Editor’s note: This is the town of Hopkinton’s COVID-19 update for Feb. 4.
COVID-19 Updates and Precautions
Feb. 4 update
Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
As of Feb. 3, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 673 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 28 of those cases are active, with 628 recoveries and 17 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard, which is updated frequently.
COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts — REMINDER
Massachusetts is in the process of distributing the vaccine in a safe, equitable and effective FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination update: Phase 1 and individuals 75 and older can now make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccines using the website mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine. Because vaccine supply is severely limited, you may need to wait several weeks to schedule an appointment.
Senior Center Director Amy Beck and her team have been working to assist seniors in registering for COVID vaccine appointments: “We are having success in assisting our seniors and they are reporting that the vaccination sites are very easy to attend.”
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.
Local Vaccination Option Looks Promising For Next Week — NEW UPDATE
Click here for the local option Phase 2 notification form. This local vaccination option form creates a list of interested residents. This list will assist the Health Department in our efforts to qualify for vaccines and then will be used to notify applicants to schedule appointments for vaccines once they are available. You may call the Hopkinton Senior Center (508-497-9730) for assistance and to be added to the notification list. If you do not have an email address, you can still sign up to be notified once vaccines are available by providing your phone number. Once there are vaccines available locally, you will receive either a call or email with further details about the vaccination clinic and a link to schedule your appointment. The clinic will be at the Hopkinton Senior Center, located at 28 Mayhew St. in Hopkinton.
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.
The CDC has released guidelines for safely watching the Super Bowl. Gathering virtually or with the people you live with is the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl this year. If you do have a small gathering with people who don’t live with you, outdoors is safer than indoors. This year, choose a safer way to enjoy the game! Click here for more information.
COVID-19 Getting You Down? — NEW UPDATE
Hopkinton Youth and Family Services wants to remind you that Mass Support has so much to offer to lift your spirits, support parenting, find opportunities to help, and assist with emotional recovery. Coping groups, webinars and fun can be found from its Facebook page here.
Library Walk-In Hours Have Resumed
The library is now open for quick browsing and in-building checkouts from 1-4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Computers, seating areas, study rooms, and event rooms are unavailable at this time.
Curbside pickup is still available by appointment from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pickup appointments can be made online at picktime.com/hplib or by calling the library at 508-497-9777, extension 2.
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.
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