Last updated 04/09/2021
COVID-19 INFORMATION (scroll down for ALL information)
Archive of older information can be found here

Click here for Important Message
from Board of Health

For vaccine information, click here.

As of April 7, there have been 84 cases of COVID-19 in Hardwick since March 2020, 1 in the past week. If you are looking for current information, rely on the Center for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health websites, rather than television news. When you are out and about (post office, convenience store, gas station, rail trails, etc.) wear a MASK and maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING. If you are concerned about symptoms you may have, contact your Primary Care provider first. Massachusetts is trying to slow the spread by identifying as many people as possible who may have been in contact with people who have confirmed cases of COVID-19. If you receive a phone call from area codes 833 or 857 with questions about contact tracing, take the call. Check back here and Facebook page for updates as we receive them.

COVID-19 Capacity and Gathering limits were updated to Phase IV, Step 1 on Monday, March 22 (from

Do you need a test to determine if you may have COVID-19? The testing sites here are available. Please contact the facility directly with any questions or to make an appointment, if needed.

Click here for Travel orders for the Commonwealth. (Updated March 22)
Massachusetts low risk communities are in Phase 4/Step 1 of reopening. Click here for details.

Massachusetts residents are urged to call 2-1-1 for information, resources, and referrals regarding COVID-19.
Operators are staffing this hotline 24/7.

Text COVIDMA to 888-777 to have up-to-date alerts sent to your cell phone.

There have been multiple reports of Unemployment Fraud, whereby people have filed for benefits under someone else's name. If you think this has happened to you, click here to report it to the State, and you must also inform the Hardwick PD.

Recycling Center is open, with some limits.

Gilbertville Public Library is open, with some limits.

Emergency Child Care for Massachusetts Families & Essential Workers

Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (many other good resources at this link)

USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (4/23/2020)

Sign up for CodeRed to receive emergency notifications from the Town of Hardwick

Sign up for Hardwick's Virtual Common, a volunteer-run email discussion list where residents of Hardwick and New Braintree can connect to ask for help or share resources during the Covid-19 crisis.

Important Information for Massachusetts Farms, Crops, and Products (4/3/2020)

Stay Home! Stay Safe! How to Self-quarantine and Self-isolate (4/3/2020)

Information and Guidance Sheets for Persons in Isolation due to COVID-19 (4/3/2020)

Information and Guidance Sheets for Persons in Quarantine due to COVID-19 (4/3/2020)

Guidance for Discontinuation of Home Isolation of COVID-19 cases (4/3/2020)

Revised Guidance for Allowing Asymptomatic Health Care Personnel and Emergency Medical Technicians
to Work Following a Known Exposure to COVID-19 (4/3/2020)

Printable Fact Sheets (4/1/2020)

COVID-19 Scam Alert (pdf) or view Graphic

Order of the Governor as of March 23: Essential businesses and Revised Gatherings Order
Complete List of Essential Services/Businesses

DPH Guidance on Hand Sanitizer March 23, 2020

Have Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance? Click here for info.

Virtual Public Meetings Guidelines for Remote Participation

MART will deliver food packages to the patrons of the Food Pantry
and assist in any other transportation
required to meet the essential needs.
For Food Pantry Delivery contact: Liz Reilly, Food Pantry Coordinator at (413) 477-6635 or
Sharon Hardaker, MART Dispatcher at (413) 477-6197 Ext.122 or (774) 200-5184.
For other transportation needs, contact Sharon Hardaker.

Hardwick Seniors Chore Providers are available to help.

Food Pantry is OPEN on its regular schedule.
Food will be packaged and brought outside to patrons for pick up.

Information About Unemployment Assistance and Covid-19

$10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19 (3/17/2020)

CURRENT CLOSURES IN HARDWICK (click on links for details)

Municipal Office Building (including Youth Center) closed to public
Click here for updated Town Clerk schedule and services.

Barre/Hardwick Senior Center

Paige Memorial Library

Restaurants and Bars (take-out and delivery may be available; check with the establishment)