COVID-19 Updates & Precautions September 29, 2021 update

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Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
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As of 9/28/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 1,219 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 16 of those cases are active, with 1,186 recoveries and 17 deaths. (these metrics are cumulative since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic). You can see historical tracking and updates on You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard:

Booster shot info - NEW UPDATE
COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago:
65 years and older
18+ who have underlying medical conditions
18+ who work in high-risk settings
18+ who live in high-risk settings

More info on the Covid-19 Vaccine booster shots from the CDC can be found here:

Covid-19 Vaccine booster shots FAQ’s from

Drive-by COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Clinic - NEW UPDATE
Your Hopkinton Board of Health is hosting a Drive-by COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Clinic
When: September 30th from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM AND October 14th from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Where: Center School, 11 Ash Street, Hopkinton, MA
Pre-registration is required. See below for more information:
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Hopkinton Public Schools - NEW UPDATE
The Commissioner of Education, Jeffrey Riley, has extended the mask mandate for Massachusetts Public Schools through November 1, 2021.

For updates on COVID-19 cases in our schools, please see the HPS Dashboard:

Delta variant info - NEWLY UPDATED INFO FROM CDC - updated Sept. 23, 2021

Vaccine info - where & how
Find a location using
**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

Boston Marathon
On Sept. 2, 2021, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced that entrants in the 125th Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday, October 11, will need to either provide proof of vaccination or produce a negative COVID-19 test in order to participate in the fall race. More info available here:

Testing - where & how

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Hopkinton Youth and Family Services (HYFS)
The mission of Hopkinton Youth and Family Services is to provide access to comprehensive social services for youth and families & to enhance behavioral health for the entire Hopkinton community. HYFS has a number of resources available, and is here to assist residents in this uncertain time (and always!). Click here to learn more about their services:

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.
Utilize a face covering when warranted.
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.

In Hopkinton and during the month of August, Hopkinton residents contracted COVID-19 while traveling, attending large gatherings, interacting with others within hospital waiting rooms, work and hockey. At 19 households, traveling was the leading risk factor.

If you must travel, automobile travel is the safest alternative (single family in car). Utilize the other precautions listed above when in a high risk environment.

When enrolling your child in a program or sport, verify that the organization has developed and implemented COVID-19 protocols.

See more info from here:

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:

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:

Complete list of Emergency Orders and Guidance from