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Category: Covid-19 News

Holyoke Launches Partnership Encouraging Businesses to Increase Employee Vaccinations

The City of Holyoke has partnered with Archipelago Strategies Group (ASG) to launch an unprecedented project in the region to empower and encourage Holyoke businesses to get their employees vaccinated against COVID-19. The city is providing this handbook to assist, educate, inform, and promote business who get their employees vaccinated. Inside this document you will … Continued

COVID-19 MASK MANDATE 1/6/2022

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS CITY OF HOLYOKE BOARD OF HEALTH COVID-19 MANDATORY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR WEARING OF MASKS OR OTHER FACE COVERINGS IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE  WHEREAS, the City of Holyoke continues to see an alarming increase in positive COVID-19 cases, especially in the younger population; and WHEREAS, the Delta and Omicron variants are … Continued

INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR PERSONS IN QUARANTINE DUE TO COVID-19

You are receiving this information because you have been identified as being a close contact to someone who has the Covid-19 Virus. The Covid-19 Virus is spread through respiratory secretions such as mucous droplets from coughing, sneezing and breathing. An infected person may not know that they are shedding the virus because they may not … Continued

INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR PERSONS IN ISOLATION DUE TO COVID-19

You are required to isolate (separate yourself) from other people because you have been diagnosed or tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) or because you had a high-risk exposure to Covid-19 and now have symptoms. Even if you have been vaccinated and test positive for the virus you must remain in isolation at your home. … Continued

Baker-Polito Administration Encourages COVID-19 Boosters for All Fully Vaccinated Individuals 18+

BOSTON– Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced that effective immediately, all Massachusetts residents aged 18 and over are eligible to get a COVID-19 booster six months after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two months since receiving a Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine. Massachusetts residents can access booster doses from more than 1,000 … Continued

Covid 19 Relief & Recovery Grants Available

Covid 19 Relief & Recovery Grants for Small Businesses and the Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Industry are launched in Holyoke $800,000 in American Rescue Plan Act Funds allocated by Acting Mayor Terence Murphy to address the local negative economic impacts of the pandemic to be distributed as grants  HOLYOKE – As part of his initial … Continued

Citywide Mask Mandate to Go into Effect 10/6/2021

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS  CITY OF HOLYOKE  BOARD OF HEALTH  COVID-19 MANDATORY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR WEARING  OF MASKS OR OTHER FACE COVERINGS IN  THE CITY OF HOLYOKE  WHEREAS, the Delta variants are now accounting for approximately 99% of positive cases in Massachusetts (source https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#variant-proportions) and cases have appeared in Holyoke and WHEREAS, these variants are … Continued

VA Assistance to Help Avoid Eviction

On July 31, 2021, the extension of the national eviction moratorium — temporary ban on evictions implemented during the coronavirus pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — will end. This change will impact Americans, including Veterans, across the country who live in communities without local eviction moratoriums in place. VA is ready to assist Veterans … Continued

State of Massachusetts Launches VaxMillions Giveaway

The State of Massachusetts is launching the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway as one of many strategies to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines and to encourage residents to get vaccinated and be safe   The VaxMillions Giveaway will consist of five weekly statewide drawings with participants being eligible to win one of the prizes below:  Massachusetts residents 18 years of age … Continued

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 6-11-21

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not change … Continued

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