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Folly Hill Chlorine Booster Project Update

Posted on November 16, 2020

Beginning on Monday, November 16, Scherbon Consolidated and the Town will be installing a chlorine booster station to improve the water quality throughout the town. In order to complete the installation of the additional piping in conjunction with the booster station, the Folly Hill Tank will be taken out of service for the next few...

Baker-Polito Administration Announces COVID Metrics Update

Posted on November 10, 2020

This past Friday, the Commonwealth released updated COVID-19 metrics for municipalities and school districts, which put Danvers back in the lower risk (green) category.  This change means that local businesses will remain in phase III, step 2 of the reopening plan. The new criteria being used to determine green risk level is now <10 average...

Postponement of 11/16 Special Town Meeting

Posted on November 4, 2020

Town officials (Moderator, Manager, Select Board Chair) decided to postpone the 11/5 FinCom hearing and the 11/16 Special Town Meeting in the belief that conducting the Town Meeting would be unwise from a public health perspective, in light of Danvers becoming a COVID19 high-risk status community last week.  Under State law, we have six months...

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Targeted Measures to Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases | November 3, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

November 3, 2020 | 12:30 PM Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a series of targeted measures to disrupt the increasing trend of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Governor Charlie Baker announced these changes at a time where public health data has indicated that cases are rising, with cases up by 278% and hospitalizations up by...

COVID Update: Message from the Town Manager | October 29, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

October 29, 2020 | 6:00 PM Good evening.  This is Town Manager Steve Bartha calling to encourage residents to remain vigilant as COVID19 cases spike locally and regionally once again. This afternoon, Danvers moved into red or high-risk status because our positive infection rate increased to 8.8 cases per 100,000, up from 6.5 cases last...

Joint Statement from the Town on Resurgence of COVID19 in the Community | October 26, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

October 26, 2020 | 2:00 PM  The Town Manager and School Superintendent are issuing a joint statement on the anticipated affect to the Town's services over the coming weeks as a result of a resurgence of COVID19 in the Community.  The statement can be viewed here.

Danvers Halloween Information | October 14, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

October 14, 2020 | 1:30 PM For a safe and happy Halloween, we recommend that residents follow the Halloween guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and adjust the traditional method of Trick-or-Treating to a safer method.  However, trick-or-Treating will be held from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM this year.  For households that do not want...

Baker-Polito Administration announces move to Step 2 of Phase 3 | September 29, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

September 29, 2020 | 3:00 PM The Baker-Polito administration this afternoon announced that lower-risk communities will be permitted to move into Step 2 of Phase 3 of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan effective Monday, Oct. 5.  Danvers is currently classified as a lower-risk community. Effective Oct. 5, in lower-risk communities only, a limited number of sectors will be...

Town Hall to Re-Open on October 5 | September 28, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

September 28, 2020 | 4:00 PM  Town Hall will be re-opening to the public on Monday, October 5. We have been busy preparing for the public to access the building - new plexiglass has been installed, hand sanitizer stations and social distancing markings. We encourage customers to continue to conduct transactions online, over the phone,...

Comprehensive Community Data Map | August 20, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

August 20, 2020 | 3:00 PM Last week the Baker-Polito Administration released a comprehensive community level data map to help cities and towns to slow the spread of the virus. This map show data on the case numbers, identifies risk levels and helps slow the spread. Danvers is currently a green community, which means we are doing the right...

State Initiatives to Aid in Stopping the Spread | August 13, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

August 13, 2020 | 3:00 PM Governor Charlie Baker announced a new set of initiatives aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. While Massachusetts has seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since May, there has been a slight uptick in certain communities in recent days.   The Administration announced a set of initiatives,...

Governor Announces Travel Update Effective August 1 | July 30, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

July 30, 2020 | 3:00 PM Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to help us keep transmission levels as low as possible.  All...

Danvers Plastic Bag Ban Suspension Extended through September | July 23, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

July 23, 2020 | 12:30 PM Public Health Director Mark Carleo announces that the emergency suspension of the town’s ban on single use plastic bags will remain in effect through September.  The Town recognizes the challenges that both businesses, and residents continue to face during the phased reopening of the Commonwealth. Extending the suspension will...

Summer Travel Guidance | July 17, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

July 17, 2020 | 12:00 PM Thinking about traveling out of Danvers or Massachusetts this summer? Both the State and the CDC offer guidance on things you should take into consideration before traveling including quarantine periods upon departure/return, COVID-19 test requirements, how to protect yourself during travel and how to slow the spread.  Please talk some time and review...

Governor Announces move to Phase III , Part 1 of State’s Reopening Plan | July 2, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

July 2, 2020 | 5:30 PM Today, the Baker-Polito Administrations announced that move to Phase III, Part 1 of the State's Reopening Plan. The following businesses will be eligible to reopen in Step One of Phase III, subject to industry-specific rules concerning capacity and operations: Movie theaters and outdoor performance venues; Museums, cultural and historical...

Governor Announces Travel Update | June 30, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

June 30, 2020 | 6:00 PM  All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need...

Governor Announces move to Phase II, Part 2 of State’s Reopening Plan | June 21, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

June 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM  On June 19, the Governor announced that Step Two of Phase II of the Commonwealth’s four-phase reopening plan, Reopening Massachusetts, will begin on Monday, June 22.  Detailed information on what is included under this phase is available on the State website.  Restaurants will be able to begin to offer service indoors (under new state...

COVID Update: Town Updates | June 20, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

June 20, 2020 | 10:00 AM Town offices will re-open to the public, by appointment only, starting on July 6.  Information on how to schedule appointments will be available by contacting departments directly.  However, starting on Monday, June 29th, Town offices will be operating under new public office hours.  The hours are: Town Hall 1...

COVID Update message from the Town Manager | June 10, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

June 10, 2020 | 6:00 PM Good evening. This is Town Manager Steve Bartha calling with four community updates related to our ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19 and to start reopening parts of our community and economy in a safe and orderly way. First, on Monday, June 8, the Governor moved the Commonwealth to the...

Board of Selectmen Approve Temporary Regulations to Support Businesses | June 9, 2020

Posted on November 4, 2020

June 9, 2020 | 8:00 PM At their meeting on Tuesday, June 9, the Board of Selectmen approved temporary regulations to support the business community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Public health requirements for social distancing have placed new burdens and challenge on the business community to provide more physical space between customers and staff.  To...
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