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Dover Town News

Posted on: April 3, 2020

04.03.2020 Town Update: # of Cases and Town Meeting & Election Info

Town of Dover

April 3, 2020 

Good Afternoon Dover Community, 

New Announcements for the Week: 

• Cases in Dover. There are presently 4 individuals identified as COVID-19 positive and 17 individuals in quarantine at the moment. Those citizens designated in the above two tallies as COVID-19 positive are considered to have active disease. Citizens in quarantine do not necessarily have active COVID-19 but have been identified as having a strong likelihood of being a potential carrier or developing active COVID-19. As we look back over the past month, cases in Dover are for the most part stable with no massive spikes. While this is a positive trend it does not mean that it will continue. We continue to remain diligent and emphasize the importance of everyone continuing to do their part to minimize the spread. 

• Scam Attempts. Chief McGowan has asked that I include a brief blurb on scammers targeting people and preying on their fears. Recent scams have been reported in several local towns, including scams relating to the stimulus payment, tracking infected people in your neighborhood, and even free passes to Netflix (just click here!). He suggests you research a company or person online before agreeing to purchase a good or service pertaining to COVID19. He also recommends that people update their devices, never respond to unsolicited requests for personal and/or financial information (even if conducted via phone or in person) and exercise caution around suspicious links and email attachments. If you are not sure, call the police department before you give out any information. Additional information can also be found here: https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams 

• Maintaining Emotional Health & Well-being. Taking care of your emotional health and wellbeing during this time is important. Decreasing stress can help bolster your immune system and can help keep you and others around you healthy. The following website has resources and tips here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/maintaining-emotional-health-well-being-during-thecovid-19-outbreak 

• Town Meeting & Town Election. At last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting the Board voted to postpone the Annual Town Election to sometime in June. In addition, Town Moderator Jim Repetti indicated that he intends to also postpone Town Meeting to sometime in June. Further announcements will come, but residents should not plan for either Town Meeting or Town Elections to occur in May. If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s office. Reminders: 

• Travel Notification Requirements. Anyone traveling to Massachusetts should self quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, the Dover Board of Health requires that all travelers coming to and staying in Dover, permanent resident or not, notify the Board of Health via fedorj@doversherborn.org immediately. • Social Distancing continues to be one of the most important things you can do at the moment to help stop the spread of the virus. Please continue to follow these practices and if you need a reminder, you can read them here: http://doverma.org/covid-19/ 

• Town Buildings & Transfer Station. Town Buildings remain closed to the public. The transfer station remains open, however, users are required to park in every other space in order to encourage social distancing. 

• Library Services. The Library continues to provide online resources for individuals. More information on how to access these service can be found here: http://www.dovertownlibrary.org/ 

• Daily Updates. We regularly share videos, images, and other information on the town’s social media accounts. Follow us at https://twitter.com/TownDover and https://www.facebook.com/townofdovermass/ 

The outpouring of support from the community has been incredible and we continue to encourage individuals interested in volunteering, or those needing service, to fill out our online forms found on our Dover COVID-19 Communications Page. Please note that we are presently seeking volunteers with medical backgrounds. 

Stay safe and stay healthy

Thanks, 

Chris Dwelley
Town Administrator
Town of Dover 

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