Town officials this week started the process of opening Hubbardston public spaces. This deliberate plan will balance following federal and state public health guidelines in addition to increasing the amount of resident services available to the Hubbardston public. This is an evolving plan and will closely mirror the state's reopening guidance and timeline. This plan was created in consultation with the Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, Town Administrator, Public Safety Officials, the Library Board of Trustees and the Parks Commission. Please note this applies to Hubbardston public spaces only. Guidelines for business can be found here. Local officials will follow the state regulations as interpreted and enforced by the Board of Health.
Tentative Phase Timeline
Phase 1 - Current stance, no public access
Phase 2 - June 8th
Phase 3 - June 29th
Phase 4 - July 20th
** This timeline is subject to change based on state guidance
Highlights of the plan include
Parks - Town playground equipment will open to the public on June 8, 2020 with strict-social-distancing guidelines. The Parks Commission will also begin opening athletic courts and the skate park once state guidance allows beginning in Phase 2.
Town Offices - No public access to town offices until June 8 when town officials will begin to allow for public appointments. Limited office hours in Phase 3 and expanded public access in Phase 4.
Public Safety Offices - No public access until Phase 4 (appointments allowed in Phases 2 and 3)
Library - Curb-side pick-up services will begin in Phase 2 and in-person services will be delayed until phase 3. Actual dates will be determined by the Library Board of Trustees.
Senior Center 4- Closed to the public until Phase 4
The Town of Hubbardston continues to adhere to social-distancing guidelines, facemask use and limited public gatherings (less than 10 until further guidance is given). All openings are subject to change based on public health data and are contingent on continued following of social distancing guidelines.