Current information about the Town of Acton's response to the COVID-19 situation
We hope you find this new format for COVID-19 updates useful. A new dashboard with daily data updates will be published in Acton's Covid-19 Information Center: http://www.actonma.gov/covid19
It has been reported to Acton Public Health that at this time there are 596 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Acton with 62 individuals in isolation, 504 recovered and 30 fatalities (many of these at congregate care facilities). Above is a chart showing the cumulative number of cases in Acton in blue and the daily trend in current cases in red. The chart below shows the daily trend in current cases as red bars.
We have partnered with the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health to coordinate a Phase I Regional Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic for all first responders in the participating towns. The clinic will provide the Moderna vaccine, which is given in 2 doses, 28 days apart. We expect the first doses to be given on January 20th to the first responders. The Town has been in touch with the long-term care facilities in Acton and Life Care of Acton has successfully administered the first dose of vaccine to both residents and staff and anticipate giving the second dose in 28 days. Benchmark Senior Living at Robbins Brook has contracted with CVS for vaccination clinics beginning this week for residents and staff of the facilities. We need to complete Phase I and we will continue to update the public and staff as we gather more information about Phase I and Phase II of the vaccine rollout, which currently is slated to include the rest of the individuals identified in Phase I. We will then move onto Phase II and will begin with residents that have two comorbidities’ or are 75 years of age or older. We are working with surrounding towns through the state and anticipate offering clinics in the future, but we do not have any details at this time. When information becomes available, it will be posted on the town’s website.View this memo with the latest information about gathering restrictions and vaccination updates. https://www.actonma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6754/2021-1-13-BOH---COVID-gatherings-businesses-that-have-reduced-capacity-and-vaccination-plans
Use the following link to view the latest updates from the Board of Selectmen Chair.http://www.actonma.gov/bos
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides comprehensive information about COVID-19 testing including an updated list of testing locations. More information is available at https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-testing. An interactive map showing testing locations is also available using the link on the left.
The Acton Town Services Hotline is available to connect residents with a live worker to receive information and answers to their questions about the latest government news, COVID-19, and Town services in general. Hotline workers also help answer questions related to the topics such as town meetings, financial relief programs for residents and business owners, and Town reopening plans. The Acton Town Services hotline number is 978-929-6600 and is open on Monday through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For the latest COVID information other updates from Acton Town Manager John Mangiaratti and guests tune into the Java with John program Fridays at 10am. View previous episodes using the link shown to the left. This program is produced by the Acton Council on Aging in collaboration with ActonTV. The weekly program is also broadcast live on local FM radio at Acton's station WAEM 94.9 FM.
Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, Acton Memorial Library is temporarily suspending all in-person browsing appointments. The good news is we are able to add more on demand curbside hours this week and next week!Come to the library during curbside hours and call 978-929-6655, option 2. A library staff member will bring your holds outside.
For further updates on library hours and services, please go to our website at actonmemoriallibrary.org
The Acton Transfer Station will continue operating with the adjusted schedule for the initial reopening. The facility is currently open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first hour (7-8 a.m.) is designated for Seniors (65+). The Transfer Station will also begin to accept payments (checks only) at the office for bulky items by early June. Staff are continuing to look at how to re-introduce some recycling streams such as polystyrene in later phases.The purchase of Transfer Station and Recycling Facility vehicle stickers are now available online. For more information on the Transfer Station and Recycling Center, please call 978-929-7742.
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At its meeting on October 5th the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to delay the 2021 Annual Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 5 to a date to be determined, but not later than June 30, 2021.
The Acton Boxborough United Way has announced further details on the COVID-19 Emergency funding now available for Acton and Boxborough residents. Frequently Asked Questions about the A-B United Way COVID-19 Emergency Grants for Residents. How to Donate to the COVID-19 Impact Fund from Acton-Boxborough United Way