Critical Delivery Services
The Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), in service to the Barnstable County Incident Command COVID-19 response, is now providing a free service delivering pre-paid groceries to seniors and people at higher risk for infection.
The new initiative consists of over 40 MRC volunteers who will pick up pre-ordered, prepaid groceries from food stores offering curbside pick-up options, and deliver to residents in all 15 towns of Barnstable County. For more information: https://www.ccmedicalreservecorps.org/61-2/
Hyannis Main Street Marketplace on Facebook
The Hyannis Main Street Marketplace is a Facebook page where Hyannis Main Street merchants can post their products and shoppers can purchase directly from the local business on one page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/695799954500916/
On the heels of offering new, low-income Internet Essentials customers two months of free internet and raising the speed of that program's service to 25/3 Mbps, Comcast announced additional steps to help ensure people stay connected to the internet as more schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home due to the Coronavirus.
Comcast is taking steps to implement the following new policies for the next 60 days, and other important initiatives:
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free - including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the "xfinitywifi" network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.
- Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans for 60 days giving all customers Unlimited data for no additional charge.
- No Disconnects or Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer's internet service or assess late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can't pay their bills during this period. Our care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions.
- Internet Essentials Free to NewCustomers: New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program's Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward.
- News, Information and Educational Content on X1 and Flex: For those with school-age students at home, we've created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media. Just say "education" into your X1 or Flex voice remote. To help keep customers informed, we also have created a collection of the most current news and information on Coronavirus. Just say "Coronavirus" into your X1 or Flex voice remote.
- 24x7 Network Monitoring: Underpinning all of these efforts, Comcast's technology and engineering teams will continue to work tirelessly to support our network operations. We engineer our network capacity to handle spikes and shifts in usage patterns, and continuously test, monitor and enhance our systems and network to ensure they are ready to support customer usage. Our engineers and technicians staff our network operations centers 24/7 to ensure network performance and reliability. We are monitoring network usage and watching the load on the network both nationally and locally, and to date it is performing well.
For more information and updates from Comcast related to Coronavirus, visit: http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/
- Stop & Shop stores will be open daily from 6:00AM-7:30AM to serve customers who are age 60 and over only.
- Shaws/Star supermarkets will be open 7am-9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays to serve customers most at risk, age 60+, compromised immune systems and pregnant women.
- Market Basket Beginning Monday March 23, 2020, all Market Basket stores will be open every day from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Senior shopping hours WILL continue each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM where the stores will be open ONLY to serve customers 60 and older.
- Roche Bros. will serve senior citizens and disabled people each day between 7 and 8 a.m., welcoming everyone else between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at all stores.
- Dollar General stores are dedicating the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers.
The Steamship Authority has made cuts to the number of trips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
"The schedules are in response to a noted decline in passenger and vehicular traffic on board its vessels this week, as well as in anticipation of lowered demand for the foreseeable future," the authority said in a statement.
The modified schedule will run through April 2, but could be extended and can be found online at steamshipauthority.com/schedules.
Hy-Line Cruises has reduced passenger capacities on Nantucket ferries to allow for the opportunity for appropriate social distancing.
This will not affect any pre-existing reservations.
Due to this, reservations are necessary to guarantee your travel. We strongly encourage you to make reservations online so that your boarding pass is emailed to you and you do not need to check in at the ticket office.
In addition, we ask for your cooperation in social distancing onboard the vessel and in queuing for boarding.
Should circumstances continue to change, we will communicate all updates in the normal fashion. New information will also be posted on our website as soon as its available [https://hylinecruises.com/]
Alert: To support the health of our customers and employees and to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, CCRTA will be operating on a new reduced fixed route schedule, effective Monday April 6th, 2020. We fully recognize our services are still needed to provide an essential transportation option. Our Dial-A-Ride (DART) service will also be limited to only essential trips. http://www.capecodtransit.org/
Planet Fitness will be offering free, daily at-home workouts for anyone and everyone via Facebook Live. Get moving with their trainers and even some surprise celebrity guests for a 20 minute workout to relieve stress and stay healthy. Let’s workout through this. United We Move.
A Message from the Melody Tent
As you know our shelter-in-place order is now through May 4th. CCMT and SSMC will continue to follow the guidelines as they are presented and do our part to comply. We wanted you to know we are still booking shows and are looking forward to summer! We will have some changes to our June schedule coming up, and will post the details for you here soon.
We continue to remain optimistic and have put the following in place for you and our employees' protection:
Our employees are working remotely and standing by to take your calls from the hours of 9 - 5 PM Monday through Friday
Our Online Box Office is OPEN 24hrs a day, 7 days a week at our websites. www.MelodyTent.org & www.TheMusicCircus.org
Etix is our official ticketing service. You can call them to order your tickets over the phone and pay the same prices as on our website. Etix 800-514-3849.
Our social media sites will continue to be updated so look for announcements and even messages from our artists coming soon!
We have one simple objective that guides us in these troubling times: keeping you and our employees safe. Thank you for understanding and doing your part! We look forward to seeing you soon at the Tents.
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