Residents are urged to register with Wakefield’s CodeRED e-alert system if they have not enrolled in the past. Should Town officials need to disseminate urgent information regarding COVID-19, or any other emergency, this ultra-high-speed telephone communication system will be utilized. Creating a “managed account” with a username and password allows residents to update their contact information at any time. Individuals who do not have internet access can call the Wakefield Fire Department at 781-246-6435 for assistance registering.
Updates and Announcements
Although the Massachusetts Command Center suggests that cities and towns only report their county's case numbers, Wakefield will join neighboring communities and report town totals:
- The Massachusetts COVID-19 Dashboard includes daily and cumulative confirmed cases; cases by hospital, county, and age/sex/ethnicity; testing by date; deaths; hospital capacity; nursing home data; and PPE distribution.
- The state now publishes a list of cases in all cities and towns, including Wakefield. The file is updated each Wednesday by 4 p.m.
- Baker-Polito Administration Launches "Reopening Massachusetts" Plan: May 18, 2020
- Mask Distribution Initiative May 6, 7, and 8: May 5, 2020
- Baker-Polito Administration Issues Face-Covering Order: May 1, 2020
- Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures: April 29, 2020
- Board of Health Approves Order Requiring Facial Coverings in Certain Public Places: April 24, 2020
- Mask Distribution April 20 for Residents Aged 60+ and Residents with Underlying Health Conditions: April 17, 2020
- Town Council Extends Tax Deadline, Postpones Town Meeting: April 15, 2020
- Parking Limitations Along Quannapowitt to Curb Crowds as Coronovirus Surge Expected: April 7, 2020
- Employee at Local Supermarket Tests Positive for COVID-19; No Threat to Shoppers: April 1, 2020
- Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures: March 31, 2020
- Message from the Town Administrator; Wakefield Has First COVID-10 Related Death: March 27, 2020
- Governor Baker Extends Closure of Schools Until May 4: March 25, 2020
- Mental Health Resources During These Uncertain Times; Total Cases in Wakefield Reaches Seven: March 25, 2020
- Second COVID-19 Case Identified in Wakefield: March 23, 2020
- Governor Baker orders nonessential businesses and organizations to close their physical facilities: March 23, 2020
- See the list of essential services
- Health Department Announces First Positive COVID-19 Case in Wakefield: March 20, 2020
- Basketball Courts and Playgrunds Closed to the Public: March 19, 2020
- Panel Discussion with Health and Emergency Management Directors, Town Administrator, and Town Council Chair: March 18, 2020
- Discontinuance of Certain Personal-Care Services, declaration of emergency, and public meeting guidance: March 18, 2020
- Town Hall Closing to the Public; Residents Urged to Practice Social Distancing: March 16, 2020
- Superintendent Lyons Announces Wakefield Public Schools to close until April 6, Gives Lunch Program Details: March 16, 2020
- Town Limiting Non-Essential Activities: March 12, 2020 4:15 p.m.
- Health Department statement: March 12, 2020 10 a.m.
- Wakefield Leaders Review Preparedness Plans: March 6, 2020
Residents are urged to get their information from trusted experts, like the CDC website, www.cdc.gov, and be very cautious of news from social media or other unofficial sources.