The Town of Phillipston is actively monitoring the global coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency and its potential impacts on our community. Governor Charles Baker has declared a public health emergency closing all non essential businesses until May 18, 2020. Gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people from the same household. We will continue to regularly communicate with the community, and will post updates to this website. Additional information may also be found on our Facebook page .
THERE ARE POSITIVE CASES IN PHILLIPSTON
This webpage catalogs important information for our community, but is not intended to serve as a single reference about the rapidly evolving situation. Other official sources include:
- Beaches, Boat Ramps & Fishing:
Phillipston BEACHES are OPEN- following strict guidelines. (NEW!!)
BOAT RAMPS are OPEN- following strict guidelines. (NEW!!)
- BUOY SYMPTOM CHECKER : www.buoyhealth.com
Check your symptoms and clarify your options for care. The Buoy A.I. health assistant guides you on your way to well, the moment you feel sick.
- Disaster Distress Hotline: Call 1.800.985.5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 or TTY 1.800.846.8517
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including infectious disease outbreaks.
- Food Pantry (Phillipston/Templeton):
Open Tuesdays 9am - 12pm and Thursdays 12pm - 3pm AND 5pm - 7 pm and Saturdays 12pm - 3pm (or to make donations). Located at 16 Senior Drive (Rear) Baldwinville. To make other arrangements or to inquire about delivery please call: 978.894.2780 .
- Masks (NEW!!)
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order requiring members of the public to wear a face covering while in public.
- Massachusetts 2-1-1: Dial 211 or online at www.mass211.org
This is an Informational and Referral hotline. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.
- Massachusetts Governor Charles Barker Announcements: website www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-the-governor
All updates from Governor Baker, state officials.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1.800.799.7233 or Chat online @ www.thehotliine.org or TTY 1.800.787.3244
The Hotline is on the front lines of supporting survivors as the nation’s only 24/7 provider of services via phone, chat, and text. They are there to provide hope in times of crisis.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1.800.273.8255
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
ALL Phillipston PLAYGROUNDS are CLOSED until June 8. (NEW!!)
TRAVEL AND EVENTS
As we are all aware, Governor Charles Baker has declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts to support the state’s response to Coronavirus. People should use their own judgment if they wish to attend meetings and events where there will be crowds. If you are ill or symptomatic you should not attend. The Town can make no assurance of safety or assistance in preventing the transmission of illness.
Phillipston's Board of Health/ Phillipston Emergency Management continues to monitor the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). This public health concern is evolving. The public can expect that recommendations may change, and Board of Health/ Phillipston Emergency Management will provide updates as needed.
PEMA Director- Don Smith 978.895.1236
Board of Health- Ruth French 978.939.8946
Fire Chief Parker- 978.249.6302
Police Chief Dodge- 978.249.3560
Last updated May 21, 2020.