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Covid 19 Holyoke Weekend Report 5/23 – 5/25

Posted on May 25, 2020

COVID19 Report

As of Monday, May 25, the following will be opening as part of Massachusetts Reopening Phase 1 if they are able to meet the Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces and any sector-specific requirements:

  • 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

The ban on golf carts at open golf courses has been lifted as of Monday, May 25. Carts are required to be cleaned and sanitized after each use.

Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites:

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.

792 Holyoke residents have been confirmed positive by testing.

5,755 confirmed cases in Hampden County (3% increase*)
834 in Hampshire (3% increase*)
314 in Franklin (1% increase*)
523 in Berkshire county (2.5% increase*)

*3 day increases

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

Massachusetts has now experienced a total of 6,416 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

MEMA Command Center Site Report 5/22


We are in PHASE 1: START

Open May 18:

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

General Reopening Information


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