Town COVID-19 Status Updates

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Town of Sandwich, MA- Town of Sandwich convened numerous meeting of the COVID 19 Command Team to discuss operations. The Command Team is comprised of the Fire Chief, Police Chief, Emergency Management Director, Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, School Superintendent, Director of Health and Public Health Nurse. Seebelow for Recent News & Regional Coronavirus Info.

Friday April 2nd, 2020

Town of Sandwich, MA- Thank you to everyone in our community for patience, calm and continued commitment to social distancing. 

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The Town of Sandwich COVID-19 Command Team and Town Departments have produced a number of informational Public Service Announcement Videos (PSAs) to assist in conveying the status of the Town and other health information. Please see the most recent PSA below and visit our Sandwich COVID-10 PSA Videos Page to view all PSAs.

Public Service Announcement #6 with Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke and Police Chief Peter Wack

 Town Leaders from the COVID-19 Command Team share response status report and discuss preparation and impact of the coronavirus on Public Safety Staff. Community Members are reminded to Stay Home and please be respectful of others and keep your 6 foot  distance if you must be out.

Click to View PSA #6

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Public Service Announcement  #5 with Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke and Sandwich Chamber of Commerce

Your first weekly update from representatives of the COVID -19 Command Team with special Guests, Denise Dever, Executive Director of Sandwich Chamber of Commerce and Brandon Babiarz, Chef & General Manager, Marshland Restaurant  and Vice Chair, Board of Directors discussing challenges, adaptation and resources for the business community.

Click to View PSA #5

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Sandwich Town Seal Extra SmallIMPORTANT NOTICE

Town of Sandwich Building Closures Effective 4:30PM Monday, March 16th

Effective 4:30 PM Monday March, 16th 2020 ALL TOWN BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until Monday, April 6th or until further guidance is issued by the Town of Sandwich COVID 19 Command Team.
This closure includes but is not limited to:
- Human Services Building
- Public Library
- Oak Crest Cove
- Sandwich Hollows Golf Course
- Sandwich Marina
- Town Hall
- Town Hall Annex
- All Town Services at 16 Jan Sebastian Drive
- Transfer Station open to sticker holders only. 

Town Staff will be available to support business operations electronically or by phone. Please continue to check for updates on our website. 

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Effective March 25th 2020

The Town of Sandwich COVID COMMAND TEAM is concerned about the health of our community. In response to observed disregard for social distancing ALL basketball courts are closed per order of the Board of Health. We agree with the National Parks Association and the CDC that mental health is a top concern associated with the COVID -19 outbreak. Our recreational areas, beaches, trails and parks remain open because we recognize the value of open space and fresh air to support both physical and mental health. You can help by avoiding direct contact activities and by sharing the recommendations of National Park and Recreation Association for using open space while maintain social distance. https://www.nrpa.org/about-national-recreation-and-park-association/pressroom/NRPA-statement-on-using-parks-and-open-space-while-maintaining-socialdistancing/ 

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 

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You can help slow the spread of this virus. Please Stay at Home, if you must go out keep your social distance. Routine handwashing is essential. Make every effort to sustain your personal health; eat healthy food, get outside for fresh air and try to get a good night’s sleep. We encourage independent outdoor activity however you must sustain social distance and avoid common contacts.

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Practicing Preventative Measures

You can help by practicing social distancing and continuing preventative measures. We encourage residents to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 respiratory virus by:

· Sustaining Social Distance
· Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
· Cover your coughs and sneezes.
· Stay home if you are sick.

If you would like to help by making a donation to the Council on Aging to assist seniors with food or prescription insecurity, please send a check to made payable to the:

Council on Aging
COVID 19 response
Mail to - 270 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537

Please reach out to your elderly neighbors and others who may be in need.

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    Sandwich COVID19 Command Team Update: PSA#6 Town Status

    Public Service Announcement with Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke and Police Chief Peter Wack. Town Leaders from the COVID-19 Command Team share response status report and discuss preparation and impact o Read on...
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    Sandwich COVID -19 Team Update: PSA #5

    PSA #5 with Director of Public Health, Dave Mason and Fire Chief, John Burke and Sandwich Chamber of Commerce. Your first weekly update from representatives of the COVID -19 Command Team with special Guests Read on...
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    Sandwich COVID19 Update: PSA #4 –Community Update including support for Seniors

    Fire Chief John Burke and Director of Public Health provide an update on the Town of Sandwich’s response to Coronavirus, joined by Susan Marancik, Senior and Community Service Director and Jackie Lane, Executive Director, NAMI, Cape Cod and the... Read on...