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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Press Release N. 11 - Emergency Order N.3 – Stay at Home Supplemental (3/30/20)

In response to communication from Senator Julian Cyr’s office confirming the Town’s local authority relative to the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, the Nantucket Board of Health held an emergency remote participation meeting at 3:00 PM on Monday, 3/3020.

The Board of Health Emergency Order No. 1 and supplemental amendment can be viewed here.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Press Release N. 10 - Joint Petition to Mass Gov. from Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard

On 3/25/20, the Select Board signed a letter, also signed by the 6 towns on Martha’s Vineyard, requesting Governor to exempt the Islands from application of his 03/23/20 Order designating construction & landscaping services as essential businesses.

We maintain that particular circumstances applicable to the Islands render such businesses non-essential services on the Islands; in fact, it is the position of Town and of the six Martha’s Vineyard towns that signed the order, that such operati...

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Press Release N. 10 - Joint Petition to Mass Gov. New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 24, 2020

NANTUCKET SENIOR MEAL DELIVERY PROGRAM

In partnership with or, The Whale/Sandbar at Jetties Beach, the Town of Nantucket Health & Human Services Department is excited to announce a new, no-cost meal delivery program for senior citizens in response to need created during the Covid-19 outbreak.

This program is operational from Monday, March 23, 2020 through at least April 10, 2020 with a possibility of extension.

Nantucket residents over the age of 60 who are living at home and are not already receiving meal delivery through Meals on Wheels&t...

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Press Release N. 9 - SENIOR MEAL DELIVERY PROGRAM New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 22, 2020

TOWN OF NANTUCKET: STAY AT HOME ORDER

Please be advised that the Nantucket Select Board and the Nantucket Health & Human Services Director with endorsement by the Board of Health have voted to issue a Stay at Home Order (aka “Shelter in Place Order”).

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM through Monday, April 6, 2020 however to be reviewed by the Select Board, Public Health, Nantucket Cottage Hospital and the Incident Command weekly to determine when the Order will be suspended...

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Press Release N. 6 - Stay at Home Order New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Collectors Office is not currently accepting in person payments

Please be advised that the Collectors Office is not currently accepting in person payments of tax bills, excise or other bills normally dropped off at the office.

During this time, please either mail them to the office at 37 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 or make payments online for real estate tax bills and motor vehicle excise bills at www.nantucket-ma.gov/224/Tax-Collector. If you must drop them off, ple...

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Covid-19 Updates New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Urgent request to the Nantucket community for medical supplies

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s supply of personal protective equipment, or PPE, that our medical providers need to continue to care for patients.

Hospitals across the country are facing shortages and we are concerned that our limited supply could soon be exhausted as this situation continues to evolve. Nantucket Cottage Hospital is appealing to the community for donations of N95 respirator masks, r...

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Nantucket Cottage Hospital New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 18, 2020

EMERGENCY ORDER No. 1 Temporary Moratorium on all construction projects on Nantucket

In consideration of the State of Emergency declared in the Town of Nantucket, upon the recommendation of Emergency Management and Public Health Officials, and the need to protect the health of the inhabitants of the Town of Nantucket[READ EMERGENCY ORDER]

Temporary Moratorium on All Construction Projects New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 18, 2020

TOWN OF NANTUCKET STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION

The Town of Nantucket has declared that a State of Emergency exists due to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic.

TOWN OF NANTUCKET STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 18, 2020

NCH UPDATE: NCH IS NOT CONDUCTING VOLUNTARY TESTING.

On 3/15 Nantucket Cottage Hospital opened a drive-through evaluation site at the main entrance of the new hospital for patients who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. This is not a voluntary testing site.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions for Nantucket Residents During Covid-19 Outbreak

Coronavirus FAQs for Nantucket

This list of questions is updating constantly as the Coronavirus Response Team receives information. Please, check regularly the Town of Nantucket website and social media platforms.

FAQs for Nantucket During Covid-19 Outbreak New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 16, 2020

It's Census Time - Ways to Respond while Social Distancing

Stay healthy and get counted - respond to the 2020 Census from the comfort of your home. There are 10 basic questions - and it's safe, easy, and important.

Individual Census data is protected by federal law, and the statistics that are based on the data are used to allocate federal funds to support Nantucket’s schools, health care, food assistance, emergency services, senior programs, and more. Fun...

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2020 Census Complete Count Committee New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Saltmarsh Senior Center Is Closed Until Further Notice

In order to promote social distancing and keep our seniors as safe as possible, Saltmarsh Senior Center will be closed until further notice. We will keep our participants updated as we move through this ever-changing time and when the center may reopen.

Coronavirus Updates New & Noteworthy
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Nantucket Receives Green Communities Designation from MA. Dept. of Energy Resources

Nantucket joins the now 271 Green Communities in Massachusetts, committing to clean energy goals to reduce energy consumption and lower emissions.

As a result of this designation, the Town will receive an initial grant of $139,340 to be used toward cleaner energy solutions for the island. Go to link to read full press release.

Nantucket Receives Green Communities Designation New & Noteworthy
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Public Work Commencing Municipal Improvement Projects on Various Areas

The Department of Public Works (DPW) will be commencing municipal improvement projects starting on or after October 15, 2019 and continuing through May 31, 2020 or until completed.

Work will include reconstruction of sidewalks, repairs to bridge railing systems, installation of playground equipment, paving of speed tables, and installation of drainage systems.

Work locations include Judith Chase Road, Straight Wharf (at BYBBQ), Washi...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Municipal Water, Sewer and Drainage Work

CC Construction will be commencing municipal water, sewer and drainage work started October 15, 2019 and continuing through May 15, 2020.

Work will include excavation of existing municipal structures within the roadway, installation of new structures within the roadway and full pavement.

Work locations include North Liberty Street from Cliff Road to Lily Street, Intersection of Cliff Road at...

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