THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Page 9 Coronavirus survivors share experiences, encourage health safety basics of mask-wearing and hand washing By Tara Vocino I n celebration of Black History Month this February, community members had a virtual panel discussion on how to Stop The Spread of the Coronavirus last Thursday night. Panelists, many of whom said they likely contracted the virus working in a healthcare or office setting, shared their experience with the virus firsthand, encouraging people to remain vigilant. They premiered a video reminding people how to put on masks and to wash their hands often. On Monday night, Everett Haitian Community Center Director Rev. Myrlande DesRosiers said in a separate interCampaign Advisor Betty Lemite said that when people could relate to COVID-19 survivor stories shared in the two-hour panel discussion, it became more personal. Community Portuguese Speaking Ambassador Liliane Paiva, who said she acquired COVID-19 in an office setting, said community members are becoming more aware of how to protect themselves, but that they still have a long way to go. Case Manager Nurse Minerva Morisseau said she was infected with COVID-19 for approximately three weeks. Co-Host Dr. Evelyne Luma translated in Haitian Creole. In a pie chart survey, approximately 38 percent of African Americans reported contracting COVID-19. Imaging Technician Berline Joseph said she contracted COVID-19 even while wearing full Personal Protective Equipment. Panelists created a video that reminds people to properly wash your hands before putting on their masks. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) BEARMOOSE | FROM PAGE 7 “The dining concepts we have been creating in partnership with Redgate are part of something really special – an entire beachfront lifestyle experience for residents and others in the community,” Aldi said. “Now this whole idea has its own signature beer – ‘Ryde The Waves.’ What a perfect way to expand on what we have been building with Redgate and the City of Revere.” Ryder actually turned to its large social media following for assistance in coming up with the ideal name for the signature beer. More than two dozen potential names were submitted from a group of Ryder followers before “Ryde The Waves” was chosen in early February. Ryder, which is located at 21 Revere Beach Blvd., features dramatic outdoor murals by the talented Boston-based artists Silvia Lopez Chavez and Sneha Shrestha. The 200unit project takes advantage of its beachfront views with a variety of amenities – includview that it was good that the event gave an opportunity to hear directly about fear/anxiety felt from speakers who had COVID-19 or lost family from COVID. “The most powerful moment was the pledge each [panelist] took to renew their commitment for social justice, may it be in the areas of health, ing an outdoor lap pool on a wraparound deck, an elevated courtyard, indoor and outdoor games and grilling stations. The community also features unobstructed ocean views and balconies as well as a street Cabana and Boardwalk that will include seasonal pop-up retail. Other amenities include a fitness center and studio, a game room, communal workspace with private offices, residential parking, a dog run and dog wash, a 24/7 package room and bike storage. Rev. Myrlande DesRosiers said the project includes Everett, Revere and Malden, addressing systemic inequalities. our children’s education, housing, etc., in their own sphere of influence, [to] be united to help stop the spread of COVID and the roots of inequities that contribute to make it disproportionately affect our communities,” DesRosiers said. “We must take our health into our own hands – our health matters.” For information, visit: https:// www.facebook.com/TheEverettCommunityCenter/videos/1667743666768709/. The development of Ryder adds to the growing momentum currently underway in revitalizing Revere along the Blue Line corridor, which includes Redgate’s 500 Ocean Ave. community. Redgate is also the creator of the One Beachmont community located in Revere by the MBTA Blue Line Beachmont stop. As a leading Boston-based developer, Redgate creates vibrant apartment communities in targeted urban areas near highly desirable employment and university markets that are easCambridge Health Alliance Health Education and Access Programs Director Jamila Xible said many immigrants are afraid to go to the hospital and wait until it’s too late. Video instructions were given in Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese with English subtitles – asking people to put on masks correctly in order to have the best results. ily accessible by public transportation. About Ryder Ryder, an oceanfront property, is a residential community that features 200 units, including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, on two parcels with a new beachfront restaurant and residential parking spaces. Ryder allows residents to experience oceanfront living just minutes away from downtown Boston. For more information, visit www. liveryder.com.

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