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Press Release – COVID-19 – May 12, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 12, 2020

 

TOWN OF GROTON – COVID-19 UPDATE

 

The Groton Select Board has adopted protocols for the re-opening of the Groton Town Hall, the Center in West Groton and the Groton Country Club.  The protocols for the opening of Town Hall and the Center in West Groton will become effective when the Governor and the Select Board lift the essential services emergency orders.  The protocols for the Golf Operation at the Groton Country Club went into effect on Friday, May 8, 2020.  These protocols can be found on the Town’s Website at grotonma.gov.

 

As a reminder, the 2020 Spring Town Meeting has been postponed by the Town Moderator.  It will now be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.   The Meeting will be held out doors at the track and field behind the Florence Roche Elementary School, 342 Main Street, Groton, MA.  Please look for updates on Town Meeting on the Town’s Website.

 

Also, as a reminder, the Annual Town Election will be held on June 9, 2020.  The Select Board and Town Clerk are strongly encouraging all voters to vote in this election by absentee ballot in the interest of safety.  An absentee ballot application can be found here:

 

https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elepdf/absentee/English-Absentee-Ballot-Application.pdf

 

A completed application may be mailed to Town Clerk, 173 Main Street, Groton, MA  01450, faxed to 978-448-2030 or emailed to townclerk@townofgroton.org.  In addition, in an abundance of caution to protect the Town’s Election Workers and residents participating in the Election, the Select Board has set the polling hours on June 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

The Town of Groton and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are taking unprecedented steps in order to reduce the rate of spread by working proactively to reduce transmission and promote public health recommendations. We urge all citizens to exercise appropriate measures in order to reduce the risk of infection. Additional information regarding risk and containment can be found on the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/.  Thank you for your immediate attention and cooperation with this. We will continue to update the community as information becomes available. Please keep checking the Town of Groton website and social media outlets for updates as they become available.

Sincerely,

Mark W. Haddad

Town Manager

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