COVID 19 INFORMATION AND VACCINE UPDATES - Town Building Closure

Vaccine Information - Update 2/17/21


Please complete the information below to receive notification when Holden COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled for residents 75 and over.  This will send notice to the phone number and/or email provided.

If you are assisting someone with finding an appointment please include your contact email and phone number.

This information is for Holden residents only.  Completion of this form does not register you for the vaccine but will provide notice of clinics with a web link and phone number to make an appointment.

https://www.mapsonline.net/holdenma/forms/tablet.html.php?id=18867783


Starting Monday, February 1st, individuals age 75 and up will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts. Appointments became available yesterday, 1/28/21, for online booking at www.mass.gov/COVIDVaccine.

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COVID-19 Command Center Announces More Details For Vaccine Online Booking Process

Thousands of appointments to be added weekly, most availability at mass vaccination sites

BOSTON- Today, the Command Center provided additional instructions for the online booking process for residents 75 years and older for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Beginning February 1st, residents age 75 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Massachusetts.  Appointments became available yesterday for online booking at www.mass.gov/COVIDVaccine.

Right now and until more vaccines are readily available, there is a very high demand for a limited number of appointments through the online platform.

Additional appointments will be added to the website regularly, with the most availability at mass vaccination sites. Some smaller sites, like CVS Health, will post a smaller number of new appointments daily.

More mass vaccination sites will be announced soon in other locations. On Wednesday, 10,000 appointments were posted in Springfield and Danvers and were filled within hours.

Today, Springfield and Danvers made another 15,000 appointments available, Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park posted a total of 20,000 appointments this morning. 

CVS Health will post 1,152 new appointments daily across their 8 sites, for a total of 8,000 per week.  CVS Health is posting new appointments online daily.

In total, over 35,000 new appointments are live  over the course of the day for appointments in the next 7 days.

Mass Vaccinations Sites (currently accepting appointments):

  • Gillette Stadium in Foxboro
  • Fenway Park in Boston
  • Eastfield Mall in Springfield
  • DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers

Currently, the mass vaccination sites are posting large batches of appointments once a week (on Thursdays) for the next 7 days. The number of appointments is based on the available number of doses  allocated from the federal government to ensure every appointment is fulfilled with a dose.  The mass vaccination sites plan to increase the number of appointments posted weekly in the coming weeks based on the federal allocation of vaccines shipped to Massachusetts.   Residents are encouraged to check mass vaccination sites weekly for the most number of appointments. It could take weeks for eligible residents to secure an appointment based on availability and supply.

Steps to book an appointment online:

  • Visit www.mass.gov/CovidVaccineMap and click on the map.
  • Select a location, schedule an appointment online
  • Have your important information with you, such as your insurance card
  • Fill out the self-attestation form, which will need to be presented at your appointment.

Appointments are also available in other locations, including some pharmacies and community health centers.  Some of these sites will post appointments more frequently, in some cases daily.  Please check www.mass.gov/covidvaccinemap frequently for open appointments.  These sites are smaller and will have fewer available appointments on a weekly basis.


FIRST CASES OF COVID-19 CONFIRMED IN HOLDEN

March 25, 2020

On March 25, 2020 the Town of Holden was notified by the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) that two residents have tested positive for the Corona virus (COVID-19).

Public health nurses and staff are working closely with the patients and will notify others who may have been in contact with them. CMRPHA 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 Worcester Regional Health Alliance maintains a COVID-19 information line for residents to call at 508-799-1019. If you have questions for the CMRPHA that you would like to place via email, they can be reached at Health@worcesterma.gov.


Town Building Closure

UPDATE: May 18, 2020. The Town Manager modified his Town Building Closure Order of March 25, 2020 to permit public meetings in Town Buildings, as posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law.

Out of an abundance of caution in response to efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all town buildings, with the exception of the public safety building, will be closed to public access until further notice.  Town offices will remain staffed and can be reached by telephone and email.  Virtually all town forms, permits, applications and services can be accessed online at holdenma.gov or by telephone for individual departments.  Town Manager Peter Lukes would like to assure everyone that all town government functions will continue uninterrupted. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this trying time.

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March 25, 2020 COVID-19 Response Command Center Report 

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Central Massachusettes Regional Public Health Alliance

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