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Last Updated: 7/10/2020
Effective today (june 25, 2020), all city playgrounds in Brockton are open per order of Mayor Robert F. Sullivan. Residents are asked to follow the guidelines posted about safety and social distancing. City playgrounds were previously closed in March due to COVID-19.
Reopening Brockton Restaurants
License Commission Restaurant Reopening
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is asking for your assistance with the Commonwealth's efforts to provide Massachusetts residents with critical information about the statewide COVID-19 contact tracing program.
We are requesting that test centers display signage and distribute handouts about contact tracing activities conducted as part of the Commonwelth's efforts to reduce the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts. Every person testing positive for COVID-19 will receive a follow-up call from the Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) or your local Board of Health as a matter of routine. It is critical that they understand the importance of this call. By providing information in advance as residents are going through the testing process, you ensure that they know what to expect if they get a call from the CTC or their local Board of Health.
Signage should be displayed in a prominent location, readily visible by residents arriving for testing. Residents should also receive one of three information handouts depending on their situation: one is for residents who do not receive rapid test results on site, one for those with a positive rapid test result, and one for those with a negative test result.
We request that testing centers print the materials for display and distribution. If you require assistance with obtaining printed copies, please contact Ian Cutler with the CTC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Message from Mayor Robert F. Sullivan
As an extension to my March 16, 2020 Emergency Declaration and in accordance with new guidance from Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), the City is taking the following measures currently. These measures are being taken to balance the ability to continue to provide important services and to protect the health and safety of the residents of Brockton. These measures can be extended, shortened, or changed as the City receives additional guidance from the state and federal government.
As of today, June 8, 2020, I have issued an executive order rescinding the City’s public health curfew as a result of Governor Baker’s executive order and a sustained trend of improvement in public health data.
I am always advising masks to be worn outside of homes and individual apartments where social distancing is not possible, including inside essential businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies. Activities that do not allow social distancing, such as contact sports, should be avoided.
As of the close of business on Friday, April 3, services, and closures are as follows:
CITY HALL BUILDINGS/OFFICES
All Brockton City Buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. This includes City Hall, the Council on Aging/Senior Center, the DPW Building, and all branches of the Public Library. Access will be limited to staff only. For essential City business, Residents can call the Mayor’s Office at 508-580-7123 to set up an appointment to come into City Hall or any other city building.
Please consider paying any bills due to the City through the U.S. Mail or using the City’s bill pay webpage https://brockton.ma.us/online-
Dog license deadlines have been extended to June 30, 2020.
Water bills will now be due July 5th.
BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS
All future events and meetings in City buildings and properties will be postponed until further notice. The Governor’s Executive Order suspended portions of the Open Meeting Law to allow for remote participation for boards and committees. The City is actively working to provide boards, committees and residents with remote capability that allows for participation at home. We will provide information on how to access future meetings when it becomes available.
Police and Fire emergency response will continue to operate as usual. However, administrative services have been amended as follows:
- Fire Stations are closed to the public. Please call 508-588-0585.
- The Police Station will remain open. However, we ask that if you need to visit the police station you call first at 508-941-0200.
In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
All Brockton Public Schools will be closed for the remaining academic year. School Buildings and playgrounds are closed to the public. Please visit https://www.bpsma.org/ for additional information.