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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Swap Shop Closed Saturday August 20th

On Saturday August 20th the Swap Shop at the Transfer Station will be closed due to the impending warm weather. 

Hingham Public Works
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Special Town Meeting Video Question of the Week: Week 2

The second video in our Special Town Meeting “Question of the Week” series is now live. This week, Fire Chief Steve Murphy and Police Chief David Jones summarize the deficiencies of the current North Fire Station and Police Station.

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

COVID-19 Isolation and Exposure Guidance for the General Public Updated August 15, 2022

If you were exposed to COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status: CDC recommends that instead of quarantining, you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested 5 full days after your last exposure (day 6).

If you have COVID-19: regardless of v...

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Full Details from Mass.gov... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Weir River Water System: Level 2 Water Ban - Effective Immediately

MA Drought Status Map July 12, 2022

Notice to Weir River Water System Customers

LEVEL 2: Mandatory Total Ban – All non-essential outdoor usage Prohibited.

This includes, but is not limited to, irrigation using automatic sprinklers or soaker hoses; the washing of vehicles, e...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Town of Hingham Launches Informational Video Series Ahead of November 1 Special Town Meeting

Video of the Week - Week 1

HINGHAM -- With the Special Town Meeting less than three months away, the Town of Hingham would like to announce a special series of videos relating to the two capital projects that will soon be voted on by the residents in town. 

On Tuesday, Nove...

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Town Meeting Video Series: Watch the Video *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Early Voting for 2022 Elections

2022 Vote by Mail Application

Early Voting

On June 22, 2022, a MA election reform law titled “The VOTES Act” was signed into law. Among other things, the VOTES Act makes several of the temporary changes from the 2020 pandemic permanent including Vote by Mail and In-Person Early Voting....

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

Repaving / Reconstruction Notice: Beginning August 11, 2022

The Town of Hingham Engineering Division will be repaving and/or reconstructing the entire length or sections of the following roads beginning August 11, 2022 and the work will continue until complete.

  • Intersection of North Street & Thaxter Street to R...
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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Repaving / Reconstruction Notice: Beginning August 11, 2022

The Town of Hingham Engineering Division will be repaving and/or reconstructing the entire length or sections of the following roads beginning August 11, 2022 and the work will continue until complete.

  • Intersection of North Street & Thaxter Street to R...
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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Health Department Reminds Residents of Importance of COVID-19 Boosters

HINGHAM — The Hingham Health Department is encouraging all residents to keep up their protection against COVID-19.

Like other viruses, COVID-19 changes over time, leading to new variants. COVID-19 boosters provide protection against these variant...

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Posted on: August 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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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Repaving / Reconstruction Notice: Beginning August 1, 2022

The Town of Hingham Engineering Division will be repaving and/or reconstructing the entire length or sections of the following roads beginning August 1, 2022 and the work will continue until complete.

  • Thaxter Street

All scheduling dates are dependent on wea...

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Hingham Public Works
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Special Town Meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022

Renderings of Proposed Public Safety Facility and Proposed Foster Elementary School

The Town of Hingham would like to ask all residents to save the date for a Special Town Meeting that will be held this fall.

At its meeting on Tuesday, July 12, the Hingham Select Board voted to schedule a Special Town Meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesd...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Hingham Properties to Undergo Cyclical Inspections Beginning This Month

Assessor Door Card

HINGHAM -- The Town of Hingham and Director of Assessing Erin Walsh would like to inform residents of a property inspection program beginning this month. 

In accordance with Massachusetts Department of Revenue guidelines, Assessors are required to...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Precautionary Measures for Residents to Avoid Tick Bites, Protect Themselves from Tickborne Diseases

Understanding Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Public Health Nurse Kathy Crowley wish to remind Hingham residents of important safety tips to avoid tick bites.

The risk of tick exposure is higher during warmer months, generally April-September, according to the Center fo...

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Additional Info from the CDC... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Precautionary Measures for Residents to Avoid Tick Bites, Protect Themselves from Tickborne Diseases

Understanding Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Public Health Nurse Kathy Crowley wish to remind Hingham residents of important safety tips to avoid tick bites.

The risk of tick exposure is higher during warmer months, generally April-September, according to the Center fo...

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Additional Info from the CDC... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Weir River Water System: Notice of Level I Water Ban

MA Drought Status Map July 12, 2022

The Weir River Water System would like to notify residents that Level 1 Mandatory restrictions take effect Thursday July 21, 2022.

Outside irrigation is limited to one day per week based on an odd/even allocation program. 

  • ODD addresses are limited...
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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Town of Hingham Encourages Eligible Seniors to Apply for New Property Tax Exemption

Hingham Assessors Office

In an effort to provide targeted property tax relief to older homeowners, the Town of Hingham is once again providing a tax exemption for eligible seniors through the Assessor’s Office. 

Hingham’s 2019 Annual Town Meeting appro...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Hingham Fire Department Extinguishes 4-Alarm House Fire

Hingham Fire Department

HINGHAM — Chief Steve Murphy reports that the Hingham Fire Department extinguished a 4-alarm fire, at a large house, that spread to at least four other homes in the area Monday afternoon.

While the 6,000-square-foot house was a total loss and other homes s...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Conservation Department Encourages Residents to Explore Open Spaces This Summer

Walk in the Woods

Hingham Conservation Department Encourages Residents to Safely Spend Time Outside and Explore Open Spaces This Summer

The Hingham Conservation Department is excited to share a new open space exploration resource developed by the Hingham Land Conservation T...

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50 Walks from the Hingham Land Conservation Trust *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Hingham’s Weir River Water System Issues Water Restrictions in Response to Level 2 Drought

Weir River Water System

HINGHAM -- Managing Director Russell Tierney reports that the Weir River Water System (WRWS) has issued outdoor watering restrictions as of July 1 in response to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' recent declaration of a level 2 drought.

In an effort to st...

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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

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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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