Board of Health Update

Holiday Gatherings & Phase 3, Step 1 Guidance

Board of Health Update

December 16, 2020

As COVID 19 cases continue to increase across Franklin County, the State and nationally, the safest way to celebrate the winter holidays is to celebrate at home with the people that live with you. This holiday season consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID 19 to keep your friends, families and community healthy and safe.

Celebrate Virtually – this poses the lowest risk for spread

Host outdoor rather than indoor gatherings as much as possible maintain 6 feet apart and wear a face covering. Avoid holding gatherings in crowded, poorly ventilated spaces with persons who are not in your household. Increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to the extent that it is safe and feasible based on the weather. Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between use when feasible.

For a full list of suggestions for holiday guidance visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

The Baker Administration announced a statewide rollback to Phase 3, Step One, effective December 13, 2020. See the full details and new capacity restrictions at www.mass.gov

  • Restaurants and other venues with seated dining, including patrons must wear masks at all times except when eating and drinking Restaurants must seat no more than six patrons per table. Restaurants must impose a 90 minute time limit on tables. Musical performances at restaurants will no longer be permitted. Food court seating must be closed in malls.
  • Outdoor gatherings at event venues will be limited to no more than 50 people
  • Hosts of outdoor gatherings of greater than 25 people will be required to provide advance notice of the gathering their local board of health
  • Indoor theaters and performance venues and higher contact indoor recreation businesses will be required to close to the public
  • Outdoor theaters and performance venues will be limited to 25% capacity, and no more than 50 people

Remember wear a face covering both indoors and outdoors. Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer and maintain 6 feet of distance between you and any non-household members.

For more information visit www.townofshelburne.com – COVID Updates.

Happy Holidays - The Shelburne Board of Health

Posted: to Town of Shelburne News on Wed, Dec 16, 2020
Updated: Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Calendar of Events
Wed, Feb 24, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Posted to: Planning Board
Thu, Mar 11, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3590583442
Posted to: Cultural Council
Mon, Mar 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mon, May 24, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mon, Jun 28, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mon, Jul 26, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mon, Aug 23, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon, May 24, 2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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DOG LICENSE RENEWALS

All dog Licenses displaying the year 2020 must be renewed no later than 03/31/2021 to avoid potential late fee's and fine's