News Flash

COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: May 3, 2020

State Issues New Order Requiring Face Coverings

Effective Wednesday May 6th, the Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in indoor and outdoor public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible.


This order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations that are currently open to the public and permitted to operate as COVID-19 Essential Businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and other retail stores. If a customer refuses to wear a face covering for non-medical reasons, a business may decline entry to the individual. Residents are also required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when using any means of transportation service or public mass transit.


A face covering may include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including a mask, scarf, or bandana. Medical-grade masks should not be used and should be preserved for healthcare workers and first responders. Cloth masks should not be worn by young children under the age of two, persons with difficulty breathing, or those who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Instructions on how to make a cloth mask are available from the CDC.

Signed Order (PDF)
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in COVID-19 Updates

July 7, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: July 8, 2020

June 30, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: June 30, 2020

June 9, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: June 10, 2020

June 2, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: June 3, 2020

May 26th COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 27, 2020

May 19 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: May 20, 2020

April 28 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: April 29, 2020

April 21 COVID-19 Update

Posted on: April 22, 2020

CDC Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings

Posted on: April 6, 2020

March 31 - COVID-19 Update

Posted on: March 31, 2020
Hingham Town Meeting

Town Meeting and Town Election News

Posted on: March 28, 2020

Senior Center Tax Aide Notice

Posted on: March 23, 2020

Resources from the Senior Center

Posted on: March 23, 2020
Town Leadership

Hingham: Social Distancing Message

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Hingham Light Operations Update

Posted on: March 17, 2020

Police Department Business

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Fire Department Visitors

Posted on: March 14, 2020