Editor’s note: This is the town of Hopkinton’s COVID-19 update for Jan. 27.
COVID-19 Updates and Precautions
Jan. 27 update
Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts — NEW UPDATE
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.
As of Jan. 21, all eligible residents in Phase 1 are able to be vaccinated. This includes:
● COVID-facing healthcare workers
● Long-term care facilities (LTCF) residents and staff
● First responders (EMS, fire, police)
● Congregate care setting residents and staff (including corrections and shelters)
● Home-based health care workers
● Non-COVID-facing healthcare workers
Starting on Monday, Feb. 1, those in Phase 2 will also be able to get vaccinated. The prioritized order of Phase 2 will be:
● Individuals 75 and up
● Individuals 65 and up, individuals with two or more comorbidities who are at increased risk for severe illness
● Early education and K-12 workers, transit, grocery, utility, food and agriculture, sanitation, public works and public health workers
● Individuals with one comorbidity
As of today (Wednesday, Jan. 27) prioritized residents for Phase 2 can sign up for vaccinations to take place as of Feb. 1. Click here to view the vaccination location map and book an appointment.
FALL 2021 Boston Marathon Date Selected — NEW UPDATE
If road races are allowed to take place as part of the Massachusetts reopening plan, the 125th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, Oct. 11. Click here for more information.
Hopkinton Public Library — REMINDER/EXTENSION OF CLOSURE
As of this time, Hopkinton Public Library services are curbside/remote only (no walk-in service). Curbside pickup and other remote services are available 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. The library building closure will extend through at least Monday, Feb. 1, and will be reevaluated later this week based on COVID-19 case counts and other situational factors.
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: mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting or go directly to the dashboard here.
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.
As of Jan. 26, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 618 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 66 of those cases are active, with 535 recoveries and 17 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard, which is updated frequently.
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