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COVID-19 Updates & Precautions January 29, 2021 update

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Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
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As of 1/28/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 647 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 53 of those cases are active, with 577 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-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts - REMINDER
Massachusetts is in progress of distributing the vaccine in a safe, equitable, and effective FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

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Per information from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Due to high demand and constrained vaccine supply, COVID-19 Vaccination appointments are limited. More appointments will be available based on supply from the Federal Government. Appointments will be added on a rolling basis.

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 link below.!/vizhome/MADPHCOVID-19Dashbo...

FALL 2021 Boston Marathon Date Selected
If road races are allowed to take place as part of the Massachusetts reopening plan, the 125th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021. Click below link for more information.

Hopkinton Public Library:
The library plans to resume limited walk-in browsing hours in the middle of next week. The exact date will depend on the weather forecast; please check the library website or social media for updates. Walk-in hours will be from 1-4 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10 am-12:30 pm on Wednesday. Curbside pickup and other remote services will continue to be available from 10-4:30 on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays and from 10-7 on Tuesdays/Thursdays.

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.

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

You can also click the link below to see the update in Google Doc format: