News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31 - COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Response

  • All of our actions and decisions are guided by the need to keep our citizens and our employees safe and healthy.  
  • The Town’s COVID-19 response is being led by our Emergency Management Team, which meets seven days a week...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

New Resources from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The items below are not a replacement for emergency medical care, but they may be helpful in connecting residents with health care resources if they display COVID-19 symptoms.  

•    Buoy Online Tool: Massachusetts resid...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Town Meeting and Town Election News

Hingham Town Meeting

As the state of emergency announced by Governor Baker remains in effect, it is clear that we will not be able to begin Town Meeting on Monday, April 27, or to hold the Town Election on Saturday, May 2.

Consequently, we are looking at Monday, June 22, 2020,...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mass DPH - Orders to Protect Workers Supporting Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

Hingham Health Department – Mass Department of Public Health has issued orders to protect workers supporting grocery stores and pharmacies. Please read the attached direction from DPH.

A few highlights that we are working with our grocery stores ...

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Download and Read the Full Order from MA DPH COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Governor Baker Extends School Closures until May 4, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Governor Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all public and private schools, and all non-emergency childcare programs, until May 4th in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. More deta...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update and Local Declaration of State of Emergency

Hingham Seal

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 positi...

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Local Declaration of State of Emergency (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Hingham Health Department has been informed that we have our second laboratory confirmed case

Hingham Health Advisory 032420

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory

COVID-19 update as of 3/24/20 10:47am

The Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that we have a second laboratory confirmed case.  The Hingham res...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Senior Center Tax Aide Notice

A Message from Dave Beal, Tax Aide Program;    

As you are aware, the Senior Center and other town facilities are closed because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.  National AARP has also suspended the Tax Aide prog...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Baker’s March 23, 2020 Essential Services Order

Today, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public as of ...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Resources from the Senior Center

Hingham Department of Elder Services is assembling contact information for available resources to provide to our senior population.  Please check back for continuing updates.

  • Hingham Elder Services - 781-741-1458 (please leave a message)
  • South Shor...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Resources for Businesses During COVID-19

  • Small Business Recovery Loan Fund: Last week, Governor Baker announced a $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund to provide emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by COVID-19 with under 50 full and part-time emplo...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Hingham Health Department has a one page sheet of Guidance and Information on COVID 19

Please review the most current information and resources from the Hingham Health department in this document.

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services

NOTICE: Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Massage Establishments and Spas Effective March 21, 2020

Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services

Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Massage Establishments and Spas

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Downoad and Print (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Hingham: Social Distancing Message

Town Leadership

Social Distancing Saves Lives

March 20, 2020

Dear Hingham citizens,

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 cultu...

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Download and Print the Message (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Transfer Station: Bulky Waste Update

Due to the office being temporarily closed, no Bulky Waste, Construction or Demolition Permits will be available to residents. During this time, any Hingham resident with a valid Transfer Station Sticker, who wishes to dispose of bulky items, construction...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Hingham Recreation - Cancellations and Closed Fields & Playgrounds

The Hingham Recreation Department has cancelled all programs and events until April 7th. This includes our Childcare, fitness classes, East Explorer and our Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt. 

Additionally, you may have seen “No Trespassing&a...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

MBTA - Reduced Service Schedules in Effect

Reduced Service Schedules in Effect

As you may have seen, Keolis and the MBTA announced on March 17 a Reduced Service Schedule on Commuter Rail because of the impact of coronavirus on our communities. This decision helps to ensure a public transit option f...

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Additional Info from the MBTA... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2020

March 13 - Update from Hingham Town Hall

Message from the Town of Hingham

Dear Hingham residents and businesses, 

As a precautionary measure to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Hingham is suspending all non-essential services as of close of business on Friday, Marc...

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Hingham-MA.GOV/COVID19 COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

March 17 - Update from the Town Administrator

Dear Hingham residents and businesses,

 

I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on Town of Hingham municipal operations during this evolving public health emergency.  As you know, as of the close of business on March 13, 2020, the...

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Hingham-MA.gov/COVID19 COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Hingham Light Operations Update

- HMLP Customers -

In an effort to protect you and our employees from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) HMLP has closed its operations center until further notice. When this situation has resolved itself to the point where it is safe for everyone t...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Police Department Business

The Hingham Police Department is committed to providing as close to same level of service that you have come to expect from us with some restrictions.  We will maintain the same staffing levels and continue to respond to all emergencies and calls...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Commuter Rail to Operate Reduced Service Schedule Effective Tuesday, March 17

Modified service level provides a public transit option for people with essential travel needs

BOSTON – March 16, 2020 – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the agency’s operating partner for Commuter Rail, announc...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory 3/15/2020 at 5:44 PM

Hingham Health Department Health AdvisoryCOVID-19 update as of 3/15/20 @ 5:44pmThe Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that a Hingham resident has tested positive for COVID-19. All notificatio...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Fire Department Visitors

The Hingham Fire Department wants to assure Hingham residents and the greater community that the level of service they provide has not changed due to COVID-19.  The Hingham Fire Department will continue to respond to all emergencies. However, beg...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Town Meeting Statement

As all of us deal with the ongoing health emergency flowing from the corona virus and COVID-19, and recognizing the Governor’s order of March 13, 2020, generally prohibiting until further notice gatherings of over 250 people, we do so mindful of...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates