Happy Thanksgiving! The upcoming holiday season will bring us the chance to spend time with our friends and families and as we look forward to the upcoming holiday gatherings, we hope that you take every precaution to keep your friends and families safe. If you do not feel well or have any COVID or “cold like” symptoms, then stay home and get tested as soon as possible.
Over the last several weeks we have seen a steady increase in cases and as everyone spends more time inside, we anticipate that case numbers may continue to increase as people gather over Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season. This may result in higher numbers of COVID-19 cases in our schools and in the community as we return from these celebrations.
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 we encourage everyone to take the following steps. Wash hands and wear masks where appropriate. Get vaccinated if you are eligible; vaccines are now available to anyone 5 years of age and older. Vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccinated individuals are less likely to catch and spread the virus and do not have to quarantine if exposed to a positive case.
We hope you stay safe and healthy Thanksgiving and enjoy the festivities of the upcoming holiday season.
The Community Support Services Department advances individual and community wellness and growth by providing personal support and community partnership and engagement to members of the North Andover community. Resources available include individual support and advocacy, information and referral services, and guidance through various needs.
The Community Support Services Department is based out of the North Andover Police Department and works closely with all departments in the town. Community Support currently has two full-time staff members and utilizes the support of interns and volunteers. Deanna Lima, MA has been the program coordinator since the department first formed in September 2018 and Crystal Clunie, MSW joined as a Case Manager in November 2021.
Fill out the form here to have your address listed. A link to the map will be sent out on Saturday, November 27th and will be updated daily to include new submissions. North Andover residents and businesses will have until December 22, 2021 to register their street address to be shared on the map.
Please be considerate of the participants, neighbors, and other vehicles on the road. We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season!