The Town of Amherst is responding to the rising risk of COVID-19, also called novel coronavirus, in Massachusetts. As of March 28, 2020 the Hampshire County confirmed case count is 30. Click here to go directly to the Health Department’s COVID-19 web page.
Town Policy Updates:
- Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all Town of Amherst municipal buildings, including the Town Hall, Senior Center, Jones library and branches will be closed to the public, with a tentative reopening date of April 3, 2020.
- Amherst Public Schools - Starting on Monday, March 16th all schools are closed with a tentative return date of May 4th - www.arps.org or click here for ARPS Closure FAQ’s
- DPW Operations & Service Updates
- Transfer Station Updates & Restrictions
- Mass. Governor issued emergency order limiting gatherings to 10 individuals & prohibiting on-premises consumption of food/drink at bars/restaurants, from March 17 - April 6. Take-out and delivery still an option if protocols are followed. More on this can be found here...
- Town Manager Paul Bockelman Declares State of Emergency on Monday, March 16, 2020
- Governor Issues Stay at Home Advisory on March 23, 2020
How to Stay Informed:
Updated on March 28, 2020 | Contact: Brianna Sunryd firstname.lastname@example.org