COVID-19 Updates

  1. Town Meeting and Town Election News

    As the state of emergency announced by Governor Baker remains in effect, it is clear that we will not be able to begin Town Meeting on Monday, April 27, or to hold the Town Election on Saturday, May 2. Consequently, we are looking at... Read on...
  2. Mass DPH - Orders to Protect Workers Supporting Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

    Hingham Health Dept – Mass Department of Public Health has issued orders to protect workers supporting grocery stores and pharmacies. A few highlights that we are working with our grocery stores and pharmacies Read on...
  3. Governor Baker Extends School Closures until May 4, 2020

    In a letter to the community on March 25, the Hingham Public Schools leadership team outlined steps it's taking to develop and implement a robust Remote Learning Program for Hingham students during this time. Read Dr. Austin's March 25th letter Read on...
  4. COVID-19 Update and Local Declaration of State of Emergency

    The Town of Hingham Board of Selectmen has voted to declare a local State of Emergency for the Town of Hingham effective March 13, 2020. This declaration was made as a practical measure to make sure that the Town of Hingham is in the best position to... Read on...
  5. Hingham Health Department has been informed that we have our second laboratory confirmed case

    Hingham Health Department Health Advisory / COVID-19 update as of 3/24/20 10:47am. The Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that we have a second laboratory confirmed case. The Hingham resident Read on...
  6. Governor Baker’s March 23, 2020 Essential Services Order

    Today, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public as of Tuesday, March 24... Read on...
  7. Resources from the Senior Center

    Hingham Department of Elder Services is assembling contact information for available resources to provide to our senior population. Please check back for continuing updates. Read on...
  8. Senior Center Tax Aide Notice

    National AARP has also suspended the Tax Aide program. We have no estimate as to when this suspension will be lifted. The good news is that the IRS has extended the due date for filing federal tax returns to... Read on...
  9. Resources for Businesses During COVID-19

    Last week, Governor Baker announced a $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund to... Read on...
  10. Hingham Health Department has a one page sheet of Guidance and Information on COVID 19

    Please review the most current information and resources from... Read on...
  11. Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services

    Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Massage Establishments and Spas - Effective March 21, 2020This action has been ordered by the Hingham Board of Health, acting through its Executive Health Officer as authorized... Read on...
  12. Hingham: Social Distancing Message

    During Hingham’s nearly 400 years of existence, this Town has always cared for our neighbors and friends. We look out for each other. Our social bonds and cultural awareness set us apart. It is in that vein that we are asking you, for the... Read on...
  13. Hingham Recreation - Cancellations and Closed Fields & Playgrounds

    The Recreation Department has cancelled all programs and events until April 7th., including our Childcare, fitness classes, East Explorer and Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt. Additionally, you may have seen “No Trespassing” signs at Fields and playgrounds. Read on...
  14. MBTA - Reduced Service Schedules in Effect

    As you may have seen, Keolis and the MBTA announced on March 17 a Reduced Service Schedule on Commuter Rail because of the impact of coronavirus on our communities. This decision helps to ensure a public transit option for people with essential travel ... Read on...
  15. Transfer Station: Bulky Waste Update

    Due to the office being temporarily closed, no Bulky Waste, Construction or Demolition Permits will be available to residents. During this time, any Hingham resident with a valid Transfer Station Sticker, who wishes to dispose of bulky items, construction Read on...
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Key Information & Resources:

What is Open?

  • Police - Emergency Personnel Only
  • Fire - Emergency Personnel Only
  • Transfer Station - Regular Hours
  • Emergency Staff Only for DPW, Hingham Light and Town Offices
  • Senior Meals on Wheels Program

What Is Closed?  The following facilities are closed with staff working remotely to the extent possible until April 7, 2020

  • Town Hall Offices
  • Police Administration and Records
  • Fire Administration and Prevention
  • DPW Offices
  • Recreation Department
  • Senior Center
  • South Shore Country Club
  • Public Library
  • Public Schools and School Administration
  • Hingham Municipal Light Plant Offices
  • GAR Hall

Please see our Contact Information for up to date Department notices and contact details.

Public Meetings

Public Meetings will be held in keeping with the Governor’s recent Open Meeting Law Executive Order. We are working with boards and committees to facilitate the conduct of public meetings remotely via conference call. Meeting agendas and minutes will continue to be posted in the Agenda Center on the Town website as usual.

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