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Month: April 2020

Two polling places for the May 19th Special Election Have Moved

Two polling places have been moved for the upcoming May 19 special election:   * Precinct 3A voters will cast their ballots at Metcalf School instead of the Elmwood Fire Station. * The polling station for Precinct 1B has been moved from Prospect Heights to City Hall.   City Clerk, Brenna Murphy McGee would also … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 4/29

Two Holyoke polling places have been moved for the upcoming May 19 special election. Precinct 3A voters will cast their ballots at Metcalf School instead of the Elmwood Fire Station. The polling station for Precinct 1B has been moved from Prospect Heights to City Hall. Voters are still encouraged to vote by mail when possible. … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 4/27

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a second round of funding up to $130 million for nursing facilities to support COVID-19 response efforts over the next two months, as well as increased funding of $44 million for residential congregate care service providers. This funding will support staffing costs, infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE). In … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Weekend Report 4/25 & 26

Until the conclusion of this emergency, all consumers and employees must wear face coverings (mask, bandana, scarf) at all times when social distancing cannot be maintained, at any businesses providing essential services within the City of Holyoke. The following are exempted from this order: Children under 2 and any children who may compromise the integrity … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 4/24

The Holyoke Board of Health has issued orders, effective Sunday, April 26th, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., establishing that all consumers and employees must wear face coverings (mask, bandana, scarf) at all times when social distancing cannot be maintained, at any businesses providing essential services within the City of Holyoke. The following are exempted from this … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 4/23

Today Congress passed $500 billion in Coronavirus aid. The aid will replenish the small and medium business loan and payroll protection programs, provide support to hospitals and fund a nation-wide testing program, support lenders who work in urban and rural areas, among other uses. The Holyoke Board of Health has issued orders, effective Sunday, April … Continued

City of Holyoke Health Department Issues Mandatory Orders on Face Coverings

The City of Holyoke’s Public Health Director, Sean Gonsalves, issued orders, effective Sunday, April 26th, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., establishing that all consumers and employees must wear face coverings at all times when social distancing can not be maintained, at any businesses providing essential services within the City of Holyoke. This letter has been adopted from … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 4/22

The Baker-Polito Administration announced expanded access to high-speed internet for unserved cities and towns throughout Massachusetts that do not yet have a completed last-mile broadband network. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) at MassTech, KCST and local internet service providers will offer communities new WiFi hotspots, building off the Commonwealth’s MassBroadband 123 fiber-optic network. The Massachusetts … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 4/21

Governor Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all public and private schools through the end of the school year, and the closure of all non-emergency child care programs until June 29, 2020 in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. Read the News Release Yesterday, Governor Baker … Continued

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