COVID-19 Updates & Precautions June 24, 2020 update

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Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here: https://coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/
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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 of 6/23/20, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 121 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 1 of those cases are active, with 107 recoveries and 13 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard:

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-june-24-20...

Reopening Massachusetts - REMINDER
On Friday June 19th, Governor Baker announced that Step 2 of Phase 2 of the four phased approach to reopening Massachusetts would begin Monday 6/22/2020. Step 2 of Phase 2 allows for Indoor table service at restaurants, close contract personal services, retail dressing room (by appointment only) and
Offices at 50 percent capacity. Before these sectors can resume operations under the guidelines, businesses must meet all safety standards, create a COVID-19 control plan, and complete a self-certification.

When can my business reopen?
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-when-can-my-business-reopen
Massachusetts launches a revamped Covid-19 testing website:
The new testing website can be accessed here: https://www.mass.gov/GetTested
Full press release: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-launches-new-testi...

FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizers made with methanol (toxic):
FDA advises consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. More info at link below.
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consu...

Annual Town Meeting:
At their scheduled meeting on Tue 6/16/2020 the Hopkinton Select Board set the date of Annual Town Meeting, to be held on September 21, 2020.

Annual Town Election rescheduled to be held on June 29, 2020 - Specimen Ballot now available Click here for more info // Click here for Vote by Mail FAQ's Click here to review the Specimen Ballot

Parks / fields / playgrounds: Town athletic fields are now open under certain guidelines. More info can be found at http://hopkintonrec.org/info/default.aspx.
Playgrounds at Sandy Beach, the Center School and EMC are open to the public. Face coverings are required when social distancing isn’t practical. Playground signage listing the use requirements will be posted soon.

Hopkinton Temporary Outdoor Dining Rules and Regulations: New Guidelines document added Anticipating the reopening of restaurants for customer seating outdoors, the Select Board adopted Temporary Outdoor Dining Rules and Regulations at its meeting on June 2. Restaurants must comply with the State’s COVID-19 requirements, and the Town will expedite and streamline its associated review process. Click here for guidelines.
Business owners / managers: Click below link for the application
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ote2DG7bcLJva6pCfie-8ncgZAtWkvCY/view
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Complete list of Emergency Orders and Guidance from Mass.gov https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency