Town officials continue to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus and coordinate regionally to make the best decisions for the safety of all our residents. We understand these actions will have a tremendous impact on all members of our community. Taking action now is doing our part to slow the spread of the virus, reduce the number of people infected, and to avoid overwhelming our health care system.
At today’s press conference Governor Baker announced an Executive Order that clarifies which businesses and sectors can open in Phase 2 and includes added information for Phases 3 and 4. Businesses that are allowed to open in Phase 2 may enter their business, but remain closed, to prepare for opening. Business owners are reminded to follow safety protocols while making their preparations. The state also released guidance for retail, outdoor recreation, and childcare and summer camps in advance of Phase 2 reopening. The state will monitor data throughout the week and plan to announce on June 6th a decision on Phase 2. You can find the new guidance documents at Reopening Massachusetts website. Watch the press conference.
Current State Case Counts
The state is updating its case counts with new data. As of this posting it was not available for June 1. They will post and update as soon as they can.
AFC Urgent Care to Offer Weekly COVID-19 Testing in June
The Arlington Health Department has partnered with AFC Urgent Care in Arlington Heights is offering COVID-19 testing to Arlington residents. Close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to get tested regardless of their symptoms. In June AFC will be conducting weekly drive-thru testing on Thursdays. You must call them to be pre-screened and get a scheduled time. Read full details.
RemindersInformation About Reopening Arlington Safely
Arlington Specific Closures, Restrictions, and Advisories
Have a question? Please refer to the Massachusetts 211 help line to answer your coronavirus questions. Open 24/7 and in 150 languages. Please listen to the prompts carefully to get directed to coronavirus information.