Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Revere Police prepared to respond to COVID-19 T he Revere Police Department is working closely with Mayor Brian Arrigo as well as other local, State and Federal partners while monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts and taking proactive steps to support containment eff orts and prepare for further spread of the disease. Regular updates will be shared on Revere.org and via social media. The Revere Police Department announced several steps the Department has taken to prepare to respond to events surrounding COVID-19 and continue to keep the Revere community safe. Revere Police offi cers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service without delay. If you have an emergency, dial 911 and offi - cers will respond as always! To reduce community transmission, the Revere Police Department will be taking the following steps immediately: • Citizens calling in for police services will be screened by dispatch staff to determine if an immediate police response is Ginny Lecaroz, Owner Saugus, MA 339-206-1970 missgspetsittingservice@gmail.com Fully insured Fully certied needed. In most cases, where applicable and possible, Revere Police Offi cers will take reports via the telephone, especially when there is a past event (identity theft, credit card fraud, quality of life reports). We encourage citizens to call the police department via telephone ahead of time or use online reporting at www.reverepolice.org. • Revere police discourage anyone travelling to the police station to make a report. In many cases, a police offi cer can and will take care of a citizen’s needs by phone, and thus reduce the chance of spreading the COVID-19 illness. • Officers responding to homes and buildings might ask some prescreen questions regarding potential illnesses before entering a building or might speak to you entirely outside. These questions are not invasive and are meant to keep both the citizens and the police safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All fi rearms applicants should mail in their new or renewal application until Revere police reevaluate on March 31. For fi rearmsrelated questions, call 781-2841212 ext. 60061. To obtain a copy of an accident report, go online at CRASHDOCS.ORG. To obtain a copy of a police report, you can email the Revere Records Division at records@reverepolice.org. All civilian fingerprinting, hackney licensing, car seat installation and vendor permits are cancelled. Revere spring sports delayed to April 27 By Greg Phipps W ith the winter sports season having just ended early last week, spring sports athletes and teams were beginning to gather in anticipation of the upcoming season. Due to the news of the increasing threat of COVID-19, public school in Revere officially closed late last week and the spring sports season was initially delayed until March 30. The date to begin the high school sports season was extended to April 27 after Gov. Charlie Baker on Sunday ordered that all schools statewide remain closed through April 6. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) made the latest announcement Monday on the heels of Baker’s order. “These decisions are based on available information and are made in the best interest of our student-athletes, schools and communities,” the MIAA posted in a statement this week. “These decisions will be revisited and adjusted as needed.” The MIAA also voted to have completion of the regular season and tournament games by June 20 with consideration of June 21 in case of weather and facility needs. Revere Athletic Director Frank Shea posted on twitter that the April 27 starting date for spring sports is “a fl uid start date [subject to change] and we will inform you if this date changes.” “Student athletes are reminded that all RHS facilities, including [Harry Della Russo] stadium, are closed until further notice.” In a subsequent post, Shea reemphasized his final point concerning facilities closures. “This includes all gymnasiums, RHS fieldhouse and weight room. Spring teams should not be organizing captains practices or workouts. Practice social distancing and let’s all stay safe.” Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 62 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roof • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com •Roo ng Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Spring!

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