COVID-19 Information

This page will provide the latest information and updates regarding Town of Weymouth activities and responses to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health emergency and declared pandemic.

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services and Department of Public Health, releases daily case information. Please visit the Weymouth Health Department's facebook page for the daily case count, available by clicking here. This is data collected and reported through the State MAVEN system only. It likely does not reflect actual, total cases. Residents are encouraged to continue implementing hygiene practices and social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus.  

You can find a list of cases state and county wide at this link ... https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-cases-quarantine-and-monitoring#covid-19-cases-in-massachusetts-


>> CLICK HERE to Review the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Daily Updates<<


Town of Weymouth - COVID-19 Order Extension through July 13th, 2020

As an extension to Mayor Hedlund’s emergency declaration and in accordance with the most recent guidance from Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), the town is taking the following measures at this time. These measures are being taken in an effort to balance the ability to continue to provide important services and to protect the health and safety of the residents of Weymouth. These measures can be extended, shortened, or changed as the town receives additional guidance from the state and federal government.

**ALL Weymouth Town Buildings will be closed to the public until at least Monday, July 13th**


Baker-Polito Administration Announces Four-Phase Approach to Reopening and Publishes Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards 

The Baker-Polito Administration announced a four-phase approach to reopening the Massachusetts economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and published Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards that will apply across all sectors and industries once reopening begins. According to the State, the goal of the phased reopening, based on public health guidance, is to methodically allow certain businesses, services, and activities to resume, while protecting public health and limiting a resurgence of new COVID-19 cases.

>>CLICK HERE for a complete list of the phased opening plan<<

>>CLICK HERE for Business Reopening Guidelines<< 

  • Phase 1 will be “Start:” limited industries resume operations with severe restrictions
  • Phase 2 will be “Cautious:” additional industries resume operations with restrictions and capacity limits
  • Phase 3 will be “Vigilant:” additional industries resume operations with guidance
  • Phase 4 will be the “New Normal:” development of vaccine and/or therapy enables resumption of new normal

Upon implementing new COVID-19 safety standards and completing a self-attestation checklist, the following sectors are permitted to reopen on Monday, May 18:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Worship

Each business or House of Worship will be required to meet the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards linked above before reopening. Additionally, each industry also has a series of Sector Specific Protocols, that detail the policies workplaces should enforce to maintain compliance. Click here for the protocols for Manufacturing & Construction and click here for protocols for Houses of Worship.  

Businesses and activities that provided “COVID-19 Essential Services,” per Governor Baker’s March 23rd order, will continue to operate. Certain businesses and activities with a lower risk of COVID-19 transmission will open in earlier phases. Decisions and timing will be influenced by public health metrics for when the first phase of reopening begins, as well as when it is safe to move into concurrent phases.

Enforcement of new safety standards is a joint responsibility between the MA Department of Labor Standards, the MA Department of Public Health, and local boards of health. 

CLICK HERE for more information about the four-phased reopening approach

CLICK HERE for today’s presentation from the Reopening Advisory Board

Four Phase Approach to Reopening


>>CLICK HERE for the State's COVID-19 Essential Services FAQ<<


Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of School and Non-Emergency Child Care Program Closures

The Baker-Polito Administration announced new actions to support the ongoing COVID-19 response, including extending the closure of all public and private schools through the end of the school year, and the closure of all non-emergency child care programs until June 29, 2020. The Administration also announced further support for students and families impacted by COVID-19.

Schools and Non-Emergency Child Care Programs: Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all public and private schools through the end of the school year, and the closure of all non-emergency childcare programs until June 29, 2020 in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

  • This order expands the March 25 order suspending normal educational operations at schools and non-emergency child care programs. The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) established a process to approve Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs to serve families of first responders, medical personnel and essential workers.
  • Emergency Child Care programs approved by EEC will continue operating. Currently there are 523 emergency child care programs statewide serving families of essential workers. Weekly attendance averages about 2,500 children in these programs across the Commonwealth.
  • EEC will continue to pay subsidies to child care providers based on their pre-COVID-19 enrollment, in order to support the workforce.
  • The order does not apply to residential special education schools.

Read the Orders here: K-12 School Order Child Care Program 


Watch the latest PSA from South Shore Health and our Public Safety Leaders: SSH Director of EMS, Eugene Duffy; Police Chief Fuller; Fire Chief Stark; and Mayor Hedlund:

PSA re COVID-19


Grocery Store Occupancy and Operations

The Department of Public Health issued an emergency order regarding grocery store operations and occupancy limits.  The order sets maximum permissible occupancy limits and provides other guidance. This includes that each grocery store shall limit occupancy to 40 percent of its maximum permitted occupancy level as documented in its occupancy permit; store staff shall monitor the number of occupants entering and exiting the store to ensure compliance; and store staff shall monitor the lines outside of the stores to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements. Additional information is available in the emergency order


Emergency Public Health Order - Personal Services Discontinued as of Saturday March 21, 2020

After consultation with public health and safety officials, the Town of Weymouth and Health Department Director, Daniel McCormack, determine that a public health emergency continues and issue an emergency order. 

All personal services offered to the public that professionals cannot provide at a distance of at least six (6) feet are ORDERED DISCONTINUED as of the close of regularly scheduled business hours, or 6:00 PM, whichever is earlier, on SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2020. 

These services include:

  • Hairdressers;
  • Barbers;
  • Nail salons;
  • Massage services;
  • Body work services;
  • Gyms;
  • Health or fitness clubs;
  • Yoga studios;
  • Private schools, such as driving schools, academic or tutoring schools;
  • All other such similar services.

This emergency order does not include emergency childcare facilities licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care or other services provided by a licensed health care provider such as, but not limited to, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractors, acupuncture, and mental health providers. 

For the full text of the Emergency Order, click here


TOWN BUILDINGS/OFFICES

**ALL Weymouth Town Buildings will be closed to the public until at least Monday, June 1st**

This includes Town Hall, the McCulloch Building/Senior Center, the DPW Building, the Teen Center, and all Public Libraries. Access will be limited to staff only. For additional information regarding specific department functions, please contact the department at the information below. 

Essential services will continue but are subject to change as circumstances change. Town business hours will remain the same, but residents and others must call or utilize online resources at weymouth.ma.us for services. Additionally, residents can utilize the existing drop box located outside of Town Hall for payment of bills. Any envelope-sized documents directed to Town Hall departments may be left in the drop box. Staff will be available by phone and email in all departments during regular business hours to provide information and answer questions. General questions about ongoing operations should be directed to the Mayor’s Office at 781-340-5012.  After-hours calls may be directed to the Mayor’s 24hr hotline at 800-335-8606.

Department

Phone Number

Email

Animal Control

781-335-1212 ext. 43154

[email protected]

Assessor

781-682-3677

[email protected]

Municipal Licenses and Inspections

781-340-5004

[email protected]

DPW/Highway/Engineering

781-337-5100

[email protected]

Elder Services

781-682-6140

[email protected]

Fire Department (non-emergency)

781-337-5151

[email protected]

Harbormaster

781-682-6109

[email protected]

Health Department

781-340-5008

[email protected]

Human Resources

781-340-5010

[email protected]

Mayor

781-340-5012

[email protected]

Municipal Finance

781-335-2000

[email protected]

Parks/Trees/Grounds

781-337-5100

[email protected]

Planning & Community Development

781-340-5015

[email protected]

Police Department (non-emergency)

781-335-1212

[email protected]

Procurement

781-682-3843

[email protected]

Recreation

781-682-6124

[email protected]

Schools

781-335-1460

[email protected]

Substance Abuse Prevention Team

781-340-5008

[email protected]

Tax Collector

781-340-2401

[email protected]

Town Clerk

781-340-5017

[email protected]

Town Council

781-340-5020

[email protected]

Trash/Recycling - EZ Disposal

781-337-5100

[email protected]

Treasurer

781-340-2401

[email protected]

Veterans Services

781-340-2405

[email protected]

Water & Sewer

781-337-5100

[email protected]

Weymouth Public Libraries

781-340-5002

[email protected]

Youth and Family Services

781-331-1719

[email protected]

Teen Center

781-335-9713

[email protected]

 


 

Stay informed. As this is a new virus, unknown to the medical community, information about the virus changes by the minute.  The best sources of accurate up to date information are available on the Mass Department of Public Health (DPH) Website www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

These decisions are all subject to change as this is a very fast moving situation. For more information, please contact the Office of the Mayor, 781-340-5012

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