WAKEFIELD– Superintendent David DiBarri would like to provide Northeast Metro Tech families with tips and strategies for coping with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 global health pandemic that has kept students home for the past few weeks.
IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Fire Chief Andy Theriault report that a member of the Ipswich Fire Department has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, leading to additional testing for two of the Fire Department’s shifts who were in close proximity to the employee.
King Philip School Committee Votes to Cancel April Vacation to Ensure Continuity of Learning During School Closure
NORFOLK — Superintendent Paul Zinni reports that the King Philip School Committee voted unanimously to cancel April vacation in an effort to ensure continuity of learning at home while schools remain closed until at least May 1.
CHELMSFORD — Police Chief James M. Spinney reports to the community that members of the Massachusetts National Guard will deploy to a Chelmsford nursing home today to conduct widespread testing. This comes after significant discussion between Chelmsford leaders, administration at the facility and the Department of Public Heath, and at the request of staff at the facility.
WRENTHAM — Town Administrator and Emergency Management Director Kevin Sweet announces that all Wrentham public parks, trails and recreation areas, and their respective parking lots, will be closed starting today, April 6 at 4 p.m., and will remain closed for at least one week.
ROCHESTER — Superintendent Kyle Repucci is pleased to announce that Rochester’s R.W. Creteau Technology Center has donated several items, including hospital beds, to local healthcare workers to support the fight against the coronavirus.
ATTLEBORO — Chief Scott Lachance and Attleboro Firefighters Local 848 President Paul Jacques would like to provide an update on the novel coronavirus situation within the Attleboro Fire Department.
HAMPTON — Superintendent Kathleen Murphy wishes to provide an update on Hampton School District’s remote learning plans in light of the recent extension of school closures through May 4 in response to the novel coronavirus.
WEST NEWBURY — Superintendent Justin Bartholomew announces that Pentucket Regional School District will fully launch its remote learning model on Monday.
Town of Easton Confirms National Guard Mobilization at Southeast Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center
EASTON — Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read confirm that the Massachusetts National Guard, as part of a new Massachusetts Department of Public Health pilot program which deploys tactical medical support for testing to long-term care facilities in the Commonwealth, will mobilize and respond to the Southeast Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center today.