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Homebound Individuals COVID-19 Vaccine Enrollment Information
The Easthampton Health Department is partnering with the Town of Amherst to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to homebound individuals. Homebound eligibility requirements are posted on the photo attached. Individuals must be eligible and be considered homebound by definition in order to be eligible.
1) Your name will be added to the homebound list in your community.
2) You will be contacted 1-2 days ahead of time to schedule your homebound vaccination.
3) If you require 2 doses of vaccine for your series of vaccines then the Town of Amherst Health staff will come out and administer the second dose.
4) For your appointment please have ready: your ID & medical insurance card.
5) If you have any questions or need assistance enrolling in the program, please contact the Health Department at 413-529-1400 ext. 430 or
6) If you are already on our homebound waitlist, we will reach out to you in the next few days and enroll you over the phone.

On June 3, 2020, in response to a national call to examine local police practices, Mayor Nicole LaChapelle signed the “Reimagining Policing Pledge.” Committing to review use of force policies, engage local communities, solicit and report feedback, the Mayor formed a work group to lead this community outreach. The charge of the work group is to develop recommendations for the reform of law enforcement practices in a final report this spring to the Mayor.


Nicole Hendricks, Facilitator 

Alice Wanamaker

Homar Gomez

Margaret Kierstein 

Rebecca Passa

Highland Valley Take Out Meal Pick-Up
The Easthampton Council on Aging is partnering with Highland Valley Elder Services to provide contactless, drive-up take out meals on Mondays and Fridays to Seniors 60+. Suggested donation: $3, or what you can. (Checks payable to Highland Valley Elder Services or cash collected at pick-up) 
To Sign Up: You must call Jenna Ferguson, ECOA Outreach Coordinator, by noon time at LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to schedule your meal. Meal reservations cannot be taken by voicemail. Please call early so that Jenna can call you back if you miss each other. Reservations can be made for several meals in the same phone call. 
Jenna Ferguson - 413-527-6151 ext 136/
Pick-up: Meals available for pick-up from 11:00-12:00 at the 50 Payson Ave Please bring a cooler if you will not be going straight home. 
Delivery options for all HVES meals can be made available during the cold season 
(12/31/2020-3/31/2021). For more information please call us at 413-527-6151. 


**SNOW DAY INFO*** If a meal pick-up is cancelled due to weather, you will receive a call by 10:30am that day to let you know the meal is cancelled.
Grab and go meals are available at Easthampton High School on Monday,  Wednesday, and Friday. This program will be in place until the end of the school year. Lunch and breakfast for Monday and Tuesday can be picked up on Monday.  Lunch and breakfast for Wednesday and Thursday can be picked up on Wednesday. Lunch for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday can be picked up on Friday.

PLEASE NOTE: Chartwell’s Grab & Go Pick-up hours have been adjusted to accommodate In-Person Learning. During In-Person Learning, the Free meal pickup time will be from to 11:00am-1:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the High School.

In the event of a snowstorm that causes the closure of 50 Payson Avenue, there will be no meal pick-up available that day, but meals will be available at the schools the very next day instead. If a storm occurs on a Friday, meal pick-up is cancelled altogether and will be available on the following Monday.
There is no charge.  There is no application.  A student does not need to be enrolled in school yet or enrolled in Easthampton schools.  Anyone can pick up meals on behalf of any child.
If you have not been accessing meals and would like to, please contact Dayle Doiron at 529-1500, ext. 128 or with the pickup site you intend to use and the number of children needing meals as to ensure enough meals are prepared.  Likewise, contact her if you need meals but find it impossible to arrange to pick them up.

Amy Hardt, the City of Easthampton's Public Health Nurse, has compiled data from several sources to bring you a condensed page of information. This dashboard will be updated and posted each week.

For any questions about the dashboard or data, please feel free to reach out to our PHN, Amy, at
Updated Friday, May 7, 2021
For previous weeks, please check the Health Department webpage

5 7 21 Dashboard

COVID-19: Now What? Video Updates

Amy Hardt will also be filming weekly videos to go over the weekly dashboard, contract tracing, and other current events.




Main Phone Number 413-529-1400
Municipal Building 50 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027