COVID-19 Updates

Non-Essential Municipal Services Operating in Limited Capacity through May 4, 2020

  1. March 31 - COVID-19 Update

    An update from the Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur for the Board of Selectmen meeting on March 31, 2020. Read on...
  2. New Resources from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

    March 30 - The items below are not a replacement for emergency medical care, but they may be helpful in connecting residents with health care resources if they display COVID-19 symptoms. Read on...
  3. Town Meeting and Town Election News

    March 28 - As the state of emergency announced by Governor Baker remains in effect, it is clear that we will not be able to begin Town Meeting on Monday, April 27, or to hold the Town Election on Saturday, May 2. Consequently, we are looking at... Read on...
  4. Mass DPH - Orders to Protect Workers Supporting Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

    March 27 - Hingham Health Dept – Mass Department of Public Health has issued orders to protect workers supporting grocery stores and pharmacies. A few highlights that we are working with our grocery stores and pharmacies Read on...
  5. Governor Baker Extends School Closures until May 4, 2020

    March 26 - In a letter to the community on March 25, the Hingham Public Schools leadership team outlined steps it's taking to develop and implement a robust Remote Learning Program for Hingham students during this time. Read Dr. Austin's March 25th letter Read on...
  6. COVID-19 Update and Local Declaration of State of Emergency

    March 25 - The Town of Hingham Board of Selectmen has voted to declare a local State of Emergency for the Town of Hingham effective March 13, 2020. This declaration was made as a practical measure to make sure that the Town of Hingham is in the best... Read on...
  7. Hingham Health Department has been informed that we have our second laboratory confirmed case

    March 24 - Hingham Health Department Health Advisory / COVID-19 update as of 3/24/20 10:47am. The Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that we have a second laboratory confirmed case.. Read on...
  8. Governor Baker’s March 23, 2020 Essential Services Order

    March 23 - Today, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public as of Tues... Read on...
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Through May 4, 2020

What is Open?

  • Police - Emergency Personnel Only
  • Fire - Emergency Personnel Only
  • Transfer Station - Regular Hours
  • Emergency Staff Only for DPW, Hingham Light and Town Offices
  • Senior Meals on Wheels Program

What Is Closed?  The following facilities are closed with staff working remotely to the extent possible until May 4, 2020

  • Town Hall Offices
  • Police Administration and Records
  • Fire Administration and Prevention
  • DPW Offices
  • Recreation Department
  • Senior Center
  • South Shore Country Club
  • Public Library
  • Public Schools and School Administration
  • Hingham Municipal Light Plant Offices
  • GAR Hall

Please see our Contact Information for up to date Department notices and contact details.

Public Meetings

Public Meetings will be held in keeping with the Governor’s recent Open Meeting Law Executive Order. We are working with boards and committees to facilitate the conduct of public meetings remotely via conference call. Meeting agendas and minutes will continue to be posted in the Agenda Center on the Town website as usual.

Resources for MA Residents

Buoy Online Tool: Massachusetts residents can use the Buoy Health online tool to get advice from an online health assistant safely at home, for free.

Text Alerts: The new messaging tool called “AlertsMA” allows residents to subscribe to real-time text notifications about coronavirus by texting the keyword COVIDMA to 888-777.  

211 Hotline: You can also make a free and confidential call to the COVID-19 Informational and Referral Hotline 24/7 by dialing 211.  

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