“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
The use of a mask does not replace important social distancing measures. All individuals must continue to maintain more than 6 feet of distance from other people; wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; and stay home when sick.
Children under the age of 2 years should not wear face coverings or masks. For children 2 years of age and older, a mask or face covering should be used, if possible. Mask use by children 2 years of age and up to the age of five is encouraged but should be at the discretion of the child’s parent or guardian at this time. Parents and guardians should ensure that the mask fits snugly and does not obstruct a child’s ability to breathe.
The fit of face coverings should be as follows:
Exceptions for wearing face masks include situations that may inhibit an individual from wearing a face-mask safely. These may include, but are not limited to:
Masks and face coverings should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use. When possible, masks should be washed in a washing machine. If a washing machine is unavailable, masks should be washed with soap and water and allow drying fully before using again.
Per COVID-19 order No. 31, violations of the masking order shall be punished in the following manner: (a) the first offense shall result in a warning and (b) the second or subsequent offense may result in a civil citation and a fine of up to $300.
For information on how to make your own masks please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/DIY-cloth-face-covering-instructions.pdf
|TOTAL COVID-19 CASES||PERSONS IN ISOLATION||PERSONS OUT OF ISOLATION|
|577||237*||340 (includes 27 deaths)|
|TOTAL QUARANTINE||PERSONS IN QUARANTINE||PERSONS OUT OF QUARANTINE|
As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
*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.
|**Gender||Confirmed COVID-19 Cases|
|**Age Group||Confirmed COVID-19 Cases|
|≤ 19 Years of Age||14|
|20-29 Years of Age||72|
|30-39 Years of Age||100|
|40-49 Years of Age||67|
|50-59 Years of Age||72|
|60-69 Years of Age||73|
|70-79 Years of Age||41|
|≥ 80 Years of Age||143|
Mass Executive Office of Health and Human Services: Definitions and Guidance
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.
Be sure to sign up for City alerts and any health-related updates delivered via phone, text and/or email, subscribe here.
Woburn’s confirmed case roundup below will be updated daily.
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 is a temporary, black lock box at the rear entrance of City Hall, near the handicap entrance: for tax payments and all other payments, permit applications and other city-related 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.
Woburn Public Media – Woburn Public Media Center offers Video-on-Demand and a dynamic schedule layout that is keyword searchable to find shows and show times more quickly than ever. Click here for on-demand programming.
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.
Waste Management Trash Guidelines: HELP KEEP TRASH COLLECTORS SAFE – PLEASE BAG YOUR TRASH
Woburn Senior Center: The Woburn Senior Center building is closed until further notice. All programs at the Center are cancelled during this time period.
For the latest information about programs as well as links to online and televised programs and courses, click here.
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.
From Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s Office:
In addition to the physical risks associated with COVID-19, the stress of losing your job or income, being separated from your loved ones, or not having access to basic family support like child care can also be detrimental to your health. Many of our friends, family, and neighbors are struggling to cope with these new challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is important that all of us receive the love and support we need to get through these hardships.
Massachusetts Courts continue virtual process for emergency matters until June 1, 2020. Courthouses closed to public unless exceptional circumstances.
For daily updates on matters related to all Massachusetts Courts, including daily updates, contact information, press releases and announcements, as well as the Trial Court helpline, click here.
The latest report from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency’s (MEMA’s) COVID-19 Command Center includes daily case updates, mobile testing updates, as well as provides links to resources, including the Reopening Massachusetts website, which features a section that provides employers and employees information on supplies needed to return to workplaces. The site also includes a sortable list of vendors that can supply the materials needed during all phases of the reopening.
To view the latest MEMA COVID-19 Command Center Update, click here.