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COVID-19 Updates & Precautions January 21, 2021 update

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Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
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Hopkinton Town Hall reopened to the public as of Monday August 10th. Appointments are required, and details are provided in the updates section below. All town departments 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 1/19/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 574 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 44 of those cases are active, with 513 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:

Please remember to practice social distancing, wear a face covering, wash your hands often, and be safe.

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. **

**Data previously found in this report, including town-by-town cases and testing reporting, can now be found in the daily interactive dashboard. See below for more information.

Massachusetts Interactive Data Dashboard:
The Massachusetts COVID-19 Daily Dashboard is now available in a more interactive format. All of the same data previously provided is still available, including: data on confirmed and probable cases, testing, hospitalizations, hospital capacity and deaths. Some information previously shown in the weekly dashboard is also included: age groups, race and ethnicity, and sex of cases, hospitalizations and deaths; and city/town specific metrics. You can learn more here: or go directly to the dashboard at below link.!/vizhome/MADPHCOVID-19Dashbo...

Library Closure extended to Friday January 29 - NEW UPDATE
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Hopkinton and regionally, the library building will continue to be physically closed to the public until at least Friday, January 29. We will continually reassess the re-opening date based on trends in the Commonwealth and Metrowest area, as well as guidance from the Hopkinton Board of Health.

Hopkinton Emergency Notification System; Code Red - NEW UPDATE
Hopkinton's Emergency Notification System Partner is Onsolve Code Red.The CodeRED system provides Hopkinton officials the ability to deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire town quickly. Register your phone, txt, and/or email information (and download the mobile app if you want the ability to receive alerts from other communities based on your location while you are traveling) and never miss an alert. You can find more information (, or go directly to the sign up page at below link.

Staying connected - NEW UPDATE
Hopkinton does not currently utilize Code Red for recurring or general town notices; Code Red is used specifically for Emergency or high urgency notifications.

For more frequent updates on all things Hopkinton, you can sign up for our email listservs (google group) by visiting this links:
Click following link to join HopNotices - for general government updates:
Click below link to join AllAgendasWeb - for copies of public meeting agendas:!forum/allagendas/join

Hopkinton loves Twitter and this is one of the best ways to keep in touch with us and stay updated on the very latest happenings around town! We would love it if you would follow us, but even if you don't have a Twitter account, all of our tweets are publicly available here:

Library Services Are Curbside/Remote Only:
The library's curbside/remote service hours are:
10 am-4:30 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
10 am-7 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays

Library staff are available to assist you by phone, e-mail, and online chat during these hours.

Please schedule curbside pickup times in advance by calling the library at 508-497-9777 or using the "Schedule Curbside Pickup" link under the "eServices" menu on the right-hand side of the library website,

If you want to check out library materials but do not have specific titles in mind, we encourage you to use our "Quick Picks'' service. Links to the "quick picks" forms are under the "eServices" menu on the right-hand side of the library website,

Hopkinton Youth & Family Services - Spark Kindness - Reminder
We have had many calls from parents of middle school students whose youth are struggling with the pandemic and all the associated issues (online school, not liking their appearance on zoom, big mood swings, isolation). Spark Kindness is having a program to help parents help their middle schoolers. You can register here: Upcoming Programs at below link.

New Testing Infrastructure to Increase Testing Capacity & Efficiency Statewide:
Visit for more information and to find a testing site near you. To learn more about the recently expanded testing sites and capabilities in Massachusetts, click below link.

Covid-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts:
Massachusetts is preparing for the safe, equitable, and effective delivery of an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to learn about the approach and when you can expect to get vaccinated.

Vaccine plan:
Vaccine FAQs:

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