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FAQ Topic: Covid Open/Closed List

What phase is Massachusetts in?

We are in PHASE 4: NEW NORMAL Began March 22, 2021 Indoor and outdoor stadiums, arena, ballparks permitted at 12% capacity Exhibition and convention halls Began May 10, 2021 Amusement parks, theme parks, outdoor water parks Road Races, other large outdoor organized amateur or professional group athletic events Opened May 29, 2021 Restrictions ended when … Continued

RMVs

As COVID restrictions are lifted, the RMV will continue to make adjustments to better serve and safely meet the needs of their customers More than 40 transactions can be completed using our¬†online service center Appointments for all transaction types that cannot be done online, by mail, or over the phone; walk-in visits; and B2B transactions … Continued

City Council Hybrid Meetings

City Council is holding meetings in a hybrid format, with public access at City Hall, via Zoom, and streamed online at www.HolyokeMedia.org as well as on cable channel 15. City Council meeting schedule and agendas.

Parks

With the lifting of restrictions, city parks facilities are open to the public. Visit the Parks and Recreation for a list of all facilities, and for more information on programs and facility times.

Wistariahurst

With the lifting of restrictions, Wistariahurst is open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to follow current Covid guidelines as posted when in the space. Local history resources, virtual experiences, and at-home activities for parents are being added to their website daily at www.Wistariahurst.org

Holyoke Public Library

With the lifting of restrictions, The Holyoke Public Library is open to the public. Visitors are required to follow Covid protocols for all city buildings by wearing a mask when indoors. Information on library hours, programs and other resources can be accessed online by visiting: www.HolyokeLibrary.org

Schools

Holyoke Public Schools are open to in person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Masks are required for all while in school buildings and on buses (except while outdoors, eating, and on mask breaks Visit the HPS page on Returning to School Read about the updated “Return to School Plan” here – Updated September 10, … Continued

Holyoke Senior Center

The Holyoke Senior Center is now open to the public. Masks are required for anyone entering the building. Masks will be available at the Front Desk if you need one during your visit. Consistent with CDC guidance, the City does not consider face shields to be an adequate substitute for face masks due to the … Continued

Bulk and Yard Waste Facilities

The Yard Waste Facility will be open to the public on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 4:00pm until the first significant snow or the end of December. Bulk waste drop-off is available at DPW Headquarters on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM (Closed for Lunch 12:00-12:30). Only one vehicle will … Continued

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