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Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update and Local Declaration of State of Emergency

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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 position to take all actions necessary to protect the public health, safety, or general welfare of its residents, businesses, and employees and to ensure that the Town of Hingham may fully coordinate with and obtain any available assistance and resources from the State and Federal Government.

During Hingham’s nearly 400 years of existence, this Town has always cared for our neighbors and friends.  We look out for each other.  Our social bonds and cultural awareness set us apart.  It is in that vein that we are asking you to please take seriously the State and Federal guidelines surrounding social distancing.  Congregating, even in small groups, can result in the inadvertent spread of COVID-19.  We have closed or altered our delivery of many local government functions in an effort to help slow this pandemic and thereby keep our residents and employees safe.  For information relating to Town of Hingham services, please visit our website at

As with all things in life, a calm, measured response to even the worst situations will most often result in the best possible outcomes.  We ask that you follow government guidelines, including social distancing, with typical Hingham poise.  Let’s continue to be civil, look out for our neighbors (especially the elderly), and we will get through this crisis together.

Thank you.

Board of Selectmen

Local Declaration of State of Emergency (PDF)
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