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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
This page is a centralized directory for key community resources for the Town of Middleton, concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Governor Baker’s Reopening Massachusetts report is available here. https://www.mass.gov/doc/reopening-massachusetts/download
Additional information about the reopening can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/news/reopening-massachusetts-baker-polito-administration-initiates-transition-to-first-phase-of
To receive updates from the Town of Middleton please subscribe to https://middletonma.gov/list.aspx.
To receive text message updates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts about COVID-19, text “COVIDMA” to 888-777.
COVID-19 Screening/Assessment Tool: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has partnered with Buoy Health, Inc. to offer a COVID-19 screening and assessment tool. Click https://www.buoyhealth.com/ to access the webpage.
What to do if you think you have been exposed to Coronavirus/COVID-19: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. If you do not have a medical provider, call 2-1-1 for advice. Do not go to the Emergency Room unless you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms. Follow the CDC’s advice.
For questions about COVID-19, please email the Health Department’s dedicated COVID-19 address at email@example.com
Governor’s Order and Guidance
- Read the Latest on the Directives from the COVID-19 State of Emergency
- Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law
- Donations and Volunteer to Support the COVID-19 Outbreak in Massachusetts
- Middleton Board of Health-Food Establishment COVID-19 Retail Establishment Guidelines Order-04/09/2020
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health Guidance for Grocery Stores 04/07/2020
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report 2/19/2021
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report 2/12/2021
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report 2/5/2021
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report of 1/29/2021
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report of 1/22/2021
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report of 1/15/2021
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report 1/8/2021
- Middleton Weekly COVID Report of Dec 18 and Dec 25th
- Middleton COVID-19 Weekly Report of 12/11/2020
- Middleton COVID-19 Weekly Report 12/04/2020
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report 11/27/2020
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report 11/20/2020
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report of 11/13/2020
- Middleton COVID-19 Weekly Report of 11/06/2020
- Middleton COVID-19 Weekly Report of 10/30/2020
- Middleton COVID-19 Weekly Report of 10/23/2020
- Middleton Weekly COVID-19 Report 2/26/2021
- Emergency Declarations&Updates
- Trusted Health Resources
- Business and Employee Resources
- School Information
- Donations and Volunteering
- Board of Selectmen Local State of Emergency 3/24/2020
- Board of Health Local State of Emergency 3/24/2020
- Middleton BOH Emergency Order Facial Coverings 4/13/2020
Municipal Offices: Municipal offices remain open Monday-Thursday from 9AM-1PM and the number of visitors remains limited in order to protect the
public and staff. Face coverings are required unless there is a medical reason. These hours and restrictions will remain in place indefinitely.
Residents are encouraged to continue utilizing the Town’s website www.middletonma.gov to pay bills and transact other business. A drive-up drop box is available to drop off payments and other documents. Please check department web pages for specific information about transacting business.
The Inspectional Services Department Office will be reopening to the public by Appointment Only starting Monday, June 1, 2020. In addition to reopening by appointment only, the following safety measures have been put in place:
- Only one person at a time will be allowed in the Inspectional Services Office
- Masks are required at all times when in the Inspectional Services Office
- Please do not visit if you or a household member has symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone that has symptoms
Please call 978-777-2850 If you need to schedule an inspection.
Picking up of permits and dropping off of documents will continue to happen using the drop box outside the office.
The above process is subject to change based on the latest information available.
The Flint Public Library is offering a curbside pick-up service in the main entrance foyer, the building itself will remain closed to the public until further notice. For more information please visit https://flintlibrary.org/
Curbside Pick-Up Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Please read our Curbside Pick-Up Procedure prior to visiting the library.
Monday-Thursday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Town of Middleton Additional Statements and Information
- Statement-March 20,2020- First Confirmed Case of COVID-19
- 3/16/2020 Statement from the Town Administrator Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- 3/13/2020-Statement from the Town Administrator Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Statement from the Town of Middleton Public Health Director 2/28/20
- Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) Volunteer Letter-COVID-19 3-2020
Get Information From Trusted Sources
For the most up to date information, continue to check the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Public Health website links listed below:
- What you need to know about testing for COVID-19 in Massachusetts.
- Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Sites
- COVID-19 resources for the recovery community
|Visit https://www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus for the latest news, case counts, and lab testing results.|
Resources for Senior Citizens
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts identified essential services that may remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details can be found at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-essential-services.
Businesses desiring to be designated an essential service may submit a request at https://www.mass.gov/forms/essential-service-designation-request .
For businesses with general COVID-19 questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Loan Fund
- Payroll Protection Program
- US Small Business Administration (SBA)
- SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans
- Handout for SBA Disaster Assistance Resources for Businesses
- The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development offers resources for businesses related to employee benefits. The main page is at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/executive-office-of-labor-and-workforce-development.
- Specific resources can be found at the following links:
- Work Share Program: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/workshare-information-for-employers
- Rapid Response Layoff Aversion Team: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/rapid-response-layoff-aversion
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
- Unemployment Resources:
- Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Private Sector Hotline is staffed Monday-Friday from 8AM-4PM: 508-820-2094
- March/18/2020 278 Massachusetts 16344 SBA Working Capital Loans Available
- MA 16344 EIDL Fact Sheet
- MA 16344
Sign up to Volunteer or Donate
- Donate to the Middleton Food Pantry, Council on Aging or Veteran’s of Middleton
- Sign up to volunteer for the Middleton Food Pantry or COA
- Donate personal protective equipment for Middleton’s first responders and health care workers
- Essex County Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund
- Sign up to volunteer for Citizens Inn/Haven from Hunger