COVID-19 Information & Resources from Senator Spilka and The 495/MetroWest Partnership
Medway Business Council wants to pass along information related to the COVID-19 outbreak that may be helpful. The information we received comes from two sources (See Information Below):
- Senate President Karen E. Spilka
- Jason Palitsche, Executive Director of The 495/MetroWest Partnership (Thanks to Barbara Saint Andre, Medway Director of Community & Economic Development for sharing
We hope that you find this information helpful.
Information from Senate President Karen E. Spilka
As you are undoubtedly aware, Governor Baker announced a number of emergency measures this evening. I have been in touch with the Governor and the Administration about a number of the issues he addressed, and I would like to thank everyone who has contacted my office to let me know the questions and concerns residents have in their communities. It has helped my discussions with state and local leaders immensely.
I am particularly glad to see that the Governor took strong action around school closings, social distancing and telemedicine, which I have persistently pushed for this week. The measures we are taking now are in the best interest of preserving public health & our healthcare system. But we know they will have an impact on our residents, communities & businesses. That’s why the Massachusetts State Senate is working now to tee up legislation to help with these impacts.
The bills and guidance that Governor Baker outlined today include the following:
Elementary and Secondary Schools will suspend educational operations from March 17 until April 6. Full order available here
Gatherings & Restaurants: Governor Baker issued an emergency order limiting gatherings to 25 individuals and prohibiting on-premises consumption of food or drink at bars and restaurants, beginning on March 17 and effective until April 6. Full order available here
Health Care: The Department of Public Health issued guidance today that includes the following:
Registry of Motor Vehicles: The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) will extend the renewal timeline of certain credentials to reduce the need for customers to physically visit an RMV service center for in-person transactions. Full order available here
For additional information on these and other executive actions and guidance, please visit The Office of the Governor Website.
Please continue to check the Coronavirus Updates page on my website for the latest information.
I ask you to please contact my office if you need assistance in any way during this time. You can always reach out by calling 617-722-1500 or emailing Karen.Spilka@masenate.gov.
Senate President Karen E. Spilka
COVID-19 Resources – Info from The 495/Metrowest Partnership