Good morning, Hopkinton!
For those new to the site, this post is a daily update we call Hopkinton Today. We’ll have a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights for the coming day and a video or two to brighten your day.
Appearing on HCAM’s Hangout Hour show yesterday with Tom Nappi, town health director Shaun McAuliffe and public health nurse Kasey Mauro shared updates on the COVID-19 situation in town.
As of midday yesterday, Hopkinton had seven confirmed COVID-19 cases, with six active and one being the town’s first recovered case, released from quarantine yesterday morning. An additional 32 people have been under quarantine and subject to observation. As testing increases, more cases may be identified.
Today on the Hangout Hour, Hopkinton Trails Club member John Ritz appears at 2 p.m., followed by local musician Barbara Kessler at 2:30.
Milford Regional Medical Center announced that its urgent care center in Hopkinton will be closed starting today. This temporary closure also includes the lab location and radiology services offered at this urgent care site. The urgent care sites in Milford, Franklin and Northbridge will remain open.
Visit the Milford Regional website at milfordregional.org for more information and to stay up to date on the center’s response to COVID-19.
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, you can create something for the Hopkinton Girl Scouts’ Edible Book Festival. The event normally is held at the Hopkinton Public Library but this year is being moved online.
Participants make an edible creation related to a book or reading, take a photo of it, then submit the photo along with an entry form by April 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are categories for kids, adults and families/groups. For more information, or to view prior years’ entries, visit the troop’s website.
If you are looking to support local businesses and order food this weekend, check out our Hopkinton restaurant guide.
Just in case you are having marathon withdrawal, here’s a video of some guys walking the Myrtle Beach Marathon in size 40 clown shoes. It took them a very long time.
Today’s random music video is of Poco performing its top hit, “Crazy Love,” from 1979. Enjoy.