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Council on Aging Daily Update

Updates, Tuesday September 29th, 2020

The Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (Mass EDP), remains in operation under a limited capacity as a result of the COVID-19 virus. You remember these people right? Their representative Margaret was here at Harper a year ago to talk with folks about adaptive equipment for individuals with hearing deficits. They can’t visit us, they’ve been Covidated too and home visits have been as well as all outreach events have been suspended  until further notice. They want you to know that the  Mass EDP team is working to provide virtual outreach opportunities through the online platform WebEx in the near future.More to follow. In the meanwhile, you can still reach them through the 800 number 1-800-300-5658 and via email, and are processing applications as they are received. When possible, they are shipping adaptive telephones to clients. This process will remain in place until we are able to resume normal operations. If you have questions or concerns, please call MassEDP Manager Grant Harrison at 508-821-7234 or email him at grant.harrison@mass.gov. He’s the contact.

The Governor has announced another good bit of news, beginning yesterday seating restrictions for restaurants issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic have been loosened Gov.Baker announced last week that restaurants in the Commonwealth would be permitted to expand seating to up to 10 people per table beginning Monday. Guidelines previously limited restaurants’ seating to no more than six people per table

And…restaurants will now be able to use bar seating as well, though actual bars, watering holes versus restaurants, and  nightclubs will stay closed. The governor also noted that patrons at restaurants’ bars must sit in bar areas and not stand around bars. No crowding and screaming at the TV when your favorite sports teams lose…

The new rules apply to both indoor and outdoor seating. Tables must remain socially distanced at least 6 feet apart and mask protocols remain in effect.

It’s confirmed that Mount Greylock Regional School will allow a regional flu clinic on Saturday Oct. 3rd from 10am-2pm.

You  can register online this year by appointments. Here’s the link; https://www.appointmentquest.com/scheduler/2190032629?schedule=october3rdmtgreylockfluclinic.

 I also have attached the consent form so it can be filled out in advance, I couldn’t link the PDF to this message so the link to that form can be found on the email itself..  They’d like you to bring a copy of the front of your insurance card, that also will be helpful.  Wear a short sleeve shirt as we won’t have privacy.   If you’re not able to do stairs,they’ll come to your car to give the injections. They’d like to see as many people as they can at MGRHS.  

When they have finished with the school clinics, they may come here to Harper but please note that they want to do as many as possible sooner rather than later. We don’t know what “later” will mean chronologically so please, think about going to the High School and not waiting.  

See you in October!

Brian