COVID 19 Updates, Precautions, and Resources for Residents and Employees

PRESS RELEASE May 27, 2020

COVID 19 Updates, Precautions, and Resources for Residents and Employees

CONFIRMED CASES IN UPTON

April 28, 2020 Update

Upton Neighbor to Neighbor Assistance Program (N2N)

April 23, 2020 Update

Board of Health has updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Upton is 13.

April 15, 2020 Update

Board of Health updated the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Upton is 8.

April 11, 2020 Update 

The exponential growth of COVID-19 here in the Commonwealth caused the Board of Health to convene an emergency meeting on April 10th. During this meeting the Board of Health announced that there are 5 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community resulting in zero deaths, to  date.  In a majority vote, the Board approved the ongoing release of new cases to the public until this pandemic subsides.  In an effort to mitigate further spread of the virus, the Board  voted to post signage and lock gates to the entrances of all playgrounds and courts (Leland Field, Kiwanis Beach Recreation Area, VFW playground) prohibiting their use. Parks can only be used for passive recreation… e.g. walking. As a reminder, the Board of Health encourages the use of cloth face masks and asks the community  to maintain the appropriate 6 feet of social distancing when in public, per the CDC guidance. These prohibitions do not include the Upton State Forest and the community garden at Stephan’s Farm. The Land Stewardship Committee has developed safe practice guidelines for the use of the Stephan’s Farm community garden for this year’s growing season. For questions please contact the Town Manager at 508.529.6901 or dbrindisi@uptonma.gov

Neighbor to Neighbor - The Board of Selectmen announces its Neighbor to Neighbor assistance program to help town residents who are in need due to the negative social and economic effects caused by COVID-19.