News Flash

Posted on: June 23, 2022

June 22, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Last Thursday, the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined that Plymouth County’s COVID 19 community presence is now “Low” – down from “Medium” as reported to you on June 7. This dec...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Wompatuck Rd Hingham - Water Main Project - UPDATE

The Wompatuck Rd water main project in Hingham is nearing completion.  All existing water services have been transferred to the new water main.  Today, Thursday, June 23, 2022, the old water main was taken out of service.  Over ...

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Additional Info... Weir River Water System
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Senior Means Tested Real Estate Exemption Applications Available

Hingham Town Seal Color

Attention Hingham Seniors,

You may qualify for property tax relief under the Town’s new “Senior Means-Tested Tax Exemption” program.  This new exemption is available to Hingham seniors age 65 and older who have lived ...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Select Board Proclamation Declaring June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day in Town

Hingham Town Hall

HINGHAM -- The Hingham Select Board read a proclamation this week declaring June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day in the Town of Hingham. 

Select Board members Bill Ramsey, Joseph Fisher, and Elizabeth Klein took turns reading from the Proclamati...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Composting at Hingham Municipal Light Plant with Cleaner Greener Hingham

Composting with Cleaner Greener Hingham

Exciting news - Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant has a new "Earth Machine" composter and employees will be composting fruit and vegetable food waste on site. Peter Swanson and Janice McPhillips went to Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant to teach e...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display Update

The Town was recently informed that the Hingham Lions Club will not be able to launch its annual fireworks display at the customary location due to federal environmental regulations.  

The Town is actively assisting the Lions to find other potenti...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 16, 2022

2022 Road Construction Notice

The Town of Hingham is anticipating to repave and/or reconstruct the entire length or sections of the following roads in 2022: 

Reconstruction/Paving

  • Cape Cod Lane
  • Crooked Meadow Lane
  • Downing Street
  • Elm Street
  • Emerald Street
  • Main Street (South...
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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 8, 2022

June 7, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Last Thursday, the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined that Plymouth County’s COVID 19 community presence is now Medium – down from “High” over the past few weeks.  This decision to downgrade our community presence level is con...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Hingham Municipal Light Board Notice of Vacancy

The Select Board is accepting Talent Bank applications from residents who wish to be considered to fill a vacancy on the Hingham Municipal Light Board.  The successful candidate will fill the vacancy until the next Town Election.   Deadl...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Town of Hingham Welcomes Aileen Walsh as Full-Time Community Crisis Response Clinician

Aileen Walsh Community Crisis Response Clinician

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Police Chief David Jones are pleased to announce the hiring of the Hingham Police Department’s new full-time Community Crisis Response Clinician.

Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Calling All Citizens – Hingham Needs You

Calling All Citizens – Hingham Needs You

Citizen engagement and voluntarism are at the core of Hingham’s character.  As with our commitment to Open Town Meeting, ours is a community where citizens assume the responsibilities of...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 3, 2022

WRWS Operations Update

The WRWS would like to share an update of operations over the past two years to our customers and residents of Hingham, Hull and North Cohasset.  Over the past two years we have made improvements and repairs to the water system, worked to further...

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Additional Info... Weir River Water System
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Climate Action Plan Community Survey

Hingham's Climate Action Plan Community Survey Notice

Hingham Climate Action Plan - Community Engagement Survey

Do you know that Hingham has a goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040? The Climate Action Planning Committee is working hard to get us to our goal. To ensure an equitable future, we nee...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Hingham Pride Month

Town of Hingham, Massachusetts

 Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Queer or Questioning Plus (LGBTQ+) Pride Month Proclamation

 Whereas, Hingham is a community that values diversity and inclusion, and is committed to equal rights and opportunities for a...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022 COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Report

The federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to report Plymouth County’s COVID-19 community level to be High.  At this level, the CDC recommends:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public places regardless of va...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Statement of the Hingham Select Board - Uvalde, TX

Our hearts go out to the victims of the families of the tragedy that occurred in Uvalde, Texas this past Tuesday.  The Select Board and the entire Hingham community share a deep sense of sorrow in the senseless loss of life and we hope for a futu...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Health Department Encourages Residents to Practice Sun Safety This Summer

HINGHAM -- The Hingham Health Department is spreading the word about the many measures residents can take this summer to enjoy time outdoors while keeping safe from the sun.

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. According to the American Canc...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Update on Boat Ramp Reconstruction Project

Hingham Harbor and Bathing Beach

HINGHAM -- The Town of Hingham and the Office of the Harbormaster would like to provide an update on the reconstruction of the Hingham boat ramp.

The Massachusetts Office of Fishing and Boating Access (FBA) provides boat and canoe access sites, shore fishi...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 25, 2022

May 24, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Assistant Town Administrator Art Robert presented the following report to the Select Board, at their May 24 meeting:

The federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to determine Plymouth County’s COVID-19 community level to be High. &n...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Notice of Tax Taking

LEGAL NOTICE

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

TOWN OF HINGHAM

OFFICE OF THE COLLECTOR OF TAXES

NOTICE OF TAX TAKING

To the owners of the hereinafter described parcels of land situated in HINGHAM in the county of PLYMOUTH and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ...

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Legal Notices
Posted on: May 23, 2022

2022 Grand Marshal

Coming soon…to be announced

4th of July Parade
Posted on: May 23, 2022

2022 Veteran of the Year

Coming soon…to be announced

4th of July Parade
Posted on: May 22, 2022

2022 Parade Button Winner

Parade Button 2022

The 2022 fifth-grade button design winner has been selected!  Lauren Augier from St. Paul School created an original design featuring ‘Hingham, The Bucket Town,’ a nod to Hingham’s history of exceptional industry and...

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4th of July Parade
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Antigen Rapid Test: Expiration Date Extension

Test Kit

On Mar 29, 2022, the FDA granted a three-month shelf-life extension for the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test. 

This FDA decision extended the shelf-life of all iHealth tests with expiration dates on or before 2022-09-29 (YYYY-MM-DD) from 6 mont...

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Additional Info from the Manufacturer... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo presented the following report to the Select Board at their May 17 meeting:

In my report last Tuesday, I noted that Hingham’s COVID-19 numbers were up significantly and that this may trigger new protocols in the coming...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2022

CDC Community Risk Level - High

Yesterday, the federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) assessed that all of Plymouth County has reached theCOVID-19 Community Level of High.  

At the Community Level of High, the CDC recommends:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public places re...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 COVID-19 Update

  • In Hingham, the presence of COVID-19 continues to evolve.  
    • Through the week ending May 7, Hingham experienced 103 confirmed & probable cases, up 72% over the 60 cases experienced through the week ending April 30.
    • During the week of April 30, t...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Notification of Mosquito Adulticide Applications

MEMORANDUM

 To:       Boards of Health of Member Towns

From:   Ross Rossetti, Acting Superintendent

Date:   May 4, 2022

Re:       Notification of Mosquito Adulticide App...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Hingham Asks Residents to Contribute to ‘Exceptional Needs Registry’

South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center staff

HINGHAM -- The Hingham Commission on Disabilities, the Hingham Police and Fire Departments and the South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center would like to share with residents information on the Town of Hingham’s Exceptional Needs Reg...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Town of Hingham Honors Former Town Clerk Eileen McCracken During Special Ceremony

Town Clerk Recognition 2022 Eileen McCracken

HINGHAM -- Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Town Clerk Carol Falvey are pleased to announce that a special ceremony took place at Town Hall this week honoring previous Town Clerk Eileen McCracken.

On Monday, April 11, the Town unveiled the latest photo on t...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: April 12, 2022

COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests Available at the Hingham Senior Center

Test Kit

HINGHAM — The Hingham Health Department reports that the Town of Hingham has made COVID-19 test kits available at the Hingham Senior Center, 224 Central Street.

The kits are iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests, with two tests included per box.

In...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Street Sweeping Operation - Beginning Monday, April 11th

The DPW will be starting the street sweeping operation beginning April 11th and continuing throughout the spring.

*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 8, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day statewide average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from to 839 on February 27 to 648 on March 6.
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 445 on February 25 to 319 on March 4.
  • The latest data sh...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 7, 2022

2022 Annual Street Listing Census

Town of HinghamOffice of Town Clerk

March 7, 2022

The 2022 Annual Street Listing Census has been sent out to all Households.  Typically, this Form is sent out in early January, but was delayed as we wanted to include the new 2022 precinct informati...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Town of Hingham To Make Masking Optional in Municipal Buildings Effective Next Week

Change Takes Effect Monday, March 7

HINGHAM — Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Executive Health Officer Susan Sarni report that the Town of Hingham will lift its mask policy starting next week, making masking optional in all non-school municipal buildings i...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 1, 2022

March 1, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from to 1,720 on February 14  to 704 on February 27.
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 902 on February 13 to 445 on February 25.
  • The late...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2022

*Postponed* Hingham Announces Registration for Annual Summer Recreation Programs

Hingham Summer Recreation Program

Update 3/1 - Registration has been postponed to Wednesday, March 2 at 11 AM due to issues with the MyRec website. 

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Director of Recreation Mark Thorell are pleased to announce that registration opens tomorro...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: February 17, 2022

February 17, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from 2,684 on February 7 to 1,550 on February 14.
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 1,325 on February 7 to 902 on February 13.
  • The latest data sho...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Covid Testing Center Closed - Feedback Requested

February 15, 2022 - Effective immediately, the Town of Hingham has closed the temporary regional COVID-19 testing center at 335 Lincoln Street. The Town asked the vendor to cancel open appointments and ensure delivery of results to everyone tested on or b...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 1, 2022

February 1, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from 9,509 on January 24 to 4,803 on January 30.  
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 2,783 on January 22 to 2,202 On January 28. &nb...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2022

January 25, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from 15,593 on January 16, 2022 to  8,295 as of January 23.  
  • Hospitalizations have fallen, from 3,209 on January 16, 2022 to 2,894 On Jan...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 19, 2022

January 18, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

    Massachusetts DPH has not updated its data since our report to you last week. 

    Key data, available through January 8, reflect a rising COVID-19 presence in Hingh...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022 COVID-19 Update

1/13/2022 COVID Update

Data

    Across Massachusetts, according to DPH, we are continuing to experience a large COVID-19 surge.  

    DPH is reporting that the 7-day average o...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Health Advisory on the Use of Facial Coverings in Hingham

TOWN OF HINGHAM

Board of Health210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043-2762(781) 741-1466 Fax (781) 740-0239

Health Advisory on the Use of Facial Coverings in Hingham

Date: 1/7/2022

The Hingham Board of Health (the Board) today issued a Health Advisory regardin...

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Download and Print (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Hingham Mask Advisory, Testing and Booster Clinics

Hingham Health Department Announces Health Advisory on Use of Facial Coverings in Town 

HINGHAM -- The Hingham Board of Health has issued a Health Advisory regarding the strongly recommended use of facial coverings by all patrons, visitors and emp...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: January 4, 2022

January 4, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

    Across Massachusetts, according to DPH, we are seeing a large surge in new COVID-19 cases.  The 7-day average of new cases across the state is now 11,800, compared to a 7-day average of about 4,400 new cases on...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: December 22, 2021

December 21, 2021 COVID-19 Update

12/21/2021 COVID Update

Data

    Across Massachusetts, according to DPH, we are seeing a 7-day average of over 4,100 new COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, compared to a 7-day average of about 1,100 two months ago. &nbs...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: December 15, 2021

December 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update

12/14/2021 COVID Update

Data

    In Hingham, we are continuing to see a sharp increase in new COVID-19 cases.  DPH is reporting 142 new COVID-19 cases during the 14-day period reported on 12/9/2021, compared to ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: December 9, 2021

December 7, 2021 COVID-19 Update

 According to DPH, Massachusetts has been experiencing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases since early November.

  • In Hingham, we’re seeing a significant more recent uptick in new COVID-19 cases as well. DPH is reporting 80 new COVID-19 cases during ...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: November 17, 2021

November 16, 2021 COVID-19 Update

  • In Hingham, new COVID-19 cases continue to hover around 30-40 new cases per 14-day period for the last several weeks.
  •  The vaccination rate for Hingham remains at 74%.  If you look at only vaccine-eligible individuals in Hingham (now peop...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: November 10, 2021

November 9, 2021 COVID-19 Update

  • Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has generally been trending downward since mid-September. 
  • In Hingham, new COVID-19 cases continue to hover around 30-40 new cases per 14-day period for the last several weeks.  The vaccination ...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: November 3, 2021

November 2, 2021 COVID-19 Update

11/02/2021 COVID Update

  •  Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has been trending downward since mid-September. They have dropped from about 1,900 new cases on average per 7-day period as of 9/13 to about 960 new cases on average per 7-day pe...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: October 26, 2021

October 26, 2021 COVID-19 Update

10/26/2021 COVID Update

  • Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has been trending downward since mid-September.     
  • In Hingham, new COVID-19 cases continue to fluctuate between approximately 30-50 new cases per 14-day period ...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update

  • We are seeing a small uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham over the last two weeks.  There were 47 new cases during the two-week period ending 9/16, compared to 37 new cases for the prior two-week period ending 9/9...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 20, 2021

September 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update 

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hingham have decreased over the last two weeks, which is good news. The latest numbers from the State indicate 37 new cases over the last 14 days, compared to 50 new cases during the t...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2021

August 31st, 2021 COVID-19 Update

August 31, 2021

COVID-19 Update

·        COVID-19 cases continue to rise.  The most recent DPH data published on August 26th indicates a total of 50 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hingham in the two week...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2021

September 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update 

  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hingham have decreased over the last two weeks, which is good news.  The latest numbers from the State indicate 37 new cases over the last 14 days, compared to 50 new cases du...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 25, 2021

August 24th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

August 24, 2021

Data

·        We are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham.  

·        The most recent DPH data published on August 19th indicates a total of 36 new COVI...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 16, 2021

August 16th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/covid-19-vaccines-us.html

 We are reviewing the actions by ACIP yesterday recommending a third dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine for some individuals with compromised immune s...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 10, 2021

August 10th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • We are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham. 
  • There were 5 COVID-19 cases reported in June (no Delta variant cases) and 33 cases reported in July (of which 5 were Delta variants).
  • As of today, August 10th, 20 new COVID-19 cases have be...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2021

August 3rd, 2021 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • As of today, 27 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Hingham during the month of July.  That is compared to 5 cases reported in June.
  • So far, 1 new COVID-19 case in Hingham has been confirmed in August. 
  • We are keeping an eye on the tro...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates