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Coronavirus

Police, agencies to help citizens during virus crisis

Chief helping to plan volunteer effort to assist the elderly

Thomas M. Kammerer
Princeton Police chief
Thomas M. Kammerer Princeton Police chief

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PRINCETON — Several Princeton health and human service agencies are banding together to provide resources and assistance during the governor-instituted shelter-in-place order.

“We at the Princeton Police Department understand many of you are experiencing anxiety over the uncertainty of what is currently going on with the COVID-19 virus,” the announcement reads. “We want you to know we are here for you.”

The department announced that with the cooperation of Arukah, Sullivan’s, Prince­ton Pharmacy, Covenant Church and a host of dedicated community volunteers, they have compiled a list of resources to use during this time.

“I especially want to thank Amy Mack and her ‘Many Hands Make Light Work’ effort for coordinating the volunteer effort,” Police Chief Tom Kammerer said.

“Please understand, this may be a bit disjointed as we organize our volunteer efforts,” he continued. “Be patient with us. We want to help you as much as we possibly can. The grocery and pharmacy delivery services are intended for our seniors and those who are most at risk due to underlying health issues.”

Kammerer says officials still are observing large crowds going to the grocery store. They are asking anyone who is at an increased risk to have someone run necessary errands and consider alternatives to leaving their homes.

The department also is providing a list of mental health providers who can provide services (some at reduced costs) through telehealth.

“Please understand how important social distancing and reduced public contact are in the mitigation efforts,” Kammerer said.

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