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Please be advised that City offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th, in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday

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Testing Site Improvements

Dear Community Members, I am happy to announce that there will be increased staffing and a few changes in operations at the Stop the Spread test sites in Holyoke. Beginning this week, staffing at both test sites will be increased. The staff at the drive-through site has been doubled in order to lower wait times … Continued

New Metrics – 11/13

Hello All, It has been a couple of weeks since my last email and there have been some significant developments as it pertains to the COVID-19 virus and the Government. Some good news and some bad news, much like the topics in this email. Notices have gone out in the community about a Serology Study … Continued

New Metrics from the Board of Health

Dear Community Members, The new metrics for the State have been released, a day later than usual, and they are not reassuring. Case counts are up in 9 of the 13 Counties in Massachusetts. The State averages for “Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000” and “Percent Positivity” continue to rise. “Daily Incidence Rate per 100,000” in … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Report 6/30

Today, for the first time since March, MA had 0 Covid-19 related deaths. Travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine are no longer required to quarantine for 14 days when traveling to Massachusetts. Massachusetts comprehensive daily “dashboard” illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-june-28-2020/download … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Weekend Report 6/27 & 6/28

Massachusetts comprehensive daily “dashboard” illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-june-28-2020/download All are advised to behave as though they are carriers of Covid-19. 917 Holyoke Residents Confirmed positive by testing Confirmed Cases by Western Mass Counties* 6,760 Hampden (2%) 958 Hampshire (1%) 366 Franklin (2%) 594 Berkshires (<1%) The curve we … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/24

Today an independent investigation into the Covid-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in March released a detailed report. Travel notes: Massachusetts continues to instruct those who have traveled out of State to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return. Other states are requiring visitors to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. If traveling out of … Continued

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/12

Today the CDC issued new guidance on how to safely “venture out” as things reopen. The first Step of Phase 2 has begun today in Massachusetts. Many included industries, such as childcare facilities, still have several steps that they need to take to adhere to the outlined safety guidelines. Holyoke has prepared guidance for local … Continued

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