North Andover Weekly COVID19 Cases and Data Report: January 20, 2022

This data is being supplied to help residents and businesses make informed decisions about how they protect those around them.
You can order free at home test kits from USPS, 4 tests per household: https://special.usps.com/testkits
You can also now access your digital vaccination card here.
If you have been exposed or are a close contact, get tested: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test.

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Green Communities Grant

Thanks to another grant awarded by the Green Communities Division of the Department of Energy Resources and utility incentives, the Town was able to replace inefficient lighting fixtures with new LED fixtures at the Middle School, High School and the Department of Public Works.  Additionally, perimeter air sealing was done at the Middle and High Schools to address weatherization needs.  Thank you to Facilities Director, Stephen Foster, for his continued dedication to making our buildings as energy efficient as possible. 


Upgrading lighting to LED and preventing air from escaping through the building perimeter are easy and effective ways to save money and energy.  The Town anticipates these projects will result in a total annual cost savings of $41,593.00, which includes maintenance savings of $7,895.  The average return on investment for the lighting upgrades is over 23% with an average payback of approximately 4.4 years when including maintenance savings. The projects will result in 5,015 BTU saved per Green Community dollar. Additionally, the Town will be making a positive impact on the environment by reducing its carbon footprint with a CO2 reduction of 86 tons.  Learn more about the benefits of LED lighting at energystar.gov/led.


Since it's designation as a Green Community, the Town has received $677,687 in grant funding from the DOER and $344,979 in utility incentive grants.  For more information on Green Communities and the benefits of obtaining the designation, please click here to go to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Green Communities Division website. 


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Gas Leak at the North Andover Mall

This morning a contractor at the North Andover Mall struck a gas line.  The North Andover Police Department and North Andover Fire Department are on scene, along with Eversource and National Grid.  Please do not be alarmed if you smell gas outside, there is no immediate danger at this time.  We ask that you avoid the area if possible.

Free COVID Tests and Your Digital Vax Card

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Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

https://special.usps.com/testkits

The Federal Government announced that households in the United States can NOW order four (4) FREE at-home COVID-19 tests from the United States Postal Service. There is a limit of one (1) order per residential address, and this order includes four (4) individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. THERE IS NO CREDIT CARD NEEDED! Orders will ship in 7-12 days. And you will receive email confirmation and order details from USPS.com.

Tests are:

  • Free and include free shipping through USPS

  • Rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR

  • Work whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms

  • Work whether you are up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines or not

  • Can be taken anywhere

  • Results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required)


To order these, please visit https://special.usps.com/testkits and complete the Contact Information and Shipping Address sections. 

For more information, please visit the following website:

https://www.covidtests.gov/

You can also now get access to your vaccination records online. In order to do this, please visit https://myvaxrecords.mass.gov/ and click “Find my Vaccine Record”. Once you fill in the information required, a link will be sent to your cell phone that will allow access to your vaccine records after entering your created PIN number. 

For more information on the online vaccine record, please visit the link below.

New 911 Massachusetts Disability Indicator Form / Smart911

New 911 Massachusetts Disability Indicator Form

The Massachusetts Disability Indicator Program offers a free, voluntary service that alerts 9-1-1 personnel that an individual with a disability lives in the home and may have unique safety, communications or other needs in case of an emergency.  To learn more about this program, please click here.

To download the new Disability Indicator Form go to: https://www.mass.gov/doc/disability-indicator-form/download

Smart911

Smart911 allows residents to provide the details that 911 call takers may need in order to assist them during an emergency.  Anytime you make an emergency call from a phone registered with your Safety Profile, the 911 system recognizes your phone number and automatically displays your profile.
Please take a moment to visit the Smart911 website and complete or update your free Smart911 profile: https://www.smart911.com/smart911/login.action?pa=NorthAndoverMA