COVID-19 Updates & Precautions June 2, 2020 update

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

While Town Hall and municipal buildings are physically closed to the public, we 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 6/1/20, Hopkinton’s Health Department is reporting 119 total confirmed COVID-19 cases; 10 of
those cases are active, with 96 recoveries and 13 deaths.You can see historical tracking and updates on You can see historical tracking and updates on Hopkinton’s Community Impact Dashboard:

Executive Order Issued in Advance of Phase II of Reopening Massachusetts - NEW UPDATE
On Monday 6/1/2020, Governor Baker issued an Executive Order that provides a detailed list of
businesses and activities that fall into Phases II, III, and IV of the Commonwealth’s Re-Opening Plan. The
Order also permits all Phase II enterprises, including retail, to begin preparations to safely resume
operation in advance of the start of the second phase. In addition to the retail sector, the Executive Order
details further requirements for the safe resumption of amateur youth and adult sports and outdoor dining.
Effective immediately, the Executive Order permits Phase II businesses to reopen their physical
workplaces to workers only to conduct necessary preparations prior to the start of Phase II. Preparations
include but are not limited to completing a COVID-19 Control Plan, implementing sector-specific
protocols, and complying with Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards.

For Reopening Phase II Executive Order, click link below
https://www.mass.gov/doc/executive-order-preparing-for-phase-ii-reopening

For Childcare Provider Reopening Order, click link below
https://www.mass.gov/doc/childcare-provider-reopening-preparedness-order

VIEW UPDATED LIST OF ENTERPRISES IN PHASES II, III, and IV
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-when-can-my-business-reopen

124th Boston Marathon To Be Held Virtually:
The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a
virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation
road running event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual Boston Marathon will be complemented
by a series of virtual events throughout the second week of September. For more information, click link below.
https://www.baa.org/124th-boston-marathon-be-held-virtually

Hopkinton Parks / fields / playgrounds:
Under Phase 1 of Massachusetts Reopening Plan, town athletic fields are now open under the following
guidelines:
● Users should sanitize hands before and after play, not share equipment, and clean and wipe
down equipment.

● When engaged in play, users should avoid touching other users’ equipment in separate areas.

● Users waiting to utilize a section or area of the field should wait outside the field of play until
previous users have vacated the facility to ensure proper social distancing and prevent accidental
contact of other users’ equipment.

● Users should not engage in pick-up games, organized games, or tournaments.

● Families living in the same residence may engage in field and park activities such as catch,
frisbee, picnics without face coverings and the use of social distancing if they can do so without
engaging persons outside of their immediate family.

These fields include: Fruit St. athletic fields, Carrigan & EMC baseball fields, Daniel Shays, Emerald Hills,
Pyne Field, and Reed Park.

Playgrounds remain closed until further notice.

The school fields are to stay closed for the remainder of the school year. School fields will reopen, with
limitations, after the last day of school, June 17, 2020

Reopening Massachusetts:
Governor Baker’s Reopening Advisory Board released a significant amount of new information and
guidance on Monday May 18, 2020. Some additional businesses are allowed to open during phase 1,
although specific standards must be met by these businesses prior to being allowed to reopen.

Businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined in the Governor's March 23, 2020
Executive Order, updated on March 31, April 28 and May 15, may remain open and have until May 25,
2020 to comply with these mandatory safety standards. In addition to the mandatory safety standards,

All businesses must meet these standards before reopening:
● COVID-19 control plan template – Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for
self-certification
https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-reopening-control-plan-template/download

● Compliance attestation poster – Poster that customer facing businesses are required to print,
sign, and post in an area within the business premises that is visible to workers and visitors
https://www.mass.gov/doc/compliance-attestation/download

● Employer and Worker posters – Posters that businesses can print and display within the business
premises to describe the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning
and disinfecting.
https://www.mass.gov/doc/employer-reopening-poster/download

When can my business reopen?
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-when-can-my-business-reopen
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Complete list of Emergency Orders and Guidance from Mass.gov
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency