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

Posted on June 28, 2020

COVID19 Report

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

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

Massachusetts has now experienced a total of 8,060 deaths connected to Covid-19. *Massachusetts is now reporting “probable” Covid-19 deaths in addition to confirmed cases. 

Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites:

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


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 state, be sure to check the advisories and restrictions of your destination and consult with your supervisors regarding quarantine upon your return.


CDC issued guidance on how to safely “venture out” as things reopen

Reminder: Regardless of whether or not a business or entity is currently allowed to reopen, each business is making decisions for itself regarding the safest way to proceed. Please check with individual businesses before visiting in order to ensure that they are open and to better understand their processes.

Sector-specific guidance in advance of Phase II for industries including restaurants, close-contact personal services and sectors not otherwise addressed:

Opened May 18:

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

Opened May 25

  • Beaches, with activity restrictions
  • Car Washes
  • Drive-in Movie Theaters
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
  • Laboratories
  • Libraries, curbside only
  • Office Spaces (employers are encouraged to keep as many employees working remotely for as long as possible)
  • Outdoor recreation activities, with limitations
  • Pet Grooming Services
  • Recreational Marijuana, curbside only
  • Retail, curbside only

As of June 8, the following may open:

  • Restaurants will be allowed to serve outdoor seating only. View the full sector-specific guidelines here.
  • Lodging operations will open, but ballrooms, meeting rooms, function halls, and all other indoor or outdoor event facilities must remain closed. Lodging operators are not permitted to host weddings, business events, or other organized gatherings of any kind. View the full sector-specific guidelines here.
  • Retail with occupancy limits
  • Childcare facilities, Day Camps, and Municipal recreation programs. Childcare Provider Reopening Order
  • Amateur Youth and Adult Sports
  • Routine Medical Appointments and Procedures
  • Outdoor Recreation Facilities
  • Professional sports practices, no games or public admissions
  • Warehouses and Distribution Centers
  • Personal services without close physical contact, such as home cleaning, photography, window washing, career coaching and education tutoring
  • Post-secondary, higher education, vocational-tech and occupation schools for the purpose of completing graduation requirements
  • HOV Lanes
  • Non-athletic youth instructional classes in arts, education or life skills and in groups of less than 10
  • Driving and flight schools
  • Outdoor historical spaces, no functions, gatherings or guided tours
  • Funeral homes, with occupancy limits

Read the full guidance here

Able to open as of June 22

  • Non-construction, in-home installations
  • Auto dealers and wholesalers, with restrictions
  • Retail stores, including dressing rooms, with restrictions
  • Offices, at 50% capacity
  • Casinos’ hotels and restaurants
  • Driving Schools, behind the wheel training
  • Occupational Schools, with restrictions
  • Hotels, motels, inns and short-term lodging
  • Close contact personal services
  • Personal trainers
  • Restaurants
  • Beer gardens/breweries/wineries/distilleries
  • Fraternal Orders

General Reopening Information

Phase 2: Additional services opening on a date TBD

The following businesses will be eligible reopen in Step Two of Phase II at a later date:

  • Indoor table service at restaurants
  • Close-contact personal services, with restrictions, including:
    • Hair removal and replacement
    • Nail care
    • Skin care
    • Massage therapy
    • Makeup salons and makeup application services
    • Tanning salons
    • Tattoo, piercing and body art services
    • Personal training, with restrictions

Full list and safety protocols can be found at


Click here for Governor Baker’s Phase II Executive Order

Click here for Governor Baker’s Revised Gatherings Executive Order

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