Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.
The City of Chicopee continues to receive guidance from President Trump, Office 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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We will update this information as it is provided to us. We will continue to monitor the virus information from our trusted sources and update protocols as necessary for our community’s overall health and well-being.
- Chicopee City Hall will remain open to the public and all City services will continue to operate as normal - including trash and recycling collections.
- No gatherings of over 250 people per order of Governor Baker - The City of Chicopee is encouraging our community to use wisdom and extreme caution when considering group gatherings or activities. Everyone has a social responsibility to keep our community safe and healthy.
- As of March 12, the RiverMills Senior Center has been closed until further notice - Only on Monday, March 16, 2020, the Center will provide lunch on site for anyone who needs it. Meals on Wheels will start on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, for anyone who needs them. Western Mass Elder Care will provide this information to everyone they have listed.
- All Chicopee Public Schools, including education and sports programs, will be canceled until at least Monday, April 6, 2020. Lunch will be provided to ALL children under age 18 during the extended school district closure. To learn more visit: Chicopee Fresh
- The Chicopee Public Library will be closed until further notice - all fines will be waived in correlation to the closure.
- The Winter Moratorium for collections and/or shut-off notices for water and electricity has been extended till May 15, 2020, or until the MA State of Emergency is lifted.
Message from Chicopee Police Department
We are taking measures to ensure our safety and the safety of the public. The following procedures are being implemented ASAP:
- ALL NEW License to Carry interviews are postponed. Renewals will still be processed.
- ALL fingerprinting is postponed
- Calls coming into our WESTCOMM Dispatch will be screened. It will be determined at that point if an officer is to be sent. Reports for past incidents, with no immediate threat, will be taken either by phone or referred to an online report system which will be operational on Monday. ALL emergency, or ongoing calls, which require an immediate police response will have officers sent.
- Officers, responding to medical calls for flu-like symptoms, or respiratory issues, WILL be wearing protective clothing, including masks and goggles.
- Our WESTCOMM dispatch will be asking as many questions as possible on medical emergency calls. This is necessary to ensure yours and our officers and medical responder’s safety.
- We ask that everyone have patience during this temporary transition and understand the need for such a change.
We are dedicated to continuing to provide the excellent service you expect from your police department. Working together, we can get through this medical situation smoothly and with limited inconvenience.
Ofc Michael Wilk, PIO
Chicopee Police Department
Do your part to help us keep our community healthy. Practice these smart health tips:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
For more information:
Coronavirus Fact Sheet
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Confirmed Cases in the U.S.