“This is a difficult and unprecedented time period for our city, our state and our country,” Mayor Galvin said. “The fact is, life is going to be different for a little while. But these measures are temporary. We are strong, and when we unite behind a cause, we are unstoppable. Call your neighbors, play your part, stay home, and stay healthy, and we will get through this crisis together.” – Mayor Scott Galvin
If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, call the Massachusetts COVID-19 Information Line at 2-1-1. The call center is equipped to handle a high call volume.
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Woburn’s confirmed case roundup below will be updated daily.
|TOTAL COVID-19 CASES||PERSONS IN ISOLATION||PERSONS OUT OF ISOLATION|
|73||45*||28 (includes 2 deaths)|
|TOTAL QUARANTINE||PERSONS IN QUARANTINE||PERSONS OUT OF QUARANTINE|
*In Isolation = Positive COVID-19 Persons/Cases | **In Quarantine = Close Contact Persons
Click here to see the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s statewide district-based maps of COVID-19 cases.
Mass Executive Office of Health and Human Services:Definitions:and Guidance:
City Hall: Remains closed for in-person visits, but standing by the phones to address your needs. Below is a roundup of temporary arrangements to keep business and services moving during this time period. We will update as new information is received. Residents can check individual department information online via the City’s main website For assistance, call the City’s main telephone line at 781-897-5800.
Bill Payments, Paperwork Drop-Off at City Hall: There are two temporary Lock Boxes at the rear entrance of City Hall, near the handicap entrance: one for tax payments and one for all other payments, permit applications and other paperwork.
Do not drop cash payments or overdue bills in the drop box. These payments will be returned with applicable fees accrued until properly received. Please call the Treasurer/Collector’s office at 781-897-5870 for the most updated amount for any overdue bills which can then be accepted in the form of check payment via mail or drop box.
City Clerk: Click here for important information about the temporary process for filing nomination papers: Clerk_Nomination Papers Questions about Birth Certificates, Marriage Licenses, Dog Licenses, etc., please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 781-897-5850.
Inspectional Services: Click here for the latest information about InspectionalServices_TemporaryOperationsPlan
Woburn Public Library – The building itself is closed to the public until further notice, but the Library Director and staff continue to offer residents creative services and resources with the help of technology, digital resources and a great team. Visit the Woburn Public Library online for information on help with accessing library resources, getting curbside delivery, and a variety of streaming digital events and resources.
Conservation Areas/Recreation – Conservation areas are open with safe physical distancing. All public bathrooms are closed. All City of Woburn Fields are closed until further notice for any organized use through Sports Organizations. All basketball courts, street hockey court, playgrounds, tennis & pickleball courts are also closed until further notice. For Updates, visit Woburn Recreation online.
Woburn City Council: Get contact information and stay up to date with the Woburn City Council by clicking here. The next meeting of the City Council will be held via Zoom video conference. CityCouncil_April7_2020_WebConferenceLink.
Waste Management Trash Guidelines: HELP KEEP TRASH COLLECTORS SAFE – PLEASE BAG YOUR TRASH
Woburn Senior Center: The Woburn Senior Center building is closed through May 4, 2020. All programs at the Center are cancelled during this time period.
Staff remain available to help. Call 781-897-5960 for assistance. You can also go to Woburn Senior Center online for the latest information about services, support, guidance, and resources for local seniors.
A message from Senior Center Staff:
To our dearest friends,
We hope you are all faring well during this very unsettling time. We want you to know that even though the center itself is closed, our staff is available to you. Please call us with any questions, concerns, or just to check in. We can not express how much we miss having you all at the center. We are all looking forward to seeing your smiling faces again. Please be safe, and make sure you are practicing “social distancing”, do not take any unnecessary risks. If you need something, anything, call us. We are here for you, always.
Joanne, Judy, Joyce, Michelle, Paul and Meg
SCHOOLS & Childcare
Coronaviruses are respiratory viruses and are generally spread through respiratory secretions (droplets from coughs and sneezes) of an infected person to another person. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath, and, in severe cases, pneumonia (fluid in the lungs). More information on COVID-19 is available at https://www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.
The primary mission of the City of Woburn Board of Health Department is to assess and address the needs of the City of Woburn community, in order to protect and improve health and quality of life of our residents, visitors, and work force.
The Health Department right now is working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the U.S. Center for Disease Control to monitor the evolving outbreak of COVID-19, in particular here in the City of Woburn, but also across the state and the country. Updates will be provided on this page as information is received.
Stay up to date on the latest COVID scams and get help with health insurance questions via State Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office:
The Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline is 617-727-8400, and operates Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The following are some basic recommendations from the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit CDC online for a variety of information about the virus, ways to protect yourself and your family, guides, as well support in managing stress during this time period.
Suspension of Non-Emergency Housing and District Court Hearings, Including Summary Process Evictions
Please note that, in the interest of the health and safety of the parties and the general public, the Massachusetts Housing Court has suspended all non-emergency proceedings, including non-emergency summary process evictions, until at least April 21st. The Massachusetts District Court, including Woburn District Court, also has suspended non-emergency hearings until at least April 6, 2020. As a result, the courts will not hold any non-emergency eviction hearings for the next several weeks. If there is an emergency situation, such as violent criminal behavior posing a threat to resident health and safety, the courts will consider whether the situation warrants an earlier hearing.
On March 31, 20120, Governor Charlie Baker updated an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. Governor Baker’s order has been extended until May 4.
Click here for Governor Baker’s complete release and updated full list (as of noon on April 1, 2020) of organizations designated as essential services and work forces related to COVID-19, as well as guidance, advisories, and contact information.