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Chicopee Health Department Requires Face Masks for essential employees, highly recommends that consumers wear a face covering. All employees of all essential businesses shall wear a face covering over their mouth and nose when interacting with the public and within six feet of a co-worker. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators, which should be left for medical professionals and first responders. All essential businesses shall post on their main entrance doors that it is highly recommended that the consumer entering the store wear a face covering. Please view the following documents for full and supporting information: ORDER | GUIDANCE
(*Our City’s numbers do not reflect all that the State includes: the reason is some citizens no longer physically reside in Chicopee. They now reside in Non-Chicopee Assisted Living Facilities throughout the State but still hold a mailing address in Chicopee. For example – Holyoke Soldiers Home is the current home to six of our active cases but we do NOT include them in our numbers because they would not affect our population during this pandemic. At this hour – we have 14 of this type of active case. We do, however, continue to check in with them and make sure they are taken care of.)
COVID Curve 05.05.2020.PDF
The City of Chicopee continues to receive guidance from the Offices of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local healthcare professionals on how to respond to, as well as treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to check out the following information from the State of Massachusetts and the CDC.
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MAXIMIZING AVAILABLE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: On March 29, the Department of Public Health issued an emergency order expanding the availability of certain health care providers. ORDER
LTCF TRANSFERS AND DISCHARGES: On March 29, the Department of Public Health issued an emergency order regarding long-term care facility resident transfers and discharges. ORDER
MA RESPONDS CORI CHECKS: On March 29, the Department of Public Health issued an emergency order authorizing DPH’s Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management to conduct BORI checks on volunteers who register with MA Responds to respond to the COVID-19 emergency without a notarized CORI Acknowledgement Form. ORDER
SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS BY PUBLIC COMPANIES: ORDER
On behalf of Chief Jebb, Deputy Chief Dakin, and the men and women of the police department, thank you for your continued support and patience during this COVID-19 event. We are committed to continuing to provide you with the great public service you deserve.
We have appointed Sgt. Eric Laflamme as the liaison to outside agencies dealing with the COVID-19 virus. We would just like to reiterate that, until further notice, there will be no public access to the interior of the police department. This means, no new License to Carry applications will be taken, no fingerprinting will be done, and no tours will be conducted.
This is to ensure the health and safety of not only our officers but the general public. Officers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service, however, our WESTCOMM dispatch will be screening calls for a response. If there is no need for an immediate response, people will be directed to either an online reporting system or a report will be done by phone. If an officer needs to respond to a medical incident, they will stage outside, if there is no immediate need for emergency care, until medical personnel arrives. For NON EMERGENCY CALLS, and for calls that do not require a police officer to respond, we are asking people to go to this link to enter information for an online report. This information will then, once you hit submit, be sent to our officers, where they can complete an official report. PLEASE, be as descriptive, and thorough as you can when filling in details.
If an officer has to enter for a medical emergency, they will outfit themselves with PPE, protective gear, which includes a mask, goggles, and clothing, before entering. Officers will also be monitoring all establishments, to ensure they are following the orders set forth by Governor Baker.
Ofc Michael Wilk, PIOChicopee Police Department
The Chicopee Fire Department is fully staffed and prepared to respond to requests for emergency services.
As a precaution against COVID- 19, the Fire Department Business Offices are closed to the public, but are conducting business over the phone and on-line through the on-line permitting systems. Members are being extra vigilant in cleaning and disinfecting all city fire stations and practicing good hand hygiene. Our dispatch center is screening calls for suspected COVID-19 infection to ensure the safety of responders and to minimize risk to others.
To date, we have not responded to any suspected cases of COVID-19, however, Standard Operating Guidelines have been put into place in the event we encounter possible Covid-19 casesLt. Katie Kalbaugh, PIOChicopee Fire Department
CDC.gov/COVID19 Coronavirus Fact SheetMassachusetts Department of Public Health Confirmed Cases in the U.S.BayState Health/ COVID-19Corona Outbreak Simulator Bill S.2598 Waiver of the One Week Waiting Period for Unemployment Benefits
Department of Unemployment Assistance: Applying for Unemployment BenefitsLegislation Filing Package: https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-16-2020-unemployment-insurance-legislation-filing-package/download
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