Mass. Issues Safer at Home Advisory
The state is still in a state of emergency. On May 18th, Massachusetts issued a Safer at Home advisory. Highlights of the advisory encourage people over age of 65 and those with underlying health conditions, who are at high risk for COVID-19, should continue to stay at home except to run essential errands. Do not participate in close contact activities, such as pick-up sports games. Parents should limit play dates for children. Read the full advisory.
Arlington Public Schools Closed Until end of school year
On April 21st Governor Baker extended closures of both private and public K-12 schools in the state to the end of the current school year.
Visit the Arlington Public Schools website for school information.
Arlington Libraries Closed
The libraries may be physically closed, but there's still plenty to do. Learn more at robbinslibrary.org
This includes basketball courts, tennis courts, Peirce Field, and Thorndike Dog Park.
Visitors to playgrounds shall:
- Wear a face covering or mask when it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance between themselves and others.
- All visitors shall maintain 6 feet from all other persons who are not part of the same household.
- If social distancing is not possible, visitors are encouraged to wait outside of the park/playground until it is less crowded or should seek alternative play facilities.
- Any individual who feels sick or is recovering from an illness shall not visit the park/playground.
- After visiting the park/playground, visitors are encouraged to wash hands or use hand sanitizer.
Arlington parks and the bike path continue to remain open. Visitors to those areas are reminded of State orders to wear a facial covering when they cannot properly social distance (stay 6 feet away from others). Additionally, organized sports, contact sports and groups larger than 10 are not allowed at this time on any public lands.
Parks are shared spaces for everyone's enjoyment.
Mass. Issues Safer at Home Advisory
The state is still in a state of emergency. On May 18th, Massachusetts issued a Safer at Home advisory. Highlights of the advisory encourage people over the age of 65 and those with underlying health conditions, who are at high risk for COVID-19, to continue to stay at home except to run essential errands. Do not participate in close contact activities, such as pick-up sports games. Parents should limit play dates for children. Read the full advisory.
Mass. Wear A Mask In Public Order in Effective
Do not confront people about wearing masks, there are exceptions.
The State order requires face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Read the order, Mass DPH Advisories, and how to make a face covering at mass.gov/coveryourface
Arlington Board of Healthy Temporary Order Requiring Facial Coverings in Public Places
Arlington public safety and public health officials continue to provide guidance and education to businesses and residents about this order, as well as others that will change as we all look toward reopening the state, safely. Please note that many disabilities are invisible and you may not know why someone is not wearing a mask. The Town asks that you do not confront people about wearing masks.
This is a challenging situation for everyone and we appreciate your continued compliance as we work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and look toward reopening businesses safely.
Private showings allowed if following public health guidelines
In accordance with Phase 1 of Governor Baker's Re-Opening Massachusetts Plan, open houses are permitted to operate so long as compliance is achieved with specific state guidelines by May 25, 2020. These guidelines include but are not limited to: social distancing, hygiene protocols, staffing and operations, and cleaning and disinfecting.