Effective November 3rd, 2021, the mask mandate will transition to a mask advisory.  This will include Holyoke municipal properties such as City Hall and the Annex.

This action does not prevent local businesses or industries from enforcing their own mask requirements.

This also does not apply to the mask mandate in the Public Schools set by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

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Ward 2 Councilor - Chair of the Public Safety Committee

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Terence Murphy

Mayor Terence Murphy grew up in South Holyoke, and graduated from Holyoke High in 1966. He then graduated from Holyoke Community College in 1968, and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stonehill College in 1970. In 1994, he earned a master’s degree in public administration from American International College.
Murphy was first elected as an at-large alderman in 1975, and served terms from 1976-1980, 1982-1984, 1988-1992. In 2019, he was appointed by the City Council to fill an open ward 2 council seat, and was reelected in 2019.
At the April 12, 2021 meeting of the city council, he was selected to serve as Acting Mayor. He served in that role until the new mayor was sworn in on November 15, 2021.
He has also been active coaching in a variety of roles, including at HCC, Holyoke Catholic High School, and Dean Technical High School.

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