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let's work together

Connecting neighbors

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COVID-19 means people 60+ should not go out. Others can, carefully, for essentials. More than ever, good neighbors matter.

managing ESSENTIALS-ONLY, STAY AT HOME ORDERS

A bag of groceries

Drug store essentials

Grab-and-go takeout

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Helpers get matched with a resident 60+ who needs a quick list of things added to theirs the next time they shop. You'll drop it at the front door and wave.

Grab-and-go takeout

Drug store essentials

Grab-and-go takeout

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Many of Osterville's great eateries are still open for curbside takeout. It would make someone's day! And we'll be supporting our local  businesses.

Drug store essentials

Drug store essentials

Drug store essentials

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Pharmacies are delivering prescriptions for free, but there are often other vital things people (especially senior citizens) need from CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens. 

Check-ins and chats

Homeschooling support

Drug store essentials

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The coronavirus may just bring back the social phone call! When we're all distancing and isolating, quick, casual chats are essential too.

Homeschooling support

Homeschooling support

Homeschooling support

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Parents: this is tough for you and your youngster. We've got a National Honor Society experienced teenage tutor ready to Zoom video help.

Have another idea?

Homeschooling support

Homeschooling support

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Whether it's something you need or something you'd like to do for neighbors, tell us in the form's comment section below. And thanks.

If you're 60+, immunocompromised, or a homeschooling parent, call us, or send this form

PRIVACY POLICY: Any information you share will never be shared with anyone else without your explicit permission. 

All participants must follow no-contact CDC guidelines

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Informative, relevant story. Terrible photo!

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A few more safety guidelines

Helpers must confirm that they:

  • haven't traveled out of the country in the last 14 days
  • don't have any symptoms, have normal 98.6 temperature
  • haven't come into contact with anyone who is symptomatic
  • have been social distancing consistent with CDC guidance 


While shopping, we expect helpers to:

  • wash their hands before they go out
  • stay away from others while shopping at the distance recommended by the CDC 
  • use hand sanitizer after shopping
  • use store-provided plastic, single-use bags, never reusable ones (we're environmentalist too, but not right now)


Rules for helpers during deliveries:

  • wear gloves during deliveries
  • all deliveries are zero-contact: never go into a home, never have human contact
  • helpers will have the recipient's phone number: just call to let the recipient know the delivery is on the way 
  • leave items at the door, ring the doorbell or knock to let the person know it has arrived — then back way, way off and wave if you like 


Rules for receiving deliveries:  

  • it's a good idea to wear gloves when you bring the bag inside
  • if it's possible to leave the bagged items untouched for two days, just inside your house, that's a good idea too 
  • place delivery bags and containers in the sink rather than on a table or countertops
  • transfer food from takeout containers to a plate
  • discard all delivery bags, boxes, and takeout containers in the trash or recycling
  • wash your hands according to CDC guidance after touching the delivered items
  • do not touch your face after touching the delivered items until you wash your hands according to CDC guidance  
  • leftovers should be put in your own food storage containers rather than in takeout containers
  • clean and sanitize the sink after your meal 



We're working out payment options to avoid dollars changing hands. More to follow. Helpers and recipients will get a set of recommended guidelines and expectations. 

Our helpers have been noticed!

WQRC 99.9 the Q

Morning "Feel Good News" noticed Osterville Helps and urged other communities to do it. Neighbors matter. 

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David Bogan, Town Councilor, Osterville and Heather Hunt

Have a good idea? Send it.

David and Heather are staying home, going out for essentials only, and making no-contact deliveries to Heather's mom (who's at high risk). This got them thinking: what about neighbors not so lucky as her mom? 


Need to reach David for something? BoganPrecinct5@gmail.com