Hopkinton COVID-19 update for Oct. 7

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

COVID-19 Updates and Precautions
Oct. 7 update

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

Hopkinton Town Hall reopened to the public as of Aug. 10. Appointments are required: ​click here for more information​. All town departments 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 of Oct. 4, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 146 total ​confirmed COVID-19 cases; five of those cases are active, with 128 recoveries and 13 deaths. You can see historical tracking and updates on ​Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard.

Town Hall Reopening Plan
Town Hall is open to the public ​by appointment only​. This is due to the state’s COVID-19 limits on building occupancy. ​Click here for more information​.

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-september-30-2020/download

Transition to Step 2 of Phase 3 for Lower Risk Communities Effective Oct. 5 — ​REMINDER
Effective Monday, Oct. 5, lower-risk communities were permitted to move into Step 2 of Phase 3 of the commonwealth’s reopening plan. More information can be found ​here​. Stay tuned for additional updates.

Hopkinton Public Library Reopening — ​REMINDER
The library building is now open to the public, on a limited pilot basis, on weekday afternoons. Curbside services continue to be offered from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Visit our website at hopkintonlibrary.org for more information.

Hopkinton Senior Center — ​REMINDER
The Senior Center has a limited take-out lunch program (Tuesday-Friday) for Hopkinton seniors, particularly those who are homebound and/or have relied on the center for their daily main meal in the past. If you know of a senior who might benefit from this program please call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730. We have refreshed our menu: ​hopkintonma.gov/departments/senior_center/announcements.php​. Cost is $2 per meal.

Hopkinton Public Schools
The Hopkinton Public Schools request that community members do not access our courts and fields during the regular school day. At the high school/middle school complex, that time period is from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

While the Public Schools are typically willing to share our spaces, during the pandemic we will be needing to access those outdoor areas with much more frequency, not only for physical education classes, but also for mask breaks and outdoor instruction in other content areas. In an effort to keep our kids safe, we must limit their contact with others.

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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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