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COVID-19 Cases and Contacts as of Friday April 3, 2020 at 4 PM
Please note change to GotoMeeting information for Selectmen meetings starting 4-6-2020. Information can be found here.
Selectmen meetings to resume normal Monday schedule. Meetings for 3-31,4-1, 4-2, and 4-3 of 2020 are cancelled. Meetings resume 4-6-2020
Town of Belchertown Reports First Cases of COVID-19
Selectmen's daily meeting cancelled today, 3-27-2020
Selectmen's daily meeting cancelled today, 3-26-2020
Important notices, Please read all the way down.
Dear Belchertown residents:
Today, March 23rd, 2020, Governor Baker ordered all non-essential businesses to operate remotely effective March 24th at noon. This means no in person contact, unless the type of business is on the Governor’s exempt list which can be found on mass.gov. (Supermarkets, gas stations, pharmacies, health care facilities, and businesses like those)
Continue to practice good social distancing measures as we work our way through the spread of Covid-19.
Your individual efforts will add up to the overall health of Belchertown and beyond. Thank you for your diligence.
Belchertown Select Board
(Order linked below)
Governor Charlie Baker Orders All Non-Essential Businesses To Cease In Person Operation, Directs the Department of Public Health to Issue Stay at Home Advisory For Two Weeks
With onset of the Corona virus in Western Massachusetts, we must do our best as a community to minimize the impact of its spread across our town. This includes limiting in-person public interaction with Town employees. Town Employees will remain available via telephone and email to assist you. Police and Fire Departments remain available to respond to incidents.
Selectmen Declare Local State of Emergency Due to COVID -19. See full press release to left.
Dear Belchertown Residents
Effective immediately, public access to the Town buildings and Town outdoor areas will be restricted until further notice.
Many transactions can be done online and we highly encourage everyone to utilize that method. Drop boxes will also be installed at different Town building locations very quickly to help those that prefer a different method.
If you have questions about transactions in general, please call the respective department and they will be able to help you determine the best way to accomplish your objective. We have a dedicated team that will look for ways to make positive outcomes for you out of this situation.
Under the Governors Emergency Order for Open Meetings, all public meetings will now be done remotely until further notice, please refer to the meeting notices to obtain remote participation information.
How we help each other during this critical juncture will have a significant impact on our community’s ability to move effectively through this public health situation.
Thank you for understanding and doing your part to help Belchertown limit the spread of the corona virus.Sincerely
Belchertown Board of Selectmen
What is social distancing?
Social distancing is a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people. It can include large-scale measures like canceling group events or closing public spaces, as well as individual decisions such as avoiding crowds.
What is “Flattening the Curve”?
With COVID-19, the goal of social distancing right now is to slow down the outbreak in order to reduce the chance of infection among high risk people and to reduce the burden on health care systems and workers. Experts describe this as "flattening the curve”
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