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COVID-19 Updates & Precautions April 17, 2020 PM update

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Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here: www.hopkintonma.gov/covid-19

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Legal Protections for Health Care Workers, Facilities, And Organizations Responding to COVID-19

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate on Friday passed legislation to shield those providing critical health care services from legal liability for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.

Message from the 26.2 Foundation

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Dear Foundation friends,

These are trying times; I sincerely hope these words find you and your family both safe and healthy.

No doubt you’ve heard about the decision to postpone the 124th Boston Marathon to Monday, September 14th. While we fully appreciate the inconvenience this has caused everyone, especially for those traveling from afar, I wanted to take a minute to tell you why we’re happy about this.

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Moratorium on Non-Essential Evictions and Foreclosures Amid COVID-19

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate on Friday passed legislation that will provide a critical safety net for renters, homeowners, and small businesses grappling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus public health emergency.

The legislation prohibits all non-essential evictions and foreclosures and provides mortgage borrowers with forbearance options and protects tenants from late fees as well as other protections.

Virtual Town Hall Office Hours

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Hopkinton continues to explore options for ways to best serve our residents during this
unique time. To that end, we are pleased to offer a pilot program that will begin on
Tuesday 4/21/2020. The Town Clerk’s office will be open to a virtual “office hours”
drop-in from 12:30pm - 1:30pm. During this time, you may click the link or dial the phone
number below, and be placed in line to discuss any transaction or conduct business with
the Town Clerk’s office as you would normally be able to do in-person at Town Hall.

Mask Making and Sports.. On The Hangout Hour

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HCAM's "Hopkinton Hangout Hour" returns Monday, April 20th at 2pm! In the first half hour we talk with Emily Karp who will show how you can make masks to help fight the pandemic. In the 2nd half hour, Hopkinton High School Athletic Director, Rich Cormier is on the program to talk sports!

Video: Hopkinton Hangout Hour Episode #18 4-17-2020

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HCAM's "Hopkinton Hangout Hour" returned Friday, April 17th at 2pm! On Episode 18 of HCAM's "Hopkinton Hangout Hour" we talk Board Games and in the 2nd half hour we talk, College and Working From Home with Darlene and Melissa Hayes and Politician, Jesse Mermell.

Our next edition of the Hopkinton Hangout Hour takes place on Monday, April 20th at 2pm. In the first half hour we talk Mask Making with Emily Karp, in the 2nd half hour we talk with Hopkinton High School Athletic Director, Rich Cormier.

Job Posting Extension: Assistant to the Town Manager

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Executive Assistant to the Town Manager’s Office - Revised Posting to Reflect Deadline Extended to
Monday, May 4, 2020, due to Covid-19. If you submitted an application to the initial posting, you do not
need to reapply. Once the Town reviews your application materials, you will receive a status notification
to your candidacy.
The Town of Hopkinton (est. population 18,000) with an $87 million budget seeks qualified candidates
for the full-time position of Executive Assistant to the Town Manager’s Office.

Sunday Mass on HCAM Starting Sunday, April 19th at 10:30am

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In the Spirit of the Resurrection LIFE of our Loving Lord and His doing "a new thing", the combined churches of Community Covenant, St. Paul's Episcopal, and The Sanctuary at Woodville, invite you to worship with us throughout this time of self-distancing through HCAM (Verizon channel 30, Comcast channel 8 in Hopkinton), and through HCAM on YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC7ZfET0DGU on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. beginning April 19, 2020.

Video: Select Board Vice-Chair, John Coutinho reminds September 14th, not Patriots Day is this years Boston Marathon Day

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Hopkinton Select Board Vice Chair, John Coutinho was at the Mayors office in Boston mid-March to help announce the Boston Marathon has been postponed to Monday, September 14th due to the Coronavirus threat. Coutinho connected with us to talk about the exciting September event and remind that Patriots Day is NOT the day to be at the Start Line.

View in the video below.

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