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COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: July 29, 2020

July 28, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo provided the following COVID-19 update at the Board of Selectmen meeting on July 28, 2020. 

COVID-19 Cases

  • Massachusetts remains in Phase 3 - Step 1 at this time.  
  • As of today, DPH is reporting 116,182 probable and confirmed cases in Massachusetts, of which 9,018 are in Plymouth County.  
  • As of last Wednesday, DPH was reporting 283 COVID-19 cases in Hingham.

New Travel Order

  • The state has issued a new COVID-19 travel order that will go into effect this Saturday, August 1, 2020.  
  • Starting August 1, all visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to: 
    • Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless they are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by DPH, and 
    • Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.
  • Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine per day.
  • Exemptions include:
    • Individuals coming from lower-risk states, which as of today, include: Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 
    • Transitory travel through Massachusetts
    • Persons commuting for work or school
    • Patients seeking or receiving medical treatment
    • Military personnel traveling under orders
    • Workers providing critical infrastructure services
  • MA residents are urged to limit out-of-state travel only to lower-risk COVID-19 states.
  • More information is available at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order.



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