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Posted on: May 8, 2020

05.08.2020 Town Update: # of Cases, Town Election News & More

Town of Dover

May 8, 2020 

  • Cases in Dover. Our Emergency Response team is reporting one new confirmed case this week. Our total cases remain at 15 as one case from last week was not positive. Case information as reported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting#covid-19-cases-bycity/town- 
  • Face Coverings. Governor Baker issued an order effective Wednesday, May 6 requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition . Full guidance can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/guidance-for-face-masks-in-public-settings/download 
  • Annual Town Election. The Annual Town Election will be held on June 15, 2020. As we all try to be safe, and limit our exposure, an Absentee Ballot might be helpful. Absentee Ballots for this election are available now in the Town Clerk’s Office. A ballot for this election can be mailed to you, if you request one. You can apply with an email message requesting a ballot, but it must be signed; or you can use the application here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/2020- Municipal-Early-Ballot-Application.pdf. More information can be found on the town’s website here: doverma.org . 
  • Park & Recreation Programs. All Dover Park & Recreation programs and events thru June 30, 2020 have been cancelled. Visit the Park & Recreation website for more information: http://www.doverrec.com/ 
  • Transfer Station & Recycling. The Recycling Committee is encouraging Dover residents to sort their recyclables prior to going to the transfer station to make their trip as brief as possible. • BOH Pulse Oximeter Message. Please see the attached message from the Dover Board of Health regarding pulse oximeter use and availability.

Stay safe and stay healthy

Thanks, 

Chris Dwelley
Town Administrator
Town of Dover 

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