COVID-19 Updates & Precautions May 18, 2020 update

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

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. Parks, Playgrounds and Playing Fields are closed.

As of 9:00 a.m. on 5/18/20, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 107 total confirmed COVID-19
cases; 9 of those cases are active, with 85 recoveries and 13 deaths. You can see historical tracking and
updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard:.

Reopening Massachusetts - NEW UPDATE
Governor Baker’s Reopening Advisory Board released a significant amount of new information and
guidance earlier today. Some additional businesses are allowed to open during phase 1, although
specific standards must be met by these businesses prior to being allowed to reopen. Information on
those specific standards can be found at the top of page two of this document.
● Places of Worship: permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020
● Construction: permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020
● Manufacturing: permitted to reopen on May 18, 2020
● Offices spaces: permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020 (Boston: June 1, 2020)
● Laboratories: permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020
● Hair salons and barbershops: permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020
● Car washes; permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020
● Pet grooming: permitted to reopen on May 25, 2020

When can my business reopen?
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-when-can-my-business-reopen

Businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined in the Governor's March 23, 2020
Executive Order, updated on March 31, April 28 and May 15, may remain open and have until May 25,
2020 to comply with these mandatory safety standards. All businesses must meet these standards
before reopening:

● COVID-19 control plan template – Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for
self-certification (https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-reopening-control-plan-template/download)

● Compliance attestation poster – Poster that customer facing businesses are required to print,
sign, and post in an area within the business premises that is visible to workers and visitors
(https://www.mass.gov/doc/compliance-attestation/download)

● Employer and Worker posters – Posters that businesses can print and display within the business
premises to describe the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning
and disinfecting. (https://www.mass.gov/doc/employer-reopening-poster/download)

Newly updated details regarding the Four Phased Reopening can be found here:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-four-phase-approach

Read the full Reopening Report here:
https://www.mass.gov/doc/reopening-massachusetts-may-18-2020/download
The entirety of information released can be viewed here:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts

Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) - NEW UPDATE
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is advising health providers about a serious
inflammatory disease in children that may be linked to COVID-19. Nine suspected cases of Pediatric
Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) have been reported in Massachusetts hospitals. Health
officials have issued guidance on what to look for to report and confirm possible cases.
http://www.massmed.org/Patient-Care/COVID-19/Mandatory-Reporting-of-Pedi...
atory-Syndrome/

Youth Programs and Camps - NEW UPDATE
The CDC has released a Camp Decision Tree to help assist directors or administrators in making
(re)opening decisions regarding youth programs and camps during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is
important to note this is a guideline per CDC, and is to be used in addition to any orders issued at the
State or local level.

Hopkinton Public Schools - NEW UPDATE
District and building leaders are beginning the complex process of determining what brick and mortar
schooling might look like (assuming it’s permitted at all) next fall. Health and government officials will
determine whether or not we re-enter the schools; district and building administration will make decisions
about schedules, physical plant structures, transportation, food service, and more. There is much work to
do, but please know we are in the early stages of research and planning.

Hopkinton Public Library Collecting Reflections on Pandemic Experiences -
The library is seeking to collect information about the experiences of individuals and families in our
immediate community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although a wide variety of data about the
pandemic will ultimately be recorded, personal stories from people who are living through the situation
today will be important to give citizens in the future a sense of what day-to-day life was like during this
historic time.

Please help us by filling out a quick survey at http://ow.ly/3mUU50zE4vy. All questions are optional.
Responses will be recorded for posterity and made available in a local history collection we are creating
about the pandemic.

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You can find many resources and more information at https://coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/
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

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