Hopkinton COVID-19 update for Sept. 11

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Editor’s note: This is the town of Hopkinton’s COVID-19 update for Sept. 11.

COVID-19 Updates and Precautions
Sept. 11 update

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

We are pleased to announce that 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 Sept. 10, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 140 total ​confirmed COVID-19 cases; zero of those cases are active, with 127 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​.

Annual Town Meeting — ​REMINDER
Annual Town Meeting will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9:30 a.m. at Hopkinton High School in the old bus loop area. There will be one large tent, able to accommodate 200 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. There will be additional seating outside the tent, for overflow, should attendance be over 200. Members of the Hopkinton Emergency Management Team and public safety will be on hand to usher and direct residents for parking and registration. In the event of severe inclement weather, the rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. More details will be forthcoming. Additional documentation can be found here​, at Hopkinton’s ATM20 webpage.

Hopkinton Youth and Family Services
A reminder that Youth and Family Services is here for you and can be reached by phone at 508-497-9781. Additionally, you can find more info from the Y&FS Basic Needs Resource Sheet for COVID19​ or the Y&FS Facebook page: facebook.com/hopkintonyouthandfamilyservices.

Hopkinton Senior Center
The Senior Center has a limited takeout 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 Library

Printing is now available via curbside pickup! Information on this new service is available at bit.ly/3gAxLTQ​. After sending your print job, you must call the reference desk at 508-497-9777, ext. 3, to let us know the job is waiting and to arrange a pickup time. Please allow at least two hours between when you send the print job and when you plan to pick it up. Printing through this service will be free for jobs totaling $5 or less; patrons will be charged for costs above $5.

The library has expanded our popular “quick picks” service to include materials for adults. Click on the following links to see the forms to request ​children’s “quick picks,”teen “quick picks,” and ​adult “quick picks.”​ These links are also available from the “Helpful Quick Links” section of the library website, about halfway down the page on the left-hand side.

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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
mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency

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