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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Reopening Phase 3 Step 2 Begins on March 1

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While residents continue to be frustrated by COVID-19 vaccine scheduling, the State will move forward with reopening. Phase 3 Step 2 begins on March 1 with relaxed capacity restrictions and openings for some performance and recreation venues.

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

50,000 New Vaccine Appointments

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50,000 new COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened on Thursday, February 25. Those eligible to book appointments are individuals 65 years and older or those with certain medical conditions. 

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Current Case Information, Vaccine Appointment Frustration

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COVID-19 cases continue to be identified in Wellesley, including a report of the U.K. variant. Residents newly eligible for vaccine appointments experience delays and frustration with the State scheduling websites.

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Vaccine Appointments for 65+ and 2+ Medical Conditions

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Residents age 65+ and those with two or more certain medical conditions can now book COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Be patient as scheduling websites are seeing an extremely high volume of requests.

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Chamber to Administer Food Assistance Program

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Wellesley is receiving $40K from a new food assistance program providing restaurant meals to those in need impacted by COVID-19. The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber will administer grants to local restaurants with help from the Health Department.

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Vaccine Update and New Mask Guidelines

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COVID-19 vaccinations continue for seniors 75+ with more scheduling options becoming available. The CDC is announcing updated mask guidelines for extra protection from the virus and possible variants.

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Second Shots and More COVID-19 Vaccine Help

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Wellesley first responders receive their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Health Department officials continue to ask the State to allocate more doses so vaccine clinics can take place locally in Wellesley.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

2-1-1 Hotline and Capacity Increasing to 40% for Businesses

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A 2-1-1 call center is now open to help seniors 75+ schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments, and capacity restrictions at businesses will increase to 40 percent.

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

New Grants for Voter Education and Vaccine Planning

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Money from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund will support the League of Women Voters March election education campaign and the Health Department COVID-19 vaccine efforts. These are the first grants awarded by the Fund in 2021.

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Case Update, Vaccine Scheduling Support

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As cases in Wellesley continue to rise, residents should remember to follow restrictions. The COA is providing help for seniors 75+ who are trying to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Restrictions Eased, Vaccines for All in Phase One

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The Stay at Home advisory and early closing curfew will be lifted on January 25. All eligible residents in Phase One can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no start date yet for Phase 2 vaccinations.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for Veterans

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Wellesley veterans currently enrolled in the VA Health Care Systems can receive the COVID-19 vaccine from the Federal government. 

To be eligible, a veteran must be 65+ years and high risk for becoming severely ill with COVID-19. The VA will follo...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine, Phases and Timeline

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Vaccinations for first responders are continuing. The State has the most up-to-date vaccine information, phases, eligibility, and timelines. Wellesley Health officials are not vaccinating other groups or the general public at this time.

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Vaccines for First Responders

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Wellesley first responders rolled up their sleeves to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, January 11. 

Firefighters Brian Hester and Joanie Cullinan were chosen to get the first shots. Both have recently faced serious health...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Community Support and Small Business Relief

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Take part in a community support effort to help manage stress and uncertainty. And as COVID-19 restrictions are extended, there is more help for our small businesses.

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

New State COVID-19 Dashboard, Local Cases Climb

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The State has a new interactive COVID-19 dashboard, and local health officials are seeing spikes in virus cases among members of the same family. Please remember to isolate if you feel sick.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Non-Essential Businesses Closed Until May 4, Entire Wellesley College Campus Closed

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The Governor extended the non-essential business closure until May 4. The entire Wellesley College campus is now closed to the public.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Take-Out Safety Tips, New Remote Building Inspection Protocols

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The Health Department is providing take-out safety tips, and effective immediately the Building Department will begin conducting all inspections remotely.

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Control Pets, Protect Our First Responders

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Town officials are reminding residents to control pets to maintain social distancing, and support first responders while keeping them and others healthy.

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Use Official Trusted Sources

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Residents are reminded that Town briefings are Wellesley's official, trusted source for Coronavirus information.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Community Spread, WPS More Robust Remote Learning

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The Health Dept. is reporting more community spread of COVID-19 in Wellesley, and Wellesley Public Schools will announce robust plans for remote learning to support students through May 4.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Disaster Request for MA, Landscaping Clarification

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The U.S. has the world's most reported number of COVID-19 cases at 81,321. The Governor has submitted a disaster request for Massachusetts, and the Town has received clarification on landscaping services.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

New RDF Rules, Effective Immediately

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The Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) has implemented new restrictions due to COVID-19. These rules are effective immediately and remain in place until futher notice.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Schools Closed Until May 4, New RDF Rules, Plastic Bag Ban Temporarily Lifted

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The Governor orders schools to stay closed until May 4. New RDF rules are in effect to prevent recycling congestion, and Wellesley's plastic bag ban is temporarily lifted.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Emergency Orders in Effect, RDF Recycling Changes

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All non-essential COVID-19 businesses and services are now closed until April 7. New RDF recycling procedures will protect users and staff.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Emergency Orders, Protect Our First Responders

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All State and Town emergency orders remain in effect as the Coronavirus pandemic is now widespread throughout Massachusetts.

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Cases in Wellesley Remain at Eight

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Wellesley remains at eight. Community efforts continue to ensure that Wellesley Will Be Well.

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Emergency Childcare, Wellesley College Closed to Public

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Early childhood education centers are closed effective March 23, except for emergency childcare programs. All Wellesley College buildings, facilities and parking lots are closed to the public.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

A Message from the RDF About Coronavirus Precautions

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In anticipation of the weekend, the Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) is asking residents to read, and heed, this important message about Coronavirus precautions.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Medical Reserve Corps, Fire Inspection Changes, RDF Precautions

Coronavirus News

Do your part to make sure Wellesley Will Be Well. Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps, know the new fire inspection changes, and follow RDF precautions.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Wellesley Will Be Well Campaign

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As the Coronavirus continues to spread, Town officials urge cooperation, halt building inspections and ask residents to join together in the Wellesley Will Be Well campaign.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

WPD Notice for Public Land

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The Wellesley Police Dept. asks the public to be responsible and stay away from closed areas in Town during the Coronavirus crisis.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

New Restrictions, Take-Out Challenge, Volunteers Needed

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Coronavirus concerns are becoming increasingly serious; the community needs to provide a serious response. See new restrictions, take the take-out challenge and volunteer.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Town Meeting Postponed, Local Business Support Resources

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Coronavirus concerns postpone Town Meeting; Town Hall is closed to the public and other restrictions are fully in place; and officials are developing local business resources.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Elections Postponed, Town Buildings Closed, Operations Move Online

Coronavirus News

According to State orders, Wellesley town elections are postponed, all public buildings, parks, playgrounds, and fields are closed. Online operations are encouraged.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

New State Orders Restrict Interactions, Protect High Risk Groups

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State officials issue orders to restrict interactions to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Wellesley provides more information on how to help everyone in the community stay safe and healthy.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Municipal Buildings Operating with Limited Public Access

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The Town of Wellesley will be limiting public access to municipal buildings and suspending additional programming to slow the spread Coronavirus and help keep residents and employees healthy and safe.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Wellesley Public Schools, Tolles Parsons Center Closed for Two Weeks

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Wellesley Public Schools and the Tolles Parsons Center will be closed for two weeks beginning on March 13. Council on Aging programs and Wellesley Free Libraries programs suspended.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Wellesley Modifies COA, Library & Rec Programs, WPS Cancels Events, Trips, Activities

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Wellesley is moving forward with strict precautionary measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Partners HealthCare Offers Coronavirus Hotline

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Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts is offering a Coronavirus hotline for physicians, patients and members of the public.

This centralized call line will serve as as resource for physicians, patients, and members of the public who may have questions about...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Town and School Events to Go On As Scheduled

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The Health Dept. has issued an updated Coronavirus briefing to the community. Town and School events currently may take place as scheduled.

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