COVID-19 Updates

Non-Essential Municipal Services Operating in Limited Capacity through June 1, 2020

  1. May 26th COVID-19 Update

    Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following COVID-19 and Town services updates at the Board of Selectmen meeting on May 26, 2020. Read on...
  2. Save the date: Hingham Annual Town Meeting

    May 26 - On Friday, May 22, after consultation with the Town Moderator and public health and safety officials, the Board of Selectmen voted to hold the 2020 Annual Town Meeting outdoors on the High School football field on Saturday, June 20th at 2:00pm,.. Read on...
  3. Hingham Athletic Fields and Tennis Courts will Open with Restrictions on Monday 5/25 and Tuesday 5/2

    May 23 - Per Governor Baker’s Phase 1 reopening plan, Hingham athletic fields and tennis courts are eligible to open with restrictions this coming week. Non-school athletic fields and tennis courts will open on Monday, May 25 and athletic fields & tennis Read on...
  4. Transfer Station Scale Operations to Re-open on Saturday, May 23, 2020

    On Saturday, May 23, 2020, scale operations for bulky waste and construction and demolition (C&D) debris will re-open at the Transfer Station for Hingham residents and commercial permit holders. Read on...
  5. May 19 COVID-19 Update

    Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following updates at the May 19, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting. Read on...
  6. Governor Baker Announces Guidance for Phase 1 of State Reopening Plan

    Today, the Baker-Polito Administration published the Reopening Massachusetts plan developed by the Reopening Advisory Board. The goal of the four-phase reopening plan is to methodically allow businesses, services and activities to resume while avoiding... Read on...
  7. Reopening Procedures

    May 14 - We are receiving many inquiries from businesses and establishments in town about reopening procedures. We expect to receive guidance from the Governor’s Reopening Advisory Board early next week. Once our local reopening team has worked through... Read on...
  8. May 12 COVID-19 Update

    May 12 - Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following updates at the May 12, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting. Read on...
  9. Hospitals Concerned about Decrease in Non-COVID Urgent Medical Issues

    May 17 - Hospitals have been reporting a decrease in the number of people seeking medical attention for urgent, non-COVID-related issues like heart attacks, strokes, appendicitis, etc. Medical professionals are concerned that this may mean... Read on...
  10. Town of Hingham Announces Cancellation of July 4th Parade, Harborworks and Road Race

    May 5 - The 4th of July Parade Committee, Hingham Recreation Commission (Hingham Road Race) and the organizers of the Harborworks fireworks have announced that the Parade, Road Race and Fireworks are cancelled this year due to public health safety... Read on...
  11. Medicare Notice: Look Out for COVID-19 Scams

    Unfortunately, scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your Medicare Number, personal information, and money. And they’re using robocalls, social media posts, and emails to do it. Read on...
  12. State Issues New Order Requiring Face Coverings

    Effective Wednesday May 6th, the Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in indoor and outdoor public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to... Read on...
  13. April 28 COVID-19 Update

    Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following updates at the April 28, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting... Read on...
  14. April 24, 2020 Advisory from the Hingham Board of Health

    April 24 - The Hingham Board of Health has issued a new advisory urging all members of the public to wear a cloth face covering when a social distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained in public settings... Read on...
  15. Hingham Public Library Online Programs, Help, and Resources

    April 24 - The Hingham Public Library building may be closed, but we are still here to help and excited to bring you library programs and services in new online ways! Read on...
  16. April 21 COVID-19 Update

    Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following updates at the April 21, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting.. Read on...
  17. New Order from Board of Health Regarding Face Coverings for Essential Workers

    April 18 - Hingham Health Department has ordered all essential service workers to wear protective face covering when interacting with public and within 6 feet of a co-worker, effective April 19, 2020 @ 12:01am. Read on...
  18. Transfer Station Reminder During COVID-19

    April 16 - With the exception of the Swap Shop, all other Hingham Transfer Station operations remain open during regular business hours of 7:00am to 4:00pm Thursday - Sunday... Read on...
  19. Important Information Regarding Your Tax Bill

    April 15 - Under “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19,“ Hingham has adopted local options to extend due dates for real and personal property payments and applications for exemptions... Read on...
  20. April 14 – Storm and COVID-19 Update

    April 14 – Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following updates at the April 14, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting. Read on...
  21. Mental Health Resources During COVID-19

    April 14 - During this stressful time, it’s important to take to care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, available... Read on...
  22. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

    April 10 - Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the expansion of SafeLink, the Commonwealth’s statewide, 24/7, toll-free and confidential domestic violence hotline to now include resources and support for survivors of sexual assault. Read on...
  23. New Nursing Home Family Resource Line Available

    April 8 - The Baker-Polito Administration also announced the launch of a new Nursing Home Family Resource Line... Read on...
  24. State Issues New Guidance for Grocery Stores

    April 8 - The MA Department of Public Health (DPH) issued updated guidance for grocery stores and local boards of health to reduce exposure of shoppers and employees to COVID-19. DPH directed grocery stores to limit occupancy to 40%... Read on...
  25. Hingham Implements Expanded COVID-19 Incident Management Team

    April 7 - The Town of Hingham’s Emergency Management Team has been meeting daily since March 20, 2020 via conference call to coordinate our local COVID-19 response. The team is led by Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Steve Murphy and includes Read on...
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Compliance

COVID Complaint Form 

Town of Hingham staff are working with local businesses and organizations and the public to increase awareness of and compliance with the state’s new guidelines. Please report any non-compliance issues you observe at Hingham businesses / organizations via our COVID Complaint Form.

Through June 1, 2020

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
  • South Shore Country Club *with restrictions

What Is Closed?  The following facilities are closed with staff working remotely.

  • Town Hall Offices
  • Police Administration and Records
  • Fire Administration and Prevention
  • DPW Offices
  • Recreation Department
  • Senior Center
  • 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.

Resources for MA Residents

Buoy Online Tool: Massachusetts residents can use the Buoy Health online tool to get advice from an online health assistant safely at home, for free.

Text Alerts: The new messaging tool called “AlertsMA” allows residents to subscribe to real-time text notifications about coronavirus by texting the keyword COVIDMA to 888-777.  

211 Hotline: You can also make a free and confidential call to the COVID-19 Informational and Referral Hotline 24/7 by dialing 211.  

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