Editor’s note: This is the town of Hopkinton’s COVID-19 update for June 10.
COVID-19 Updates and Precautions
June 10 update
Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
While Town Hall and municipal buildings are physically closed to the public, we 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. As we work on plans to reopen Town Hall and other municipal buildings, we are prioritizing efforts to keep the community safe and help our local businesses reopen.
As of June 9, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 120 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; five of those cases are active, with 102 recoveries and 13 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard.
Library Service Status Dashboard — NEW UPDATE
We have created a quick visual guide to help you see the current status of several key library services. You can view it at the top of our webpage at hopkintonlibrary.org. We will keep it updated as things change, so check back regularly! If you have questions, you can contact us at email@example.com or 508-497-9777, or via the chat service linked on our homepage from 10-5 Monday through Friday.
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: https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-june-10-2020/download
Hopkinton Covid-19 Testing Event — NEW UPDATE
In collaboration with AFC Urgent Care, Hopkinton will be hosting a drive-thru testing event on June 18. Advance registration, and pre-assessment via tele-health visit, will be required. Click here for more info.
On Saturday, June 6, Gov. Baker announced that Phase 2 of the four-phased approach to reopening Massachusetts was to begin on Monday, June 8. Phase 2 will consist of a Step One and Step Two.
Just because a business is eligible to open doesn’t mean it must open. All businesses must comply with these mandatory safety standards, and all businesses must meet these standards before reopening:
● COVID-19 control plan template — Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for self-certification.
● Compliance attestation poster — Poster that customer-facing businesses are required to print, sign, and post in an area within the business premises that is visible to workers and visitors.
● Employer and Worker posters — Posters that businesses can print and display within the business premises to describe the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning and disinfecting.
When can my business reopen?
Town athletic fields are now open under certain guidelines. More info can be found here.
Playgrounds at Sandy Beach, Center School and EMC are open to the public. Face coverings are required when social distancing isn’t practical. Playground signage listing the use requirements will be posted soon.
The school fields and playgrounds are to stay closed for the remainder of the school year. School fields and playgrounds will reopen, with limitations, after the last day of school, June 17, 2020.
Hopkinton Temporary Outdoor Dining Rules and Regulations — New guidelines document added
Anticipating the reopening of restaurants for customer seating outdoors, the Select Board adopted Temporary Outdoor Dining Rules and Regulations at its meeting on June 2. Restaurants must comply with the State’s COVID-19 requirements, and the town will expedite and streamline its associated review process. Click here for guidelines.
Business owners/managers: Click here for the application.
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