Last updated 11/18/2021
COVID-19 INFORMATION (scroll down for ALL information)
Archive of older information can be found here

For vaccine information, click here.

There was 2 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 3 weeks in Hardwick, bringing the total to 147. Our local vaccination rate is also higher than generally reported in the media and on They are all using outdated census numbers. If current census figures are used, 53.7% of eligible Hardwick residents have been fully vaccinated, and another 6% of residents have had one dose of the vaccine as of October 1.

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. If you are not fully vaccinated, when you are out and about (post office, convenience store, gas station, rail trails, etc.) continue to 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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