Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 in Wellesley

For complete information about Coronavirus in Wellesley, go to the Wellesley COVID-19 Information Hub.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has comprehensive webpages about COVID-19 including an interactive COVID-19 Dashboard with data from the Commonwealth. 

Coronavirus 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.

  • Oct. 8: COVID-19 Boosters & Marathon Safety
  • Sept. 10: Indoor Mask Advisory
  • Aug. 27: Mask Up in Municipal Buildings and Offices
  • July 30: Indoor Masks for Some Vaccinated Individuals
  • July 16: Delta Variant, Mosquitoes, Sunscreen Recall 
  • May 28: Restrictions Lifted, Town Buildings Reopen 
  • May 21: Restrictions Lifted on May 29
  • May 14:Vaccines for Ages 12-18, Mental Health Month
  • April 30:New Mask Guidelines for Outdoors
  • April 23:Vaccine Rate Rising
  • April 16: 16+ Eligible on April 19
  • April 9:Wear Masks and Remain Vigilant 
  • April 2:  55+ Now Eligible, Health Dept. Homebound List
  • March 26:  Got the Vax? Still Wear a Mask!
  • March 19:  Phase 4 Reopening Begins on March 22
  • March 12: Outdoor Dining Returns on April 1
  • March 5: WPS Reopening Plans
  • Feb. 26:Phase 3, Step 2 Begins on March 1
  • Feb. 19:Current Case Information, Vaccine Appointment Frustration
  • Feb. 12:Vaccine Update and New Mask Guidelines
  • Feb. 5:2-1-1 Hotline and Capacity Increased to 40% for Businesses
  • Jan. 29: Cases Rise, COA Offers Vaccine Scheduling Support 
  • Jan. 22:Restrictions Eased, Vaccine for All in Phase One
  • Jan. 15: COVID-19 Vaccine, Phases and Timeline
  • Jan. 8: Community Support and Small Business Relief
  • Jan. 5: New State COVID-19 Dashboard, Local Cases Climb
  • Dec. 28: Safe New Year Celebrations and COVID-19 Vaccine Information 
  • Dec. 23: Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions Effective on 12/26
  • Dec. 18: December Holiday Guidelines
  • Dec. 11: COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  • Dec. 8: MA Rolls Back to Phase 3, Step 1
  • Dec. 4: Behavior to Reduce COVID-19 Risk
  • Nov. 30: Wellesley COVID-19 Cases Keep Climbing
  • Nov. 25: New Quarantine Guidance for Close Contacts
  • Nov. 20: Wellesley Risk Level Now Yellow
  • Nov. 13: Second Surge in COVID-19 Cases
  • Nov. 9: Revised COVID-19 Community Risk Map
  • Nov. 6: New COVID-19 Orders Now in Effect
  • Nov. 2: New Executive Orders, Election 2020 Information
  • Oct. 30: WPS COVID-19 Case Tracking, Safe Halloween and Thanksgiving Tips
  • Oct 23: Wellesley Remains Green, Hockey and Skating Suspended
  • Oct. 15: COVID-19 Testing at CVS, Voter Information 
  • Oct. 8: WPS Reopening Metrics, Safe Halloween Tips
  • Sept 30: New Reopening Information, Halloween Guidance
  • 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

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