COVID-19 Updates & Precautions July 8th, 2020 Update

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While Town Hall and municipal buildings are physically closed to the public, we are open for business.
Many transactions can be completed online, and we are available via phone and email to assist during
regular business hours. A full Town Directory can be found here. A box at the front door of Town Hall may
be used to drop off correspondence, applications, etc., and they may also be mailed or emailed. As we
work on plans to reopen Town Hall and other municipal buildings, we are prioritizing efforts to keep the
community safe and help our local businesses reopen.
As of 7/7/20, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 132 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 8 of those
cases are active, with 111 recoveries and 13 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on
Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard
Covid-19 Elections Update - NEW UPDATE
In July, a new law was passed to allow all registered voters in Massachusetts to vote by mail in any 2020
election, with no excuse needed. Click here for more information.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 weekly Public Health Report- NEW UPDATE
The Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report includes enhanced, more granular information to be updated
on a weekly, or biweekly basis, including town-by-town case and testing information, cases and deaths in
Long Term Care Facilities, updates on nursing facility audit results, and more.
https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-july-8-202...
Hopkinton Public Schools - NEW UPDATE
The Hopkinton Public Schools COVID-19 Reentry Advisory Group held its first meeting last night, Tuesday,
July 7, 2020. To view the PowerPoint presentation or see the group's make-up and mission statement,
please visit the Hopkinton Public Schools Superintendent's Page at
https://www.hopkinton.k12.ma.us/about/superintendent.
Parks and Recreation Playground Group starts July 6th at Center School:
Per the Hopkinton Board of Health, while Playground Group is in progress, the Center School Playground is
closed to the general public. Playground Group runs Monday thru Friday from 8:00am-5:30pm through
August 7th. Click here for more information on Hopkinton P&R Playground Group.

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Baker-Polito Administration Initiates Transition to Third Phase of Four-Phase Approach:
Consistent with Public Health Data and Trends, Phase III of Reopening Massachusetts began Monday July
6. The following businesses will be eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III, subject to industry-specific
rules concerning capacity and operations:
● Movie theaters and outdoor performance venues;
● Museums, cultural and historical sites;
● Fitness centers and health clubs;
● Certain indoor recreational activities with low potential for contact;
● Professional sports teams, under the authority of league-wide rules, may hold games without
spectators
Full guidance and list of businesses eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III can be found at
www.mass.gov/reopening. Businesses and sectors set to begin opening in Phase III are subject to
compliance with all mandatory safety standards. Click here to read the full Phase 3 Press Release.
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Hopkinton also posts frequently on social media. Our Twitter is the best place to keep up with all
happenings Hopkinton. You don’t need an account to see our twitter feed:
https://twitter.com/HopkintonMA
Complete list of Emergency Orders and Guidance from Mass.gov
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency

Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
https://coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/