COVID-19 Updates & Precautions Sept 1, 2021 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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As of 8/27/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 1,136 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 8 of those cases are active, with 1,111 recoveries and 17 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard:

Covid Prevention & Treatment
Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
Get vaccinated.
Even if you do not have symptoms, stay home as much as you can and practice social distancing if you must go out. That’s because you can be sick with COVID-19 and spread the illness to others as much as 48 hours before you have symptoms.

See more info from Mass.gov here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-prevention-and-treatment

Town of Hopkinton Covid-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program - Reminder
The Town of Hopkinton has released instructions & a fillable application form for the Covid-19 Emergency Housing Relief Program. Click following link for more information. https://www.hopkintonma.gov/Covid-19%20Emergency%20Housing%20Relief%20Pr...

Hopkinton Public Schools - NEW UPDATE
Hopkinton Public Schools reopen for all students on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Learning this year will be full-time and in-person. We are very excited for the upcoming school year! For information on the DESE requirement for face coverings, please click following link: https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop/2021-0825mask-requirement.pdf

Hopkinton Youth and Family Services - NEW UPDATE
With so much uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and associated impacts, additional tools receive information and resources are available. Hopkinton Youth & Family Services (HYFS) wants the public to be aware that FREE and CONFIDENTIAL online Behavioral Health Screenings are available to the public in both English and Spanish. HYFS contracted with Mindwise Innovations, a division of Riverside Community Care to offer 14 scientifically validated screenings including the following topics: Anxiety, Depression, General Wellness, Adolescent Depression, Adolescent Substance use, Gambling, Eating Disorders, PTSD, Opioid Use, Substance Use, Psychosis (for self or loved one) and more. To take a screen and for more information visit: https://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/HYFS
Delta variant info
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/variant-info.html - updated Aug 24, 2021

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guid...

Vaccine info - where & how
https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine
Find a location using https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/
**In-home vaccinations are available to anyone who cannot travel to a vaccination location. Call (833) 983-0485 to schedule an appointment for yourself or your loved ones

Testing - where & how
https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-testing
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test

State of Emergency is lifted as of June 15, 2021
On May 28th, Governor Baker announced the State of Emergency would be lifted as of June 15. More info here: https://www.mass.gov/news/governor-baker-issues-order-rescinding-covid-1...

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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