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Anaerobic digestion is the natural process in which microorganisms break down organic matter in the absence of air (an anaerobic environment). Anaerobic digestion creates usable products such as biogas and digested material.
Anaerobic digesters are built systems (lagoons or tanks) where anaerobic digestion takes place. Anaerobic digesters manage organic wastes, produce gas and digested materials, minimize odors, reduce pathogens, and reduce solid wastes. Anaerobic digesters are also called “anaerobic digestion systems”, “biodigesters” or simply “digesters”.
Co-digestion happens when more than one type of organic material is digested at the same time. Digesters are often built for a single purpose. For example, a farmer may build an anaerobic digester to handle cow manure. If the farmer also takes food waste from a local grocery store and puts the food waste in the digester along with the cow manure, it is called co-digestion.
Biogas is the gas produced when bacteria break down organic matter in the absence of oxygen. It is made up of mainly methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2), with small amounts of water vapor, particulates, and other gasses, such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Biogas can be processed and used for a variety of energy needs, such as the generation of heat, power and fuel.
Inside an anaerobic digester, naturally occurring microorganisms grow in the tank’s oxygen-free environment and break down (digest) the organic matter. As the organic matter decomposes, biogas is created. Once established in a digester, microorganisms will continue to break down organic materials and release biogas in the right conditions. The microorganisms need a steady supply of feedstock and a comfortable environment - warm temperatures, neutral acidity and no oxygen.
Digested material is the solid and liquid material that remains at the end of the anaerobic digestion process. Digested material contains valuable nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) and organic carbon. Typically, raw digested material is processed into a wide variety of products like fertilizer, compost, soil amendments or animal bedding. Factors influencing what products are made include the makeup of the initial feedstocks and local markets. These co-products can be sold to agricultural, commercial and residential customers.
Many types of organic material can be used as feedstock to produce biogas. Animal manures, wastewater solids, food scraps, restaurant fats, oils, and greases, and by-products from food and beverage production are some commonly digested materials. An anaerobic digester may be built for a single material or a combination of them. However, the feedstocks must be properly controlled to ensure that the system remains healthy and functioning.
Yes, biogas is a renewable energy source. It is produced from natural resources that are replenished in short periods of time.
Yes, biogas can replace fossil fuels for the production of heat, power and fuel. With additional processing, biogas becomes renewable natural gas that can be used in the same place as fossil fuels.
Biogas is made up of methane and carbon dioxide, which are powerful greenhouse gases. Anaerobic digesters are designed to capture these gases so they do not escape to the atmosphere. In most cases, the feedstocks used in digesters would have released methane directly as they decomposed in lagoons or landfills. In addition, using biogas for heat or electricity means that less energy needs to be produced by power plants. This reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels.
Anaerobic digesters are usually built on sites that have a steady supply of organic materials and need energy or heat. Common examples include farms, water resource recovery facilities, food production facilities, and landfills. Also, stand-alone digesters can be built in a central location to accept organics from multiple businesses.
Landfill gas is a type of biogas. Both can be converted to renewable energy (electricity or fuel).
Biogas and natural gas have essentially the same components. But, the two gasses are obtained in different ways. Biogas is produced when readily available organic materials (e.g., manure or food waste) break down. Natural gas is produced when ancient plants, tiny sea animals, and other organic materials break down in hard to access locations. Usually, natural gas has to be extracted from underground reservoirs. Natural gas can also be derived from petroleum refining.
Biogas contains a small amount of hydrogen sulfide, which has a rotten-egg odor. However, anaerobic digesters are completely enclosed and biogas is not released directly to the air. Digesters are commonly installed at farms to reduce odors. What comes out of a digester after processing is much less odorous than the feedstocks that go into digesters.
A properly designed and operated system is very safe. Anaerobic digesters are designed to meet local and national codes for safety. However, they do produce methane and hydrogen sulfide. These gases both burn easily and are harmful to inhale, so it is essential to use proper gas-handling precautions. It is also important for plant operators to be well trained and follow established operational procedures
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 3 feet away from a person who is sick.
As there is currently no vaccine or specific medication to treat COVID-19 the only way to flatten the curve is through collective action. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that all citizens wash their hands frequently, self-isolate when they’re sick or suspect they might be, and start "social distancing" (essentially, avoiding other people whenever possible) right away.
It means that you make a conscious effort to reduce close contact between you and someone else or a group of people and hopefully prevent community transmission of the virus.Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone whenever possible, specially people that are coughing or sneezing.Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.
The “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. These estimates will be updated as more data become available.
To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV).However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.
It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets. This protects you against various common bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonella that can pass between pets and humans.
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All Nantucket Town and County offices are closed until April 6, 2020. For a list of essential services being provided please see the Continuity of Operations page.
As of March 12, 2020, all advisory board and commission meetings are being suspended except for the Select Board until further notice.
As of March 12, 2020, all regulatory board and commission meetings are being suspended except for the Select Board until further notice.
The Town has requested additional security support from the Commonwealth to assist with any potential surge of persons presenting with covid-19 symptoms at the hospital and at any potential surge site that may be opened in the event that we have more persons ill than the hospital can handle. This request will most likely be accommodated by the Commonwealth in the form of additional support personnel from the National Guard and/or the Mass. State Police. The expected State deployed assets will be small and will only focus on utilitarian support roles like traffic and crowd control if needed. This will help us protect the Town’s Police Officers from unnecessary exposure at the hospital, should they be needed for security purposes, so that they may focus on maintaining community order. National Guard personnel will not be deployed for law enforcement purposes or preventing the public from entering the ferries.
As of 3/20/20 the State has not waived payment of excise taxes. The Town Collector does not have the authority to alter collection dates. Any change to the due date would have to come from the State. Please continue to check this page for updates.
Please be advised that the Collector’s Office is not currently accepting in-person payments of tax bills, excise or other bills which may normally be dropped off at the office. During this time, please either mail them to the normally dropped off at the Finance Department 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, please use the drop box located in the front vestibule of the Public Safety Building at 4 Fairgrounds Road. The Town is currently working on installing a lockbox at 37 Washington Street. Stay tuned for an update on this, on the Town website. Thank you for your patience during this time. We are sensitive to the fact that within a short amount of time, people whose businesses are severely impacted by COVID19 may have difficulty paying their bills. We are working on determining and/or learning from the State what relief the Town is legally allowed to provide for these situations.
Nantucket’s Annual Town Election is postponed. A new election date has not yet been determined.
Yes, Annual Town Meeting is currently postponed to Saturday, May 2, 2020.
Nantucket Public Schools (NPS) are closed until May 4, 2020. Please refer to the Nantucket Public School website for updates. The local private schools typically follow the same closure as NPS.
For updated information on Covid testing and cases on Nantucket please visit the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Coronavirus Updates page nantuckethospital.org/home/coronavirus-news-and-information/
If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider.Visit Nantucket Cottage Hospital for additional information on Testing. The Town of Nantucket does not perform Testing for Covid-19.
Transportation over waters of the United States and through United States airspace is exclusively regulated by the United States through the Department of Home Land Security and its subsidiary agencies, including the Federation Aviation Authority and the Transportation Security Agency or TSA. The jurisdiction of the United States is exclusive meaning that there is no authority for a local jurisdiction such as the Town to restrict the ability of individuals or cargo from accessing the Island by ferry or airplane.
Although the Commonwealth, through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Administration (MEMA) and the MassDOT, Aeronautics Division, has some authority to regulate the transportation field, that authority is also subject to the preeminent authority of the United States to regulation travel in US airspace and within the territorial waters of the United States.
It is unlikely that federal or state authorities would consider a grant of delegation of authority that would allow the Town to place restrictions on the transportation of people to and from the Island. From an operational standpoint, the coordination of measures to address the pandemic must remain on the state or federal level in order for an effective response to happen. Under existing laws, TSA has the exclusive jurisdiction and the sole authority to issue and enforce transportation restrictions. The only possible way that a travel restriction could be put in effect is if the appropriate federal and state authorities deemed such determination necessary. Meanwhile, the Town has requested that the boat lines make adjustments to their passenger capacity in accordance with guidelines issued by the CDC.
Yes, restaurants are open at their discretion. To further curb the potential of viral spread, all permitted food service establishments are to limit contact with the public as much as possible.
As Town sees a spread of this outbreak, more and more restrictions may be put into place.
Per Governor Baker’s emergency order banning gatherings of 10 participants or more, the Town of Nantucket is suspending all existing permits for events scheduled from now until July 1 in order to meet the requirements of the order. Additionally, the Town of Nantucket is not accepting applications for new events at this time until further notice.
If organizers of these events that were scheduled between now and July 1 wish to reschedule their events, the Town is requiring all organizers to submit new applications to the Permitting and Licensing Office to make sure they are rescheduled properly once the emergency ban is lifted. For example, if your event is scheduled for June 15 and the emergency order is lifted on May 15 - you can reapply on May 15 and still hold your event on June 15 if all requirements for that permit are met. It is up to the event organizers if they are able to wait and see or cancel now or postpone to a date to be determined. At this time we cannot guarantee a postponement date until the order is lifted but we are committed to working with all organizers as best we can to create a back-up plan.
No, at this time the Nantucket Memorial Airport does not intend to close operations. However, the Town’s Travel Restriction has been posted at the Airport and we certainly hope that people will adhere to it.
The Town does not regulate ferry services and does not have the authority to cancel service or close the port. To see the ferry services most recent press releases and information check SSA and Hy-line Cruises websites.
Yes, the Landfill is open regular hours.
No, TIOLI is closed until further notice.
With the amount of snowfall on Nantucket, as long as panels are on a roof or high enough off the ground for ground-mounted systems, snow should not need to be removed. The solar panels do a good job of naturally melting any snow that doesn’t slide off of them.
Cleaning solar panels is not regularly needed. A good rain should clean them off with no problem. If they do get dirty enough to affect their efficiency, they can be cleaned with a non-abrasive wash just like you would clean your windows.
As long as your solar PV system is under warranty, replacement parts should be of no cost to you. With modern solar technologies systems rarely have issues with components, so any maintenance should be uncommon.
If installed properly, roof mounted systems will not cause roof damage that could potentially cause leaks.
Technology is constantly evolving, and solar panels will inevitably become more efficient in the future. Current solar technology is efficient enough for people to greatly reduce their electric bills to a few dollars a month to even no cost per month.
The solar panels themselves have a manufacturer warranty generally around 20-25 years, while Installers have a labor warranty around 5 years. Both of these warranties are dependent on manufacturer and installer and need to be taken into consideration when investing in a solar PV system.
Currently there is a federal tax rebate of 30% off of your system cost.
There is a state rebate of 15% up to $1000.
There is a Nantucket Town SOLAR Rebate of $2500.
Quarterly net-metering payments called SRECS.
Average payback period of a system on Nantucket is around 6.5 years. This means that on average the solar PV system will pay for itself in, on average, around 6.5 years.
Like many other things on Nantucket, it is more expensive to install solar PV on Nantucket due to cost of transportation of materials and additional labor costs. The $2500 SOLAR Rebate was created to help alleviate these extra cost. But even though the system is more expensive, it is still an economically viable option to saving money.
Although Nantucket may not get as much sun as mainland areas, these systems do generate enough electricity for owners to greatly reduce their electric bills without having to install more expensive systems.
The optimal roof orientation for installing solar PV is 180 degrees due south. Roof pitch can be accounted for with the system mounting brackets. Although asphalt shingles are prefered when installing roof mounted systems, roofs with cedar shingles can still be used.
Many installers use smart apps that communicate to your solar PV system through wifi or ethernet that allow you to manage and track your system output in real time.
Rarely can solar panels be installed inside the Historic Cores on Nantucket. Like any home improvement inside the Historic Cores, projects need to contribute to keeping these zones historically accurate. Systems can’t be visible from any view, and can’t impact the historical integrity of the building.
Yes, as long as the solar panels are visibly hidden from public view or are considered to not make a negative visual impact, they can be installed on your property.
Yes, you do need HDC approval before installing solar PV outside of a Historic Core, but they are more lenient when it comes to the aesthetics of the system, as long as it is not in view of a public way.
It's recommended that you talk to your local Homeowners Association before talking to the HDC when looking to install solar PV. You won’t have to fill out and pay for an application before finding out whether or not you are allowed to install solar PV where you live.
When looking to install a system on island it is important to talk to multiple installers to get a system and company that works well for your situation. Make sure to consider the overall cost of the system, the expected payback period, system and labor warranties, and how well they communicate.
By ferry boat or airplane…There is no bridge.
The island has a year round population of around 11,000. In July and August the population swells to around 50,000 or more.
Tuesday night meetings are available live feed through Nantucket Community TelevisionAfter 1-2 days, the video is archived on the Town of Nantucket’s YouTube channel.Please note: Thursday meetings held at the Planning and Land Use Services Conference room are audio recorded ONLY. Please call the office for more information at 508-325-7587.
Any changes made to the exterior of any structure or hardscaping to a property MUST receive approval from the HDC.
Three years from date of issue.
Yes. However, the only type of fence that does not need approval is a two- rail split rail fence (except in the OHD/SOHD).
Only if you are changing the color.
Yes. However, if you are unable to attend you may have someone represent your application.
No. If you make ANY changes to a previously approved Certificate of Appropriateness, you must apply for a new Certificate of Appropriateness.
Changes to the exterior of ANY structure or adding a structure WITHOUT HDC approval may be subject to 10 times the application fee. For example, the HDC application fee for a 200 square foot shed is $50.00. If a shed is placed on the property without approval, the fine may be $500.00.
The application you submitted has met the guidelines as appropriate and/or not visible from a publicly traveled way. There is no need to attend the meeting. However, the Commissioners reserves the right to review any application on placed on consent or consent with conditions. If that does occur, Staff will reach out to the applicant for further review, if necessary.
The application is approved with conditions. The Commission reserves the right to review any application on placed on consent or consent with conditions. If that does occur, Staff will reach out to the applicant for further review if necessary.
The application was not reviewed. It is the applicants’ responsibility to sign up for the next Old Business meeting.
The applicant is to bring in revisions according to the Commissioners request discussed at the table. It is the applicants’ responsibility to sign up for an Old Business meeting. The applicant MUST supply a copy of the minutes, highlighting the application from the page, 4 large sets and a reduced set of plans and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refer to HDC Policies and Procedures for Applicants for clarification.
The Commissioners will view the property to determine the appropriateness, scale and visibility as it relates to the context of the neighborhood. It is advised for the applicant to sign up for the next Old Business meeting. Please refer to HDC Policies and Procedures for Applicants for clarification.
The applicant is to submit, and/or, adjust the plans according to the Commissioners request discussed at the table. It is the applicants’ responsibility to sign up on the Staff Approval sheet. The applicant MUST supply a copy of the minutes, 4 large sets and a reduced set of plans and email to email@example.com.
If you are applying for a Certificate of Occupancy and your building permit included any exterior work, you must sign up for an HDC inspection. A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) number was part of the building permit application process. If you “amended” that building permit, an additional COA number(s) were added to that building permit. You must include all Certificate of Appropriateness numbers as it relates to your building permit. Failure to include all revision numbers from the building permit may be subject to a $50.00 re-inspect fee.
Please check with the office before you sign up for an HDC inspection. Duplicate inspections may be subject to a $50.00 re-inspect fee.
The application is available online. Hard copy resumes are available at the Town and County Building, in the Human Resources Office:
16 Broad St.
Nantucket, MA 02554
Yes, anyone can order a map. Most of our data is available to the public on our interactive WebGIS site, and printable versions are available through the department. The GIS department can also create larger format maps.
To order a map, you can call the Assessor's Office at 508-228-7211 or the GIS office at (508) 228-7200 x 7003
2 Fairgrounds Rd.
Map price is determined by the size, please call us at 508-228-7211 for more information.
The property information updated nightly from the Assessor’s database.
You may pay for your beach permit online at the town's online payments page or you can stop by the Police Department, Lobby Records Window, between Monday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (June 15-September 1 everyday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.), located at:
4 Fairgrounds Road
Cold patch is also very expensive. It costs approximately $200/ton and it also has constraints: 1) it requires special handling, 2) needs to be kept covered, 3) it must be stored under cover to retain its adhesive properties, and 4) it tends to leak oils at certain temperatures. As a result, the Town does not “just cold patch everything" but rather applies this solution where and when appropriate.
A pothole fixer is a specialized massive infrared panel that is lowered onto the street; it heats the asphalt around the pothole prior to filling it, ensuring that the new material bonds strongly to the surrounding road, preventing repeated repairs.
1. Use the SeeClickFix mobile phone app, or2. Call DPW at 508-228-7244 and a traceable work order will be created, or3. Report via this website.
All of those options are great and DPW is taking notes as they drive around to make sure they know where potholes are, too.
The landfill fees are been reviewed and will be published in January 2020.
All land transfers and any transfer of interest, including leases (of 30 years or more including extensions) must be processed through the Land Bank prior to being recorded in our office. Visit their website or call their office at 508-228-7240.
Visit the Registry of Deeds at 16 Broad Street, Nantucket MA. The Registry is open for research Monday through Friday, 8am – 4pm.
If you cannot make it to the Registry, you may send a request by mail.
The request must include:
A cover letter with the book and page or Registered Land document number of the deed or document.
A check made out to the “Nantucket Registry of Deeds” for the exact amount of the transaction.
The cost for copies is $1.00 per page. You may call the Registry at 508-228-7250 if you are unsure of the number of pages in your deed or document.
A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of the deed or document to you.
Mail To: Nantucket Registry of Deeds16 Broad Street Nantucket MA 02554
You can locate and print a non-certified copy of deeds and documents online for free by clicking here. Please note the search criteria is automatically set to the Recorded Land Name Search. If your property is Registered Land, click on Search Criteria in the top left corner and click “Registered Land (Land Court) – Name Search”*
* Please note the masslandrecords.com website uses pop-up windows to view, print, and download documents. Your pop-up blocker must be turned off. This is not something our office can help you with.
Click here for a guide on how to use the online database.Important things to remember:
Instructions for Online Orders
When placing an order online, please note the following:
The Registry is open Monday through Friday;
Recording hours are from 8am – 12pm and 1pm – 3:45pm.
Research hours are from 8am -4pm.
Please click here for a complete list of our current fees.
In Massachusetts an Excise Stamp Tax (MGL c.64D, s.1) shall apply to deeds, instruments or writings whereby any lands, tenements or other realty sold shall be granted, assigned, transferred or otherwise conveyed to, or vested in, the purchaser...when the consideration of the interest or property conveyed, exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining thereon at the time of sale. There is no excise tax due where the consideration stated is less than $100.00.
The excise tax rate is $4.56 per $1000.00 of consideration, rounded up to the nearest $500. For example: if a consideration is stated as $1,546,300.00, then the deeds excise is calculated using $1,546,500.00 and the total fee would be $7,052.04.
Please note: a separate check is required for excise tax payments.
No. Todas las oficinas del municipio y el condado de Nantucket están cerradas hasta el 30 de marzo del 2020.
No. Many close for the winter. But, there are always restaurants open in the off-season.
Yes. A weekly list is available to take from the office or on the website.
The local order takes effect on Monday, March 23 at 5:00 PM and is in effect until April 6 unless further modified.
Yes, as of Saturday, March 21, 2020 the Nantucket Select Board and the Nantucket Public Health Office voted to issue a “Stay at Home Order” effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM and is in effect at least until April 6 unless further modified. A “Stay at Home” Order does allow for some essential travel. This is outlined in the Order and we have also developed a series of FAQs (below) to help with the most common questions that people have about when and why they may leave their homes.
Yes, a “Stay at Home” Order is a somewhat less restrictive version of a “Shelter in Place” Order. Most Nantucketers have been staying at home for several days already.
No, this is not a “lockdown”. For an explanation of the difference please go here.
This order includes the entirety of the island. Unless you work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity, you should stay home. See the order here.
Yes, essential services will still be operational including, but not limited to:
Unless your work is an essential function (i.e. healthcare provider, grocery store clerk, first responder), you are required to stay home. If you have been designated essential by your employer, you should continue to go to work and practice social distancing. See the Order here
As of March 21, 2020, NRTA continues to operate with riders needing to practice social distancing. Visit NRTA website for more information on bus service and measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Yes, the ferry services are operating on limited services. Please check their websites for updated information. The Town encourages all residents to avoid any travel unless absolutely necessary either to or from the island to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. The Stay at Home Order contains a Travel Ban allowing only Essential Travel - effective March 23, 2020.
Yes, you can still order take or delivery from restaurants or go grocery shopping. Please, remember to practice social distancing when you do your grocery shopping. Meal-delivery, drive through, and take-out options will still be available. See here a list of restaurants open.
You are allowed to walk your dog or to take it to the vet if needed. Be sure to practice social distancing while out on walks, maintaining at least 6 feet from others.
No. You will be able to buy groceries and purchase medicine.Continue to buy normal quantities of these items on the same schedule you normally do. Thiswill ensure that there is enough for everyone. Whenever you are out, remember to practice social distancing.
You could be fined up to $1,000. You are also putting yourself and others at risk of contracting the virus and extending the time within which the island is under a Stay at Home order.
If there is an emergency please call 911. If you feel it is not safe for you to remain home, we urge you to find another safe place to stay during this order. Please reach out so we can help. Call 508-228-1212 if this is not an emergency.
The landfill is still open regular hours. Haulers are considered essential and will continue to pick up garbage and bulky items. Individuals may take their own trash to the landfill. The Town reminds everyone to use precautions and to practice safe social distancing.
Yes you can fish but practice social distancing. The shanties are closed per order of the Board of Health.
Yes but practice social distancing.
Emergency order #2 banned attendance at Houses of Worship. Many of these groups are holding on-line services.
Try to avoid going out. It is imperative that we limit our contact with others and for that, we need to stay home. You may drive to the beach or park or walking trail for exercise and fresh air - if you do, practice social distancing.
Caretaking is not necessarily an essential business – unless there is an emergency threat to life, safety or property that outweighs the risk of your attending to that threat. Cursory walk-throughs are not considered essential in unoccupied houses.
At this time, the Town’s Construction Ban remains in effect for the Town and County of Nantucket.
Under the Town’s Emergency Order #1 (Temporary Moratorium on Construction – “Construction Ban”) the listed trades can still conduct business for the purposes mentioned except for “Construction Sites”. At this time projects remain prohibited under the Town’s Construction Ban.
It is possible that your neighbors already self-quarantined before returning to the Island; however, if you are concerned, please contact the Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or send an email to email@example.com.