COVID-19 Town Office Notices and Contacts
Update on Reopening of Municipal Facilities
As part of the next step in our municipal reopening process, Town Hall and the Senior Center will return to full in-person staffing on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. We anticipate reopening the building to the public on an appointment-only basis at a later date to be determined. The Hingham Public Library anticipates reopening to the public in a limited capacity on June 1 as well, and more details will be posted on the Library’s website soon. In addition, the Recreation Department is moving forward with a wide array of spring and summer programming; details can be found on the Hingham Recreation website.
June 1 was chosen as it gives Town employees and residents the time and opportunity to get vaccinated once the vaccine becomes available to the general public on April 19. As of April 8, about one quarter (27%) of Hingham residents are fully vaccinated.
Implementing the above changes on June 1 is an important next step toward a return to normal, and we appreciate the public’s patience and support throughout the pandemic. We will continue to make the health and safety of our residents and staff our top priority, while still delivering a high level of service to the community. The reopening process may vary for each municipal facility and additional updates about our reopening plans will be shared in the coming weeks on the Town website.
We continue to work hard behind the scenes to provide municipal services remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Town Hall remains open to employees only at this time. Please continue to email and call departments to get in touch during normal Town Hall business hours. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Provided below are the best contact methods currently available for our departments. Further information may be available on the department pages.
Questions for the Board of Health?
The Board of Health is handling a high call volume related to COVID-19 as well as flu-shots, permitting and inspections.
For medical emergencies please call your primary care physician or dial 911.
For Questions regarding COVID 19, please call the State COVID information line by dialing 211 or 1-877-211-MASS (6277). You may also email the office at email@example.com. Please provide your name, phone number, email address with your message.
- All services open except Swap Shop.
- CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in situations where social distancing is difficult to maintain.
Services for Seniors
- Hingham Elder Services - 781-741-1458 (please leave a message)
- South Shore Elder Services - 781-848-3910 - for Home Delivered Meals
- Hingham Food Pantry - 781-740-8180, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hingham Link - Connecting Hingham residents in an immediate and useful way www.hinghamlink.com
- Safety Assurance Program - automated checkin calls by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.