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Posted on: May 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update May 1st, 2020


Earlier today, Governor Maker issued an order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by requiring face masks to be worn in public. This order goes into effect Wednesday May 6th and will remain in effect until further notice. For information on the order, please read the official language which can be found here.


In response to the good weather which is being forecasted for this weekend the Concord Police Department has issued some precautions which will be taken in order to assist with keeping our community safe during the time of COVID-19 social distancing necessity. Please view the memo from Police Chief Joseph F. O’Connor to Town Manager Stephen Crane below or by clicking the link here.


As a result of the Governor Baker’s issuance of the State of Emergency declaration on March 10, 2020; and the local declaration by the Select Board on March 19, 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation, the Police Department has continued to ensure the safety of the community while collaborating with key stakeholders to assist with public health issues.

Social distancing is vital for reducing risk of transmission of COVID-19. The Concord community overall has been compliant with the Governor’s order; however, we have seen increased usage of conservation areas, the Bruce Freeman Trail and other locations. Although the areas are thought of as open spaces people sometimes come within close proximity of each other. The risk in these open spaces is low; however, some people experience some anxiety especially when masks are not being worn.

This Sunday, May 3, 2020 the weather is expected to sunny and approximately 70 degrees. It is anticipated that people will feel the need get outside and enjoy the weather. It is expected that an increase of people in the fore mention locations will increase and the Police Department will be putting the following in place to assist with safety

  • Patrol Officers will focus their patrols on areas where people may congregate and if they observe people not exhibiting social distancing they will speak directly with them. If the group is at a distance, the Officer will impart the following message via their cruiser’s public address system, ”In an effort to keep everyone healthy, the Concord Police Department wants to remind you to spread out and maintain a social distance of six feet or more. If you are unable to maintain that distance, always wear a mask to protect yourself and others”.
  • Officer will be assigned to the Bruce Freeman Trail and patrol on a mountain bicycle. A sign board will be placed near Main St. and Commonwealth Ave to promote social distancing. The Officer will also monitor pedestrian and bicyclists (signage calls for dismounting ) at the Junction Park
  • Officer will be assigned to White Pond and patrol the beach/boat launch area, trails and enforce parking regulations in the surrounding neighborhood.
  • Officer will be assigned to a cruiser with a bicycle rack and will patrol Town’ conservation areas. The Officer will use the mountain bike in areas that appear to have unusual increased volume.
  • Officers will focus on parks and school properties.
  • Officers will check the Lowell Rd. boat ramp.
  • An evaluation is being conducted and under the Chief’s authority additional temporary no parking restricts may be put in place.
  • Officers will strictly enforce parking regulations and posted temporary with a focus on recurrent problem areas.


The Finance Committee Public Hearings have been rescheduled for Monday May 4th and Wednesday May 6th. The article information and more can be found in the agendas below.

May 4th Finance Committee Public Hearing Agenda

May 6th Finance Committee Public Hearing Agenda


Concord Public Works (CPW) is pleased to inform you that throughout this COVID-19 response period, curbside trash and recycling continues to be picked up reliably and on schedule.

As you may recall, because Town offices had been forced to close un-expectedly during the regular subscription renewal period, accommodations were made to allow for on-line procurement of barrel stickers and disposal tags. While many customers have successfully been able to renew their subscriptions online and by mail and obtain updated barrel stickers and disposal tags, we wish to remind those who have not yet been able to do so of the following:

There are two payment steps required to ensure uninterrupted service of municipal curbside trash and recycling. This involves (1) payment of your 6-month subscription fee and (2) purchase of barrel sticker or disposal tags.

Barrel stickers and disposal tags may continue to be purchased locally at Concord Lumber, Crosby’s Market, CVS, West Concord Pharmacy or West Concord 5&10. (Cumberland Farms sells tags only).

You can also now purchase your Barrel Sticker and Disposal Tags online. Those residents who cannot get to one of our vendor locations can purchase a barrel sticker ($46.80) which covers April 1 – Sept. 30 or single use disposal tags ($1.80), by clicking here.  Please allow two weeks for these to be received in the mail.

You can also renew your subscription for that same time period online via the same link. You will need to enter your bill number (six digits preceded by “0”s) and enter the year 20211. If you cannot locate your bill you may use the “search option” on the online application.

Another method of renewal subscription can be achieved by sending your check payable to “Town of Concord” for $141.00 along with a note indicating you are paying your curbside subscription – stating your address and mail to “Treasurer’s Office, Town of Concord, 22 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742”. If you have already sent this to the PO Box listed on the bill, that is okay, it just takes a little longer to be processed.

If you have, any questions feel free to contact us via email at or by leaving us a voicemail message at 978-318-3240. We will respond as soon as possible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and hope you and your family stay well.

Please visit the program webpage at any time for the most up-to-date information at

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