Editor’s note: This is the town of Hopkinton’s COVID-19 update for March 11.
COVID-19 Updates and Precautions
March 11 update
Previous updates and additional information and resources can be found here:
As of March 8, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 767 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 22 of those cases are active, with 725 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-march-11-2021/download
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-march-11-2021/download
Preregistration System for Mass Vaccination Locations to Launch Friday — NEW UPDATE Partnering with the Google Cloud Team, Massachusetts will launch a preregistration system for mass vaccination sites only starting Friday, March 12. This tool will be available at mass.gov/COVIDvaccine
Preregistration will allow eligible residents to book an appointment at one of the state’s seven 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 two-plus certain medical conditions
● Low income and affordable senior housing residents and staff
● People age 65-plus
● K-12 educators, child care workers and K-12 school staff
You can use this site to confirm your eligibility: mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine
Hopkinton Public Schools — NEW UPDATE
The Hopkinton Public Schools will be reopening for all K-5 students no later than April 5, per a regulatory change made by Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Jeffrey Riley. Full-time, in-person middle school learning also must reopen no later than April 28. The School Committee will address reopening for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 at their meeting on Thursday evening, March 11.
K-12 Educators, Child-Care Workers and K-12 School Staff Eligible for Vaccine Appointments Starting March 11 — NEW UPDATE
Beginning March 11, all K-12 educators, child care workers and K-12 school staff will be eligible to schedule appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine. Educators may book appointments at all 170 sites currently open to eligible residents in Massachusetts by visiting mass.gov/covidvaccinemap.
Additionally, Governor Baker stated on March 10 that there will be specific vaccine dates set aside exclusively for educators and education personnel: March 27, April 3, April 10 and April 11.
To take advantage of these special education personnel vaccine dates, workers in this group must use the preregistration system at mass.gov/COVIDvaccine to request an appointment at one of the seven mass vaccination sites and attest they are a K-12 educator, child care worker or K-12 school staff.
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 at more than 35 locations. Residents of the state may visit the following website to find testing locations: mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test. 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 mass.gov/GetTested.
Travel Order updated for person who have been completely vaccinated — NEW UPDATE
Individuals who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, more than 14 days ago and who do not have symptoms, do not need to obtain a negative test prior to traveling to, or quarantine upon arrival to, Massachusetts. COVID-19 vaccinated individuals arriving in Massachusetts must have documentation of their vaccination(s), including the date(s) of administration, available if asked. This exception does not include COVID-19-recovered individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19, who must follow all testing and quarantine guidance outlined in the travel rules. mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order
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