Marlborough Coronavirus Updates: Medical Corps Volunteers Needed

Neal McNamara

This article originally appeared on the Marlborough Patch

MARLBOROUGH, MA — If you're wondering what you can do for the community during the coronavirus outbreak, consider joining the Marlborough Medical Reserve Corps.

The reserve corps is made up of medical professionals and non-medical professionals, according to officials, and helps the city with events like flu clinics. The team works with the Marlborough Board of Health, which is on the front lines of responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

Marlborough has so far confirmed five cases of COVID-19, with one person who has recovered. Nearby, two people each in Hudson and Sudbury have tested positive, while there were over 2,000 cases statewide as of Thursday afternoon.

Here's where you can find an application to join the MRC.

Other Marlborough coronavirus updates:

  • Marlborough's veterans services department is closed to the public, but is still corresponding by phone and email. Contact Director of Veterans Services Michael Hennessy at either mhennessy@marlborouth-ma.gov or 508-485-6492.
  • Other city facilities are closed (like City Hall), but Marlborough's transfer station is still open during normal hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Marlborough High School Principal Dan Riley published an encouraging letter to graduating seniors after Gov. Charlie Baker announced school would be out until at least May 4 due to coronavirus:

Dear MHS Seniors,

I'm sure many of you have heard that school will not resume until May 4 (at the earliest). I can't imagine the unease this must create for many of you. While we may not have all of the answers (yet), we are all here to help preserve the integrity of your senior year. I promise we will do whatever is needed to help properly recognize and celebrate all of your hard work leading to this big moment.

I've gotten to know many of you well. I've seen you perform at your best when the going gets tough. You are on our minds and we are here if you need any support during these difficult times.

Go Panthers!