(Website Updated 07.15.21)
COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities:
All Massachusetts residents age 16+ are now eligible for vaccines. You can sign up and book appointments at www.mass.gov/covidvaccine. Please review the state website for guidance. For those residents with technology barriers, assistance can accessed by calling 2-1-1.
VaxMillions Giveaway: Register today for the VaxMillions Giveaway! If you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, register today for your chance to win one of five $1 million prizes or $300,000 scholarship grants. Not fully vaccinated yet? Get your COVID-19 vaccine and then register as soon as possible for a chance to win.
Support for Residents: Please contact Easton’s COVID-19 hotline at 508-230-0783 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require assistance or guidance in finding information on how to book a vaccine appointment. Our staff will take your information and work to support your vaccination needs. Potential supports may include transportation to a vaccine site through our Council on Aging Transportation program.
Information for Those Homebound: The Commonwealth has implemented a process for those who are homebound to access vaccine through a contract with a private provider. Program information can be found here.
General COVID-19 Information
In our continued efforts to communicate with our residents and local businesses about the ever evolving situation of the coronavirus pandemic, the Town of Easton has established this COVID-19 Information page. The Easton Emergency Management Agency (EEMA), made of numerous town officials and departments including the Easton Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Public Works, Public Schools, Board of Health and the Town Administrator’s Office, is in regular communication with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is monitoring the situation closely to provide timely updates as they become necessary.
Status of Town Services:
Town Offices and Frothingham Hall have resumed regular business hours:
Monday 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Easton COVID-19 Case Update:
As of July 8, 2021, there have been 2,196 positive cases of COVID-19 in Easton. Please click here to view daily state wide data. Easton's case data is updated weekly here by the State.
Most Recent Select Board Meeting Update:
June 7, 2021-Presented by Town Administrator Connor Read
Click here for past press releases and additional news and information.
Massachusetts Reopening Plan:
The most recent information on Governor Baker's Order's and Reopening Plan is available here.
Easton Public Schools:
Information from the Easton Public Schools can be found on their dedicated COVID-19 Information and Resources webpage.
COVID-19 Public Resources Map:
This map shows the location of resources available to the public during COVID-19 pandemic, such as food banks, spiritual health and Project Bread site locations. Please note that this map is not inclusive of all resources, and is only as accurate as the information provided to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Click here to access the MEMA COVID-10 Public Resources Map.
Financial Assistance for Residents and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19:
Please click here for financial assistance resources.
Local Business Assistance:
For business loans and alternative funding option From the US Chamber click here. This guide outlines small business loans and alternative funding options. The US chamber has more than 30 grants, loans and programs. The U.S. Small Business Association offers these seven SBA loan programs which you may qualify for, as well.
Nursing Home Family Resource Line:
The Nursing Home Family Resource Line is a dedicated phone line to connect family members of nursing home and rest home residents with the information and resources they need. This new phone line provides one central contact for families and community members who have questions about the nursing home or rest home care their loved one is receiving during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Nursing Home Family Resource Line is staffed from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, seven days a week, at 617-660-5399. Staff will field questions on a range of topics and coordinate across state agencies to help provide answers.
- Easton Department of Health and Community Services COVID-19 FAQ: Click here
- Town of Easton Official Website: www.easton.ma.us
- ECAT (Easton Community Access Television: www.eastoncat.org
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.mass.gov/covid-19
- Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information: Click here or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
- United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
- Local Business Assistance from the SBA
If you have specific question you need to ask, the Mass 211 call center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Always a confidential call, Mass 211 maintains the integrity of the 9-1-1 system saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies.
Coronavirus: Managing Anxiety and Stress:
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. The CDC website has resources on how to manage anxiety and stress.
Additional resources can be found at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.