In an effort to combat COVID19, this week Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City Administration provided more than 3,000 masks to the City’s most vulnerable residents. City employees took to the streets and delivered masks to the doors of residents who live in congregate living facilities.
All residents at the following locations received masks:
•66 Main Street
•381 Ferry Street
•Whitney Lorenti House
•Golden Age Circle
•North Everett/Whittier Drive
•Russel Street Neighborhood
•Cherry Street Neighborhood
Masks have also been distributed through the City’s senior meals program and Grab and Go food pantry.
“As supplies remain available, we will keep distributing the masks throughout Everett. In the meantime, any face covering works. A scarf, bandana, or even a makeshift covering can and will reduce the spread of the virus,” said Mayor DeMaria.
The City is working tirelessly to ensure that our most vulnerable population, our senior citizens, receive masks. Through the City of Everett’s home outreach program volunteers are calling residents to ensure they are equipped with what they need to remain safe. Through this program, State Representative Joseph McGonagle has made hundreds of calls while following up with everything from mask delivery to prescription delivery.
“During this time, it is vital that we check on our residents. The health, safety, and welfare of our community is imperative. By providing a mask, or assisting a resident who is homebound get a prescription, we will overcome this together”, said State Representative Joseph McGonagle.
City Councilor Michael McLaughlin first called for Everett to fund the purchase of masks for elderly and low-income residents who may not be able to afford or find masks. That call came a few weeks ago when masks were deemed necessary when going out and not able to social distance.
McLaughlin said he had put that request into an action item at the City Council. His motion called for the City to purchase masks from the Rainy Day Fund to distribute to vulnerable and elderly residents.
That measure was sent to Mayor DeMaria for further consideration in order to bolster the program unveiled this week by the mayor.
For any and all issues residents can visit www.CityofEverett.com or call 311 within City limits.
City of Everett
Office of the Mayor
Carlo DeMaria, Jr.