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COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: February 3, 2021

February 2, 2021 Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Data

  • According to public health data from the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) released last week, the Town’s designation remains “yellow,” indicating a “medium risk” of spread in the community. 
  • The average daily incidence rate for the Town of Hingham is 63.7 per 100,000 residents, about even with the prior week. 
  • According to DPH, there have been 214 new cases of COVID-19 in the community over the past 14 days. There have been a total of 1,347 cases in Hingham since January 26, 2021 Covid-19 Updatethe start of the pandemic.
  • As of today, confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts have risen to 502,378.
  • Please continue to avoid high risk activities, especially indoor social gatherings.  In addition, all Massachusetts residents remain under orders from the Governor to wear masks at all times while in public. 

 

Vaccine Rollout

  • Earlier today, the Town released a COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration form for people 75 years of age and older who live or work in Hingham.  
  • Once someone pre-registers with the Town, they will be added to our list. The Town will follow the State’s prioritization process for vaccines, with people 75+ years old eligible first in Phase 2.  
  • Once the Town receives vaccine doses from the State, local health officials will set up clinics in town.  We will email pre-registrants on a first-come, first-served basis with instructions to schedule your vaccine appointment.  
  • Please note that our ability to hold vaccination clinics is dependent on vaccine availability.  We are prepared with staff and a vaccination site, but we are receiving a limited number of vaccines each week.
  • People can access the vaccine pre-registration form on the Town’s website at hingham-ma.gov/COVID19.
  • For those who need help accessing the form online, we have set up a dedicated phone number that people can call for assistance with pre-registration.  
  • If you need help pre-registering, please call 781-804-2292 and leave a message with your name, address, and phone number.   
  • We have a team of Senior Center and Library staff who are checking these messages and returning calls as soon as possible in the order in which they are received.  Please leave only one message so that we can get back to everyone as quickly as possible. 
  • We are publicizing the 781-804-2292 number through a pre-recorded message that went out from our Director of Elder Services to over 3,000 seniors age 75+ this afternoon.  We are also sharing that phone number through public service announcements that Harbor Media will run on local TV starting tomorrow.  
  • In addition, we are asking for everyone’s help reaching out to friends, family members, and neighbors in Hingham who may be interested in pre-registering and may need some assistance doing so online.
  • Please remember that the Town’s ability to hold vaccination clinics is dependent on vaccine availability.  If you can access a COVID-19 vaccine through other means, you should do so.  
  • If you end up receiving the vaccine through another organization and no longer need to be on the Town of Hingham list, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing CovidQuestions@hingham-ma.gov.   
  • Thank you for your patience as we work through this process.  Much of the guidelines and vaccine distribution capabilities are controlled by the State.   We encourage all residents to continue to follow the state’s official COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information. This page can be found by visiting mass.gov and clicking on the COVID-19 link.   

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