COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

The Town's most current COVID-19 update is available at the top of the page, for previous updates scroll down.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information - Updated January 12, 2021


December 22, 2020 

Governor Baker Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions on 

Capacity and Gathering Limits

 

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced further restrictions to help stop the spread in the Commonwealth, including new capacity and gathering limits. The measures will go into effect on Saturday, Dec. 26, and will remain in effect until noon on Jan. 10, 2021, unless further extended by the Governor.

 

Gatherings will be limited to 10 persons indoors and 25 outdoors (at both private homes and event venues and public spaces).

 

Businesses, including restaurants, offices and retailers, must limit occupancy to 25% of capacity. The new restrictions will not apply to K-12 schools, manufacturing, construction or laboratories, which will continue to follow the existing guidance that has been issued.

 

The revised limits supersede existing limits in the sector-specific protocols for Phase 3, Step 1, of the state’s four-phase reopening plan. All other terms of COVID-19 gatherings order (including exceptions) and all sector-specific workplace safety rules remain in effect.

 

At his press briefing, Gov. Baker said that tomorrow he would be announcing a new package of assistance for those small businesses across the state that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

 

New limits

Businesses and industries in Massachusetts subject to a 25% capacity limit include the following:

 

• Restaurants (based on permitted seating capacity)

• Office spaces

• Retail businesses

• Places of worship

• Libraries

• Close-contact personal services

• Fitness centers and health clubs

• Theatres and performance venues

• Casinos

• Driving and flight schools

• Golf facilities (for indoor spaces)

• Lodging (for common areas)

• Arcades and indoor recreation businesses

• Museums, cultural facilities and guided tours

 

Workers and staff will not count toward the occupancy count for restaurants, places of worship, close-contact personal services and retail businesses.

 

In order to preserve health care personnel resources, the Department of Public Health released updated guidance to hospitals around nonessential, elective invasive procedures. Effective on Dec. 26, all hospitals are directed to postpone or cancel all nonessential inpatient elective invasive procedures in order to maintain and increase inpatient capacity.

 

• Link to COVID-19 Executive Order #59, temporarily applying further capacity restrictions to statewide covid-19 safety rules

• Link to temporary capacity and gathering limits (effective Dec. 26)

• Link to Administration’s press release announcing the new rules

 


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Previous Town of Longmeadow COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates

Town of Longmeadow Update COVID-19 Coronavirus - December 8, 2020


The Baker-Polito administration today announced new measures to disrupt the trend of increasing new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Massachusetts. A copy of the press release regarding this announcement can be found here.

Town of Longmeadow Update COVID-19 Coronavirus - November 19, 2020


On Saturday, November 21 from 12pm – 2pm the Town will be holding a drive thru mask giveaway at the Longmeadow High School parking lot. Masks are available for all household members and residents can receive masks for individuals not able to attend. Please follow the signs and stay in your vehicle.  The Thanksgiving holiday is approaching and while we are accustomed to gathering with friends and extended family to celebrate, this year it is extremely important to limit gatherings to just those in your primary household. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has put together guidance to keep us all safe during the holidays. If you host a holiday celebration, keep it small. If you are considering travel, be aware of Massachusetts travel orders. If you participate in a celebration, follow public health guidance. All gatherings – no matter the size or location – must end and people must disperse by 9:30.


Town of Longmeadow Update COVID-19 Coronavirus - November 4, 2020

Governor’s Updated Orders and COVID-19 Cases 

Today we have 10 active cases and our current status on the MassDPH map is “Yellow”. With the recent increase in cases over the past 14 days we will likely move to “Red” when the updated map is released tomorrow. While this is not cause for alarm, it is a reminder to increase your awareness, remain vigilant by wearing face coverings, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings. COVID-19 is still in our community. Stay safe and take care of each other. On Monday, November 2, 2020, Governor Baker released new advisories aimed at keeping people safe and containing the virus. The “Stay at Home Advisory” and “Further Revised Gatherings Order #54” begin on Friday, November 6, 2020, and all residents of Massachusetts are advised to stay home between the hours of 10pm and 5am. 

Town of Longmeadow Update COVID-19 Coronavirus - October 22, 2020

Board of Health recently met and discussed Halloween events and trick-or-treating and weighed whether activities like door-to-door trick-or-treating that can attract large groups of people should take place at this time. After review and discussion the Board of Health voted to prohibit door-to-door trick-or-treating. As unfortunate as it is to eliminate this fun annual tradition, protecting the health and safety of residents and doing what we can to prevent the spread of the virus is the top priority. 

Town of Longmeadow Update COVID-19 Coronavirus - August 12, 2020

Reminder on Masking and Social Distancing, New State Data Tool on Community Cases, Follow State Orders on Travel, Council on Aging to Remain Closed until New Building is Completed, Greenwood Daycare to Remain Closed

The Annual Town Meeting logistics team met this morning and reviewed weather information and updated COVID-19 case numbers. There has been no marked change in COVID-19 positive community cases. Currently, there are 2 positive cases in the community and that number has been relatively consistent for 3 weeks. Weather information and radar has been continuously monitored since last Thursday. The weather pattern is stable for the next two days with a 30% chance of rain on Tuesday. The team has decided to proceed as planned with tomorrow’s Annual Town Meeting.

Playgrounds and Basketball Courts Reopen, Summer Camps and Pools Will Not Open, Recreation Fields are Open and Limited Team Sports/Sports Leagues Beginning, Greenwood Daycare will open in the fall

Public forums have been scheduled to review the Annual Town Meeting warrant and answer questions. The forums will be held on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7PM and Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7PM.

Tennis Courts Reopening, Face Masks Available to Residents, Recycling Center Opens Saturday for Bulky/Household Items 

Face Masks Available to Residents, Recycling Center Opens Saturday, May 23 for Bulky/Household Items, Town Election Information and Annual Town Meeting

Governor’s Order Requiring Face Coverings & Voting by Absentee Ballot for Town Election

The Recycling Center on Pondside Road will open for yard waste only, West Road leaf dump will close beginning Saturday, May 2. Spring sports have been cancelled, including all sponsored sport leagues. Fiscal constraints necessitating furloughs in 5 town departments. 

Extension of due dates for property taxes, betterments and Community Preservation surcharges, exemption and deferral applications, and motor vehicle excise, water, sewer and stormwater utility bills.

Additional guidance on grocery stores, Town no longer releasing case count data, keep up the social distancing.

Town releases COVID-19 coronavirus positive case numbers, will provide daily update by 5pm each day. 

Updates include, town offices to remain closed through May 4, 2020, leaf and yard waste area to open on April 1, 2020, and the Annual Town Meeting postponed until June 23, 2020 and other updates.

Tennis courts, basketball courts and play structures will be closed Friday, March 27, 2020. Signage on social distancing will be placed at parks and athletic fields. 

The Town of Longmeadow confirmed today that there is one positive case of COVID-19 in the community.

The Select Board declared a state of emergency and a listing of town actions. 

The Select Board voted to declare a state of emergency in Longmeadow. The declaration was done to assure that Town has all available resources at its disposal to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Group gatherings limited to 50 people or less, non-essential board and committee meetings postponed, Storrs Library closed, Council on Aging programming canceled.