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City of Brockton COVID-19 Updates
The City of Brockton reminds residents of the Governor's orders to wear masks in public to stop the spread of COVID-19

Current COVID Status in Brockton, MA

Last updated on Friday, January 15, 2021

New Reported Cases Today

139

∑ = 8,250
Total

Active Cases

2,500

2,447 Yesterday

Currently in Hospital/ICU*

84/11

89/11 Yesterday

New Reported Deaths Today

0

0 Yesterday

Total deaths:

351

Average Daily Cases:

88.3

Per 100,000 population

Positive test rate

11.5%

* Hospitalizations are a combined census of Good Samaritan Medical Center and Signature Brockton Hospital. Average Daily Cases ≥ 10 AND Positive Test Rate ≥ 4% = RED status. Data is obtained from MDPH, MAVEN, and local hospitals and is generally believed to be current and accurate.

Latest COVID-19 News Updates

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  • Citywide Curfew Repealed Effective January 25th at 5:00 AM Effective January 25th at 5:00 AM, Mayor Robert F. Sullivan withdrew the Executive Order that instituted a Citywide curfew from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM. This withdrawal is in accordance with State guidelines. Robert F. Sullivan - Executive Order - Public Health Curfew Rescission Read More
  • COVID-19 Update, January 21st, 2021 Effective January 25th at 5:00 AM, the Baker-Polito Administration has announced that businesses that are currently open under Reopening Plan Phase 3, Step 1 may now stay open past 9:30 PM. Capacity limits remain the same. This guidance will be… Read More
  • Martin Luther King Holiday Due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, January 18, City offices will be closed for the day. Trash for the week beginning January 18 will be delayed by one day. Friday's trash will be collected on Saturday. Read More
  • COVID-19 Update, January 7th, 2021 The Baker- Polito Administration announced today that Massachusetts will remain in Reopening Phase 3, Step 1 with special capacity limits until at least January 24th. This change represents a two week extension of the December 26th order. For a description… Read More

Executive Orders and Announcements

January 7th, 2021

Massachusetts to remain in Phase 3, Step 1
The Baker- Polito Administration announced today that Massachusetts will remain in Reopening Phase 3, Step 1 with special capacity limits until at least January 24th. This change represents a two week extension of the December 26th order. For a description of current guidelines and limits, please read below.

Current State Guidance:
Effective December 26th, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ordered all gatherings to limit the number of people in attendance to 10 for indoor gatherings and 25 for outdoor gatherings. They additionally ordered that most businesses reduce indoor capacity to 25%. This includes indoor restaurant seating, retail businesses, and offices. For sector-specific guidance, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/.../temporary-capacity-and-gathering.... These restrictions will remain in effect until January 24, 2021

January 4, 2021

December 14 Order Lifted:
On Wednesday, January 6th, at 11:59 PM, the City of Brockton Executive Order dated December 14th will be lifted. This means that the City will follow all Massachusetts reopening guidelines on COVID-19. While spaces like gyms, museums, and recreation facilities can reopen, they cannot exceed 25% indoor capacity.

Current State Guidance:
Effective December 26th, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ordered all gatherings to limit the number of people in attendance to 10 for indoor gatherings and 25 for outdoor gatherings. They additionally ordered that most businesses reduce indoor capacity to 25%. This includes indoor restaurant seating, retail businesses, and offices. For sector-specific guidance, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/temporary-capacity-and-gathering-limits. These restrictions will remain in effect until January 10, 2021.

Attention Brockton Small Businesses: Grant Assistance Available for Small Business Owners Impacted by COVID-19, Applications Open December 31st
The Sector-Specific Relief Grant Program for Massachusetts Businesses will open on December 31st for grant applications from small businesses suffering from COVID-19 related losses. Small businesses can apply to receive grants up to $75,000, but awards may not exceed more than three months of operating expenses. $668 Million in funds have been allocated to small business relief in Massachusetts from the federal government and from the Commonwealth’s own reserves.

The first round of grant funding will be dispersed to businesses that have already applied for support. Applications open on December 31st, 2020 at noon for the next funding cycle. Applications will close on January 15th, 2021 at 11:59 PM. The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation will be responsible for accepting the grant applications.

The grant application, instructions, and business eligibility requirements can be found at: https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org/covid-19-response/sector-specific-relief-grant-program-massachusetts-businesses

December 23rd, 2020:

Baker-Polito Administration Announce Additional Restrictions:
Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced additional restrictions to address the COVID-19 surge. Effective December 26th, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ordered all gatherings to limit the number of people in attendance to 10 for indoor gatherings and 25 for outdoor gatherings. They additionally ordered that most businesses reduce indoor capacity to 25%. This includes indoor restaurant seating, retail businesses, and offices. This page on Mass.gov provides sector-specific guidance. These restrictions will remain in effect until January 10, 2021.

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that $668 Million in small business relief funds have been allocated to Massachusetts from the federal government. Grants of $75,000 have been made available to small businesses. The first round of grant funding will be dispersed to businesses that have already applied for support. Applications will reopen on December 31st, 2020 for the next funding cycle. For more information or to watch the full announcements, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/governor-updates.

December 14, 2020

Brockton returns to Phase Two, Step Two Restrictions:
Out of an abundance of caution, Mayor Robert F. Sullivan has issued an Executive Order dated December 14, 2020 that will return the City of Brockton to Phase Two, Step Two guidance on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 for a three week period.

This change in reopening guidance will necessitate the closure of indoor gyms, museums, event spaces, theaters, arcades, and recreational facilities. The decision to step back to Phase 2.2 was made in accordance with numerous conversations with other Mayors throughout the Commonwealth and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Several other cities in Massachusetts are rolling back to Phase 2.2 in light of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the Commonwealth.

Closures include:

  • Indoor fitness centers and health clubs, including gyms using alternative spaces (one-on-one personal training sessions are allowed)
  • Movie theaters
  • Museums
  • Aquariums
  • Indoor recreational and athletic facilities (except for youth 18 and under). This does not apply to collegiate or professional sports. Collegiate sports teams in the City of Brockton may continue to use indoor recreational facilities and fitness centers.
  • Indoor pools may remain open for all ages under pre-registration format structure limited to one person per swim lane.
  • Indoor recreational venues with potential for low-contact (batting cases, driving ranges, bowling alleys, rock-climbing)
  • Sightseeing and other organized tours
  • Indoor historical spaces & sites
  • Indoor event spaces (meeting rooms, ballrooms, private party rooms, social clubs)
  • Private social clubs may continue to operate, if they serve food, consistent with restaurant guidance.

For full details please visit the Commonwealth's COVID-19 Reopening Information page:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts.

City buildings will also be closed to the public starting on December 7, 2020. The public will still be able to access City buildings by appointment. Further details on the closures can be found here.

August 21, 2020

City Curfew Announced
Due to Brockton's designation as a "higher risk" community, effective tomorrow Saturday August 22, Mayor Robert F. Sullivan has ordered a Citywide curfew for all residents and visitors between the hours of 11 pm and 5 am with exceptions for essential travel.

He is also closing the Harold D. Bent Playground at Ash Street Park; the James Edgar Playground; and the Nelson Playground (South Middle School) from the hours of 4 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Mayor Sullivan has also created a City COVID-19 Enforcement team of public health and public safety officials to combat the spread of COVID-19 and alert individuals as to the urgency of health and safety precautions and has issued protocols for fines for violations of city and state orders.

A copy of the Executive Order can be found here, and details of the City's COVID-19 Enforcement Team can be found here.

PPE is Crucial to Stopping the Spread of COVID-19

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COVID-19 Testing

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center is offering COVID testing in Brockton as part of the Stop the Spread campaign. Testing is FREE to anyone regardless of symptoms, including non-Brockton residents.

Additional Useful Resources

MassHire

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Mass.gov/COVID19

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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

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Centers for Disease Control

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World Health Organization

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The National Center for Healthy Housing

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Slow the Spread.
Wear a Mask.

We want remind residents of the Governor’s orders to wear masks in public to stop the spread of COVID-19. This order applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces especially where social distancing is not possible. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition.

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