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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Restrictions Eased, Vaccines for All in Phase One

Coronavirus News

The Stay at Home advisory and early closing curfew will be lifted on January 25. All eligible residents in Phase One can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no start date yet for Phase 2 vaccinations.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for Veterans

Coronavirus News

Wellesley veterans currently enrolled in the VA Health Care Systems can receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the Federal government. 

To be eligible, a veteran must be 65+ years and high risk for becoming severely ill with COVID-19. The VA will follo...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine, Phases and Timeline

Coronavirus News

Vaccinations for first responders are continuing. The State has the most up-to-date vaccine information, phases, eligibility, and timelines. Wellesley Health officials are not vaccinating other groups or the general public at this time.

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Vaccines for First Responders

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Wellesley first responders rolled up their sleeves to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, January 11. 

Firefighters Brian Hester and Joanie Cullinan were chosen to get the first shots. Both have recently faced serious health...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Community Support and Small Business Relief

Coronavirus News

Take part in a community support effort to help manage stress and uncertainty. And as COVID-19 restrictions are extended, there is more help for our small businesses.

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

New State COVID-19 Dashboard, Local Cases Climb

Coronavirus News

The State has a new interactive COVID-19 dashboard, and local health officials are seeing spikes in virus cases among members of the same family. Please remember to isolate if you feel sick.

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Safe New Year Celebrations and Vaccine Information

Coronavirus News

Tighter COVID-19 restrictions are in effect to encourage safe New Year celebrations, and track the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Commonwealth.

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions Effective on Dec. 26

Coronavirus News

Massachusetts will temporarily tighten COVID-19 restrictions beginning December 26 to help prevent a post-holiday surge in virus cases.

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Celebrate the December Holidays Safely

Coronavirus News

As COVID-19 cases skyrocket, State and local health officials are imploring residents to follow guidelines for safe, low-risk December celebrations.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Fund Awards Nearly $117K in 2020

Community Fund for Wellesley

A new grant from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund will supply winter masks for Wellesley police officers. In 2020, the Fund awarded nearly $117,000 to programs and services meeting critical needs in Wellesley resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Info, Phase 3 Rollback Reminders

Coronavirus News

Massachusetts will distribute COVID-19 vaccines in three phases starting in mid-December. The State tightens restrictions due to surging cases and hospitalizations.

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

MA Rolls Back to Phase 3, Step 1

Coronavirus News

Due to continued surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the Commonwealth is going back to Phase 3, Step 1 of reopening and tightening restrictions.

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

COVID-19 Cases and Behavior Risks

Coronavirus News

Health officials are reminding the community to use good judgement and evaluate the risk levels of activities as COVID-19 cases surge and community spread is increasing.

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Wellesley COVID-19 Cases Keep Climbing

Coronavirus News

As COVID-19 cases in Wellesley and the Commonwealth continue to rise, Health officials are urging residents to be aware of all updated travel restrictions.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Maine and NH Now High Risk for Travel

Coronavirus News

Maine and New Hampshire will move to high risk for travel beginning November 21. Due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in our community, Wellesley is now at yellow risk levels.

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Second Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Coronavirus News

Massachusetts is experiencing a second surge in COVID-19 cases. Wellesley High School has moved to a full remote model for two weeks; all interstate hockey is cancelled.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

New COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Help Mask Up Wellesley and More

Community Fund for Wellesley

Recent grants from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund are supporting a new Mask Up Wellesley campaign, safe afterschool activities for teens, and a surprise holiday mobile movie night.

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Revised COVID-19 Community Risk Map

Coronavirus News

Read the revised community-level COVID-19 risk data from State health officials.

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

New Orders Now in Effect

Coronavirus News

New orders to stop the spread of COVID-19 are now in effect. These include a mask mandate, overnight Stay at Home advisory, reduced gatherings limits, and more.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Non-Essential Businesses Closed Until May 4, Entire Wellesley College Campus Closed

Coronavirus News

The Governor extended the non-essential business closure until May 4. The entire Wellesley College campus is now closed to the public.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Take-Out Safety Tips, New Remote Building Inspection Protocols

Coronavirus News

The Health Department is providing take-out safety tips, and effective immediately the Building Department will begin conducting all inspections remotely.

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Control Pets, Protect Our First Responders

Coronavirus News

Town officials are reminding residents to control pets to maintain social distancing, and support first responders while keeping them and others healthy.

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Use Official Trusted Sources

Coronavirus News

Residents are reminded that Town briefings are Wellesley's official, trusted source for Coronavirus information.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Community Spread, WPS More Robust Remote Learning

Coronavirus News

The Health Dept. is reporting more community spread of COVID-19 in Wellesley, and Wellesley Public Schools will announce robust plans for remote learning to support students through May 4.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Disaster Request for MA, Landscaping Clarification

Coronavirus News

The U.S. has the world's most reported number of COVID-19 cases at 81,321. The Governor has submitted a disaster request for Massachusetts, and the Town has received clarification on landscaping services.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

New RDF Rules, Effective Immediately

Coronavirus News

The Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) has implemented new restrictions due to COVID-19. These rules are effective immediately and remain in place until futher notice.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Schools Closed Until May 4, New RDF Rules, Plastic Bag Ban Temporarily Lifted

Coronavirus News

The Governor orders schools to stay closed until May 4. New RDF rules are in effect to prevent recycling congestion, and Wellesley's plastic bag ban is temporarily lifted.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Emergency Orders in Effect, RDF Recycling Changes

Coronavirus News

All non-essential COVID-19 businesses and services are now closed until April 7. New RDF recycling procedures will protect users and staff.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Emergency Orders, Protect Our First Responders

Coronavirus News

All State and Town emergency orders remain in effect as the Coronavirus pandemic is now widespread throughout Massachusetts.

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Cases in Wellesley Remain at Eight

Coronavirus News

The number of COVID-19 cases in Wellesley remains at eight. Community efforts continue to ensure that Wellesley Will Be Well.

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Emergency Childcare, Wellesley College Closed to Public

Coronavirus News

Early childhood education centers are closed effective March 23, except for emergency childcare programs. All Wellesley College buildings, facilities and parking lots are closed to the public.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

A Message from the RDF About Coronavirus Precautions

Coronavirus News

In anticipation of the weekend, the Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) is asking residents to read, and heed, this important message about Coronavirus precautions.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Medical Reserve Corps, Fire Inspection Changes, RDF Precautions

Coronavirus News

Do your part to make sure Wellesley Will Be Well. Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps, know the new fire inspection changes, and follow RDF precautions.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Wellesley Will Be Well Campaign

Coronavirus News

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, Town officials urge cooperation, halt building inspections and ask residents to join together in the Wellesley Will Be Well campaign.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

WPD Notice for Public Land

Coronavirus News

The Wellesley Police Dept. asks the public to be responsible and stay away from closed areas in Town during the Coronavirus crisis.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

New Restrictions, Take-Out Challenge, Volunteers Needed

Coronavirus News

Coronavirus concerns are becoming increasingly serious; the community needs to provide a serious response. See new restrictions, take the take-out challenge and volunteer.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Town Meeting Postponed, Local Business Support Resources

Coronavirus News

Coronavirus concerns postpone Town Meeting; Town Hall is closed to the public and other restrictions are fully in place; and officials are developing local business resources.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Elections Postponed, Town Buildings Closed, Operations Move Online

Coronavirus News

According to State orders, Wellesley town elections are postponed, all public buildings, parks, playgrounds, and fields are closed. Online operations are encouraged.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

New State Orders Restrict Interactions, Protect High Risk Groups

Coronavirus News

State officials issue orders to restrict interactions to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Wellesley provides more information on how to help everyone in the community stay safe and healthy.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Municipal Buildings Operating with Limited Public Access

Coronavirus News

The Town of Wellesley will be limiting public access to municipal buildings and suspending additional programming to slow the spread Coronavirus and help keep residents and employees healthy and safe.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Wellesley Public Schools, Tolles Parsons Center Closed for Two Weeks

Coronavirus News

Wellesley Public Schools and the Tolles Parsons Center will be closed for two weeks beginning on March 13. Council on Aging programs and Wellesley Free Libraries programs suspended.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Wellesley Modifies COA, Library & Rec Programs, WPS Cancels Events, Trips, Activities

Coronavirus News

Wellesley is moving forward with strict precautionary measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Partners HealthCare Offers Coronavirus Hotline

Coronavirus News

Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts is offering a Coronavirus hotline for physicians, patients and members of the public.

This centralized call line will serve as as resource for physicians, patients, and members of the public who may have questions about...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Town and School Events to Go On As Scheduled

Coronavirus News

The Health Dept. has issued an updated Coronavirus briefing to the community. Town and School events currently may take place as scheduled.

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