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Local Updates
  • In Needham, Youth and Family Services and the Needham Community Council are hosting “Parenting During A Crisis” a virtual evening with Dr. David Brooks. This event will take place on March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. To register for the event, click here.
  • In Dover, the Board of Health issued a COVID-19 Update on Friday, February 26, 2021. This update includes information on cases in Dover and in Massachusetts. To read the update, click here.
  • In Medfield, a floral display will be unveiled today in front of Medfield Town Hall for the first unofficial National Day of Mourning for COVID-19 tragedies. Medfield TV will be broadcasting live at 6:00 PM through Facebook Live, Medfield TV Watch Page, and Public Channel Verizon 47 or Comcast 8.
Local Calendar
  • In Needham,
    • the Needham School Committee will be meeting Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. The Committee will be discussing the Needham High School Student Advisory to the School Committee Report and the Newman School Improvement Plan. For the meeting information, click here.
    • the Domestic Violence Action Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM via Zoom. The Committee will be discussing Take Back the Night and REACH. For the meeting information, click here.
  • in Dover,
    • the Dover School Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. The Committee will be holding a public hearing on the Proposed FY22 Budget. For the meeting information, click here.
    • the Open Space Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM via Zoom. The Committee will be discussing the open space and recreation plan update. For the meeting information, click here.
  • in Medfield,
    • the Historical Commission will be meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM via Zoom. The Commission will review a draft of the State Hospital Redevelopment Committee’s RFP from potential developers. For the meeting information, click here.
    • the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. The Board will be discussing the FY2022 operating and capital budgets and financial policies. For the meeting information, click here.
Statewide Updates
  • Today, Massachusetts advanced to Phase 3, Step 2 of the state’s reopening plan. Under this phase indoor performance venues and indoor recreational activities will be able to reopen at 50% capacity. In addition, capacity limits across all sectors will increase to 50% and restaurants will no longer have a percent capacity limit. To learn more, click here.
  • The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety is offering a free 6-week support group for nurses working with COVID-19 patients in any health care setting in Massachusetts. This support group will begin meeting weekly on March 10 from 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM and registration is required. Click here to register.
Reopening Updates – Phase 3: Vigilant
  • Massachusetts is currently in Phase 3, Step 2 of the Massachusetts Reopening plan. Under this phase indoor performance venues and indoor recreational activities will be able to reopen at 50% capacity. In addition, capacity limits across all sectors will increase to 50% and restaurants will no longer have a percent capacity limit. To learn more, click here.
  • If you have questions, input, or comments regarding the Reopening Massachusetts plan, you can submit comments online. These comments can be used by the Administration to support efforts to methodically reopen the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the form.
Resources
  • If you are in need of resources, information, or support, please visit my website for a list of resources. Additionally, our local boards of health, the Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control are continuing to maintain websites with the most updated information regarding COVID-19 that you can access here:
Please remember social distancing and wearing a mask is the most effective tool to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to these updates, my office is still accessible so please continue to reach out and we will get back to you.
Phone: 617-722-2380