(Website Updated 01.28.22)
Town of Easton COVID-19 Booster and Testing Clinics:
Cases of COVID-19 are rising locally and in the region, and high demand for boosters and testing are leading to longer wait times for those looking to schedule them. In response to the surge in cases this holiday season, Easton Fire and Health, working with CERT and other partners, have stood up 16 test / vaccine clinics during December and January administering almost 800 doses of vaccine and proctoring more than 900 rapid tests.
Easton Emergency Management is working with our partners at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to secure additional rapid tests and vaccine / booster doses and will announce and run additional test/vaccine clinics depending on the demand and the supply we are able to receive.
Please visit https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/ to find other vaccine locations.
Please visit www.mass.gov/covid-19-testing to find other area testing sites.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Opportunities:
All people age 5+ in Massachusetts are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Booster shots are available for individuals 16+ who have been fully vaccinated for at least 6 months after Pfizer or Moderna and for at least 2 months after J&J. You can find appointments at vaxfinder.mass.gov. Please review the state website for guidance. For those residents with technology barriers, assistance can accessed by calling 2-1-1.
Mask Requirements: In response to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and United States, effective December 16, 2021, masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, inside all Easton municipal buildings until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to promote public health.
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 January 27, 2022, there have been 4,678 positive cases of COVID-19 in Easton. The positive case count for the past two weeks is 577. 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:
January 10, 2022-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.