On February 1, 2020, the first Massachusetts case of 2019 novel coronavirus was confirmed. On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Town continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is in daily communication with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). The Hanover Health Department monitors all communicable diseases and is ready to respond. All guidance is based on information from the MDPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Hanover COVID-19 Dashboard - Statistics are updated on a daily basis.
Massachusetts COVID-19 Response - Regional statistics.
News, Announcements, Orders, and Updates
- All Local COVID-19 Announcements and Updates from the Town of Hanover
- Town of Hanover COVID-19 Statistics Dashboard
- State of Massachusetts COVID-19 Updates and Information
- State of Massachusetts COVID-19 Press Releases
- State of Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Orders and Guidance (Current and Past Actions, Limits on Gatherings Updates)
- State of Massachusetts COVID-19 Video Updates (YouTube)
The Town of Hanover communicates with residents and the public through email messaging and various social media channels. Explore our social media and email subscription options:
Residents are now able to call local and State of Massachusetts hotlines with COVID-19 questions and information about testing and scheduling, vaccination, clinic availability, and other COVID-19-related issues and concerns.
Reopening Massachusetts Business Resources
Learn about the reopening of Massachusetts and the steps that must be taken. Go to our Business and Reopening Massachusetts to view local and state business resources.
Volunteer Sign up and Requests
As the Town of Hanover works through plans to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeking volunteers, in both medical and non-medical positions, to assist the Town, Emergency Management, and the local Board of Health to provide any of the following services.
Coronaviruses are respiratory viruses and are generally spread through droplets from coughs and sneezes of an infected person to another person. Information about how this novel coronavirus spreads is still limited. Visit the following CDC references for additional information about prevention and what to do if you are sick:
- Facts and updated information about COVID-19
- How to Protect Yourself
- What To Do if You Are Sick
- Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
- Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
To help protect yourself against colds and any types of the flu, always remember to:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
- Use hand sanitizer and let dry to be effective
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Stay home if you are sick