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COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-25-20

Posted on September 26, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH OCT. 31ST WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 10/31/20. DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop...
Street Paving

Street Paving & Closures for 9/28 & 9/29

Posted on September 25, 2020

Due to street paving, we recommend avoiding Dwight Street, Fron Street, and Heritage Street on Monday and Tuesday (9/28 & 9/29). Please note that Front Street will be fully closed on Monday, September 28. John, Hampden, & Oliver streets will be open to local traffic only, drivers will need to use connecting alleys to get...
Track and Field Public Access Restriction

Public Access to the Track and Field at Roberts Field to be Restricted

Posted on September 25, 2020

In order to protect our High School Athletes, the City will be restricting public access at Roberts Field between the hours of 2:00 pm to 6:pm on weekdays, effective from 9/28 - 11/20.   Limiting public access to the facility during this time frame is in compliance with the City of Holyoke and the Commonwealth...

COVID-19 Daily Report 9-24-20

Posted on September 24, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH OCT. 31ST WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 10/31/20. DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-23-20

Posted on September 23, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH OCT. 31ST WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 10/31/20. DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop...

COVID 19 Holyoke Report 9-22-20

Posted on September 22, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH OCT. 31ST WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 10/31/20. DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-21-20

Posted on September 21, 2020

  STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH OCT. 31ST WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 10/31/20. DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-20-20

Posted on September 20, 2020

  STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH OCT. 31ST WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 10/31/20. DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-18-20

Posted on September 19, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH OCT. 31ST WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 10/31/20. DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-17-20

Posted on September 17, 2020

  STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH OCT. 31ST WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 10/31/20. DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A...

COVID -19 Report Holyoke 9-16-20

Posted on September 16, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH OCT. 31ST WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 10/31/20. DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-15-20

Posted on September 15, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test has...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 9-14-20

Posted on September 14, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St. Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 9-13-20

Posted on September 13, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test has...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 9-11-20

Posted on September 11, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test has...
Website Survey

Help us serve you better: Holyoke Website Survey

Posted on September 11, 2020

The City of Holyoke wants you to have the best possible experience using Holyoke.org   Please take 10 minutes to fill out this short survey. Let us know what's working, what needs to be improved, and what additional services we should add to the website in order to serve you better.   Link to English...
Road Closure

UPDATE: Cabot Street & Willimansett Bridge to Close for One More Day

Posted on September 11, 2020

  Update: Cabot Street & Willimansett Bridge to Close for One More Day ----- To enhance safety at the rail crossing on Cabot Street, near the Willimansett Bridge, the Pioneer Valley Railroad & their contractor RailWorks will be installing cantilever arms/flashing lights and a new rail bed at this crossing. This work will require Cabot...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 9-10-20

Posted on September 10, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test has...
Mosquito Advisory

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquito from Holyoke

Posted on September 10, 2020

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) confirmed today that the West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Holyoke   Holyoke had one WNV positive mosquito sample identified on September 2, 2020. The mosquito was trapped in the southwest quadrant of Holyoke. This mosquito was collected and identified through monitoring provided...

Covid-19 Holyoke 9-9-20

Posted on September 9, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 9-8-20

Posted on September 8, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-6-20

Posted on September 6, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-3-20

Posted on September 3, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 9-2-20

Posted on September 2, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 9-1-20

Posted on September 1, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-31-20

Posted on August 31, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A new walk-up COVID testing site opened today in Holyoke at 323 Appleton St.  Testing hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Testing will run until 9/30/20. STOP THE SPREAD DRIVE UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-30-20

Posted on August 30, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD-New COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test has opened at Holyoke Community College. Testing will run until 9/12/20. - The site will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7am - 11am. Tuesday and Thursday 2pm -7pm.  Testing will be open and available regular hours on Labor Day. - Turnaround...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-28-20

Posted on August 28, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD-New COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test has opened at Holyoke Community College. Testing will run until 9/12/20. - The site will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7am - 11am. Tuesday and Thursday 2pm -7pm.  Testing will be open and available regular hours on Labor Day. - Turnaround...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-27-20

Posted on August 27, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD-New COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke A Stop the Spread test has opened at Holyoke Community College. Testing will run until 9/12/20. The site temporarily closed today 8-27-20 due to inclement weather and will reopen tomorrow 8-28-20 at the regularly scheduled time. - The site will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7am...

COVID Testing Site Closed Today

Posted on August 27, 2020

The Holyoke Community College COVID-19 testing site is temporarily closed today, August 27, 2020 due to inclement weather. It will re-open tomorrow August 28, 2020 at the regular time.

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-26-20

Posted on August 26, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD-New COVID-19 Testing Site Opened Today in Holyoke As of today, 8/26/20, a Stop the Spread test site will be opening at Holyoke Community College. Testing will run until 9/12/20. - The site will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7am - 11am. Tuesday and Thursday 2pm -7pm. - Turnaround time for results...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-25-20

Posted on August 25, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD-New COVID-19 Testing Site Opening Tomorrow In Holyoke As of Wednesday 8/26/20, a Stop the Spread test site will be opening at Holyoke Community College. Testing will run until 9/12/20. - The site will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7am - 11am. Tuesday and Thursday 2pm -7pm. - Turnaround time for results...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-24-20

Posted on August 24, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD-New COVID-19 Testing Site Opening In Holyoke As of Wednesday 8/26/20, a Stop the Spread test site will be opening at Holyoke Community College. Testing will run until 9/12/20. - The site will operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7am - 11am. Tuesday and Thursday 2pm -7pm. - Turnaround time for results is...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-23-20

Posted on August 23, 2020

Massachusetts coronavirus positive test rate hits new low of 1.2% The state’s positive coronavirus test rate dropped to a new low as public health officials reported 431 new coronavirus cases on Friday and 13 more deaths. The seven-day rolling average for the positive test rate has now ticked down to 1.2% from 1.3% earlier in...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 8-21-20

Posted on August 21, 2020

Massachusetts coronavirus positive test rate hits new low of 1.2% The state’s positive coronavirus test rate dropped to a new low as public health officials reported 431 new coronavirus cases on Friday and 13 more deaths. The seven-day rolling average for the positive test rate has now ticked down to 1.2% from 1.3% earlier in...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-20-20

Posted on August 20, 2020

Holyoke has returned to the Yellow, Moderate Risk category that we previously occupied before last week.  The following is a statement from Sean Gonsalves, Director of the Board of Health: “As I have stated in some communications and to multiple news organizations, I do not feel like concern levels about COVID should fluctuate week to...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 8-19-20

Posted on August 19, 2020

State mandates flu vaccinations for Massachusetts students Flu vaccinations will be required for all students 6 months or older who attend child care, pre-school, school and college in Massachusetts to reduce the possibility of a double whammy of respiratory illnesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, state health officials announced Wednesday.  Read the full story here:...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 8-18-20

Posted on August 18, 2020

Massachusetts takes steps to redo virus-ravaged vets’ home Massachusetts has taken another step toward an expedited renovation project at a veterans’ care center that was the site of one of the nation’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks at a long-term care facility. The state Office of Administration and Finance announced Monday that it had selected a company...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 8-17-20

Posted on August 17, 2020

New Mass. Guidelines for Youth, Adult Sports Went Into Effect Today These guidelines are categorized into three tiers of risk depending on the frequency of close contact involved: low, moderate and high risk. Low risk sports, which include tennis, swimming, golf and cross country, may engage in all levels of activity because they require almost...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke

Posted on August 17, 2020

New Mass. Guidelines for Youth, Adult Sports Go Into Effect Monday These guidelines are categorized into three tiers of risk depending on the frequency of close contact involved: low, moderate and high risk. Low risk sports, which include tennis, swimming, golf and cross country, may engage in all levels of activity because they require almost...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 8-12-20

Posted on August 14, 2020

State COVID-19 tracking map adds 2 Western Massachusetts communities, Granby and Holyoke, to ‘extremely high risk’ category Two Western Massachusetts communities were put into an “extremely high-risk” category on a map the state released this week tracking coronavirus cases and transmission rates across the commonwealth. The color-coded map, which was updated Wednesday, highlights community-by-community threat levels and...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-11-20

Posted on August 12, 2020

Free COVID Testing Available in Springfield and Agawam Extended Until Sept 12 The Commonwealth is launching a strategic testing program in communities across Massachusetts that have continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19.  Springfield and Agawam are two of those communities.  Get the full information here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread Citing COVID-19 clusters, compliance...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 8-10-20

Posted on August 10, 2020

Due to the recent increase in positive cases, step two of phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan has been postponed indefinitely. Governor Charlie Baker announced a new set of initiatives aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, especially in higher risk communities that have seen a recent uptick in cases. While Massachusetts has seen...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 8-9-20

Posted on August 10, 2020

Due to the recent increase in positive cases, step two of phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan has been postponed indefinitely. Governor Charlie Baker announced a new set of initiatives aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, especially in higher risk communities that have seen a recent uptick in cases. While Massachusetts has seen...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 8-7-20

Posted on August 10, 2020

Free COVID Testing Available in Springfield and Agawam Until August 14th The Commonwealth is launching a strategic testing program in communities across Massachusetts that have continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19.  Springfield and Agawam are two of those communities.  Get the full information here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread Citing COVID-19 clusters, compliance...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-5-20

Posted on August 10, 2020

Travel Order: Starting August 1, all visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home, including students returning to campuses for the fall semester, must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel Form” and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from a COVID-19 lower risk state or they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-4-20

Posted on August 4, 2020

Travel Order: Starting August 1, all visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home, including students returning to campuses for the fall semester, must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel Form” and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from a COVID-19 lower risk state or they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more...
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Keeping Time: A Short Documentary on the Restoration of Our Clock Tower

Posted on August 4, 2020

Keeping time is a beautifully made video highlighting the historic City Hall building in our City. Narrated by Dave Cotton who graciously donated his time (over 700 hours) and resources to restore and clean the clock which was out of commission for decades. Video published by Kate Way on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user36808308

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-3-20

Posted on August 3, 2020

Number of cases in Baystate Medical Center coronavirus outbreak rises to 55 More than 50 infections have been tied to a recent coronavirus outbreak at Baystate Medical Center but the outbreak has not spread beyond the affected unit, hospital officials said Monday. Dr. Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health, said the outbreak — which totaled 36...
Hurricane Maria Report

Anticipated Vulnerabilities: Displacement and Migration in the Age of Climate Change, a report on the experiences of the effect of Hurricane Maria on the City of Holyoke.

Posted on August 3, 2020

Anticipated Vulnerabilities: Displacement and Migration in the Age of Climate Change, a report on the experiences of the effect of Hurricane Maria on the City of Holyoke.   Hurricane Maria was a deadly category 5 Hurricane that devastated the Caribbean on September 20, 2017, especially the island of Puerto Rico where it’s destructive force is...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 8-2-20

Posted on August 2, 2020

$50 Million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) to Fund Schools and Colleges Across the Commonwealth The Baker-Polito Administration announced today it will allocate more than $50 million in federal CARES Act funds to benefit education in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities. The funding from the federal Governor’s Emergency...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 7-31-20

Posted on July 31, 2020

$50 Million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) to Fund Schools and Colleges Across the Commonwealth The Baker-Polito Administration announced today it will allocate more than $50 million in federal CARES Act funds to benefit education in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities. The funding from the federal Governor’s Emergency...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 7-30-20

Posted on July 30, 2020

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says administration is reviewing COVID-19 public gathering guidance after parties tied to infections Massachusetts officials are reviewing the state’s guidance on public gathering sizes in light of recent parties and groups that are tied to clusters of COVID-19 infections in parts of the state, Gov. Charlie Baker said. Baker, speaking from...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7-29-20

Posted on July 29, 2020

Travel Order: Starting August 1, all visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home, including students returning to campuses for the fall semester, must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel Form” and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from a COVID-19 lower risk state or they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more...

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7-28-20

Posted on July 28, 2020

COVID-19 resurfaces at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home after weeks of no cases; family visits halted again After a month of the facility being COVID-19 free, officials at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke confirmed a renewed case in a veteran who appeared to be “clinically recovered” after the widespread outbreak that cropped up in March. Read the full story...
COVID19 Report

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7-27-20

Posted on July 27, 2020

New Travel Order Effective Aug. 1 Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced that effective August 1st,  all travelers entering the Commonwealth, including both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home, will be required to comply with a new travel order. The travel order and other information is available at www.mass.gov/MAtraveler.  Read the press release here: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-issues-new-travel-order-effective-august-1st  ...
COVID19 Report

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7/26/20

Posted on July 26, 2020

New Travel Order Effective Aug. 1 Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced that effective August 1st,  all travelers entering the Commonwealth, including both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home, will be required to comply with a new travel order. The travel order and other information is available at www.mass.gov/MAtraveler.  Read the press release here: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-issues-new-travel-order-effective-august-1st ‘Lives...
COVID19 Report

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7/24/20

Posted on July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Billing Protections for Uninsured Individuals Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration issued a public health order to prevent uninsured individuals from receiving surprise bills and copays because of a COVID-19 test. The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides a number of protections for insured individuals, including a requirement that providers must provide COVID-19...
COVID19 Report

COVID-19 Holyoke Report 7/23/20

Posted on July 23, 2020

Daily COVID Updates have not been posted by the state of Massachusetts as of 7:45 pm today, 7-23-20. Posts are generally available after 4pm. There are currently 966 positive COVID cases in Holyoke There is no current county data available.   New school protocols The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released guidance Wednesday...
Holyoke Public Schools

Holyoke Public Schools Student Enrollment Is Easy!

Posted on July 17, 2020

If you know anyone with children in the Holyoke Public Schools please encourage them to enroll their child(ren) into (PreK, K, and all grade levels) by visiting www.enrollholyoke.com and upload forms, or call (413) 561-0862 to make an appointment for assistance on the phone or to set up a time to exchange the paperwork with...
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Mayor Alex Morse calls on PVTA to Waive Fares for Remainder of Coronavirus

Posted on July 15, 2020

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is calling on the PVTA to extend their fare collection moratorium for the remainder of the Coronavirus crisis. The PVTA, which has been operating fare-free for two months, announced last week that they will be resuming fare collection beginning July 19th. “Resuming fare collection during the pandemic should be a last...
City Hall

Holyoke/West Springfield – Design Public Hearing webinar and Comment Period

Posted on July 15, 2020

A Design Public Hearing Webinar will be published on the MassDOT website on July 15, 2020 to present the design for the proposed rehabilitation of Route 5 & shared use path in Holyoke and West Springfield, MA. For more information please visit: https://www.mass.gov/event/holyokewest-springfield-design-public-hearing-webinar-and-comment-period-2020-07-15t000001   For the design plans follow this link: (1/2) MassDOT Route 5...
MGI

Mayor Alex Morse Joins Mayors for a Guaranteed Income

Posted on July 10, 2020

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse Joins Mayors for a Guaranteed Income An effort to realize Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s economic dream, the coalition will commit to advocacy in favor of cash-based policies, and explore guaranteed income programs in cities reaching more than 8 million American residents. Mayor Alex Morse is joining 15 other mayors...
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Yard Waste Facility on Berkshire Street to Re-Open by Appointment Only

Posted on July 8, 2020

Starting on July 11th (from 8:00am to 4:00pm) the Yard Waste Facility on Berkshire Street will re-open by appointment only. Appointments will be made for yard waste that can’t be left at the curbside only, such as brush and woody debris. Appointments can be made by calling: (413) 322-5645. If there is no answer, please leave...
COVID19 Report

Covid 19 Holyoke Report 6/30

Posted on June 30, 2020

Today, for the first time since March, MA had 0 Covid-19 related deaths. Travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine are no longer required to quarantine for 14 days when traveling to Massachusetts. Massachusetts comprehensive daily "dashboard" illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-june-28-2020/download...
COVID19 Report

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

Posted on June 28, 2020

Massachusetts comprehensive daily "dashboard" illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-june-28-2020/download 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...
The Planning Board Needs You!

Call for Planning Board Applicants

Posted on June 25, 2020

There is an open position available on the City of Holyoke Planning Board. The Planning Board consists of 5 members, and one Associate Member appointed by the Mayor for staggered 5-year terms. A complete description of the role is below. Qualifications: Applicants must be Holyoke Residents. Ideal applicants will have a demonstrated record of community...
MABM

Statement From Mayor Alex Morse on Soldiers Home Report

Posted on June 25, 2020

  "I find little solace in the report commissioned by Governor Baker regarding the Holyoke Soldiers Home or even the subsequent press conference. While I generally concur with the findings, there is no amount of reporting, resignations, or renovations that will bring back the heroes we have lost. We know today what those responsible for caring...
COVID19 Report

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/24

Posted on June 24, 2020

Today an independent investigation into the Covid-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in March released a detailed report. 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...
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June 17, 2020 Executive Order From Mayor Alex Morse

Posted on June 18, 2020

Mayor Alex Morse has issued an Executive Order declaring Racism and Police Violence to be matters of public health that constitute a public health emergency. The Executive Order includes a list of initial actions that the City is taking to combat this public health crisis. Included in the Executive Order is a provision that provides...
Seal of the Mayor

Mayor Alex Morse Responds to Planned Hospital Closures

Posted on June 16, 2020

The Following Statement from Mayor Alex Morse is in response to the recently announced planned closures of the Holyoke Medical Center Birthing Unit and the Providence Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Facility.  Hospital Closures Demonstrate Broken Healthcare System and Government Failures The recently announced closures of Providence Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatric Services and Holyoke Medical Center’s Birthing Unit...
COVID19 Report

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/12

Posted on June 12, 2020

Today the CDC issued new guidance on how to safely "venture out" as things reopen. The first Step of Phase 2 has begun today in Massachusetts. Many included industries, such as childcare facilities, still have several steps that they need to take to adhere to the outlined safety guidelines. Holyoke has prepared guidance for local...
COVID19 Report

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/11

Posted on June 11, 2020

The first Step of Phase 2 has begun today in Massachusetts. Many included industries, such as childcare facilities, still have several steps that they need to take to adhere to the outlined safety guidelines. Holyoke has prepared guidance for local restaurants who wish to open outdoor seating as part of Phase 2: https://www.holyoke.org/governor-baker-to-announce-the-starting-date-of-phase-2-of-the-states-reopening-plan/ City playgrounds...
COVID19 Report

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/10

Posted on June 10, 2020

The first Step of Phase 2 has begun today in Massachusetts. Many included industries, such as childcare facilities, still have several steps that they need to take to adhere to the outlined safety guidelines. Holyoke has prepared guidance for local restaurants who wish to open outdoor seating as part of Phase 2: https://www.holyoke.org/governor-baker-to-announce-the-starting-date-of-phase-2-of-the-states-reopening-plan/ City playgrounds...
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Mayor Morse is Calling for Residents and Community Members to Apply to the Newly Announced Civilian Review Committee by June 13.

Posted on June 10, 2020

Mayor Morse is calling for residents and community members to apply to the newly announced Civilian Review Committee, with the goal of engaging the community through direct participation while collecting feedback and issuing policy recommendations to the city’s policing policies to the Mayor, the Chief of Police, and the City Council in the event of...
COVID19 Report

Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/9

Posted on June 9, 2020

City playgrounds are now open to the public. Community Field Dog Park is now open. Spray pads and Community Field public restrooms remain closed but will reopen on Saturday, June 27. Bars will be moved from Phase 3 of Massachusetts Reopening to Phase 4, as regulations for safety and hygiene continue to be developed. The...
City of Holyoke

New Guidelines for City Parks & Playgrounds

Posted on June 9, 2020

Guidelines for City Parks & Playgrounds   Massachusetts has entered Phase 2 of the Reopening Massachusetts Plan.  Municipalities can reopen certain outdoor recreational facilities. City playgrounds are now open to the public.  Community Field Dog Park is now open.   All Park Users are required to adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear masks when...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/8

Posted on June 8, 2020

The first Step of Phase 2 has begun today in Massachusetts. Many included industries, such as childcare facilities, still have several steps that they need to take to adhere to the outlined safety guidelines. As of June 8, the following may open: Restaurants will be allowed to serve outdoor seating only. View the full sector-specific...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Weekend Report 6/6 & 6/7

Posted on June 7, 2020

Since mid-April, the 7-day average for the positive COVID-19 test rate is down 82 percent, the 3-day average of hospitalized patients is down 55 percent, and the number of hospitals in surge is down 76 percent. Consistent with this data, the Governor has declared that Phase 2: Cautious will begin Monday, June 8 in Massachusetts....
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/5

Posted on June 5, 2020

Governor Baker will announce the start date for Phase 2 on Saturday. Covid-19 Public Health Report for Mass (Updated Wednesdays): https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-june-3-2020/download Holyoke has prepared guidance for local restaurants who wish to open outdoor seating as part of Phase 2: https://www.holyoke.org/governor-baker-to-announce-the-starting-date-of-phase-2-of-the-states-reopening-plan/ A congratulations to the team of volunteer mask makers who dedicated their efforts to the...
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Governor Baker to announce the starting date of Phase 2  of the state’s reopening plan

Posted on June 5, 2020

On Saturday June 6, 2020 Governor Baker will announce the starting date of Phase 2  of the state’s reopening plan. At the start of Phase 2 restaurants will be able to start providing outdoor dining in accordance with these state issued regulations. At this point the Holyoke Board of Health is responsible for enforcing these...
BLM

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and Police Chief Manny Febo Release Updated Policies, Announce Civilian Review Committee

Posted on June 5, 2020

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and Police Chief Manny Febo Release Updated Policies, Announce Civilian Review Committee Holyoke codifies the “8 Can’t Wait” policies, Mayor Morse signs Mayor’s pledge called on by the Obama Foundation Mayor Alex Morse and Police Chief Manny Febo have released an updated set of policies for the Holyoke Police Department in...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/4

Posted on June 4, 2020

Governor Baker will announce the start date for Phase 2 on Saturday. Covid-19 Public Health Report for Mass (Updated Wednesdays): https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-june-3-2020/download Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap Massachusetts comprehensive daily "dashboard" illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-june-4-2020/download Testing has a turnaround time of 1 – 4 days and...
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El Corazón/Heart of Holyoke is seeking local artists with strong connections to the vibrant PuertoRican/Latinx community in Holyoke

Posted on June 4, 2020

EL CORAZÓN/HEART OF HOLYOKE PLACEMAKING CALL FOR ART   El Corazón / The Heart of Holyoke is launching a second phase of public art projects. We are seeking local artists with strong connections to the vibrant Puerto Rican/Latinx community in Holyoke. This call for art is for the following public projects to be installed along...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/3

Posted on June 3, 2020

Governor Baker will announce the start date for Phase 2 on Saturday. A new Covid-19 Public Health Report for Mass was released today. The Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report includes enhanced, more granular information to be updated on a weekly, or biweekly basis, including town-by-town case and testing information, cases and deaths in Long Term Care...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/2

Posted on June 2, 2020

Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap Massachusetts comprehensive daily "dashboard" illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-june-2-2020/download 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...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 6/1

Posted on June 1, 2020

As of today, employees of businesses listed in Phase 2 will be permitted to enter their establishments to start preparing for their full opening. Preparations include but are not limited to completing a COVID-19 Control Plan, implementing sector-specific protocols, and complying with Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards. View an updated list of industries and their opening...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Weekend Report 5/30 & 5/31

Posted on May 31, 2020

Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap Massachusetts comprehensive daily "dashboard" illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-may-31-2020/download 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...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/29

Posted on May 29, 2020

Today Governor Baker announced reopening guidelines for Restaurants and Lodging, which are slated to open in Phase 2: At the commencement of Phase 2, restaurants will be allowed to serve outdoor seating only. View the full sector-specific guidelines here. Lodging operations will commence in Phase 2, but ballrooms, meeting rooms, function halls, and all other...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/28

Posted on May 28, 2020

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will receive $36.6 million in Federal Transit Administration funding under the Federal CARES Act. The Massachusetts Weekly Covid-19 Public Health Report (Updated Wednesday) has detailed information including Town-by-Town numbers and numbers related to long-term care facilities: https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-may-27-2020/download Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap Massachusetts comprehensive daily "dashboard" illustrating...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/27

Posted on May 27, 2020

"Claimants Criminal enterprises in possession of stolen personal information from earlier national data breaches have been attempting to file large amounts of illegitimate unemployment claims through the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) system. This is part of a national unemployment fraud scheme. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has begun implementing additional identity verification...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/26

Posted on May 26, 2020

Massachusetts courthouses will remain closed until July 1, with non-emergency cases being held virtually. Field hospitals around the State are beginning to close as the Massachusetts passes the peak of the surge. Mass website featuring all Covid-19 testing sites: www.mass.gov/covid-testmap Massachusetts comprehensive daily "dashboard" illustrating the spread of this virus across regions and demographics: https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-may-26-2020/download...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Weekend Report 5/23 – 5/25

Posted on May 25, 2020

View the Massachusetts virtual Memorial Day ceremony View the Holyoke virtual Memorial Day ceremony 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...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/22

Posted on May 22, 2020

Over Memorial Day weekend all flags at Federal buildings and national monuments will be lowered to half staff in honor of the almost 100,000 people who have died in the U.S. during the pandemic. Massachusetts will allow in-person High School graduations after July 19 as long as they conform to newly released guidelines. Public wireless...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/21

Posted on May 21, 2020

Over Memorial Day weekend all flags at Federal buildings and national monuments will be lowered to half staff in honor of the almost 100,000 people who have died in the U.S. during the pandemic. The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that Massachusetts residents who are eligible for the federal CARES Act and qualify for having exhausted...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/20

Posted on May 20, 2020

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...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/19

Posted on May 19, 2020

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...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/18

Posted on May 18, 2020

REOPENING RECAP Today Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, and the Reopening Advisory Committee laid out the details of the four-phase plan to slowly reopen businesses and services across the Commonwealth. Full information can be found in the MEMA Command Center Site Report and on the Reopening Massachusetts Website. A new Safer-at-Home Advisory has replaced the...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Weekend Report 5/16 & 5/17

Posted on May 17, 2020

The Massachusetts business closure and stay at home advisory has been extended through midnight of Monday, May 18. On Monday the Reopening Advisory Committee will give a full report detailing the strategy that MA will take to reopen.   Today the following details were announced regarding the reopening: Essential Services: Businesses that have operated during...
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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/15

Posted on May 15, 2020

The Massachusetts business closure and stay at home advisory has been extended through midnight of Monday, May 18. On Monday the Reopening Advisory Committee will give a report detailing the strategy that MA will take to reopen. MA Reopening Information MA Four Phase Reopening Approach Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces 54 major Massachusetts employers have...
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