Medfield’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #2


Kristine Trierweiler Town Administrator TOWN OF MEDFIELD Office of BOARD OF SELECTMEN TOWN HOUSE, 459 MAIN STREET MEDFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 02052-0315 (508) 906-3011 (phone) (508) 359-6182 (fax) To: Town of Medfield Residents Medfield Boards and Committees From: Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator Medfield Board of Selectmen Date: March 13, 2020 Re: Town of Medfield’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #2 The Town of Medfield, in consultation with the Medfield Board of Health, today announced several closures and cancellations due to the evolving situation with coronavirus (COVID-19). Superintendent Jeff Marsden also announced that the Medfield Public Schools will close for one week and are tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 23, 2020. The school department will continue to monitor the situation and keep students, faculty, and parents updated. In addition to the school closures, all meetings, programs, activities, and special events in Town buildings are cancelled, except for essential meetings of Town of Medfield boards and committees. All Town of Medfield boards and committees must receive approval from the Town Administrator before scheduling meetings. The following Town buildings and programs are affected:  Medfield Town House will be open for regular business, but residents are asked to only come in if necessary. Many of our services can be provided over the phone or via the Town website. Residents who are unsure whether they need to come in to conduct business are asked to call ahead first.  The CENTER at Medfield was closed to the public on Thursday, March 12, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice. Council on Aging staff are working and available by phone and e-mail for assistance.  The Medfield Public Library was closed to the public beginning Friday, March 13 and will remain closed until further notice. Library staff are working and available by phone and e-mail for assistance.  All Medfield Parks and Recreation programs are cancelled, effective immediately and until further notice. The Pfaff Center is closed to the public.  The Public Safety Building is now closed to all non-Town hosted meetings. Town boards and committees must first receive approval from the Town Administrator before scheduling meetings in the Public Safety Building.  Police and Fire will remain open to respond to public safety related matters as they arise. Emergency dispatch has included enhanced screenings to further diagnose any calls with infectious diseases.  The Department of Public Works Town Garage is now closed to all non-Town hosted meetings. Town boards and committees must first receive approval from the Town Administrator before scheduling meetings in the Town Garage. The Town recently converted to a new emergency notifications application (CivicReady). Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, we moved up the roll-out of this new service. Residents can create an account to receive alerts and notifications here: https://www.town.medfield.net/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=183 Any residents who are having issues with signing up can contact Nicholas Milano, Assistant Town Administrator, at nmilano@medfield.net or by phone at 508-906-3009. The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and additional closings may be necessary. We thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time for our community. Our website will be the best place to stay up to date on local information and we created a page dedicated to COVID-19 information: https://www.town.medfield.net/1860/Coronavirus-Info-COVID-19Medfield COVID-19 Memo 2 to Public - 3.13.2020_Page_2

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