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CHICOPEE —May 29, 2020, Mayor John Vieau, Chicopee Health Department, and the COVID-19 Re-open Team have completed a review of Governor Baker’s re-opening plan and guidelines and have determined a re-open strategy for municipal buildings beginning June 8, 2020.
Governor Baker’s plan details four separate phases of reopening, based on guidance and advice from world-class medical experts and administrators in the Commonwealth. Each phase, which will last for a minimum of three weeks, will be dependent upon key public health metrics. These metrics, including our community’s specific data, will be regularly reviewed and used to guide the next advancement in reopening or reverting to stricter protocols to help mitigate transmission rates before moving to the next phase.
“Continued compliance with these procedures will be crucial to safeguarding our community against a second wave,” emphasized Mayor John L. Vieau. “Now is not the time to backslide. Now is the time to remain vigilant.”
City of Chicopee Reopening Plan – Phase 1
Chicopee City Hall and all municipal buildings will reopen to the public, by appointment only, on Monday, June 8, 2020, while following CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Individuals will need to contact the necessary city department directly - if such business cannot be done remotely - to schedule an appointment to conduct their city-related business.
As part of the city’s public health efforts and for contact tracing purposes, those entering the building must sign in and undergo a temperature screening.
Each Chicopee municipal building will have a limited, labeled, and manned entry point.
Upon entry, individuals must follow the pedestrian traffic movement indicators and go directly to specified department.
Individuals must stand and wait in the designated areas at the city office they are scheduled to visit.
Elevator use, where appropriate, will be restricted to one (1) individual at a time unless they are accompanied by a family or household member – please indicate need at check-in.
Phase I Re-opening will include:
Parks – City parks remain open but the staff is working diligently to re-open park amenities to our community in accordance with state-issued guidelines.
Golf courses will remain open, with restrictions
Playgrounds, pools and splash pads will remain closed until further guidance is given.
Council on Aging - Senior Center - the senior center might take the longest to reopen because of the vulnerable population it serves
These updates are based on a balance between maintaining the health and safety of our residents while decreasing restrictions. The Chicopee Health Department data shows the infection rate to be stabilizing and our City’s resources are adequate at this time.
Included: City of Chicopee Departmental Call List, COVID-19 Curve as of May 29, 2020, Open Cases Mapping as of May 29, 2020
COVID-19 Curve as of May 29, 2020
Open Cases Mapping as of May 29, 2020