Volunteers and staff will be honored by the City for their work assisting the Medford Health Department over the last three years 

The City will honor volunteers and staff members that assisted the Medford Health Department throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at a reception at City Hall in the Howard Alden Memorial Chambers on June 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. 

Volunteers helped run a number of programs, testing sites, and vaccination clinics, including the ‘Are You Okay? Program,’ checking in on the City’s more vulnerable population. Many also delivered food, medicine, supplies, conducted contact tracing, and more. 

“In the face of unforeseen challenges, like the pandemic, it has been truly inspiring to see our community work together as one,” said Mayor Lungo-Koehn. “Our many volunteers helped us navigate through the pandemic and take care of those in need. Everyone that volunteered alongside City staff is the reason we were able to reopen safely and revitalize our community after the worse days of the pandemic.” 

“The hundreds of volunteers that offered their time and support during the pandemic were essential to the operations of our Health Department’s programming,” said MaryAnn O’Connor, Health Director. “Because of you, we were able to help so many in need and save lives. You will always be our Public Health Heroes.” 

The pandemic emergency may be over, but Mayor Lungo-Koehn and the Medford Health Department will never forget all the impact of these volunteers and other city colleagues from 2020-2023. If you were a volunteer, please fill out this form to let us know if you’ll be in attendance at the reception or to share your stories and pictures from your experience.