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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/20

Posted on May 20, 2020

COVID19 Report

Beginning June 1st, bulk waste drop-off at DPW Headquarters will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 2:30pm, and Saturdays following a holiday from 7:00am to noon. Use of the facility will be by appointment only. No more than six appointments will be scheduled per hour and only one resident will be allowed in each bay at a time. Residents will be required to wear a face mask while at the facility. To schedule a time, residents can call 413-322-5645, leave a message if nobody answers, and you will get a call back.

A $116,103 U.S. Justice Department Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Fund Programming Grant has been awarded to the Holyoke Police Department for the purchase of critical personal protective equipment and other items to guard against the Coronavirus.

Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites:

Massachusetts latest Town-by-Town numbers:

Massachusetts comprehensive daily “dashboard” illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics:

Testing has a turnaround time of 1 – 4 days and many cases are being clinically diagnosed (no testing or reporting involved). All are advised to behave as though they are carriers of Covid-19.

764 Holyoke residents have been confirmed positive by testing.

5,418 confirmed cases in Hampden County (1.5% increase)
792 in Hampshire (1.5% increase)
309 in Franklin (<1% increase)
500 in Berkshire county (<1% increase)

The curve we need to flatten: County numbers graphed over time can be found here:

Massachusetts has now experienced a total of 6,066 deaths connected to Covid-19

Please be advised that you may be contacted by Public Health officials as part of the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who has tested positive, you may receive a call from your local Board of Health or from the MA Department of Public Health. The call will only take a few minutes and is a necessary step to limit the spread of the virus. Your information will not be shared with any other agencies and these officials will never ask for your social security number or health insurance information. If you have any questions about a call you received, contact us at


We are in PHASE 1: START

Currently Open

  • Essential Businesses & Services
  • Construction 
  • Manufacturing
  • Outdoor Spaces
  • Places of Worship
  • Limited Health and Human services will begin to reopen – details here

Opening May 25

  • Office Spaces (employers are encouraged to keep as many employees working remotely for as long as possible)
  • Laboratories
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
  • Car Washes
  • Pet Grooming Services

General Reopening Information


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