,000 residents in the state have contracted the virus, and, sadly, more than 16,000 lives have been lost.

During these extremely difficult moments, we have unfortunately seen a lack of leadership in Everett. In the face of every challenge, we have seen other cities step up where we lacked. Everett residents would ask me, “Gerly, what are city officials doing to help us get through this?”

I remember when I first learned about the pandemic. I created an action plan with recommendations and sent them to our Mayor. I had a phone call with him to ensure that this would be a priority for our city leaders. It was important to me that we stepped up to provide extra support to our residents.

Read more here: https://everettleader.com/2021/03/18/op-ed/

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