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 .





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!!)

                 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.

Instructions on making your own masks. 

  • Massachusetts 2-1-1:      Dial 211   or online at

                   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.

                    All updates from Governor Baker, state officials.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1.800.799.7233  or Chat online @ 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.

  • Playgrounds

                    ALL Phillipston PLAYGROUNDS  are CLOSED until June 8. (NEW!!)




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. 


Key Contacts

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.