Hopkinton COVID-19 update for Sept. 4: BAA postpones Boston Marathon 2021 registration

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Editor’s note: This is the town of Hopkinton’s COVID-19 update for Sept. 4.

COVID-19 Updates and Precautions
Sept. 4 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 Monday, 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. 4, 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.

Annual Town Meeting — ​NEW DETAILS
Annual Town Meeting will be held on 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.

Labor Day — REMINDER
In observance of Labor Day, Hopkinton Town Hall and other municipal buildings will be closed for business on Monday, Sept. 7. Public Safety, as always, is operational 24/7. In the event of an emergency, please call 911.

BAA Postpones Registration for 2021 Boston Marathon — ​NEW UPDATE
Click here for more information​.

Update from School Superintendent Dr. Carol Cavanaugh — ​NEW UPDATE
Dear Hopkinton Families,
With school beginning for students on Sept. 16, 2020, I would respectfully encourage families to begin a “soft quarantine,” meaning you stay in your bubble, you wear your masks when leaving the house, and you leave your house for the more essential activities. As we’ve learned in the course of the pandemic, there are many safe ways to socialize, find entertainment, and exercise, for example. If every family makes a concerted effort, we will have our best chance of keeping the children and adults in our schools safe.

I look forward to seeing our students return to school in the next couple of weeks.

My very best to all,
Carol Cavanaugh

Hopkinton Youth and Family Services
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.

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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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