Monday, March 31 –
As we start the second week of Governor Baker’s stay-at-home order, Wayland’s community spirit can be seen everywhere, with many offers to help. We are very appreciative of all that residents do to help each other.
Regretfully, we need to remind you that some will see this pandemic as an opportunity to scam residents. Please be cautious. If you do not know the person who knocks on your door, do not let them into your home, even if they say it is an emergency.
Limit how much information you share with strangers. No one needs to know if you live alone or have enough cash for groceries. Do not share Social Security numbers, bank account, or credit card numbers. As you have heard in repeated warnings, Social Security, Medicare, the Town of Wayland, and the Council on Aging will never call and ask you for personal information over the phone or at your door. Again, please be careful.
There is no COVID-19 vaccine yet. Products that claim to offer immunity or services that will rid your home of the virus are scams.
A reminder about important phone numbers in Town:
If you think you may be sick and have symptoms of the Coronovirus, please call your doctor and the Wayland Health Dept. Hotline, 508-358-6805.
If you need basic necessities such as food or medicine, call the Town’s Helpline, 508-358-7701.
You may also call the Council on Aging at any time with your questions or concerns: 508-358-2990. Our staff is working remotely but we check voicemail messages regularly and will return all calls.
Stay well. Be safe. We will get through this, together.