Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 in Wellesley

Coronavirus is now widespread throughout Massachusetts. 

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a new comprehensive COVID-19 Dashboard with Coronavirus data from the Commonwealth that includes daily and cumulative case information, testing information, deaths, hospital capacity, long-term care data, and more. This information is updated daily. A separate report with public health data from all Massachusetts communities is updated weekly on Wednesdays. 

Daily Briefings

Read the COVID-19 briefings from the Town of Wellesley and the Health Department. These updates are the official and most accurate source for Coronavirus information in Wellesley.

  • Sept. 23: Case Update, Community Impact Survey
  • Sept. 16: Case Update, WPS Remote Start
  • Sept. 9: Weekly Case Updates, Special Town Meetings on Oct. 26
  • Sept. 2: New Coronavirus Hub Dashboard, Labor Day Safety
  • August 26: Case Update, Drop Off 2020 Election Ballots
  • August 19: Flu Vaccine Required for Students, College Return to Campus Plans
  • August 12: Wellesley Case Update, 2020 Election Ballots
  • August 5: Cases Rising, Update to Travel Order 
  • July 24: New Travel Order, Mask Up!
  • July 8: Phase 3 Proceeding, Mask or Face Covering Reminder
  • July 1: Case Update, July 4 Safety
  • June 25: Initial Reopening Guidance for Schools Released
  • June 19: Step Two, Phase 2 Reopening Plan Starts June 22
  • June 10: Remote 2020 Annual Town Meeting, Staggered Playground Reopening
  • June 9: Outdoor Dining in Wellesley, 2-hour Meter Free Parking
  • June 8: Phase 2 Begins, Return Election Ballots
  • June 5: Phase 2 Announcement Expected, Morses Pond Summer Plan
  • June 4: Case Counts, Graduation Parade
  • June 3: Restaurant Reopening Information, Return 2020 Local Election Ballots
  • June 2: Register to Vote by June 3, Graduation Parade on June 6
  • June 1: More Phase Two Guidance Previews, Vote Safe Update
  • May 29: Preview of Phase Two, Tax Payments Due on June 1
  • May 28: Parks and Fields Reopen, 2020 Marathon is Cancelled
  • May 27: Morses Pond Plans, Voter Safety
  • May 26: Town Meeting Now on June 22, Wellesley Food Pantry’s Summer Home
  • May 22: Guidelines for May 25 Reopening, RMV Extensions
  • May 21: Library Reopening Plans, Modified Memorial Day Observances
  • May 20: CDC Report, Merchants Prep for Reopening
  • May 19: More Reopening Information, Town Election is Now June 13
  • May 18: Reopening Plan Details, Love Notes
  • May 15: Reopening Information, COVID-19 Testing Map 
  • May 14: No CVS Testing in Wellesley, Follow Morses Pond Restrictions
  • May 13: Antibody Testing, Advisory Committee Updates
  • May 12: Contact Testing, Workplace Standards for Reopening
  • May 11: Four Phase Reopening for MA, Morses Pond Still Closed
  • May 8: Masks at the RDF, Fields and Playgrounds Still Closed
  • May 7: Golf Courses Reopen, Call in for Assistance
  • May 6: Face Covering Orders in Effect, Selectmen Hold Virtual Office Hours
  • May 5: Face Covering Orders Start May 6, COVID-19 Relief Fund Match Challenge 
  • May 4: Supplemental Local Face Covering Order, Virtual Library Services
  • May 1: Governor Signs Face Covering Order, Remember Leash Law and Park Restrictions
  • April 30: Mandatory Mask Order to Be Discussed, Help for Recreation Department
  • April 29: Reopening Advisory Board, COVID-19 Fund Announces Grants, FMD Returns to Work
  • April 28: Non-Essential Services Closed Until May 18, Contact Tracing Continues
  • April 27: RDF Employee Recovering from COVID-19, Social Worker Call-in Hours
  • April 24: State Cases Climb, Remember RDF Regulations
  • April 23: Elizabeth Seton News, Domestic Violence Help, Landscaper Guidelines
  • April 22: Buoy Health Telemedicine, Seasonal COVID-19 Safety
  • April 21: Schools Closed for Rest of School Year, Hydrant Flushing Postponed
  • April 20: Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend Postponed, COVID-19 Relief Fund 
  • April 17: Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund, No Marathon on Monday 
  • April 16: Support for Long-term Care Facilities, Town Meeting Postponed, Mask Up
  • April 15: Case Count Updates, Essential Services FAQs, Mailed Ballot Typo
  • April 14: No April Break for WPS, Share Your Good News
  • April 13: COVID-19 Cases Spike, Essential Construction Defined, Tax Payment Due Dates Extended
  • April 10: COVID-19 Help Numbers, Library Online Activities
  • April 9: Wellesley Call Center, Help for Abuse Survivors, COVID-19 Care Jobs
  • April 8: Grocery Stores Limit Occupancy, Nursing Home Call-in Line
  • April 7: Restriction Reminders, Vote Safe
  • April 6: CDC Mask Recommendations, Remote Learning 2.0, Supporting Wellesley Call Center
  • April 3: New COVID-19 Info Hub, Alcohol Sold with Food Take-out, Town-wide Celebration Clap
  • April 2: Beaches Closed, Shop Solo at Roche Bros. Social Distancing Explained
  • April 1: RDF Message, Cybersecurity Warnings, Support Resources
  • March 31: Non-Essential Businesses Closed Until May 4, Entire Wellesley College Campus Closed
  • March 30: Take-out Safety Tips, New Remote Building Inspection Protocols 
  • March 29: Control Pets, Protect First Responders
  • March 28: Use Official Trusted Sources for Coronavirus Information 
  • March 27: Community Spread, WPS Plans Robust Remote Learning Models
  • March 26: Disaster Relief Request for MA, Landscaping Services Clarification 
  • March 25: Schools Closed Until May 4, RDF Rules In Effect, Plastic Bag Ban Temporarily Lifted
  • March 24: Emergency Orders in Effect, RDF Recycling Changes
  • March 23: Emergency Orders, Protect First Responders
  • March 22: Restrictions Continue 
  • March 21: Emergency Childcare, Wellesley College Closed to Public
  • March 20: Medical Reserve Corps, Fire Inspections, RDF Precautions
  • March 19: Cooperation Urged, Building Inspections Halted, Join Together in Wellesley Will Be Well
  • March 18: New Restrictions, Support Restaurants and Businesses, Volunteer
  • March 17: Town Meeting Postponed, Officials Developing Local Business Support Resources
  • March 16: Town Elections Postponed, Buildings, Parks, Playgrounds, Fields Closed
  • March 15: New State Orders Restrict Interactions
  • March 14: Polling Places Open for Election Day on March 17
  • March 13: Municipal Buildings Operating with Limited Public Access 
  • March 12 - 2 PM: WPS, Tolles Parsons Center Closed for Two Weeks
  • March 11: COA, Library, Rec Programs Restricted, WPS Cancels Events/Rentals, Trips
  • March 10: Non-essential Government Meetings Canceled
  • March 9: Town and School Events to Go on As Scheduled
  • March 8: Schools Will be Open on March 9
  • March 6: Presumed Positive Case of COVID-19 in Wellesley
  • February 28: Coronavirus Letter to the Community

The WHD is in daily communication with the the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) about cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. All identified cases, families and close contacts are monitored by WHD nurses and follow guidance on isolation and quarantine as directed by MDPH.

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Wellesley Public Schools is providing regular updates to families. These are available on the WPS website