COVID-19 Virus Updates


COVID-19 UPDATE - May 28, 2020

There is a total of 41 confirmed cases in Spencer, with 10 currently active cases.

All parks and recreational areas including the Rail Trail will be open beginning May 25th, EXCEPT for Powder Mill Park which remains closed until further notice.

There have been a total number of 39 confirmed cases in Spencer, with 18 active cases and 21 that have recovered.

Click for details on Reopening Massachusetts - May 18, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE - May 14, 2020

There have been a total number of 34 confirmed cases in Spencer, with 18 active cases and 16 that have recovered

Click for information:COVID-19 Testing - May 12, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE - May 7, 2020

There have been a total number of 30 confirmed cases in Spencer, with 19 active cases and 11 that have recovered.

COVID-19 UPDATE - May 1, 2020

Notice from the Board of Health:

Effective May 6, 2020, face coverings will be required to be worn in public when social distancing is not possible, per order of the Governor. It is critical to emphasize that masks DO NOT replace social distancing, staying at home except for essential travel, and frequent hand washing, all remain vitally important to slow the spread of the virus.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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COVID-19 UPDATE - APRIL 30, 2020

There have been a total number of 20 confirmed cases in Spencer, with 14 active cases and 6 that have recovered. 

COVID-19 UPDATE - APRIL 24, 2020

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has created the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative which consists of a team of people who reach out to the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients to help those who have been potentially exposed to the virus. If your phone rings and shows “833 or 857 MA COVID TEAM”, please answer it. The team is in need of your cooperation with investigations.

There have been a total number of 11 confirmed cases in Spencer with 5 active cases and 6 that have recovered

All public recreational areas remain closed until further notice. We will reevaluate the situation in early May.

COVID-19 UPDATE - APRIL 14, 2020

Notice from the Board of Health

PUBLIC RECREATIONAL AREAS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

As we have all heard on the news these past couple of weeks, the State is expecting a significant surge in case numbers.  Due to this it was decided by the COVID-19 Staff to close all public recreational areas.  We did not take the decision on these closures lightly and agree it is the best decision for our community.  As always, please wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing, and stay home as much as possible.  Thank you and stay safe.  

COVID-19 UPDATE - APRIL 10, 2020

THE OFFICIAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN SPENCER IS 6.

COVID-19 UPDATE APRIL 1, 2020

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE WORCESTER TELEGRAM AND GAZETTE IS  INCORRECTLY REPORTING ON THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN THE TOWN OF SPENCER.

AS OF THE YESTERDAY, MARCH 31, 2020, THE OFFICIAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN SPENCER IS 5.

AT THE REQUEST OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN, A WEEKLY REVERSE-911 CALL WILL BE ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY TO KEEP THE PUBLIC APPRISED OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN TOWN.

THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO CALL THE TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE AT 508-885- 7500 EXT. 155 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ON THIS MATTER.

THOMAS GREGORY TOWN ADMINISTRATOR

COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Spencer - March 25, 2020

Notice from the Spencer Board of Health:

On March 25, 2020, the Town of Spencer was notified by the Public Health Nurse that two (2) of our residents have tested positive for the Corona virus (COVID-19).
 
The Public Health Nurse is working closely with the patients and will notify others who may have been in contact with them.  The nurse will continue to work with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to ensure any affected residents are properly monitored, quarantined, and isolated as each case dictates.
 
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health allows the Board of Health to release the address of any positive cases to the Chief of Police so dispatch can advise emergency personnel to take the necessary precautions. 
 
If any other positive cases are reported to the Town of Spencer, as stated above, the Public Health Nurse will be working closely with those cases and others who may have been in contact with them.  As always, please take all necessary precautions

March 15, 2020 Buiding Closures

In response to efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Town of Spencer is closing all municipal buildings to the public until further notice (with the exception of public safety). These closures include the Town Hall, Senior Center, Richard Sugden Library, Utilities & Facilities, Highway, Water, and Sewer facilities.

The Police Station will remain open to the public

All offices closed to the public will remain staffed and regular Town business will continue by phone and email. The Senior Center will be staffed during normal hours for any referrals or informational needs and can be reached at 508-885-7546.

During this time, forms and payments may be placed in the drop boxes located outside the east and west side entrance doors at the Town Hall. Most permits and application forms can be accessed online at www.spencerma.gov, or by calling the Town Hall at 508-885-7500.

Continuing updates will be posted on the Town’s website.

Up to date information can be found on the Public Health Department’s Coronavirus Information web page here:

https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus...

Center for Disease Control web page:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

As the situation changes, we are prepared to adapt plans and procedures accordingly and will keep the community informed.

Thomas Gregory, Town Administrator