•Warren-Prescott School Dates:
School has been canceled until May 4.
•Harvard-Kent School Dates:
School has been canceled until May 4.
Due to the public health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Walsh announced that he is extending the City of Boston’s order to pause non-essential construction for City of Boston permitted sites. The initial order announced on March 16th was set for 14 days and will now continue until further notice.
Help COVID-19 Efforts
•Stay home. If you must go outside, practice physical distancing from others (6 feet apart); avoid crowded places.
•Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol; avoid shaking hands
•Cover your coughs and sneezes; clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•If you think you might be sick, please call your doctor or 311 to be connected to the Mayor’s Health Line 617-534-5050. Buoy Health has created a free online diagnostic tool which screens for COVID19 at HYPERLINK “http://buoy.com/mass” \t “_blank” buoy.com/mass.
•Donate supplies to first responders.
•Donate to the City of Boston Resiliency Fund.
•Volunteer with the City of Boston.
•Fill out the 2020 Census. The Census informs how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years. It’s more critical than ever to ensure that all Bostonians are counted.
•From the April 7, noon, CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS HEARING: (Online via Zoom) Petition for a special law re: An Act Authorizing Additional Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to be Drunk on the Premises in Boston (sponsored by Mayor Martin J. Walsh); and, Docket #0281, petition for a special law re: An Act Authorizing Additional Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to be Drunk on the Premises in Boston (sponsored by City Councilor Frank Baker). These matters were referred to the Committee on January 29, 2020.
On April 5th, Mayor Walsh announced the following restrictions to municipal buildings:
•Starting Tuesday, April 7, City Hall will reduce the days of operation that it is open to the public to only Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 HYPERLINK “http://am.to” \t “_blank” a.m. to 5 p.m. Note: City Hall will be open Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7 and will be closed on Good Friday, April 10.
•Public access to 1010 Massachusetts Avenue will be limited to the Boston Public Health Commission on the 2nd Floor and residents must be accompanied when entering the building.
•Additionally, everyone entering City Hall, including employees and members of the public, will be required to complete a self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms, including elevated temperature.
•Residents are required to make appointments if they need to visit any of the essential services offered out of City Hall.
•Residents are asked not to call 9-1-1 unless you are experiencing a medical emergency. All COVID-19 questions should be directed to the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050 or 311. The City and BPHC will continue to provide updated information on bphc.org and boston.gov/coronavirus.
•From the April 9, 2 p.m., COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HEARING (VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM MEETING):
To discuss ways to support tenants facing eviction and displacement, and regarding the creation of temporary rental assistance to support residents impacted by COVID-19. Order for a hearing to discuss ways to support tenants facing eviction and displacement. Order for a hearing regarding the creation of temporary rental assistance to support residents impacted by COVID-19.
•HOW TO REPORT A PROBLEM PROPERTY Since taking office in 2014, Mayor Walsh has made fixing quality of life issues a priority in his administration. From investing in Public Works to making sure community policing is a staple in every neighborhood, we are making sure every neighborhood is clean, safe and a great place to live and work in. Unfortunately some properties in Boston need more help than others, and that’s why we are here. If you know of a property that fits one of the following criteria: multiple calls to 911, one that’s blighted or just a general concern, we encourage you to reach out to your neighborhood liaison.