COVID-19 Response

The Town of Chesterfield Select Board, in consultation with the Board of Health and Emergency Planning Committee, entered into a local State of Emergency effective 8:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020.  This was done in order to best prepare and protect the residents of the Town of Chesterfield in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This declaration eases some procurement requirements, allows the Town to overspend line items, and gives the Police and Fire Chiefs more flexibility in staffing.

In an effort to protect the health of Town officials and employees, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to continue essential Town government operations, all Chesterfield municipal buildings will be closed to the general public effective 8 a.m. March 16, 2020 until further notice.  The Town municipal buildings include the Town Office, Town Hall, Police Station, Fire Station, Highway Garage, Library, and Community/Senior Center.  All Town employees will continue to work their usual hours in their offices.  

To communicate with Town employees, please call, email, or use USPS mail.  Contact info can be found under the CONTACT tab on the website.

FACE COVERING ORDER NOW IN EFFECT

Effective May 6th, Governor Baker issued an order requiring individuals to wear face coverings in public places. Any person who is in a place open to the public in the Commonwealth, when unable to maintain a distance of approximately six feet from every other person, shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering. This order applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition.

The use of a face covering does not replace important social distancing measures. All individuals must continue to maintain more than 6 feet of distance from other people; wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; and stay home when sick.

Stay Informed

In an effort to ensure you have good situational awareness and early guidance from DPH, all stakeholders and the general public are encouraged to visit the DPH website as updates and guidance changes frequently.  The link for DPH website can be found here: www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus

Additionally, Massachusetts residents can call Mass 2-1-1 to learn more about:

 

·  COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and treatment 

·  Information about testing

·  Guidance for people planning or returning from travel

Massachusetts 2-1-1 is open to callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Operators fluent in Spanish are available, and more than 150 other languages are supported through an interpreter services line. Residents with questions can dial 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone, or use the live chat option on the Mass 2-1-1 website.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert Information   Coronavirus image

 

Massachusetts Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19):

Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health – Overview of Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 

Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health – COVID-19 Cases, Quarantine and Monitoring

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 incident Mapping Dashboard

Massachusetts Governor Baker’s Press releases related to COVID-19

 

Chesterfield  Response & Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): 

Board of Health Coronavirus COVID-19 message & informational links