COVID-19 Information Page

Information is rapidly changing, and the Town of Walpole will continue to use this webpage as new and relevant information becomes available to keep Walpole residents up-to-date.

Updated COVID-19 Numbers (4/02/20)
- Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Walpole:      45
Updated COVID-19 Cases in Massachusetts & Norfolk County

To get up-to-date alerts sent directly to your phone, text COVIDMA to 888-777
You can also call the informational and referral hotline, 211.

Information & Resources
- Public Service Announcements
- Board of Health Information
- School Department -related Information
- Resources for Families
- Resources & Information for Business & Construction
- Resources for Town & School Employees
- State Public Health Resources
- Federal Public Health Resources
- Volunteer Information


Statewide Protective Measures to be aware of: 

  • STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION: On March 10, Governor Baker declared a state of emergency, giving the Administration more flexibility to respond the the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • K-12 SCHOOL CLOSURES: On March 25, Governor Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all public and private schools, and all non-emergency childcare programs until Monday, May 4th to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. This order extends a previous March 15 order by Governor Baker
  • STAY AT HOME ADVISORY: All residents are advised to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel and other unnecessary activities. Residents over 70 years of age or with underlying health conditions, who are considered at high risk when exposed to COVID-19, should limit social interactions with other people as much as possible. 
  • EXTENSION OF NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS CLOSURE: On March 31, Governor Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of non-essential businesses and organizations for in-person operations until Monday, May 4th. This order extends a previous March 23 order by Governor Baker.
    • Click here for a copy of the Emergency Order
    • Click here for the full list of categories of "COVID-19 Essential Services"
    • Click here for a copy of the Press Release
  • PROHIBITING GATHERINGS OF 10 OR MORE: On March 31, Governor Baker issued an order extending the prohibition on gatherings of 10 or more people until Monday, May 4th.  
  • Some government offices are closed, you should call ahead to confirm hours of operation.
  • MBTA trains and buses are running on a reduced service schedule.
  • Public & Private daycare providers are closed effective March 23rd. Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs have been established to provide priority access for families of emergency personnel, medical staff, and others crtiical to confronting COVID-19. 
  • Professional Licenses for individuals in good standing will be extended for 90-days after the end of the public health emergency.

 

Public Health Guidance for All Residents

  • Avoid unnecessary travel and other unnecessary activities.
  • Protect yourself by following public health advice about keeping your hands clean and covering coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you are sick. If you need to consult a health care provider, call ahead first or use teleheath services. 
  • Protect others who are most at risk of COVID-19 by keeping your distance from people (at least 6 feet away from others), especially those who are older, and people living with chronic health conditions. 
  • If you are outside, avoid crowds. 
  • Don't shake hands or hug. 
  • Stay connected to friends or loved ones by phone or through other technology. 
  • Get information from trusted sources. Visit https://www.mass.gov/covid19 for the latest news, case counts, and lab testing results. 
  • Take care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, call 2-1-1 and choose the "CALL2TALK" option.