Hopkinton COVID-19 update for April 23: Town has 37 active cases; vaccinations continue

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Editor’s note: This is the town of Hopkinton’s COVID-19 update for April 23.

COVID-19 Updates and Precautions
April 23 update

Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
coronavirus-hopkintonma.hub.arcgis.com/

As of April 18, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 988 total ​confirmed COVID-19 cases; 37 of those cases are active, with 934 recoveries and 17 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on ​Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard, which is updated frequently.

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. mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-april-22-2021/download

A reminder that many data points previously included in this report can now be found on the Massachusetts interactive dashboard: mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting

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. mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-vaccination-report-april-22-2021/download

2021 Annual Town Meeting — REMINDER/NEW DETAILS
At the March 23 Select Board Meeting, the Hopkinton Select Board voted pursuant to M.G.L: chapter 39, section 10, to delay the Annual Town Meeting, currently scheduled to commence on May 3 at 7 p.m., to commence instead on May 8 at 9 a.m. Annual Town Meeting will be held outside, under a tent, at the High School Football Field, located behind the Hopkinton Middle School. Visit the ATM2021 website for more information: hopkintonma.gov/eGovernment1/atm2021.php Additional details will be added as available.

Hopkinton Vaccine Metrics — NEW UPDATE
As of the most recent data available from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), and the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS), dated April 15, 69% of Hopkinton residents aged 20+ have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Hopkinton Library Curbside Pickup Process Changing — NEW UPDATE
On Monday, April 26, the library will be moving to a new way to book curbside pickups. The reservation system will be integrated into your online catalog account and will allow you to book an appointment directly from the “Manage Your Account” library card portal. You will need the account access information for the library card that the holds are placed on. Please contact the library if you need your card number or PIN. Appointment slots for next week will be unavailable over the weekend, as we work to change over to the new system.

Message from the Hopkinton Freedom Team: Marathon Love Letters Project
The Hopkinton Freedom team invites all to participate in an event to spread Hopkinton cheer to Boston Marathon runners around the world through a special project! It is hoped that departments, boards, schools, individuals, and community groups will participate to send love and support and share what you love about the marathon! hopkintonfreedomteam.org/marathonloveletters

Regional Vaccine Clinic
The Hopkinton Health Department is part of the Metrowest-Westborough regional collaborative and will be offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the DoubleTree located at 5400 Computer Drive in Westborough. The dates and times of the clinic will vary. You can check availability by monitoring this link. Appointments will be added on a rolling basis. You must be a Hopkinton resident and eligible to receive a vaccine in Massachusetts to book an appointment using this link.

This is the private link for Hopkinton:
home.color.com/vaccine/register/northborough?calendar=061d181b-7b58-417b-8874-c8fa990050ea

Massachusetts Covid-19 Vaccine
As of Monday, April 19, all individuals aged 16+ are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts.

There are different ways to find a vaccine appointment:

● Preregister at VaccineSignUp.mass.gov to be notified when it’s your turn to schedule an appointment at a mass vaccination or regional collaborative location.
● Use VaxFinder.mass.gov to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers and other community locations.

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Hopkinton Town Hall reopened to the public as of Aug. 10. Appointments are required ​due to the state’s COVID-19 limits on building occupancy​: ​Click 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 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.

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

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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: https://twitter.com/HopkintonMA

Complete list of Emergency Orders and Guidance from Mass.gov
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency

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