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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update March 30th, 2020


Annual Town Meeting will be postponed due to the COVID-19 public health and safety emergency until at least May 18, with further postponement possible. A formal Declaration on April 24, 2020 to Recess and Continue Annual Town Meeting to a date in May will be made on April 24, 2020. The press release can be viewed here.


With schools and many businesses now closed, we’re experiencing an unprecedented number of people using our treasured conservation lands, parks, and recreational areas. We understand the solace that people find being outdoors, and want to encourage your safe and responsible use of our community’s properties.

We ask your help to maintain the safety of our visitors and stewardship of our conservation lands and parks. Please, if a parking area for one property is full, choose another place or time to visit. If you bring your dog, bring your baggies and carry any waste out. And remember that your dog should also be physically distancing from other trail users.

We have temporarily suspended distribution of trail guides at trail heads, in an effort to minimize transmission of the virus. Trail guides can be viewed online at, under the Natural Resources Division webpage. All playscapes are closed until further notice.

Thank you for helping to steward our community space and keeping each other safe.


We understand that this is an extremely difficult time for our community members and we want you to know that you are not alone, if you find yourself in need of mental health and/or addiction help, we hope that these resources may be of assistance.  


Is there a list of places where I can get tested for COVID-19 if I think I have symptoms?

If you think you may have symptoms, first call your health care provider. If your clinician thinks you should be tested but they are unable to offer a test at their own health care facility, they will provide a referral and you can be tested at test site near you. A physician’s Order is required for testing at all sites. An appointment is necessary at all sites; call ahead to make your appointment before you go.

Link to list of current Massachusetts Covid-19 Testing sites:

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