MAYNARD — Chief Michael Noble would like to announce the Maynard Police Department is offering pick-up and delivery services for residents identified as higher risk of serious health complications should they contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes the delivery of groceries, prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines and vital supplies.
“Individuals who have been identified as being at a higher risk and advised to avoid large crowds are older adults or anyone with chronic medical conditions, like heart disease, diabetes or lung disease,” Chief Noble said. “However, these are our friends and fellow residents, and they still need their groceries, medicine and other supplies that they count on for their daily lives. The women and men of the Maynard Police Department are here to help and have offered to step up for their neighbors.”
Maynard Police Officers will be able to pick up and deliver items like food, medicine and other vital supplies for those who do not feel comfortable going out to do so. Officers will be unable to pay for the items, however.
Out of an abundance of caution for the health safety of the residents and the officers, items will be delivered to the front door of the home, and officers will not enter the home. Residents will be notified when the officer arrives so they can get the items immediately.
COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic this week by the World Health Organization and has moved Governor Charlie Baker to declare a State of Emergency in Massachusetts and President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency.
To use this service, or if you know of somebody who may need the service, call the Maynard Police Department business line at 978-897-1011.