COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Gardner

Heywood Healthcare and the City of Gardner are partnering to provide COVID 19 vaccinations. Currently, we are accepting appointments for:
  1. Adults 65 and older
  2. Adults who live or work in public and private low income affordable senior housing 
  3. People with 2 or more certain medical conditions that cause individuals to be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19:

List of Conditions Considered Comorbidities

  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)*
  • • Cancer
  • • Chronic kidney disease
  • • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • • Down Syndrome
  • • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • • Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • • Pregnancy
  • • Sickle cell disease
  • • Smoking
  • • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

You will need to present a form of identification or an attestation form that indicates that you are in an eligible category to receive the vaccine. You can download, print, and sign the form before your appointment here, or fill it out when you arrive. For those with 2 or qualified medical conditions, you will need to fill out an attestation form before or at your appointment.

A reminder that younger companions who accompany older residents to vaccine appointments will not be vaccinated at this site. It is only available at the State’s mass vaccination sites: Fenway Park in Boston; Gillette Stadium in Foxboro; Eastfield Mall in Springfield; and the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers.

If you have already been diagnosed with COVID-19 consult your primary care physician before making an appointment.

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm EST

Registration for this clinic opens Friday, February 26 @ 10:00 am 

To Register call 978-958-9057

Location: GARDNER POLISH AMERICAN CITIZENS CLUB

171 Kendall Pond Rd W, Gardner, MA 01440

We are getting many questions about the recent announcement that Massachusetts will allow vaccinations at certain sites for younger companions/caregivers who accompany older residents to vaccine appointments. This guidance does not apply to smaller sites like the clinic here in Gardner. It is only available at the state’s mass vaccination sites: Fenway Park in Boston; Gillette Stadium in Foxboro; Eastfield Mall in Springfield; and the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers.

The state is closely monitoring our vaccine supply and continue to vaccinate patients according to guidelines set by the state. At this time, we can only offer vaccinations to Gardner patients age 65 or older, individuals with two or more comorbidities and/or those who work or live in a congregate seeting, in accordance with state guidelines. We fully expect to be able to honor all scheduled appointments for a first or second dose of the vaccine.


Volunteer at a Clinic:

Contact HelpVaccinate@Heywood.org and let them know yourNameAvailabilityContact Information And ways you would like to help
(Registration, Cleaning, Medical Services with credentials)

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Am I eligible to receive the vaccine?

Find out if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine by visiting the State's webiste: www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine

Right now only individuals in Phase 1 and those 65 and older, have two or more comorbidities, or who are living or working in a congregate setting, are eligible to receive the vaccine


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  1. Recent City Announcements
  • City Hall is currently closed to the public. 
  •  Reopening Massachusetts website.
  • The Fire Department will resume inspectional services on June 23rd.  Please review the COVID-19 Policy for the FD.
  • The Levi Heywood Memorial Library continues to be open for curbside pick-up of materials by appointment only. Please call the Library at 978 632-5298 or check the Library website for details.

Massachusetts Information and Updates

  • State Official Website: www.mass.gov/covid-19 
  • March 1 - Phase 3, Step 2
    • Indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with no more than 500 persons
    • Indoor recreational activities with greater potential for contact (laser tag, roller skating, trampolines, obstacle courses) will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity
    • Capacity limits across all sectors with capacity limits will be raised to 50% and exclude employees
    • Restaurants will no longer have a percent capacity limit and will be permitted to host musical performances; six-foot social distancing, limits of six people per table and 90-minute limits remain in place
  • March 22 - Phase 4, Step 1 (Provided public health metrics continue to improve)

    • Indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ballparks will be allowed to operate at a 12% capacity limit after submitting a plan to the Department of Public Health.
    • Gathering limits for event venues and in public settings will increase to 100 people indoors and 150 people outdoors. Outdoor gatherings at private residences and in private backyards will remain at a maximum of 25 people, with indoor house gatherings remaining at 10 people.
    • Dance floors will be permitted at weddings and other events only
    • Overnight summer camps will be allowed to operate this coming summer.
    • Exhibition and convention halls may also begin to operate, following gatherings limits and event protocols.
  • Massachusetts Travel Order takes effect on August 1, 2020.  All visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home, including students returning to campuses for the fall semester, must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel Form” and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from a COVID-19 lower risk state or they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more than 72 hours prior to arriving in Massachusetts, or they are included in one of the other, limited exemptions.

    Traveler exemptions include people coming from a lower-risk state, people passing through the state, people commuting across state lines for work, people traveling to Massachusetts for medical treatment, people complying with military orders, or people traveling to work in federally designated critical infrastructure sectors (essential services).
  • Effective Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Governor Baker issued an Order requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. 
  • Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative 
    • Phone calls will use the prefix 833 and 857 and your phone will say the call is from “MA COVID Team.”
    • Your information is strictly confidential and will be treated as the private medical record it is.  
  • Governor’s Office Press ReleasesmaCovid Opens in new window