Town of North Andover Updates on COVID-19 response
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October 15, 2020 UPDATE
Current case count: 591
Recovered and out of isolation: 523
COVID-19 Related Deaths: 44
Active Merrimack cases (included in case count): 12
The Town of North Andover has a scheduled Flu Clinic at the North Andover Senior Center by appointment on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 10:00am-2:00pm. This clinic is for ages 19 and above. Please see the flyer here for more details. Please make your appointment by clicking here and completing the appointment form. You will need to bring a copy of this consent form with a copy of your health insurance card attached. The Board of Health highly recommends getting your flu shot every year.
The Family Flu Clinic for ages 3 and older is scheduled for Sunday October 25, 2020, 10:00am-2:00pm at the North Andover High School. This year's family flu clinic will be a Drive Through. Please wear short sleeves and bring your insurance card.
As expected, North Andover remains with a higher risk (red) designation from the State’s Community Level Covid-19 Data Map. The map is based on data from September 27-October 10. Over that period, 66 cases were reported for North Andover, and of those 66 cases 38 were affiliated with Merrimack College. If not for the Merrimack College cases, North Andover would have a yellow and lower risk designation.
This school year, the schools are using their outdoor space more than ever before. For the safety of our students, we respectfully request that residents not use school grounds during school hours.
As more and more businesses, restaurants and activities open up, we continue to encourage the community to stay diligent in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Many of the things that you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses such as the flu, include:
Wear a face covering or mask whenever in public and when you are not able to physically distance yourself from others.
Physical or social distancing whenever in public and as much as possible.
Avoid large gatherings especially as it gets colder and more events are being held inside.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
These steps are of the utmost importance and reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Please join us in stressing this to your family, friends and neighbors. We understand that you may need to go to potentially crowded public places and stores so please follow our Tips to Shop Safely during COVID-19, found here.
Town Hall and the Library are open by appointment.
To make an appointment at the library contact: https://www.stevensmemlib.org/latest-reopening-news/
To make an appointment at Town Hall please contact the necessary office.
The COVID-19 hotline is still available at 978-208-6070. Messages left on this line are sent directly to Town staff and will be answered during regular business hours.
The best source of guidance and recommendations is the DPH website:
We will continue to monitor this situation and will distribute necessary information and guidance.
Melissa Rodrigues, Esq.
As of 10-15-2020, all requests for ballots have been mailed. Additional requests will be processed on a daily basis.
Please use https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/track/trackmyballot.aspx to check the status of your ballot, or feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early voting starts Saturday, October 17th and will run through Friday NOONTIME October 30th. The schedule can be viewed at: https://www.northandoverma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3561/f/uploads/early_vote_flyer_0.pdf.
Town Clerk’s Office Staff
Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today.
For more information, please visit https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/.