Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, July 24, 2020 CHA names Everett resident Jim Henderson to Board of Trustees C ambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north region, has named Everett resident Jim Henderson to its Board of Trustees. Henderson, who was appointed by Cambridge City Manager Louis DePasquale, will help CHA fulfill its mission of improving the health of our communities. The board membership includes residents from Cambridge, Somerville and Everett, which comprise CHA’s primary service area. Henderson lives a few blocks away from CHA Everett Hospital. He served on the Everett Planning Board and the School Building Commission. He also served as Human Resources Director for three Everett mayors, including current Mayor Carlo DeMaria. His HR office administered the health insurance benefits for City of Everett workers, teachers, firefighters, police officers and retirees. He left the City of Everett HR Department to become Employee Engagement ManagJim Henderson CHA Board of Trustees Member er for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the MBTA, where improving operational processes and changing management, customer service and diversity training were important aspects of his duties. Afterward, he became HR Director for the Massachusetts Department of Capital Assets Management & Maintenance. Jim is now principal in an Everett-based sole proprietorship that provides business law advice to select clients and non-legal consulting advice in general. Henderson is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard The Coronavirus Count State reports 23 new confirmed Everett COViD-19 cases; state focuses on positive cases over last 14 days O ver the past week, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Everett increased from 1,800 to 1,823 cases, according to the latest weekly city/town cases available on Wednesday. For the second consecutive week, the state did not publish the rate of COVID-19 casGerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 es per 100,000 population -- a statistical analysis which two weeks ago showed Everett has the fourth highest rate in the state, with an average of 3,646.75 per 100,000. The statistic made it easy to compare the incidence of COVID-19 in different communities, large and small. The state Department of Public Health (DPH) website now lists a measurement which focuses on test results over the past 14 days up until Wednesday. Those statistics showed 12,722 Everett residents have been tested for the virus so far – including 2,340 over the past 14 days; of those tested, there were 52 confirmed cases of the virus for a positivity rate of 2.22 percent during that time. That is higher than the average state positivity rate of 1.67 percent. Last week’s positivity rate was 1.86 percent, according to the latest state report. That was slightly less than the state positivity average of 1.91 percent over the same period. People can compare the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Everett to those in neighboring cities and towns as well as communities of similar size by going to the DPH website at https:// www.mass.gov/info-details/ covid-19-response-reporting, then click on COVID-19 cases by city/town. Here’s how nine other area communities compare to Everett: Lynn: 3,779 cases, 136 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 3.62 percent positivity. Revere: 1,870 cases, 70 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 4.30 percent positivity. Everett: 1,823 cases, 52 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 2.22 percent positivity. Malden: 1,280 cases, 34 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 2.12 percent positivity. Peabody: 1,021 cases, 29 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.79 percent positivity. Saugus: 566 cases, 12 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.67 percent positivity. Wakefield: 326 cases, 8 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.03 percent positivity. Melrose: 273 cases, 27 positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.48 percent positivity. Reading: 305 cases, 5 positive tests in the last 14 days, .75 percent positivity. Lynnfield: 98 cases, 0 positive tests in the last 14 days, 0 percent positivity. Statewide totals: 112,347 cases, 3,011 positive tests in the last 14 days, 1.67 percent positivity. (Data compiled by the DPH and made public as of July 22, 2020.) CHA Moves COVID-19 Testing Site to Assembly Square S OMERVILLE – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston's metro-north region, is transitioning its COVID-19 testing site from the CHA Somerville Campus to 133 Middlesex Avenue (Assembly Square). Individuals MUST CALL to set up an appointment using the hotline number 617-665-2928. Testing is open to all CHA patients, people who live in CHA’s service area and other members of the community. CHA patients with symptoms or contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases should call their primary care provider to schedule a test referral. Tests are provided at no charge to the patient. People will be asked for insurance information, but it is not required. College. Between college and law school, he was a research assistant at Harvard’s Kennedy Institute of Politics and a paralegal at WGBH. He’s a cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School. After law school, he moved to Connecticut, where he was an in-house counsel to two Fortune 120 companies. For seven years at Quinnipiac College School of Law, he was an adjunct professor of business law. The new trustee replaces Mark Puleo, who has completed his term of service. The service accommodates drive-thru and people on foot/bike. All patients will also receive guidance on how to protect themselves and family members while test results are pending. This is available in multiple languages. The testing tent is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. People are asked to call 617-665-2928 to get an appointment. The Call Center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Results will be available in five days after people are tested. Each community’s Department of Public Health will contact people with the results who are not CHA patients. CHA is monitoring the situation and will make changes as circumstances evolve. Visit www.challiance. org to learn more and get updated information.

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