|Last updated 01/25/2021|
|COVID-19 INFORMATION (scroll down for ALL information)
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As of January 21, there have been 55 cases of COVID-19 in Hardwick since March, 5 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.
Temporary COVID-19 Capacity and Gathering limits began Saturday, Dec. 26 (from mass.gov)
New COVID-19 mandates became effective Sunday, Dec. 13 (from mass.gov)
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.
New COVID-19 mandates took effect Friday, Nov. 6 (from mass.gov)
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.
If your family or business needs assistance, contact Todd Miller, Economic Development Coordinator - Quabbin Region (978) 257-3710 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Massachusetts residents are urged to call 2-1-1 for information, resources, and referrals regarding COVID-19.
Text COVIDMA to 888-777 to have up-to-date alerts sent to your cell phone.
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
Printable Fact Sheets (4/1/2020)
DPH Guidance on Hand Sanitizer March 23
Have Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance? Click here for info.
Virtual Public Meetings Guidelines for Remote Participation
FOOD PANTRY & MART TRANSPORTATION
Hardwick Seniors Chore Providers are available to help.
Food Pantry is OPEN on its regular schedule.
Information About Unemployment Assistance and Covid-19
CURRENT CLOSURES IN HARDWICK (click on links for details)
Municipal Office Building (including Youth Center) closed to public
All Schools in Quabbin Regional School District will be closed until September
Restaurants and Bars (take-out and delivery may be available; check with the establishment)