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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update March 19th, 2020

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 19TH

Please see below a list of area grocery stores offering special senior shopping hours, as well as others that do not offer special hours for seniors but continue to be options for grocery shopping for the community.

  • Stop & Shop, 100 Powder Mill Rd., Acton, senior special hours: 6 AM – 7:30 AM (7 days/wk).
  • Crosby’s Market, Concord, Still working on times. Early AM is best: store is less crowed, cleanest. Currently store is less crowded than at start of crisis.
  • Roche Bros., (all locations), seniors over 60 special hours: 7 AM – 8 AM (7days/wk).
  • Whole Foods, 170 Great Rd., Bedford, senior special hours: 8 AM – 9 AM (7 days/wk).
  • Wegmans, 53 3rd Ave., Burlington, no special senior hrs at this time Hours: 7 AM – 10 PM, (7days/wk).
  • Market Basket, 110 Market Place Dr., Waltham, senior special hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 5:30 AM – 7 AM.
  • Market Basket, 6A Cornerstone Squ., Westford, senior special hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 5:30 AM - 7 AM.
  • Trader Joes, 145 Great Rd., Acton, no special senior hours; hours: 9 AM – 7 PM (7days/wk).
  • Donelans, 248 Great Rd., Acton, no special senior hours, but considering it; best times are mornings.
  • Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, no special senior hours, but AMs best to shop; hours: Mon. - Sat. 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM; Sun. 10:30 AM – 6 PM.

Please click here to view a press release from the Concord Police Department regarding online mental health and substance misuse support services.

Text of Town Manager robo-call:

Good evening. This is Concord Town Manager Stephen Crane. I am calling this evening with several important updates to the previous message regarding the Town’s response to the COVID19 outbreak. Several things have changed since the last time I called and the situation continues to evolve quickly.

As of this call, there are no confirmed cases of COVID in Concord. However, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health now believes that there is community wide transmission of COVID in Massachusetts and it is likely we will start seeing positive cases in Concord. The best way to protect your friends, your family, our community, and our healthcare system from being overwhelmed is by protecting yourself. Please keep 6-10 feet of distance between yourself and others. Stay home, other than doing necessary errands or spending time outdoors while keeping a safe distance. Social distancing is the best hope right now for slowing down the spread of this disease.

Earlier this week, the Governor and the President both instituted restrictions on gatherings as well certain businesses including childcare centers and restaurants. Tonight, the Concord Select Board declared a local state of emergency to provide additional flexibility to manage this crisis. This declaration, which will be posted on the Town’s webpage www.concordma.gov, does not supersede the federal and state emergency declarations. The local state of emergency will not impact essential services, which include police, fire, public works, public health, and social services. Trash and recycling collection should continue without interruption and stickers are available at the locations shown on the Town website. If you are unable to get stickers at a store, please call Concord Public Works at (978) 318-3240.

We know residents are concerned about the upcoming Town Election and Town Meeting. The Governor and legislature are working on bills that would give the Select Board the authority to delay Town Meeting and the Town Election. Action on both bills is expected in the coming days and notifications to the community about delays will be made by the Select Board

Unfortunately, this crisis has required us to cancel many public events including the Honored Citizen and Patriots Day celebrations. Again, these measures have only one goal: preventing the spread of COVID and returning our lives to normal. Until then, however, do everything you can to stay safe and healthy and, if you can, check on your neighbors to ensure that they are OK and receiving these calls. If they aren’t receiving these calls, they can sign up on the Town’s website under the Residents tab or by calling the Concord Police at (978) 318-3400. Thank you and good night.

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