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COVID-19 Updates & Precautions March 19, 2021 update

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Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
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As of 3/18/21, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 808 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 29 of those cases are active, with 762 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:

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.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Report - NEW UPDATE
The Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Report includes the most currently available information on vaccines shipped and administered, as well as more granular information by geography, demographic factors, and more.

Hopkinton Public Schools - NEW UPDATE
The Hopkinton Public Schools will begin full-time, in-person learning for all K-5 students on Monday, April 5th, 2021, per a regulatory change made by Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Jeffrey Riley. Full-time, in-person Middle School and High School learning will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021, as a result of a vote taken by the Hopkinton School Committee at their meeting on Thursday evening, March 11, 2021.

Vaccine Eligibility Timeline - NEW UPDATE
On Wednesday, 3/17/21, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the timeline for all remaining residents to be eligible for a vaccine.

Timeline for remaining groups:
March 22nd: Residents 60+ and certain workers
April 5th: Residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition
April 19th: General public ages 16 years of age and older

Click following link for more information:

Travel Order Notice - NEW UPDATE
Effective Monday, March 22, the Massachusetts Travel Order will be replaced with a Travel Advisory.

Click following link for more information:

Preregistration System for Mass Vaccination Locations Launched Friday 3/12/21 - REMINDER
Partnering with the Google Cloud Team, Massachusetts will launch a pre registration system for mass vaccination sites only starting Friday, March 12. This tool will be available at

Pre registration will allow eligible residents to book an appointment at one of the state’s 7 mass vaccination sites.

A reminder that vaccine supply remains very limited. As of March 11, Massachusetts is currently vaccinating:
People in Phase 1
People with 2+ certain medical conditions
Low income and affordable senior housing residents & staff
People age 65+
K-12 Educators, Child Care Workers and K-12 School Staff

You can use this site to confirm your eligibility:

K-12 Educators, Child Care Workers and K-12 School Staff Eligible for Specific Vaccine Appointments Starting March 11th:
Governor Baker stated on March 10, 2021 that there will be specific vaccine dates set aside exclusively for educators and education personnel: 3-27-21, 4-3-21, 4-10-21, and 4-11-21.

To take advantage of these special education personnel vaccine dates, workers in this group must use the pre-registration system at to request an appointment at one of the seven mass vaccination sites and attest they are a K-12 educator, childcare worker or K-12 school staff

Expansion through June of Targeted Free COVID-19 Testing Sites:
Building on Massachusetts’ nation-leading COVID-19 testing program, state-sponsored testing will continue to be available to all Massachusetts residents at no cost to them through June 30, 2021 at more than 35 locations.Residents of the state may visit the following website to find testing locations: Additional information about COVID-19 testing, including why testing is important and what you should do if your test is positive, can be found at

Hopkinton Town Hall reopened to the public as of Monday August 10th. Appointments are required due to the state's COVID-19 limits on building occupancy: Clink here for more information! All town departments are open for business and many transactions can be completed online. We are available via phone and email to assist during regular business hours. A full Town Directory can be found at 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.

The Hopkinton Public LIbrary building is open for walk-in browsing and curbside pickup. Please see the library website,, for information.

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

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