Hopkinton COVID-19 update for May 7: Town has 35 active cases

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Editor’s note: This is the town of Hopkinton’s COVID-19 update for May 7.

COVID-19 Updates and Precautions
May 7 update

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

As of May 6, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 1,051 total ​confirmed COVID-19 cases; 35 of those cases are active, with 999 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-may-6-2021/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-may-6-2021/download

Regional Vaccine Clinic — NEW UPDATE
There will be a Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, May 8, from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the MetroWest-Westborough Regional Vaccination Site at the DoubleTree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough. Open to individuals ages 16+ (must be 16 by May 8). Appointments required. Click link to register. home.color.com/vaccine/register/northborough

This is for first dose appointments only. Second dose appointments for May 29 will be scheduled on-site.

You may also sign up for notifications of last minute appointments:
lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/GPvEmKZ/lastminute

Dial-A-Ride Now Available for Hopkinton Senior Residents — NEW SERVICE IN TOWN
The MWRTA now offers Dial-A-Ride to residents of Hopkinton aged 65 years and older, or under 65 years of age with a disability. This service is Monday through Friday. Some qualification restrictions may apply. For more information, please call the MWRTA call center at 508-820- 4650. If you are interested in this program, please call Outreach at the Hopkinton Senior Center to fill out an application 508-497-9730.

2021 Annual Town Meeting — REMINDER
Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 8, at 9 a.m. Annual Town Meeting will be held outside, behind the Hopkinton Middle School, on the football field. There will be one large tent, able to accommodate 400 people with socially distanced seating. Families, or those residing in the same household, will not be exempt from the socially distanced seating arrangements — and so we ask for your cooperation in not moving or relocating chairs. Face coverings will be required at all times by everyone in attendance. Initial parking will be behind the water tanks with overflow in front of the high school. Check in will be located by the concession stand, with access gained by walking down the access road off the back side of the parking lot. Handicap parking will be delineated with cones and located behind the water tanks with golf cart assistance available for those with mobility issues. There may be periods where voters will have to wait in areas not protected from any adverse weather, please be prepared with anything to protect yourself from the elements. Members of the Hopkinton Emergency Management Team and public safety will be on hand to usher and direct residents for parking and registration. Additional documentation can be found on Hopkinton’s ATM2021 webpage: hopkintonma.gov/eGovernment1/atm2021.php

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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