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Posted on: June 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 06.26.2020 No New Cases, Town Meeting-Opening and Curbside Library Services

Town of Dover

Good Afternoon Dover Community, 

New Announcements for the Week: 

  • Cases in Dover. Our Emergency Response team is reporting no new cases this week, with total cases remaining at 18. Case information as reported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) can be found here:
  • Town Meeting. Town Meeting has been scheduled for June 29 at 11AM at the Dover Sherborn Regional Football field. Only articles that are deemed necessary by the Board of Selectmen to the ongoing operations of the town will be considered. The Board of Selectmen will host one final Pre-Town Meeting Information Session tomorrow morning at 10 AM. Everything you need to know about this year’s Town Meeting can be found on the Town’s Town Meeting website here:
  • Library Reopening: 

       July 6th – The Library will begin accepting returns

  • The outside return bin located near the lower entrance of the library will be open beginning Monday, July 6th at 10am. The Library will NOT be allowing in-library returns at this time.
  • In the beginning, only print materials, DVDs, and audiobooks will be accepted in the book return. We will NOT be taking back any other materials, such as unique objects, at this time. We will begin accepting those materials at a later date, TBA.
  • Items coming into the library will need to be quarantined for 3 days before they can be checked in, so if you see an item you have returned to us still on your account, please don’t panic! This is the recommended guideline set forth by the American Library Association.
  • There is no rush to return material as all due dates have been extended through July 31st.
     July 20th – Curbside service begins

Curbside is a service that will allow you to pick up requested materials on a specific date and time without entering the library. Details about this        service will follow within the next two weeks.

The library continues to provide online resources and programs for all ages. More information on how to return materials or access curbside services go to the Library’s webpage at or call 508-785-8113.

  • Reminder of Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine for Out-of-State Visitors. The incidence of COVID-19 is rising rapidly in many states, particularly in the south and west.  The incidence in Massachusetts is falling, and our state now has the lowest transmission rate in the country.  Massachusetts continues to require that visitors coming from other states or countries quarantine for 14 days after arrival in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 here.  This also applies to Dover residents who have been out-of-state and returned home.  If you need assistance obtaining groceries or with other essential activities during a quarantine period, no matter your age, please contact the Council on Aging at 508-315-5734.  If you have questions, please contact the Board of Health at
  • Hand Sanitizer Stations Installed at Transfer Station. The Board of Health and the Highway Department have installed three fixed hand sanitizer stations at the transfer station.  They are located near the food waste disposal area, the book and textile bins, and the cardboard compactor.  Please sanitize your hands before and after using these high-touch receptacles.  

COVID-19 Communications Moving Forward

Over the weekend, subscribers to this email list will be migrated over to the town’s automatic notification system via the website. Future COVID-19 information from the town will be automatically sent from the website moving forward, and these emails will cease. The Town will post information as it becomes available, so you may receive notifications more or less frequently than the weekly schedule that we have followed the past three months. Users can change their preferred method of notification (email or text), subscribe to other notifications for town information, and unsubscribe from notifications directly from the town website here:

As always, the Town’s dedicated COVID-19 information page will continue to be the central hub of information related to the pandemic.

On behalf of the Town’s COVID-19 Taskforce, we hope you have found these emails helpful and informative.

Stay safe and stay healthy.


Chris Dwelley
Town Administrator
Town of Dover 

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