Coronavirus Info (COVID-19)

The Town House reopened to the public as of Monday, September 14, 2020. Face coverings are required and we ask that residents only visit the Town House if necessary. When possible, please call, use the website, or the drop box located behind the building.  

The Board of Health reports the following, as of October 19, 2020:

  • 55 confirmed cases
  • 3 active

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is listing Testing Locations for COVID-19

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is posting information on the total number of cases in Massachusetts daily

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is requesting that Massachusetts residents to complete this survey to inform DPH how COVID-19 has affected their lives. 

For more information on COVID-19, please refer to the following resources:

Town Administration

The Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator have begun releasing updates:

All Medfield Town House employees returned to working in the Town House beginning Monday, August 3. 

Memo #4 here, posted March 25, 2020, including information about the rescheduled Town Election (now May 4, 2020) and rescheduled Town Meeting (now June 15, 2020). 

Memo #3 here, posted March 15, 2020, including details about Town facilities closing to the public. 

Memo #2 here, posted March 13, 2020.

Memo #1 here, posted March 12, 2020. 

The Town Administrator released this set of guidelines for how boards and committees should conduct public meetings during this state of emergency. 

Board of Health

On October 19, 2020, the Board of Health provided this guidance for Halloween:

The Board of Health is asking that residents follow the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidance in order to most safely celebrate Halloween amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With these guidelines in mind, the Board of Health recommends you keep Halloween activities outside, maintain social distancing, wear a protective face mask (instead of, or in addition to, a costume mask), and maintain good hand washing. As a reminder, any Halloween activities are subject to Governor Baker's order on gathering size limits.

MA Department of Public Health Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween 

The Center for Disease Control has offered guidance on low, moderate, and high-risk activities: Center for Disease Control Guidance

On August 24, the Board of Health provided this guidance with tips on masks and how to protect your school community and your family. 

On April 21, 2020, the Board of Health issued this memo with recommendations about facial coverings

On March 18, 2020, the Board of Health issued this memo with recommendations about playdates and how families can navigate the social distancing strategies advocated by Governor Baker, Mass. Department of Public Health, and the CDC. 

On March 13, 2020, the Board of Health issued this memo with social distancing recommendations. 

Building Department 

The Building Department has suspended inspections through April 7, 2020. For emergency inspections, contact the Building Department directly.

Medfield Community Resources

Medfield Youth and Family Outreach

There is a dedicated Facebook group for the town to share information, for people to volunteer to help, and for people to find help if they find themselves in need. Everyone is welcome to join at

The Medfield Foundation is soliciting funds to help those impacted by COVID-19. Information on how to donate can be found at  

For those who find themselves negatively impacted by COVID-19, the Medfield Foundation has created a form to ask for help. All information is kept strictly confidential. The form can be found at

Other state, and federal resources: 

The Massachusetts website has a dedicated COVID-19 page with links to Governor Baker’s various emergency orders and guidances. It also has links to Massachusetts Department of Public Health information. 

The Centers for Disease Control is posting information about COVID-2019 here

Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • If using disposable wipes, please do not flush them down the toilet (even if they are labeled biodegradable) in order to prevent any type of sewer/septic backups.

Medfield Public Schools

The Medfield Public Schools is posting regular updates on its website here.