Egremont: COA awarded transportation grant

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The Egremont Council on Aging has received a Taxi and Limousine grant to serve the transportation and delivery needs of its vulnerable residents, and those of Alford and Mount Washington, during this COVID-19 emergency. The grant fully covers the costs of these rides from June 15 to Dec. 31.

Vulnerable populations include adults 55 and older, veterans, homebound individuals, persons with disabilities, medical staff and first responders, and essential workers without access to transportation.

Examples of trips include meal or prescription drug deliveries, non-emergency medical trips, grocery or other essential shopping trips, workforce transportation for essential workers (medical, nursing home, grocery workers, etc.)

Non-emergency transportation is also available to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Albany Medical Center, and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

Rides should be scheduled 24 hours in advance, if possible. Call Peg Muskrat, 413-528-0182, ext. 1624, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Passengers and drivers must wear a mask. The taxi and limousine companies will be taking all necessary sanitary precautions.

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