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Posted on: July 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: July 24, 2020: Andover Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

UPDATE July 24, 2020


COVID-19 Case Updates

Cumulative and active cases of COVID-19 will be updated on a weekly basis. Each Friday afternoon, confirmed case numbers will be posted at www.andoverma.gov/Coronavirus

Stop the Spread – Free Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has launched free COVID-19 testing program for asymptomatic individuals. Testing is available in Lawrence by Lawrence General Hospital. Drive through testing occurs at 70 General Street, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Learn more about the free testing program.

Facial Coverings

Residents are reminded that facial coverings are required whenever entering a business. Outside, they are required when a person is unable to maintain a 6 foot separation from others. Casually passing someone who is not wearing a mask is not considered a high-risk exposure. Parents are asked to reinforce facial covering use with their children.

A Reminder About Travel Restrictions

All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine for 14 days. For more information on travel restrictions visit the Massachusetts Travel Information Related to COVID-19 webpage. 

The Andover Health Division Reminds Residents to Continue to Take the Following Steps to Protect themselves

  • Wash hands frequently, with soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizing gels and liquids if soap and water are not readily available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • When sick yourself, stay home to protect others.
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect areas and objects that are touched frequently, such as desks, phones, door handles, etc.

The FDA had issued an advisory concerning safety concerns with some sanitizer manufactured in Mexico; to view the advisory, click here: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-not-use-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem

Learn more about when to use hand sanitizer and the types of sanitizer you should use.

Town Offices – Customer Service Center Open to Serve You!

The Town of Andover has opened a Customer Service Center in Town Offices to serve the public who seek in-person assistance. This is part of a phased approach in re-opening Town Offices. The Customer Service Center is open during weekdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Visitors to Town Offices will be greeted by a town employee at the front of Town Offices. After checking in and registering with the employee, the visitor will be directed to the Customer Service Center on the second floor of Town Offices. The Customer Service Center will be fully staffed with two computers to conduct business with the town, as well as two video phones if assistance is needed by a specific department. An employee will assist with any transactions and coordinate with other town staff in order to provide assistance.

For marriage license appointments, call the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 623-8230

  • The only public entrance to the building will be the main entrance at 36 Bartlet Street.
  • Only one person – or two people from the same household will be allowed in the elevator at one time
  • Access to Town Offices will be limited to the Customer Service Center
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn inside Town Offices
  • Members of the public will not be allowed to enter if:
  • They have a temperature of 100.3 degrees or greater
  • They are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including a cough or trouble breathing


UPDATE  July 17, 2020


COVID-19 Case Updates

Cumulative and active cases of COVID-19 will be updated on a weekly basis. Each Friday afternoon, confirmed case numbers will be posted at www.andoverma.gov/Coronavirus 

Facial Coverings

Residents are reminded that facial coverings are required whenever entering a business. Outside, they are required when a person is unable to maintain a 6 foot separation from others. Casually passing someone who is not wearing a mask is not considered a high-risk exposure. Parents are asked to reinforce facial covering use with their children.

A Reminder About Travel Restrictions

All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine for 14 days. For more information on travel restrictions visit the Massachusetts Travel Information Related to COVID-19 webpage. 

The Andover Health Division Reminds Residents to Continue to Take the Following Steps to Protect themselves

  • Wash hands frequently, with soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizing gels and liquids if soap and water are not readily available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • When sick yourself, stay home to protect others.
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect areas and objects that are touched frequently, such as desks, phones, door handles, etc.
  • The FDA had issued an advisory concerning safety concerns with some sanitizer manufactured in Mexico; to view the advisory, click here: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-not-use-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem

Learn more about when to use hand sanitizer and the types of sanitizer you should use.

Town Offices – Customer Service Center Open to Serve You!

The Town of Andover has opened a Customer Service Center in Town Offices to serve the public who seek in-person assistance. This is part of a phased approach in re-opening Town Offices. The Customer Service Center is open during weekdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Visitors to Town Offices will be greeted by a town employee at the front of Town Offices. After checking in and registering with the employee, the visitor will be directed to the Customer Service Center on the second floor of Town Offices. The Customer Service Center will be fully staffed with two computers to conduct business with the town, as well as two video phones if assistance is needed by a specific department. An employee will assist with any transactions and coordinate with other town staff in order to provide assistance.

For marriage license appointments, call the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 623-8230

  • The only public entrance to the building will be the main entrance at 36 Bartlet Street.
  • Only one person – or two people from the same household will be allowed in the elevator at one time
  • Access to Town Offices will be limited to the Customer Service Center
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn inside Town Offices
  • Members of the public will not be allowed to enter if:
  • They have a temperature of 100.3 degrees or greater
  • They are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including a cough or trouble breathing

Business Assistance Available from Small Business Strong 

Small Business Strong is a partnership between several organizations across the Commonwealth created to provide high-quality services to Massachusetts small businesses to help them bridge through the current economic crisis, with a particular focus on those that are minority- and women-owned, at no cost to small business owners. It provides access to a group of professional volunteers, able to provide guidance and advice on how to best addresses challenges they may be facing, and further consultation in the areas of Finance and Accounting, Operations, Marketing and Digital, Human Resources and Law. Visit the Small Business Strong website at www.smallbstrong.com.

UPDATE  July 10, 2020


PPE Available for Andover Businesses 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available for Andover businesses. Businesses who have not yet picked up their PPE starter kit, which includes masks and hand sanitizer should complete the form here. PPE starter kits can be picked up on Monday, July 13, and Wednesday, July 15.

Business Assistance Available from Small Business Strong 

Small Business Strong is a partnership between several organizations across the Commonwealth created to provide high-quality services to Massachusetts small businesses to help them bridge through the current economic crisis, with a particular focus on those that are minority- and women-owned, at no cost to small business owners. It provides access to a group of professional volunteers, able to provide guidance and advice on how to best addresses challenges they may be facing, and further consultation in the areas of Finance and Accounting, Operations, Marketing and Digital, Human Resources and Law. Visit the Small Business Strong website at www.smallbstrong.com.

Facial Coverings

Residents are reminded that facial coverings are required whenever entering a business. Outside, they are required when a person is unable to maintain a 6 foot separation from others. Casually passing someone who is not wearing a mask is not considered a high-risk exposure. Parents are asked to reinforce facial covering use with their children.

The Andover Health Division Reminds Residents to Continue to Take the Following Steps to Protect themselves

  • Wash hands frequently, with soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizing gels and liquids if soap and water are not readily available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • When sick yourself, stay home to protect others.
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect areas and objects that are touched frequently, such as desks, phones, door handles, etc.
  • The FDA had issued an advisory concerning safety concerns with some sanitizer manufactured in Mexico; to view the advisory, click here: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-not-use-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem

Learn more about when to use hand sanitizer and the types of sanitizer you should use.

Town Offices – Customer Service Center Open to Serve You!

The Town of Andover has opened a Customer Service Center in Town Offices to serve the public who seek in-person assistance. This is part of a phased approach in re-opening Town Offices. The Customer Service Center is open during weekdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Visitors to Town Offices will be greeted by a town employee at the front of Town Offices. After checking in and registering with the employee, the visitor will be directed to the Customer Service Center on the second floor of Town Offices. The Customer Service Center will be fully staffed with two computers to conduct business with the town, as well as two video phones if assistance is needed by a specific department. An employee will assist with any transactions and coordinate with other town staff in order to provide assistance.

For marriage license appointments, call the Town Clerk’s Office at (978) 623-8230

  • The only public entrance to the building will be the main entrance at 36 Bartlet Street.
  • Only one person – or two people from the same household will be allowed in the elevator at one time
  • Access to Town Offices will be limited to the Customer Service Center
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn inside Town Offices
  • Members of the public will not be allowed to enter if:
  • They have a temperature of 100.3 degrees or greater
  • They are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including a cough or trouble breathing


UPDATE July 2, 2020


Phase Three of the Governor’s Re-Opening Plan Begins on July 6th 

Phase Three, part one, of the Re-Opening Plan begins on Monday, July 6th. Certain gatherings, gyms and fitness centers, movie theaters, outdoor performance venues, museums, historical sites, and casinos will be permitted to conditionally re-open. There will be occupancy restrictions and other guidelines for businesses included in Phase 3. Businesses should consult www.mass.gov/reopening for sector specific information. 

Use of Outdoor Public Spaces 

Andover Dog Park

All users and dogs should stay six feet apart

Dog owners should maintain control over their dogs in order to comply with social distancing guidelines

Dog owners should not share treats, food, water or dog toys with any other dogs besides their own

Household trash barrels are being temporarily removed – all household trash will be handled on a “carry in, carry out” basis until further notice

Tennis and Pickleball Courts

No organized play, leagues, tournaments or lessons are allowed

Only non-contact sports are allowed

Masks should be worn when you are unable to maintain at least six feet of separation from others

Sanitize hands and equipment before and after play

No social gatherings or parties are allowed

View Andover Recreation’s Court Use Guidelines

Andover High School Track

The track at Andover High School is open. Please continue to practice social distancing, and wear a mask when you are unable to maintain at least six feet of separation from others.

Playgrounds 

Public playgrounds in Andover are open. Parents/guardians should monitor children to ensure proper social distancing; wear a mask when unable to maintain six feet of separation from others. Children or adults who feel sick may not visit any playgrounds. Please wash or sanitize hands before and after visiting the playground.

Pomps Pond 

Pomps Pond opened for the season on Monday, June 29th. To purchase a season pass or find more information on Pomps Pond, click here.


Dining in Andover

Phase 2, part two of the Governor’s Re-Opening Plan allows for indoor dining; restaurants must comply with the guidance provided by the state. Additionally, many Andover restaurants are open with outdoor seating as well. Visit www.andoverma.gov/outdoordining for a list of restaurants currently offering outdoor dining.

 

Facial Coverings

Residents are reminded that facial coverings are required whenever entering a business. Outside, they are required when a person is unable to maintain a 6’ separation from others. Casually passing someone who is not wearing a mask is not considered a high-risk exposure. Parents are asked to reinforce facial covering use with their children.

The Andover Health Division Reminds Residents to Continue to Take the Following Steps to Protect themselves

  • Wash hands frequently, with soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizing gels and liquids if soap and water are not readily available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • When sick yourself, stay home to protect others.
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect areas and objects that are touched frequently, such as desks, phones, door handles, etc.
  • The FDA had issued an advisory concerning safety concerns with some sanitizer manufactured in Mexico; to view the advisory, click here: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-not-use-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem

Learn more about when to use hand sanitizer and the types of sanitizer you should use.

 

Town Offices – Customer Service Center Open

The Town of Andover has opened a Customer Service Center in Town Offices to serve the public who seek in-person assistance. This is part of a phased approach in re-opening Town Offices. The Customer Service Center is open during weekdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Visitors to Town Offices will be greeted by a town employee at the front of Town Offices. After checking in and registering with the employee, the visitor will be directed to the Customer Service Center on the second floor of Town Offices. The Customer Service Center will be fully staffed with two computers to conduct business with the town, as well as two video phones if assistance is needed by a specific department. An employee will assist with any transactions and coordinate with other town staff in order to provide assistance.

  • The only public entrance to the building will be the main entrance at 36 Bartlet Street.
  • Only one person – or two people from the same household will be allowed in the elevator at one time
  • Access to Town Offices will be limited to the Customer Service Center
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn inside Town Offices
  • Members of the public will not be allowed to enter if:
  • They have a temperature of 100.3 degrees or greater
  • They are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including a cough or trouble breathing


UPDATE, June 19, 2020 4:00 PM


Update on Outdoor Public Spaces 

Andover Dog Park

  • All users and dogs should stay six feet apart
  • Dog owners should maintain control over their dogs in order to comply with social distancing guidelines
  • Dog owners should not share treats, food, water or dog toys with any other dogs besides their own
  • Household trash barrels are being temporarily removed – all household trash will be handled on a “carry in, carry out” basis until further notice

Tennis and Pickleball Courts

  • No organized play, leagues, tournaments or lessons are allowed
  • Only non-contact sports are allowed
  • Masks should be worn when you are unable to maintain at least six feet of separation from others
  • Sanitize hands and equipment before and after play
  • No social gatherings or parties are allowed

View Andover Recreation’s Court Use Guidelines

Andover High School Track

The track at Andover High School is open. Please continue to practice social distancing, and wear a mask when you are unable to maintain at least six feet of separation from others.

Playgrounds 

Public playgrounds in Andover are open. Parents/guardians should monitor children to ensure proper social distancing; wear a mask when unable to maintain six feet of separation from others. Children or adults who feel sick may not visit any playgrounds. Please wash or sanitize hands before and after visiting the playground.

Pomps Pond 

Pomps Pond is scheduled to open on June 29th. To purchase a season pass or find more information on Pomps Pond, click here.

CLOSED: Basketball Courts 

Basketball courts continue to be closed in accordance with the Governor’s Re-Opening Guidance.

Andover Recreation Summer Programming

Registration for Andover Rec Summer Program registration is open! Visit www.andoverrec.com to register for summer programs.

Outdoor Dining 

Several Andover restaurants have opened – or will soon be opening – with outdoor seating only. Visit www.andoverma.gov/outdoordining for a list of restaurants currently open.

Facial Coverings

Residents are reminded that facial coverings are required whenever entering a business. Outside, they are required when a person is unable to maintain a 6’ separation from others. Casually passing someone who is not wearing a mask is not considered a high-risk exposure. Parents are asked to reinforce facial covering use with their children.

Town Offices – Customer Service Center Open

The Town of Andover has opened a Customer Service Center in Town Offices to serve the public who seek in-person assistance. This is part of a phased approach in re-opening Town Offices. The Customer Service Center is open during weekdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Visitors to Town Offices will be greeted by a town employee at the front of Town Offices. After checking in and registering with the employee, the visitor will be directed to the Customer Service Center on the second floor of Town Offices. The Customer Service Center will be fully staffed with two computers to conduct business with the town, as well as two video phones if assistance is needed by a specific department. An employee will assist with any transactions and coordinate with other town staff in order to provide assistance.

  • The only public entrance to the building will be the main entrance at 36 Bartlet Street.
  • Only one person – or two people from the same household will be allowed in the elevator at one time
  • Access to Town Offices will be limited to the Customer Service Center
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn inside Town Offices
  • Members of the public will not be allowed to enter if:
    • They have a temperature of 100.3 degrees or greater
    • They are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including a cough or trouble breathing


UPDATE, June 9, 2020, 4:50 PM 


Town of Andover will open Customer Service Center

On Wednesday, June 10th the Town of Andover will open a Customer Service Center in Town Offices. This is part of a phased approach in re-opening Town Offices. Initially, the Customer Service Center will be open during weekdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Visitors to Town Offices will be greeted by a town employee at the front of Town Offices. After checking in and registering with the employee, the visitor will be directed to the Customer Service Center on the second floor of Town Offices. The Customer Service Center will be fully staffed with two computers to conduct business with the town, as well as two video phones if assistance is needed by a specific department. An employee will assist with any transactions and coordinate with other town staff in order to provide assistance.

  • The only public entrance to the building will be the main entrance at 36 Bartlet Street. Visitors may use the elevator or the stairs.
  • Only one person – or two people from the same household will be allowed in the elevator at one time
  • Access to Town Offices will be limited to the Customer Service Center
  • Masks or face coverings must be worn inside Town Offices
  • Members of the public will not be allowed to enter if:
    • They have a temperature of 100.3 degrees or greater
    • They are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including a cough or trouble breathing
    • They have been in close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19



Update, June 8, 2020: 4:15 PM

 

Public Playgrounds in Andover

Public playgrounds in Andover are anticipated to open on Wednesday June 10th as cleaning protocols are finalized. Parents/guardians should monitor children to ensure proper social distancing; wear a mask when unable to maintain six feet of separation from others. Children or adults who feel sick may not visit any playgrounds. Please wash or sanitize hands before and after visiting the playground.

Phase 2 of Massachusetts Re-Opening Plan: Businesses with permission to re-open

On June 6th Governor Baker announced that a tier of Phase 2 businesses will be allowed to be open on Monday, June 8th with certain limitations and conditions. Businesses should follow the self-certification process which can also be found at www.mass.gov/reopening.

The following businesses (with conditions) are permitted to open on June 8th. Access the sector specific re-opening guidelines here.

  • Retail (occupancy limits)
  • Childcare facilities and day camps (new detailed guidance)
  • Restaurants (outdoor table service only)
  • Hotels and other lodgings (no events, functions or meetings)
  • Warehouses and distribution centers
  • Personal services without close physical contact (such as home cleaning, photography, window washing, career coaching, education tutoring)
  • Post-secondary, higher education, vocational-tech, and occupation schools (for the purpose of completing required courses for graduation)
  • Youth and adult amateur sports (detailed guidance)
  • Outdoor recreation facilities (pools, playgrounds, driving ranges)
  • Professional sports practices (no games or public admission)
  • Non-athletic youth instructional classes (arts/education/life skills, groups of 10 or less)
  • Driving and flight schools
  • Outdoor historical spaces (no functions, gatherings or guided tours)
  • Funeral homes (occupancy limits)

Outdoor Dining in Andover

The Andover Select Board has approved the use of public spaces for outdoor dining. Restaurants and town departments are currently working on developing outdoor dining spaces. At their June 8th meeting, the Select Board will consider approval of outdoor dining on private land, like parking lots. More information will be made available in the coming days about outdoor dining options in Andover. Restaurants continue to offer takeout and delivery service. Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a complete list of restaurants offering takeout and delivery.

Coronavirus Confirmed Cases

Confirmed Coronavirus cases are updated at www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus


UPDATE: May 28, 2020, 3:30 PM 


Confirmed Cases in Andover

Updates to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Andover are posted daily at www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus

An update on outdoor public spaces will be coming on Monday, June 1, 2020.


Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Appointment, Phone, Email, Online 

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources continue to be available by phone, email and online, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street.

Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Town Staff are also available for members of the public by appointment. Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

Electronics Recycling to be held on June 6, 2020 – Pre-Registration Is Required

Electronics Collection and Recycling Day will take place on Saturday, June 6th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Pre-registration will be required. Click here to register for time slot to drop off and for more information about electronics recycling.

Reminder: Masks Required in Public When Maintaining a Distance of Six Feet is Not Possible

Any person over the age of two must wear a face mask or face covering in a place open to the public, whether indoors or outdoors, if maintaining a distance of six feet is not possible. All persons are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times in the following places:

  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Other retail stores
  • When providing or using the services of a taxi, car, livery, ride-sharing, or similar service
  • When using any means of mass transit, or in an enclosed or semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area

Violation of the Order or DPH Guidance may result in a civil fine of up to $300 per violation, in the manner provided for non-criminal disposition of violations of municipal by-law, ordinance, rule, or regulation pursuant to MGL c. 40, s. 21D

Work Permits Being Issued at Town Offices 

The Town Manager’s Office will be assisting with the issuance of student work permits.

  • Student permits will be issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.
  • Students should come to the Town Offices with their completed application; the application should have the employer section filled out and the physician/health section completed if the student is under 16 years old;
  • The student should have their birth certificate, photo ID or a current passport as well as proof of residency to show the person approving the work permit;
  • The student should drive to the Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street and park in the circular drive, and call the Town Manager’ Office at (978) 623-8311; then wait in the car;
  • Someone will come out to the student’s car to complete and sign off on the work permit.
  • Visit www.andoverma.gov/workpermit for the forms required to be issued a work permit.


UPDATE: May 18, 2020  4:15 PM 


Confirmed Cases in Andover

Updates to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Andover are posted daily at www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus


Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email, Online 

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources continue to be available by phone, email and online, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street.

Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.


Governor Baker Outlines Plans to Re-Open

Today, Governor Baker provided details on when certain businesses will be permitted to re-open. The re-opening process will include meeting mandatory safety standards and best practices. Visit www.mass.gov/reopening for additional details. Governor Baker announced that construction and manufacturing may resume on May 18th, and office spaces (at 25% of maximum capacity), laboratories, hair salons, barbershops, car washes, and pet grooming may all open on May 25th – each of these sectors has their own specific safety requirements to meet. All of these safety requirements and standards can be found at www.mass.gov/reopening


Reminder: Masks Required in Public When Maintaining a Distance of Six Feet is Not Possible

Any person over the age of two must wear a face mask or face covering in a place open to the public, whether indoors or outdoors, if maintaining a distance of six feet is not possible. All persons are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times in the following places:

  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Other retail stores
  • When providing or using the services of a taxi, car, livery, ride-sharing, or similar service
  • When using any means of mass transit, or in an enclosed or semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area

Violation of the Order or DPH Guidance may result in a civil fine of up to $300 per violation, in the manner provided for non-criminal disposition of violations of municipal by-law, ordinance, rule, or regulation pursuant to MGL c. 40, s. 21D

 

Work Permits Being Issued at Town Offices 

Starting Tuesday, May 12th, the Town Manager’s Office will be assisting with the issuance of student work permits.

  • Student permits will be issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm;
  • Students should come to the Town Offices with their completed application; the application should have the employer section filled out and the physician/health section completed if the student is under 16 years old;
  • The student should have their birth certificate, photo ID or a current passport as well as proof of residency to show the person approving the work permit;
  • The student should drive to the Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street and park in the circular drive, and call the Town Manager’ Office at (978) 623-8311; then wait in the car;
  • Someone will come out to the student’s car to complete and sign off on the work permit.

Visit www.andoverma.gov/workpermit for the forms required to be issued a work permit.


Community Tracing Collaborative – Help Track the Spread and Reduce Additional Exposure

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, along with Partners In Health, has created the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative. The program focuses on reaching out to the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients to help others who have been potentially exposed to the virus. When the MA COVID Team calls, you can do your part by answering the phone and providing helpful information that will help flatten and reduce the curve in Massachusetts.

When you receive a call from the Community Tracing Collaborative, the caller ID will read "MA COVID Team" or show up as the number 857-305-2728. Information shared is strictly confidential and they will NEVER ask you for your social security number.

Read more about the Community Tracing Collaborative here.

 





UPDATE: May 12, 2020, 4:00 PM


Updates to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Andover are posted daily at www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus 

 

Community Tracing Collaborative – Help Track the Spread and Reduce Additional Exposure

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, along with Partners In Health, has created the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative. The program focuses on reaching out to the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients to help others who have been potentially exposed to the virus. When the MA COVID Team calls, you can do your part by answering the phone and providing helpful information that will help flatten and reduce the curve in Massachusetts.

When you receive a call from the Community Tracing Collaborative, the caller ID will read "MA COVID Team" or show up as the number 857-305-2728. Information shared is strictly confidential and they will NEVER ask you for your social security number.

Read more about the Community Tracing Collaborative here.

 

Four-Phase Approach to Re-Opening Massachusetts 

The Massachusetts economy will be reopened using a four-phase approach, based on public health guidance. Businesses and activities with a lower risk of COVID-19 transmission will open in earlier phases. Public health metrics will determine when the first phase of reopening begins, as well as when it is safe to move into later phases. If public health metrics worsen, the state may need to return to an earlier phase.

Review the Four-Phase Approach and a List of Essential Services and Businesses here


Reminder: Masks Required in Public When Maintaining a Distance of Six Feet is Not Possible

Any person over the age of two must wear a face mask or face covering in a place open to the public, whether indoors or outdoors, if maintaining a distance of six feet is not possible. All persons are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times in the following places:

  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Other retail stores
  • When providing or using the services of a taxi, car, livery, ride-sharing, or similar service
  • When using any means of mass transit, or in an enclosed or semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area

Violation of the Order or DPH Guidance may result in a civil fine of up to $300 per violation, in the manner provided for non-criminal disposition of violations of municipal by-law, ordinance, rule, or regulation pursuant to MGL c. 40, s. 21D

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will provide further guidance on face coverings next week.


Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.


Work Permits Being Issued at Town Offices 

Starting Tuesday, May 12th, the Town Manager’s Office will be assisting with the issuance of student work permits.

  • Student permits will be issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm;
  • Students should come to the Town Offices with their completed application; the application should have the employer section filled out and the physician/health section completed if the student is under 16 years old;
  • The student should have their birth certificate, photo ID or a current passport as well as proof of residency to show the person approving the work permit;
  • The student should drive to the Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street and park in the circular drive, and call the Town Manager’ Office at (978) 623-8311; then wait in the car;
  • Someone will come out to the student’s car to complete and sign off on the work permit



UPDATE: May 1, 2020, 3:25  PM


Updates to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Andover are posted daily at www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus 

Governor Baker Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings in Public Places

Effective May 6, 2020, any person over the age of two must wear a face mask or face covering in a place open to the public, whether indoors or outdoors, if maintaining a distance of six feet is not possible. All persons are required to wear face masks or cloth face coverings at all times in the following places:

  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Other retail stores
  • When providing or using the services of a taxi, car, livery, ride-sharing, or similar service
  • When using any means of mass transit, or in an enclosed or semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area

Violation of the Order or DPH Guidance may result in a civil fine of up to $300 per violation, in the manner provided for non-criminal disposition of violations of municipal by-law, ordinance, rule, or regulation pursuant to MGL c. 40, s. 21D

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will provide further guidance on face coverings next week.


Governor Baker Extends Stay At Home Advisory Until May 18th 

Governor Baker has extended the stay at home advisory to be in effect until May 18, 2020. The advisory was previously set to expire on May 4, 2020. The advisory states that all non-essential businesses close. It is critically important that the community continues to follow his directives and do the following:

  • Adhere to social distancing protocols, this includes limiting travel, not congregating in groups and not visiting anyone other than those who live with you
  • Non-essential businesses should remain closed and essential businesses should consider operating remotely when possible

In addition, Governor Baker extended the advisory prohibiting the gathering of more than 10 people.

Information on essential businesses can be found here

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.


Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

The town’s 311 Call Center continues to remain open and active, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.


UPDATE: April 21, 2020, 4:10 PM


The last daily update email on Coronavirus will be today, Tuesday, April 21st. Updates on coronavirus case numbers will be posted daily at www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus - email updates will be sent out as needed.


Schools Closed For the Remainder of Year

This afternoon, Governor Baker announced he is extending the closure of Massachusetts public and private school buildings to the end of the school year. Click here to read a notice from the Superintendent of Schools. For more information on the district’s at home learning plan, click here.  

Information on Unemployment Insurance

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is working to implement three new public benefit programs following guidance regarding the CARES Act that will expand unemployment eligibility, temporarily increase weekly benefits for all claimants and allow additional categories of workers to claim unemployment benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits here.

Solid Waste, Branch Pick-Up, and Yard Waste Reminders

Please help keep sanitation workers safe and reduce litter by putting loose trash in a securely tied trash bag. Even in a trash barrel or can, all trash should be bagged. Please remember to properly dispose of gloves.

Bundled branches are part of the weekly trash service in Andover. Do not place branches in barrels or yard waste bags. Branches that are bundled should be no thicker than six inches and no longer than four feet. There is a weekly limit of four bundles.

Yard waste collection begins on Tuesday, April 21st. No collection on April 20th due to Patriots Day.

Visit www.andoverma,gov/RecycleGuide for all solid waste information

Governor Baker, Andover Board of Health Recommend Wearing Masks in Public

Both Governor Baker and the Andover Board of Health are recommending that a cloth face covering be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing. Make sure you can breathe through the mask, it covers your mouth and nose, and you wash it after use.

Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.

Open Air Burning Season Ends April 30th, Permits to be Sold Through April 24th 

Open air burning season ends on April 30. 2020.  Permits will be available online through April 24th. Residents who have obtained a permit must first contact Andover Fire Rescue at 978-475-1281 Extension 2012 to obtain permission to burn each day. Please have your permit number, address and phone number available when calling. More information on open burning in the Town of Andover can be found here https://andoverma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5397/Open-Air-Burning-Requirements---PDF

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 20, 2020, there are currently seventy seven (77) cumulative cases, twenty-five (25) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.



UPDATE: April 20, 2020, 3:30 PM

The last daily update email on Coronavirus will be on Tuesday, April 21st. Updates on coronavirus case numbers will be posted daily at www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus - email updates will be sent out as needed.


Information on Unemployment Insurance

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is working to implement three new public benefit programs following guidance regarding the CARES Act that will expand unemployment eligibility, temporarily increase weekly benefits for all claimants and allow additional categories of workers to claim unemployment benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits here.

Solid Waste, Branch Pick-Up, and Yard Waste Reminders

Please help keep sanitation workers safe and reduce litter by putting loose trash in a securely tied trash bag. Even in a trash barrel or can, all trash should be bagged. Please remember to properly dispose of gloves.

Bundled branches are part of the weekly trash service in Andover. Do not place branches in barrels or yard waste bags. Branches that are bundled should be no thicker than six inches and no longer than four feet. There is a weekly limit of four bundles.

Yard waste collection begins on Tuesday, April 21st. No collection on April 20th due to Patriots Day.

Visit www.andoverma,gov/RecycleGuide for all solid waste information

Governor Baker, Andover Board of Health Recommend Wearing Masks in Public

Both Governor Baker and the Andover Board of Health are recommending that a cloth face covering be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing. Make sure you can breathe through the mask, it covers your mouth and nose, and you wash it after use.

Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.

Open Air Burning Season Ends April 30th, Permits to be Sold Through April 24th 

Open air burning season ends on April 30. 2020.  Permits will be available online through April 24th. Residents who have obtained a permit must first contact Andover Fire Rescue at 978-475-1281 Extension 2012 to obtain permission to burn each day. Please have your permit number, address and phone number available when calling. More information on open burning in the Town of Andover can be found here https://andoverma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5397/Open-Air-Burning-Requirements---PDF

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 20, 2020, there are currently sixty-nine (69) cumulative cases, twenty-six (26) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 17, 2020, 4:30 PM


With Snow in the Forecast, Please Move Yard Waste in from the Street

Yard waste collection will begin on Tuesday, April 21st. Snow fall is expected Friday evening into Saturday, please move any yard waste that has been left out for collection off of the street or sidewalk. When yard waste is left out on the street or sidewalk during a snow event, yard waste may be hit by plows.  

Solid Waste, Branch Pick-Up, and Yard Waste Reminders

Please help keep sanitation workers safe and reduce litter by putting loose trash in a securely tied trash bag. Even in a trash barrel or can, all trash should be bagged. Please remember to properly dispose of gloves.

Bundled branches are part of the weekly trash service in Andover. Do not place branches in barrels or yard waste bags. Branches that are bundled should be no thicker than six inches and no longer than four feet. There is a weekly limit of four bundles.

Yard waste collection begins on Tuesday, April 21st. No collection on April 20th due to Patriots Day.

Visit www.andoverma,gov/RecycleGuide for all solid waste information

Governor Baker, Andover Board of Health Recommend Wearing Masks in Public

Both Governor Baker and the Andover Board of Health are recommending that a cloth face covering be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing. Make sure you can breathe through the mask, it covers your mouth and nose, and you wash it after use.

Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.

Information on Unemployment Insurance

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is working to implement three new public benefit programs following guidance regarding the CARES Act that will expand unemployment eligibility, temporarily increase weekly benefits for all claimants and allow additional categories of workers to claim unemployment benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits here.

Information from the Small Business Administration for Businesses, Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has updated their Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and as of April 10, 2020 independent contractors and self-employed individuals are eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Click here to view a presentation from the Small Business Administration. The SBA is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program.

Access the Library’s Online Databases, Books, Movies, Music and More

If you live in Andover and need a Memorial Hall Library, card go to https://mhl.org/register-library-card. You’ll be emailed a card number that you can use to download/stream books, movies, music and more.

Andover Restaurants Open for Delivery or Takeout

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a list of restaurants in Andover that are offering takeout and delivery during the suspension of on premises consumption.

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 17, 2020, there are currently sixty-four (64) cumulative cases, twenty-six (26) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 16, 2020, 4:00 PM

 

Governor Baker, Andover Board of Health Recommend Wearing Masks in Public

Both Governor Baker and the Andover Board of Health are recommending that a cloth face covering be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing. Make sure you can breathe through the mask, it covers your mouth and nose, and you wash it after use.


Solid Waste, Branch Pick-Up, and Yard Waste Reminders

Please help keep sanitation workers safe and reduce litter by putting loose trash in a securely tied trash bag. Even in a trash barrel or can, all trash should be bagged. Please remember to properly dispose of gloves.

Bundled branches are part of the weekly trash service in Andover. Do not place branches in barrels or yard waste bags. Branches that are bundled should be no thicker than six inches and no longer than four feet. There is a weekly limit of four bundles.

Yard waste collection begins on Tuesday, April 21st. No collection on April 20th due to Patriots Day.

Visit www.andoverma,gov/RecycleGuide for all solid waste information


Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.

 

Information on Unemployment Insurance

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is working to implement three new public benefit programs following guidance regarding the CARES Act that will expand unemployment eligibility, temporarily increase weekly benefits for all claimants and allow additional categories of workers to claim unemployment benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits here.


Information from the Small Business Administration for Businesses, Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has updated their Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and as of April 10, 2020 independent contractors and self-employed individuals are eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Click here to view a presentation from the Small Business Administration. The SBA is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program.


Access the Library’s Online Databases, Books, Movies, Music and More

If you live in Andover and need a Memorial Hall Library, card go to https://mhl.org/register-library-card. You’ll be emailed a card number that you can use to download/stream books, movies, music and more.


Andover Restaurants Open for Delivery or Takeout

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a list of restaurants in Andover that are offering takeout and delivery during the suspension of on premises consumption.

 

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 16, 2020, there are currently fifty-nine (59) cumulative cases, twenty-four (24) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

 

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 15, 2020, 4:00 PM

 

Governor Baker, Andover Board of Health Recommend Wearing Masks in Public

Both Governor Baker and the Andover Board of Health are recommending that a cloth face covering be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These settings include grocery stores and pharmacies. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing. Make sure you can breathe through the mask, it covers your mouth and nose, and you wash it after use.


Solid Waste, Branch Pick-Up, and Yard Waste Reminders

Please help keep sanitation workers safe and reduce litter by putting loose trash in a securely tied trash bag. Even in a trash barrel or can, all trash should be bagged. Please remember to properly dispose of gloves.

Bundled branches are part of the weekly trash service in Andover. Do not place branches in barrels or yard waste bags. Branches that are bundled should be no thicker than six inches and no longer than four feet. There is a weekly limit of four bundles.

Yard waste collection begins on Tuesday, April 21st. No collection on April 20th due to Patriots Day.

Visit www.andoverma,gov/RecycleGuide for all solid waste information


Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.

Information on Unemployment Insurance

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is working to implement three new public benefit programs following guidance regarding the CARES Act that will expand unemployment eligibility, temporarily increase weekly benefits for all claimants and allow additional categories of workers to claim unemployment benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits here.


Information from the Small Business Administration for Businesses, Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has updated their Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and as of April 10, 2020 independent contractors and self-employed individuals are eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Click here to view a presentation from the Small Business Administration. The SBA is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program.


Access the Library’s Online Databases, Books, Movies, Music and More

If you live in Andover and need a Memorial Hall Library, card go to https://mhl.org/register-library-card. You’ll be emailed a card number that you can use to download/stream books, movies, music and more.


Andover Restaurants Open for Delivery or Takeout

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a list of restaurants in Andover that are offering takeout and delivery during the suspension of on premises consumption.

 

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 15, 2020, there are currently fifty-five (55) cumulative cases, twenty-four (24) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

 

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.



UPDATE: April 14, 2020, 4:50 PM


Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.


Information on Unemployment Insurance

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is working to implement three new public benefit programs following guidance regarding the CARES Act that will expand unemployment eligibility, temporarily increase weekly benefits for all claimants and allow additional categories of workers to claim unemployment benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits here.

The DUA hosts daily Town Hall Meetings to guide attendees through the process of achieving a successful unemployment claim and answers any questions attendees may have. Town Halls are offered over the phone and online. To learn more or to register to attend, click here.


Webinar with State Economic Development Secretary and US Small Business Regional Director – Tomorrow! 

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce extends an invitation to a free business assistance webinar for all local businesses. Guests will include Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and SBA Regional Director Bob Nelson. Membership is not required. Click here to register.


Information from the Small Business Administration for Businesses, Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has updated their Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and as of April 10, 2020 independent contractors and self-employed individuals are eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Click here to view a presentation from the Small Business Administration. The SBA is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program.


Access the Library’s Online Databases, Books, Movies, Music and More

If you live in Andover and need a Memorial Hall Library, card go to https://mhl.org/register-library-card. You’ll be emailed a card number that you can use to download/stream books, movies, music and more.


Andover Restaurants Open for Delivery or Takeout

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a list of restaurants in Andover that are offering takeout and delivery during the suspension of on premises consumption.


Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 14, 2020, there are currently fifty-two (52) cumulative cases, twenty-two (22) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

 

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.



UPDATE: April 13, 2020, 4:40 PM


Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.


Information on Unemployment Insurance

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is working to implement three new public benefit programs following guidance regarding the CARES Act that will expand unemployment eligibility, temporarily increase weekly benefits for all claimants and allow additional categories of workers to claim unemployment benefits.

Apply for Unemployment Benefits here.

The DUA hosts daily Town Hall Meetings to guide attendees through the process of achieving a successful unemployment claim and answers any questions attendees may have. Town Halls are offered over the phone and online. To learn more or to register to attend, click here.


Access the Library’s Online Databases, Books, Movies, Music and More

If you live in Andover and need a Memorial Hall Library, card go to https://mhl.org/register-library-card. You’ll be emailed a card number that you can use to download/stream books, movies, music and more.


Webinar with State Economic Development Secretary and US Small Business Regional Director

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce extends an invitation to a free business assistance webinar for all local businesses. Guests will include Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and SBA Regional Director Bob Nelson. Membership is not required. Click here to register.


Information from the Small Business Administration for Businesses, Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has updated their Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and as of April 10, 2020 independent contractors and self-employed individuals are eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Click here to view a presentation from the Small Business Administration. The SBA is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program.


Andover Restaurants Open for Delivery or Takeout

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a list of restaurants in Andover that are offering takeout and delivery during the suspension of on premises consumption.

 

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 13, 2020, there are currently fifty-one (51) cumulative cases, twenty-one (21) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

 

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 10, 2020, 4:00 PM


Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.

 

Information from the Small Business Administration for Businesses, Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has updated their Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and as of April 10, 2020 independent contractors and self-employed individuals are eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Click here to view a presentation from the Small Business Administration. The SBA  is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program. 


Andover Restaurants Open for Delivery or Takeout

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a list of restaurants in Andover that are offering takeout and delivery during the suspension of on premises consumption.

 

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 9, 2020, there are currently forty-seven  (47) cumulative cases, twenty (20) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

 

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.



UPDATE: April 9, 2020, 4:00 PM


Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.

Property Tax Bill Deadline Extended to June 1 

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the Town has extended the real estate and property tax bill deadline from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020. Residents may pay their bills online at www.andoverma.gov/billpay, by using the return envelope provided with the bill, or by depositing payments into the secure dropbox in front of Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street.

Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

The town’s 311 Call Center continues to remain open and active, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Resources for Businesses Navigating the Payroll Protection Program

The United States Small Business Administration is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program.

Andover Restaurants Open for Delivery or Takeout

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a list of restaurants in Andover that are offering takeout and delivery during the suspension of on premises consumption.

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 9, 2020, there are currently forty-three (43) cumulative cases, sixteen (16) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 8, 2020, 5:00 PM


Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.

Property Tax Bill Deadline Extended to June 1 

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the Town has extended the real estate and property tax bill deadline from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020. Residents may pay their bills online at www.andoverma.gov/billpay, by using the return envelope provided with the bill, or by depositing payments into the secure dropbox in front of Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street.

Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

The town’s 311 Call Center continues to remain open and active, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Resources for Businesses Navigating the Payroll Protection Program

The United States Small Business Administration is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program.

Andover Restaurants Open for Delivery or Takeout

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a list of restaurants in Andover that are offering takeout and delivery during the suspension of on premises consumption.

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 8, 2020, there are currently forty-four (44) cumulative cases, seventeen (17) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 7, 2020, 4:00 PM


Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6 foot separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town playgrounds and courts, including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Andover Police will break up any groups congregating in town parking lots or fields if they are not following social distancing protocols.

 

Show Community Pride and Spirit By Lighting Up Andover! – Tomorrow is the last day to enter! 

Thank you to all who have participated so far! – We have heard from many residents hoping to take advantage of the good weather forecasted for the start of the week so we have extended the deadline of Light Up Andover to Wednesday, April 8th. Keep the lights on and keep decorating!

Support all those who are working to keep Andover safe. From health and social services professionals, to first responders, to public works and facilities personnel. Decorate your house with outdoor holiday lights, patriotic decorations or Andover themed decorations. Participants will have the chance at winning gift cards to local businesses – first prize will be a $250 gift card, second prize will be a $100 gift card, and third prize will be a $50 gift card. Email manager@andoverma.gov by April 8th to enter your address. More info at http://www.andoverma.gov/LightUpAndover

 

Property Tax Bill Deadline Extended to June 1 

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the Town has extended the real estate and property tax bill deadline from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020. Residents may pay their bills online at www.andoverma.gov/billpay, by using the return envelope provided with the bill, or by depositing payments into the secure dropbox in front of Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street.

 

Resources for Businesses Navigating the Payroll Protection Program

The United States Small Business Administration is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program.

 

Andover Restaurants Open for Delivery or Takeout

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for a list of restaurants in Andover that are offering takeout and delivery during the suspension of on premises consumption.


Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 7, 2020, there are currently thirty-eight (38) cumulative cases, twelve (12) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

 

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 6, 2020, 4:25 PM


Property Tax Bill Deadline Extended to June 1 

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the Town has extended the real estate and property tax bill deadline from May 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020. Residents may pay their bills online at www.andoverma.gov/billpay, by using the return envelope provided with the bill, or by depositing payments into the secure dropbox in front of Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street.

Resources for Businesses Navigating the Payroll Protection Program

The United States Small Business Administration is administering the Paycheck Protection Program as a direct incentive for businesses to keep workers on the payroll. The SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks. Click here to learn about the program, find a lender and other information about the program.

Show Community Pride and Spirit By Lighting Up Andover! – Deadline to Enter Extended to Wednesday, April 8th 

Thank you to all who have participated so far! – We have heard from many residents hoping to take advantage of the good weather forecasted for the start of the week so we have extended the deadline of Light Up Andover to Wednesday, April 8th. Keep the lights on and keep decorating!

Support all those who are working to keep Andover safe. From health and social services professionals, to first responders, to public works and facilities personnel. Decorate your house with outdoor holiday lights, patriotic decorations or Andover themed decorations. Participants will have the chance at winning gift cards to local businesses – first prize will be a $250 gift card, second prize will be a $100 gift card, and third prize will be a $50 gift card. Email manager@andoverma.gov by April 8th to enter your address. More info at http://www.andoverma.gov/LightUpAndover

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 6, 2020, there are currently thirty-six (36) cumulative cases, thirteen (13) of which are active confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6’ separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town Playgrounds including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Should these spaces continue to be overcrowded additional closures may be announced.

Daily Fitness Programs on AndoverTV

Tune in each day at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for fitness programs hosted on Andover TV. View the schedule here.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946-8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open Monday through Friday, 11 am - 3 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. You must call (978) 946-8409 to be screened by a physician and receive an appointment. 

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.



UPDATE: April 5, 2020, 4:00 PM


Show Community Pride and Spirit By Lighting Up Andover! – Deadline to Enter Extended to Wednesday, April 8th 

Thank you to all who have participated so far! – We have heard from many residents hoping to take advantage of the good weather forecasted for the start of the week so we have extended the deadline of Light Up Andover to Wednesday, April 8th. Keep the lights on and keep decorating!

Support all those who are working to keep Andover safe. From health and social services professionals, to first responders, to public works and facilities personnel. Decorate your house with outdoor holiday lights, patriotic decorations or Andover themed decorations. Participants will have the chance at winning gift cards to local businesses – first prize will be a $250 gift card, second prize will be a $100 gift card, and third prize will be a $50 gift card. Email manager@andoverma.gov by April 6th to enter your address. More info at http://www.andoverma.gov/LightUpAndover

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 5, 2020, there are currently thirty-six (36) cumulative cases, fourteen (14) of which are active confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6’ separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town Playgrounds including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Should these spaces continue to be overcrowded additional closures may be announced.

Daily Fitness Programs on AndoverTV

Tune in each day at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for fitness programs hosted on Andover TV. View the schedule here.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 4, 2020, 5:30 PM


Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. As of April 4, 2020, there are currently thirty-four (34) cumulative cases, fifteen (15) of which are active confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.


Important Reminder About Enjoying the Outdoors: Practice Social Distancing while at Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6’ separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town Playgrounds including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Should these spaces continue to be overcrowded additional closures may be announced.


Show Community Pride and Spirit By Lighting Up Andover! – Deadline to Enter Extended to Monday April 6th 

Thank you to all who have participated so far!

Support all those who are working to keep Andover safe. From health and social services professionals, to first responders, to public works and facilities personnel. Decorate your house with outdoor holiday lights, patriotic decorations or Andover themed decorations. Participants will have the chance at winning gift cards to local businesses – first prize will be a $250 gift card, second prize will be a $100 gift card, and third prize will be a $50 gift card. Email manager@andoverma.gov by April 6th to enter your address. More info at http://www.andoverma.gov/LightUpAndover


Daily Fitness Programs on AndoverTV

Tune in each day at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for fitness programs hosted on Andover TV. View the schedule here.


COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 3, 2020, 4:15 PM


Clap Because You Care!

Join residents across Massachusetts this evening, Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM, to cheer on essential employees like first responders, nurses, doctors, grocery store workers, truck drivers, and all those who are working hard during the coronavirus situation. Open your doors and windows, give a round of applause, or cheer! Read more about the event at the movement’s Facebook page. Follow the movement on social media through the hashtag #ClapBecauseWeCare

Show Community Pride and Spirit By Lighting Up Andover! – Deadline to Enter Extended to Monday April 6th 

Thank you to all who have participated so far!

Support all those who are working to keep Andover safe. From health and social services professionals, to first responders, to public works and facilities personnel. Decorate your house with outdoor holiday lights, patriotic decorations or Andover themed decorations. Participants will have the chance at winning gift cards to local businesses – first prize will be a $250 gift card, second prize will be a $100 gift card, and third prize will be a $50 gift card. Email manager@andoverma.gov by April 6th to enter your address. More info at http://www.andoverma.gov/LightUpAndover

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. There are currently thirty-four (34) cumulative cases, fifteen (15) of which are active confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

Daily Fitness Programs on AndoverTV

Tune in each day at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for fitness programs hosted on Andover TV. View the schedule here.

Ballardvale Playground Toys - Moving to Storage 

Due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Public Works will be removing all toys located at the Ballardvale Playground on Andover Street to storage on Friday, April 3rd.

While at Home – Complete the Census!

In recent weeks, the U.S. Census Bureau has sent every household an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire about who lives at your address. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Federal law keeps those responses safe and secure. The information you give is confidential and protected under federal law. It is not shared with any other organization or used to determine eligibility for government benefits.

To learn more, visit www.2020CENSUS.GOV.

Social Distancing Reminder for Parks, Fields and Trails

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6’ separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town Playgrounds including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Should these spaces continue to be overcrowded additional closures may be announced.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 2, 2020, 4:45 PM


Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

As of April 2, 2020, the Town of Andover will be reporting the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Andover. This number is inclusive of those who may have been infected but have since recovered. There are currently thirty-one (31) cumulative cases, thirteen (13) of which are active confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). All residents with confirmed cases, both active and recovered, have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

It should be expected that the actual number of ill persons is more than what is reported, as there are ill people who have not been tested. Continued social distancing will assist the EMS and medical communities as they respond to our residents with the most severe symptoms.

As cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.


Show Community Pride and Spirit By Lighting Up Andover! – Deadline to Enter Extended to Monday April 6th 

Thank you to all who have participated so far!

Support all those who are working to keep Andover safe. From health and social services professionals, to first responders, to public works and facilities personnel. Decorate your house with outdoor holiday lights, patriotic decorations or Andover themed decorations. Participants will have the chance at winning gift cards to local businesses – first prize will be a $250 gift card, second prize will be a $100 gift card, and third prize will be a $50 gift card. Email manager@andoverma.gov by April 6th to enter your address. More info at www.andoverma.gov/LightUpAndover

Ballardvale Playground Toys - Moving to Storage 

Due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Public Works will be removing all toys located at the Ballardvale Playground on Andover Street to storage on Friday, April 3rd.

Registry of Motor Vehicles Extends Vehicle Registration Deadlines

The Registry of Motor Vehicles has extended vehicle registrations that were expiring in March and April. Registrations that expired in March have been extended until May 31st and registrations that expire in April have been extended until June 30. Registrations can be renewed online at www.mass.gov/rmv. Visit www.mass.gov/rmv for other changes to Registry operations.

Open Air Burning 

Residents are reminded that open burning is only allowed by permit through April 30th. Residents who have obtained a permit must first contact Andover Fire Rescue at 978-475-1281 Extension 2012 to obtain permission to burn each day. Please have your permit number, address and phone number available when calling. More information on open burning in the Town of Andover can be found here https://andoverma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5397/Open-Air-Burning-Requirements---PDF

Sharps Collection

Sharps Collections at all Town locations has been temporarily suspended. Sharps containers are available for purchase at the Public Safety Center.

While at Home – Complete the Census!

In recent weeks, the U.S. Census Bureau has sent every household an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire about who lives at your address. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Federal law keeps those responses safe and secure. The information you give is confidential and protected under federal law. It is not shared with any other organization or used to determine eligibility for government benefits.

To learn more, visit www.2020CENSUS.GOV.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 3 pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: April 1, 2020, 5:00 PM

Show Community Pride and Spirit By Lighting Up Andover!

Support all those who are working to keep Andover safe. From health and social services professionals, to first responders, to public works and facilities personnel. Decorate your house with outdoor holiday lights, patriotic decorations or Andover themed decorations. Participants will have the chance at winning gift cards to local businesses – first prize will be a $250 gift card, second prize will be a $100 gift card, and third prize will be a $50 gift card. Email manager@andoverma.gov by April 3rd to enter your address. More info at www.andoverma.gov/LightUpAndover

Governor Baker Extends Stay At Home Advisory Until May 4th 

Governor Baker has extended the stay at home advisory to be in effect until May 4, 2020. The advisory was previously set to expire on April 6, 2020. The advisory states that all non-essential businesses close. It is critically important that the community continues to follow his directives and do the following:

  • Adhere to social distancing protocols, this includes limiting travel, not congregating in groups and not visiting anyone other than those who live with you
  • Non-essential businesses should remain closed and essential businesses should consider operating remotely when possible

Information on essential businesses can be found here

Open Air Burning 

Residents are reminded that open burning is only allowed by permit through April 30th. Residents who have obtained a permit must first contact Andover Fire Rescue at 978-475-1281 Extension 2012 to obtain permission to burn each day. Please have your permit number, address and phone number available when calling. More information on open burning in the Town of Andover can be found here https://andoverma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5397/Open-Air-Burning-Requirements---PDF

Sharps Collection

Sharps Collections at all Town locations has been temporarily suspended. Sharps containers are available for purchase at the Public Safety Center.

Resources for Businesses 

The Town has compiled information and resources for small businesses, including information on the recently signed legislation known as the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act). To read an FAQ document on the CARES Act, click here. To view the Town of Andover Small Business Resource page, which has links to state and federal resources, click here.

Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

The town’s 311 Call Center continues to remain open and active, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Reminder – Playgrounds are Closed, No Congregating at Fields or Parks 

As a reminder, all town and school playgrounds are closed. Users of public fields, parks, and spaces need to practice social distancing. Should these spaces become overcrowded, further closures may be announced.

While at Home – Complete the Census

In recent weeks, the U.S. Census Bureau has sent every household an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire about who lives at your address. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Federal law keeps those responses safe and secure. The information you give is confidential and protected under federal law. It is not shared with any other organization or used to determine eligibility for government benefits.

To learn more, visit www.2020CENSUS.GOV.

Donations of Personal Protective Equipment 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has launched an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate or sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and volunteer to support the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. This effort will ensure that front line responders get the protective equipment they need to stay and push for more trained volunteers to join the response.

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

As of April 1, 2020, the Town of Andover has fifteen (15) confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). These residents have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

The Town takes this opportunity to remind residents that it is expected that positive cases in the region will continue to be identified as testing becomes more available. As these cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. It is important to note that we expect new cases to be reported as this situation continues. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: March 31, 2020, 4:00 PM

 

Governor Baker Extends Stay At Home Advisory Until May 4th 

Governor Baker has extended the stay at home advisory to be in effect until May 4, 2020. The advisory was previously set to expire on April 6, 2020. The advisory states that all non-essential businesses close. It is critically important that the community continues to follow his directives and do the following:

  • Adhere to social distancing protocols, this includes limiting travel, not congregating in groups and not visiting anyone other than those who live with you
  • Non-essential businesses should remain closed and essential businesses should consider operating remotely when possible

Information on essential businesses can be found here

Resources for Businesses 

The Town has compiled information and resources for small businesses, including information on the recently signed legislation known as the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act). To read an FAQ document on the CARES Act, click here. To view the Town of Andover Small Business Resource page, which has links to state and federal resources, click here.

Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

The town’s 311 Call Center continues to remain open and active, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Reminder – Playgrounds are Closed, No Congregating at Fields or Parks 

As a reminder, all town and school playgrounds are closed. Users of public fields, parks, and spaces need to practice social distancing. Should these spaces become overcrowded, further closures may be announced.

While at Home – Complete the Census

In recent weeks, the U.S. Census Bureau has sent every household an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire about who lives at your address. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Federal law keeps those responses safe and secure. The information you give is confidential and protected under federal law. It is not shared with any other organization or used to determine eligibility for government benefits.

To learn more, visit www.2020CENSUS.GOV.

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

As of March 31, 2020, the Town of Andover has fifteen (15) confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). These residents have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

The Town takes this opportunity to remind residents that it is expected that positive cases in the region will continue to be identified as testing becomes more available. As these cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. It is important to note that we expect new cases to be reported as this situation continues. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


UPDATE: March 30, 2020, 4:00 PM

 

Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

The town’s 311 Call Center continues to remain open and active. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Reminder – Playgrounds are Closed, No Congregating at Fields or Parks 

As a reminder, all town and school playgrounds are closed. Users of public fields, parks, and spaces need to practice social distancing. Should these spaces become overcrowded, further closures may be announced.

Merrimack Valley YMCA Food and Personal Items Drive 

The Merrimack Valley YMCA is collecting food and personal care items at the Andover/North Andover YMCA on Wednesdays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. To view a list of items needed or to donate, click here.

Donations of Personal Protective Equipment 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has launched an online portal where individuals and companies can easily donate or sell personal protective equipment (PPE) and volunteer to support the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts. This effort will ensure that front line responders get the protective equipment they need to stay and push for more trained volunteers to join the response.

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

As of March 30, 2020, the Town of Andover has fifteen (15) confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). These residents have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

The Town takes this opportunity to remind residents that it is expected that positive cases in the region will continue to be identified as testing becomes more available. As these cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. It is important to note that we expect new cases to be reported as this situation continues. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.


Update: March 29, 2020 4:00 PM


Stay at Home Advisory – Activities for Indoors

The forecasted rain for the next few days means that the Governor’s Stay at Home Advisory will keep most people indoors. With the absence of dry weather keeping us from walks or fresh air, the Town of Andover has compiled activities that can be done from your home.

      Memorial Hall Library – 10 things to do from home with your library card

  1. Download or stream ebooks, audiobooks and magazines with OverDrive.
  2. Download free music with Freegal.
  3. Watch movies with Kanopy.
  4. Use hoopla to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, & more.
  5. Stream world-class mysteries, dramas, & comedies with Acorn TV.
  6. Stream full-length concerts and music documentaries with Qello.
  7. Choose from 150+ popular courses taught by the world’s top professors.
  8. Enjoy Medici.tv: the world’s leading classical music channel.
  9. Access technology, digital media, and business books and videos.
  10. Check out the complete list of online resources at MHL.

      Andover Elder Services – Indoor Activities 

      Workout, visit a virtual museum, take a virtual trip and more!

      Andover Recreation

      Follow Andover Recreation on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for fun ways to stay busy.

Reminder – Playgrounds are Closed, No Congregating at Fields or Parks 

As a reminder, all town and school playgrounds are closed. Users of public fields, parks, and spaces need to practice social distancing. Should these spaces become overcrowded, further closures may be announced.

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

As of March 29, 2020, the Town of Andover has eleven (11) confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). These residents have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

The Town takes this opportunity to remind residents that it is expected that positive cases in the region will continue to be identified as testing becomes more available. As these cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. It is important to note that we expect new cases to be reported as this situation continues. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.

Update: March 27, 2020, 4:45 PM

A reminder that all information related to the town’s response to the Coronavirus situation can be found at www.andoverma.gov/Coronavirus 

Governor Baker’s Stay at Home Advisory

The Town has closely followed the direction of Governor Baker and has taken the necessary steps to comply with his orders. Governor Baker has issued a stay at home advisory and has ordered that all non-essential businesses close. It is critically important that the community follow his directives and do the following:

Adhere to social distancing protocols, that includes limiting travel, not congregating in groups and not visiting anyone other than those who live with you

Non-essential businesses should close and essential businesses should consider operating remotely when possible. A full list of essential business can be found on both the State and Town websites

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems and public parks and fields have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6’ separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town Playgrounds including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice. To reiterate, social distancing protocols in public spaces and parks must be followed. Should these spaces continue to be overcrowded additional closures may be announced.

COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.

Reminder – Playgrounds are Closed, No Congregating at Fields or Parks 

As a reminder, all town and school playgrounds are closed. Users of public fields, parks, and spaces need to practice social distancing. Should these spaces become overcrowded, further closures may be announced.

Update on Confirmed Cases in Andover 

As of March 27, 2020, the Town of Andover has seven (7) confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). These residents have remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning these cases will be shared.

The Town takes this opportunity to remind residents that it is expected that positive cases in the region will continue to be identified as testing becomes more available. As these cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. It is important to note that we expect new cases to be reported as this situation continues. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.

Show Community Pride and Spirit By Lighting Up Andover!

Support all those who are working to keep Andover safe. From health and social services professionals, to first responders, to public works and facilities personnel. Decorate your house with outdoor holiday lights, patriotic decorations or Andover themed decorations. Participants will have the chance at winning gift cards to local businesses – first prize will be a $250 gift card, second prize will be a $100 gift card, and third prize will be a $50 gift card. Email manager@andoverma.gov by April 3rd to enter your address. More info at www.andoverma.gov/LightUpAndover

Essential Businesses that Can Continue Operations 

Governor Baker issued a “stay at home order” that became effective on March 24, 2020. This order directs businesses that are not providing “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close until April 7th. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely if possible.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about Essential Services

View the List of Essential Services that are allowed to remain open and continue business during this order

Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

Schools Will Remain Closed Until May 4th

Click here to read a message from the Superintendent of Schools 

Update: March 26, 2020 4:00 PM


COVID-19 Testing

To inquire about COVID-19 testing, contact the Community Screening Line at (978) 946- 8409 to obtain a risk assessment of COVID-19, possible need for testing, and recommendations for next steps. Once a Doctor’s Order is received the following testing sites are available for testing:

Lawrence General Hospital

COVID-19 testing at Lawrence General Hospital drive-thru screening tent is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm. It is across the street from the Emergency Center on Prospect Street in Lawrence. A doctor’s order is required. Scheduling an appointment is no longer needed.

Holy Family Hospital- Haverhill Campus

COVID-19 testing at Holy Family Hospital drive- thru screening tent is open daily from 9am-5pm. It is located at the Haverhill campus on 140 Lincoln Ave. A doctor’s order is required.

Show Community Pride and Spirit By Lighting Up Andover!

Support all those who are working to keep Andover safe. From health and social services professionals, to first responders, to public works and facilities personnel. Decorate your house with outdoor holiday lights, patriotic decorations or Andover themed decorations. Participants will have the chance at winning gift cards to local businesses – first prize will be a $250 gift card, second prize will be a $100 gift card, and third prize will be a $50 gift card. Email manager@andoverma.gov by April 3rd to enter your address. More info at www.andoverma.gov/LightUpAndover

Essential Businesses that Can Continue Operations 

Governor Baker issued a “stay at home order” that became effective on March 24, 2020. This order directs businesses that are not providing “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close until April 7th. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely if possible.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions about Essential Services

View the List of Essential Services that are allowed to remain open and continue business during this order

Annual Town Election and Annual Town Meeting Postponed – Absentee Voting Available for Town Election 

The Town Election originally scheduled for March 24, 2020 has been postponed. Annual Town Meeting, which was scheduled to begin on April 27, 2020, has also been postponed. The rescheduled dates for the Town Election and Town Meeting will be announced in the coming weeks.

A new state law enacted in response to the coronavirus situation allows for absentee voting in town elections for “any person taking precaution related to COVID-19 in response to a declared state of emergency or from guidance from a medical professional, local or state health official, or any civil authority.” On March 23, 2020, the Select Board declared a state of emergency in Andover.

Absentee ballot applications can be found online at www.andoverma.gov/absentee and submitted by email to townclerk@andoverma.gov. Absentee ballots are also available at Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, in the ground floor entrance. These applications can be obtained between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Completed applications can be deposited in a secure box located next to the applications. Alternatively, voters can bring the applications home to complete and mail to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street. Absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk’s Office by the close of the polls on the day of the election, the date of which has not been set.

Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

Schools Will Remain Closed Until May 4th

Click here to read a message from the Superintendent of Schools 


Update: March 25, 2020 4:15 PM


Annual Town Election and Annual Town Meeting Postponed – Absentee Voting Available for Town Election 

The Town Election originally scheduled for March 24, 2020 has been postponed. Annual Town Meeting, which was scheduled to begin on April 27, 2020, has also been postponed. The rescheduled dates for the Town Election and Town Meeting will be announced in the coming weeks.

A new state law enacted in response to the coronavirus situation allows for absentee voting in town elections for “any person taking precaution related to COVID-19 in response to a declared state of emergency or from guidance from a medical professional, local or state health official, or any civil authority.” On March 23, 2020, the Select Board declared a state of emergency in Andover.

Absentee ballot applications can be found online at www.andoverma.gov/absentee and submitted by email to townclerk@andoverma.gov. Absentee ballots are also available at Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, in the ground floor entrance. These applications can be obtained between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Completed applications can be deposited in a secure box located next to the applications. Alternatively, voters can bring the applications home to complete and mail to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street. Absentee ballots must be received by the Town Clerk’s Office by the close of the polls on the day of the election, the date of which has not been set.

Town Offices Remain Closed to the Public: Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

Town Offices are closed to the public, but staff and resources are available by phone, email and online resources. Payments and other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle in front of Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street. Bills can be paid at any time by visiting www.andoverma.gov/billpay 

Click here for a listing of departments and their contact information.

Schools Will Remain Closed Until May 4th

Click here to read a message from the Superintendent of Schools 


Update: March 24, 2020 4:00 PM


Select Board issues Declaration of Emergency

The Andover Select Board at their virtual meeting on March 23, 2020 issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency for Andover to help Town officials most effectively address the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Board authorized and directed the Town Manager, and all Town personnel to take action appropriate to respond to this situation. The Declaration of Emergency shall remain in effect until upon a recommendation of the Town Manager, notice is given by the Select Board, that a State of Emergency no longer exists. The Declaration of a local state of emergency provides Town leadership and public health and safety personnel with another tool to help the Town manage and respond to the broad impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Andover. This declaration of emergency places the Town in a better position to promptly access and fully secure all available state and federal funding that may be available now or in the future to help pay for the costs of Andover’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding.

Taking care of your Mental Well-being and Keeping Active at a Distance 

The Town understands that residents may need access to mental health and substance use disorder resources during this difficult time. Please visit Andover Community Support Services’ webpage for a complete list of resources: https://andoverma.gov/768/Community-Support-Services. Please note that this resource guide will be updated regularly.

The Governor’s advisory to stay home allows for taking walks outdoors; residents are encouraged to get some fresh air daily, while keeping a safe distance from each other. Popular public trail systems have been overwhelmed, making it difficult to maintain the 6’ separation; residents are encouraged to seek out lesser used trails, and bypass those that appear to have a lot of cars in the parking lot. Please note that all Town Playgrounds including those at Andover Public Schools are closed to the public until further notice.

A link to the Governor’s advisory can be found here. The Governor’s Office prepared a list of essential services that can be found here.

Town of Andover Community Services Continues to Provide Services to the Elderly

The Town of Andover remains committed to providing services to vulnerable elders (those age 60 and above) through this public health crisis. To that end, the Department of Community Service in general and Elder Services in particular continue to provide a range of services in the community:

Food 

We are offering Home Delivered Meals to any Andover elder who feels that would be helpful. If you would like to be added to that program please call (978) 623-8320. We are waiving all eligibility requirements for the duration of this public health emergency.

Transportation

If you need assistance getting to the grocery store or pharmacy we can get you there. We are scheduling our large, handicapped vans to take no more than 3 people at a time, ensuring for necessary social distancing. For additional information call: (978) 623-8320.

Check-In Calls 

If you’d like someone from our office to check-in with you by phone we’d be more than happy to do so. We don’t want you feeling alone, isolated or depressed. Call us to get on that list: (978) 623-8320.

Medicine/Medical Equipment 

If you find yourself in need of a prescription pick-up or additional medical equipment we’re here to help. Call us. (978) 623-8320.

 Keeping Active 

In partnership with Andover TV a televised exercise program designed for elders will air each day at 10:00 am. Simply turn your television to Comcast Channel 8 or Verizon Channel 47.

Good Neighbors

Keep an eye on those in your neighborhood who may be elder or infirm. Consider adding their grocery list to your own when shopping, if they’re physically able suggest an outdoor walk with them while maintaining social distancing, or offer a home cooked meal. Should you have particular concerns about an elder in the community please give our offices a call at (978) 623-8320.


Update: March 23, 2020 3:40 PM


Select Board Meeting to be Held Virtually, Tonight, March 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 

Town Offices remain closed to the public, as such the regularly scheduled Select Board Meeting will be held virtually, tonight, March 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be televised on Andover TV, Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 45. Members of the public who wish to ask a question on particular agenda items during the meeting can do so by calling 311 from their landline or cell phone within the geographical boundaries of Andover or by calling 978-623-8311 from anywhere or by emailing manager@andoverma.gov . Residents are encouraged to email their questions ahead of the meeting, however, staff will be available to present the Board with questions received during the meeting. Please include your name and address with your question. The agenda for tonight’s meeting can be found here https://andoverma.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03232020-3349 .

Town Services Available by Phone, Email and Online

The Town Manager convened the Emergency Management team this afternoon to review Governor Baker’s Order and Stay at Home Advisory. The Town will continue to implement the following modified service model:

Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street and the administrative offices at 5 Campanelli Drive are closed to the public until further notice. The offices will be staffed and services will be provided to the public by telephone, email, and by appointment if necessary.

Residents can pay bills online at any time at www.andoverma.gov/billpay. Bill payments or other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle driveway in front of Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street. The Town of Andover will not add the demand fee on the Motor Vehicles excise bills that were due on March 19, 2020 until April 23, 2020.

The Town Election originally scheduled for March 24, 2020 has been postponed. Absentee ballot applications can be found online and submitted by email to townclerk@andoverma.gov. Absentee ballots are also available at Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, in the ground floor entrance. These applications can be obtained between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Completed applications can be deposited in a secure box located next to the applications. Alternatively, voters can bring the applications home to complete and mail to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street.

Please note that Police, Fire/Rescue and essential Public Works and Facilities services remain fully staffed and will continue without disruption. All Town Playgrounds are closed to the public until further notice.

A link to the Governor’s order can be found here. The Governor’s Office prepared a list of essential services that can be found here.

Information on COVID-19

More information on COVID-19 including prevention tips, helpful links and resources can be found here.

Information on how to best take care of your mental health and well being can be found here.

Below is a list of departments and how to reach them:

Department

Phone Number

Assessor’s Office

(978) 623-8930

Building, Health, Planning and Conservation

(978) 623-8600

Business resources

(978) 623-8262

Elder Services

(978) 623-8320

General questions or information

311

(978) 623-8311

Recreation

(978) 623-8340

Town Clerk’s Office and Elections

(978) 623-8230

Town Manager’s Office

(978) 623-8210

Treasurer/Collector – tax payments, water bill payments

(978) 623-8940

Public Works

(978) 623-8700

Veteran Services

(978) 623-8900


Update: March 21, 2020 1:30 PM


Andover Confirms Second Positive Coronavirus Case

The Town of Andover has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that a second resident has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The resident has remained isolated, and all contacts needing follow up are receiving appropriate support. Due to privacy requirements, no information concerning this case will be shared.

The Town takes this opportunity to remind residents that it is expected that positive cases in the region will continue to be identified as testing becomes more available. As these cases are identified, local public health officials in the area will be in contact with those persons to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, and that any contacts are monitored. It is important to note that we expect new cases to be reported as this situation continues. Please remember that most cases recover at home and once they have recovered, they will no longer be under isolation restrictions.

Residents are encouraged to continue social distancing measures, practice good hand hygiene, and to stay at home if you do not feel well.


Update: March 20, 2020 3:30 PM


Excise Tax Payment Due Date Extended

In light of the Coronavirus situation, the Town of Andover will not add the demand fee on the Motor Vehicles excise bills that were due on March 19, 2020 until April 23, 2020. This will allow taxpayers additional time to pay their bill online, in the drop box located outside Town Hall or by mail.

Weekend To Do List from Andover Elder Services

Stay busy this weekend courtesy of Andover Elder Services

Be Aware of Scams During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Avoid Coronavirus scams - click here for tips and suggestions to not fall victim to scammers.

Public Works: Don’t Flush “Flushable” Wipes 

Items marketed as “flushable” do not degrade like toilet paper and eventually clog pipes.This includes paper towels, tissues and any other paper product. These can cause the sewer system to back up. There have been reports of wipes clogging sewer pumps, so please refrain from flushing wipes – wipes clog pipes!

Resources During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation 

The Department of Community Services has compiled a guide to navigating services and resources during the coronavirus situation. Click here to view the resource guide.

Merrimack Valley YMCA Food and Personal Items Drive 

The Merrimack Valley YMCA is hosting a food and personal care item drive at the Andover/North Andover YMCA on Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. To view a list of items needed or to donate, click here.

Town Election will be Postponed, Absentee Ballot Application Pick-Up Available at Town Offices

On March 18, 2020, the Essex County Superior Court approved the Town’s request to postpone the Annual Town Election (originally scheduled for March 24, 2020) due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The Select Board will be considering a new date for the Annual Town Election at an upcoming meeting. Once a new date is set for this election, it will be communicated on the Town’s website, as well as other platforms.

Absentee ballots that have already been submitted will still count, despite the date of the election being changed. Voters self-quarantined due to COVID-19 may continue to vote by absentee ballot now and at any point before the election is held.

To vote absentee, voters must submit an absentee ballot application. Absentee ballot applications can  be found online and submitted by email to townclerk@andoverma.gov.

Absentee ballot applications are also available at Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, in the ground floor entrance. These applications can be obtained between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Completed applications can be deposited in a secure box located next to the applications. Alternatively, voters can bring the applications home to complete and mail to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street.

After receiving completed applications, the Town Clerk’s Office will mail voters an absentee ballot. Then, voters should return their completed absentee ballots by mailing them to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street or by dropping them into the Town’s drop box located at 36 Bartlet Street.

Additional information on Absentee Voting can be found at www.andoverma.gov/absentee

Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office by email or by phone at (978) 623-8230.

absentee table

Absentee Voting Table on the Ground Floor of Town Offices 

Town Offices will be closed to the public until further notice, offices will be open by telephone and email. 

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Town Offices and administrative offices at 5 Campanelli Drive will be closed to the public. The offices will be staffed and services will be provided to the public by telephone, email, and by appointment if necessary.

Residents can pay bills online at any time at www.andoverma.gov/billpay. Bill payments or other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle driveway in front of Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street.

Below is a list of departments and how to reach them:

Department

Phone Number

Assessor’s Office

(978) 623-8930

Building, Health, Planning and Conservation

(978) 623-8600

Business resources

(978) 623-8262

Elder Services

(978) 623-8320

General questions or information

311

(978) 623-8311

Recreation

(978) 623-8340

Town Clerk’s Office and Elections

(978) 623-8230

Town Manager’s Office

(978) 623-8210

Treasurer/Collector – tax payments, water bill payments

(978) 623-8940

Public Works

(978) 623-8700

Veteran Services

(978) 623-8900


Andover Restaurants Open for Take Out or Delivery During 

The Town has compiled a list of Andover restaurants that are offering take out and/or delivery during the temporary order suspending on premises consumption or dining.

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for the list of restaurants.

The Town has designated special parking spots in Downtown for curbside pickup. See the map below for the designated parking locations.

Restaurant Take Out Spots

311 Call Center Open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The town’s 311 Call Center will remain open and active. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Please continue to check www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus


Update: March 19, 2020 3:45 PM


Public Works: Don’t Flush “Flushable” Wipes 

Items marketed as “flushable” do not degrade like toilet paper and eventually clog pipes. This can cause sewer to back up. There have been reports of wipes clogging sewer pumps, so please refrain from flushing wipes – wipes clog pipes!

Resources During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation 

The Department of Community Services has compiled a guide to navigating services and resources during the coronavirus situation. Click here to view the resource guide.

Merrimack Valley YMCA Food and Personal Items Drive 

The Merrimack Valley YMCA is hosting a food and personal care item drive at the Andover/North Andover YMCA on Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. To view a list of items needed or to donate, click here.

Town Election will be Postponed, Absentee Ballot Application Pick-Up Available at Town Offices

On March 18, 2020, the Essex County Superior Court approved the Town’s request to postpone the Annual Town Election (originally scheduled for March 24, 2020) due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The Select Board will be considering a new date for the Annual Town Election at an upcoming meeting. Once a new date is set for this election, it will be communicated on the Town’s website, as well as other platforms.

Absentee ballots that have already been submitted will still count, despite the date of the election being changed. Voters self-quarantined due to COVID-19 may continue to vote by absentee ballot now and at any point before the election is held.

To vote absentee, voters must submit an absentee ballot application. Absentee ballot applications can  be found online and submitted by email to townclerk@andoverma.gov.

Absentee ballot applications are also available at Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, in the ground floor entrance. These applications can be obtained between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Completed applications can be deposited in a secure box located next to the applications. Alternatively, voters can bring the applications home to complete and mail to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street.

After receiving completed applications, the Town Clerk’s Office will mail voters an absentee ballot. Then, voters should return their completed absentee ballots by mailing them to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street or by dropping them into the Town’s drop box located at 36 Bartlet Street.

Additional information on Absentee Voting can be found at www.andoverma.gov/absentee

Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office by email or by phone at (978) 623-8230.

absentee table

Absentee Voting Table on the Ground Floor of Town Offices 

Town Offices will be closed to the public until further notice, offices will be open by telephone and email. 

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Town Offices and administrative offices at 5 Campanelli Drive will be closed to the public. The offices will be staffed and services will be provided to the public by telephone, email, and by appointment if necessary.

Residents can pay bills online at any time at www.andoverma.gov/billpay. Bill payments or other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle driveway in front of Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street.

Below is a list of departments and how to reach them:

Department

Phone Number

Assessor’s Office

(978) 623-8930

Building, Health, Planning and Conservation

(978) 623-8600

Business resources

(978) 623-8262

Elder Services

(978) 623-8320

General questions or information

311

(978) 623-8311

Recreation

(978) 623-8340

Town Clerk’s Office and Elections

(978) 623-8230

Town Manager’s Office

(978) 623-8210

Treasurer/Collector – tax payments, water bill payments

(978) 623-8940

Public Works

(978) 623-8700

Veteran Services

(978) 623-8900


Andover Restaurants Open for Take Out or Delivery During 

The Town has compiled a list of Andover restaurants that are offering take out and/or delivery during the temporary order suspending on premises consumption or dining.

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for the list of restaurants.

The Town has designated special parking spots in Downtown for curbside pickup. See the map below for the designated parking locations.

Restaurant Take Out Spots

311 Call Center Open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The town’s 311 Call Center will remain open and active. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Please continue to check www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus


Update: March 18, 2020 4:00 PM

Town Election will be Postponed, Absentee Ballot Application Pick-Up Available at Town Offices

Today, the Essex County Superior Court approved the Town’s request to postpone the Annual Town Election (originally scheduled for March 24, 2020) due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The Select Board will be considering a new date for the Annual Town Election at an upcoming meeting. Once a new date is set for this election, it will be communicated on the Town’s website, as well as other platforms.

Absentee ballots that have already been submitted will still count, despite the date of the election being changed. Voters self-quarantined due to COVID-19 may continue to vote by absentee ballot now and at any point before the election is held.

To vote absentee, voters must submit an absentee ballot application. Absentee ballot applications can  be found online and submitted by email to townclerk@andoverma.gov.

Absentee ballot applications are also available at Andover Town Offices, 36 Bartlet Street, in the ground floor entrance. These applications can be obtained between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Completed applications can be deposited in a secure box located next to the applications. Alternatively, voters can bring the applications home to complete and mail to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street.

After receiving completed applications, the Town Clerk’s Office will mail voters an absentee ballot. Then, voters should return their completed absentee ballots by mailing them to the Town Clerk’s Office at 36 Bartlet Street or by dropping them into the Town’s drop box located at 36 Bartlet Street.

Additional information on Absentee Voting can be found at www.andoverma.gov/absentee

Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office by email or by phone at (978) 623-8230.

absentee table

Absentee Voting Table on the Ground Floor of Town Offices 

Town Offices will be closed to the public until further notice, offices will be open by telephone and email. 

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Town Offices and administrative offices at 5 Campanelli Drive will be closed to the public. The offices will be staffed and services will be provided to the public by telephone, email, and by appointment if necessary.

Residents can pay bills online at any time at www.andoverma.gov/billpay. Bill payments or other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle driveway in front of Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street.

Below is a list of departments and how to reach them:

Department

Phone Number

Assessor’s Office

(978) 623-8930

Building, Health, Planning and Conservation

(978) 623-8600

Business resources

(978) 623-8262

Elder Services

(978) 623-8320

General questions or information

311

(978) 623-8311

Recreation

(978) 623-8340

Town Clerk’s Office and Elections

(978) 623-8230

Town Manager’s Office

(978) 623-8210

Treasurer/Collector – tax payments, water bill payments

(978) 623-8940

Public Works

(978) 623-8700

Veteran Services

(978) 623-8900


Andover Restaurants Open for Take Out or Delivery During 

The Town has compiled a list of Andover restaurants that are offering take out and/or delivery during the temporary order suspending on premises consumption or dining.

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for the list of restaurants.

The Town has designated special parking spots in Downtown for curbside pickup. See the map below for the designated parking locations.

Restaurant Take Out Spots

311 Call Center Open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The town’s 311 Call Center will remain open and active. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Please continue to check www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus


Update: March 17, 2020 4:30 PM

Town Offices will be closed to the public until further notice, offices will be open by telephone and email. 

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Town Offices and administrative offices at 5 Campanelli Drive will be closed to the public. The offices will be staffed and services will be provided to the public by telephone, email, and by appointment if necessary.

Residents can pay bills online at any time at www.andoverma.gov/billpay. Bill payments or other town business can be dropped off in the drop box in the half circle driveway in front of Town Offices at 36 Bartlet Street.

Absentee voting applications may be found here. Voters can submit the absentee ballot application to the Town Clerk’s Office by mail or by email at TownClerk@andoverma.us. Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office by email or by phone at (978) 623-8230. Additional information about absentee ballot application pickup will be provided in an update on Wednesday, March 18th.

Below is a list of departments and how to reach them:

Department

Phone Number

Assessor’s Office

(978) 623-8930

Building, Health, Planning and Conservation

(978) 623-8600

Business resources

(978) 623-8262

Elder Services

(978) 623-8320

General questions or information


311

(978) 623-8311

Recreation

(978) 623-8340

Town Clerk’s Office and Elections

(978) 623-8230

Town Manager’s Office

(978) 623-8210

Treasurer/Collector – tax payments, water bill payments

(978) 623-8940

Public Works

(978) 623-8700

Veteran Services

(978) 623-8900


Andover Restaurants Open for Take Out or Delivery During 

The Town has compiled a list of Andover restaurants that are offering take out and/or delivery during the temporary order suspending on premises consumption or dining. The Town will be also be designating special parking spots in Downtown for curbside pickup.

Visit www.andoverma.gov/takeout for the list of restaurants.

Select Board Seeks Authorization to Postpone Election

On Monday, March 16th, the Select Board held an emergency meeting to discuss the timing of the Annual Town Election given the impacts coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governor’s executive orders related to the assembly of 25 or more persons.

The Select Board voted to authorize the Town Manager to take the necessary steps needed to delay the date of the election. Approval of the postponement will require either a clarification of the Governor’s order related to gatherings of 25 or more persons, a special act of the legislature, the passage of legislation pertaining to election authority, or a court order. The Town will pursue all avenues. Until such approval, the date of the Annual Town Election remains March 24, 2020.

The Town will communicate the status of the election and the measures taken to postpone in regular communications.

Regardless of the timing of the election, voters may submit applications for absentee ballots. Absentee voting applications may be found here. Voters can submit the absentee ballot application to the Town Clerk’s Office by mail or by email at TownClerk@andoverma.us. Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office by email or by phone at (978) 623-8230.

311 Call Center Open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The town’s 311 Call Center will remain open and active. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Please continue to check www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus


Update: March 16, 2020, 6:10 PM

Select Board Seeks Authorization to Postpone Election

On Monday, March 16th, the Select Board held an emergency meeting to discuss the timing of the Annual Town Election given the impacts coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Governor’s executive orders related to the assembly of 25 or more persons.

The Select Board voted to authorize the Town Manager to take the necessary steps needed to delay the date of the election. Approval of the postponement will require either a clarification of the Governor’s order related to gatherings of 25 or more persons, a special act of the legislature, the passage of legislation pertaining to election authority, or a court order. The Town will pursue all avenues. Until such approval, the date of the Annual Town Election remains March 24, 2020.

The Town will communicate the status of the election and the measures taken to postpone in regular communications.

Regardless of the timing of the election, voters may submit applications for absentee ballots. Absentee voting applications may be found here. Voters can submit the absentee ballot application to the Town Clerk’s Office by email at TownClerk@andoverma.us. Questions can be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office by email or by phone at (978) 623-8230.

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On Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th, Town Offices and administrative offices at 5 Campanelli Drive will be closed to the public. Updates about Town operations and services beyond March 17th will be forthcoming.

311 Call Center Open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

During Town Office closures, the town’s 311 Call Center will remain open and active. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Resident can access the online bill pay system at any time.

Please continue to check www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus

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Confirmed Presumptive Positive Case in Andover 

The Town of Andover has confirmed its first presumed positive case of COVID-19. The Health Division is in regular contact with the individual to monitor their status and condition. The resident has been following the recommended isolation protocols. The risk in the Town of Andover remains low. Due to privacy laws, no other information about the individual’s identity or location will be released.

The Town continues to recommend social distancing and avoiding large crowds. The Town recommends avoidance of public playgrounds, this equipment is not disinfected.

The Town encourages residents to be respectful of each other and their personal privacy and decisions relative to the precautions they may take in their own effort to manage their response to the virus.


The Town of Andover Coronavirus Emergency Management Team continues to meet on a regular basis to assess the potential impacts associated with COVID-19 and based on the information available is announcing the actions summarized below. The Emergency Management Team will continue to meet and is prepared to modify the Town’s plans and will continue to make decisions that will best serve the community. The Town’s preparation and response efforts are being closely coordinated in conjunction with Andover Public Schools and will include information and guidance from state and federal authorities.

The Town’s Coronavirus Emergency Management Team is composed of the Town Manager’s Office, and leadership from the Andover Health Division, Andover Police Department, Andover Fire Rescue, Department of Community Services, Memorial Hall Library, Information Technology and the Facilities Department

  • The Coronavirus Emergency Management Team has developed a website to serve as a resource to the community on updates and information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). All updates will be posted to this page. The website is http://www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus

    • The Coronavirus Emergency Management Team reminds residents that this is the best source of information related to Andover’s response and preparation

School Updates - March 13, 2020

  • Effective March 16, 2020, Andover Public Schools will be closed for two weeks. Andover Public Schools will resume normal school days beginning on March 30, 2020.
  • In order to best support students and families, box lunches will be available to students on free or reduced lunch. More information will be available about box lunches.
  • Andover Public Schools made decisions related to the cancellation, postponement, or alternative hosting of several activities. A complete listing of activities and their status can be found here. 

Any updates to school closures or cancellations will be provided on www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus

Town Updates - March 13, 2020

The following actions are effective through Sunday, March 22nd. All Town Services will be evaluated on a weekly basis and are subject to change.

Memorial Hall Library

  • Memorial Hall Library will be closed as of 5:00 PM on March 14, 2020.

Elder Services 

  • The Senior Center will be closed effective March 16, 2020. Home delivered meals, limited medical transportation, and social work services will continue. Please call (978) 623-8320 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM if you or a loved one needs these services.

Recreation

  • All Andover Recreation programs will be cancelled effective March 16, 2020.

Youth Services

  • All Youth Services programs and the Cormier Youth Center will be closed effective March 16, 2020.

Town Offices

  • Town Offices will remain open. The Town encourages residents to use the town’s online bill pay system to conduct business. You may also make service requests and requests for information through the Town’s online customer service tool, Andover Central.

311 Call Center 

  • The Town will be activating its 311 call center for extended services beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. Residents may call with non-emergency questions or information requests from the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Medical questions should be directed to your primary care provider.

Public Meetings 

  • On March 12, 2020 the Governor issued an executive order related to public meetings and temporary changes to the Open Meeting Law. Please continue to visit www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus for information on how public meetings in Andover may change as a result of this executive order.

Annual Town Election

  • The Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Click here to read about steps being taken by the Town Clerk’s Office to ensure the safety of our voters and election officers.




Update: March 15, 2020, 8:40 PM

On Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th, Town Offices and administrative offices at 5 Campanelli Drive will be closed to the public. Updates about Town operations and services beyond March 17th will be forthcoming.

311 Call Center Open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

During Town Office closures, the town’s 311 Call Center will remain open and active. While in Andover, residents or businesses can dial 311 from landlines or cell phones in Andover. These services can also be accessed by calling (978) 623-8311 from anywhere. Requests or information can also be accessed by visiting www.andoverma.gov/311. Medical related calls should be directed to your primary care provider.

Resident can access the online bill pay system at any time.

Please continue to check www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus

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Confirmed Presumptive Positive Case in Andover 

The Town of Andover has confirmed its first presumed positive case of COVID-19. The Health Division is in regular contact with the individual to monitor their status and condition. The resident has been following the recommended isolation protocols. The risk in the Town of Andover remains low. Due to privacy laws, no other information about the individual’s identity or location will be released.

The Town continues to recommend social distancing and avoiding large crowds. The Town recommends avoidance of public playgrounds, this equipment is not disinfected.

The Town encourages residents to be respectful of each other and their personal privacy and decisions relative to the precautions they may take in their own effort to manage their response to the virus.


The Town of Andover Coronavirus Emergency Management Team continues to meet on a regular basis to assess the potential impacts associated with COVID-19 and based on the information available is announcing the actions summarized below. The Emergency Management Team will continue to meet and is prepared to modify the Town’s plans and will continue to make decisions that will best serve the community. The Town’s preparation and response efforts are being closely coordinated in conjunction with Andover Public Schools and will include information and guidance from state and federal authorities.

The Town’s Coronavirus Emergency Management Team is composed of the Town Manager’s Office, and leadership from the Andover Health Division, Andover Police Department, Andover Fire Rescue, Department of Community Services, Memorial Hall Library, Information Technology and the Facilities Department

  • The Coronavirus Emergency Management Team has developed a website to serve as a resource to the community on updates and information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). All updates will be posted to this page. The website is http://www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus

    • The Coronavirus Emergency Management Team reminds residents that this is the best source of information related to Andover’s response and preparation

School Updates - March 13, 2020

  • Effective March 16, 2020, Andover Public Schools will be closed for two weeks. Andover Public Schools will resume normal school days beginning on March 30, 2020.
  • In order to best support students and families, box lunches will be available to students on free or reduced lunch. More information will be available about box lunches.
  • Andover Public Schools made decisions related to the cancellation, postponement, or alternative hosting of several activities. A complete listing of activities and their status can be found here. 

Any updates to school closures or cancellations will be provided on www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus

Town Updates - March 13, 2020

The following actions are effective through Sunday, March 22nd. All Town Services will be evaluated on a weekly basis and are subject to change.

Memorial Hall Library

  • Memorial Hall Library will be closed as of 5:00 PM on March 14, 2020.

Elder Services 

  • The Senior Center will be closed effective March 16, 2020. Home delivered meals, limited medical transportation, and social work services will continue. Please call (978) 623-8320 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM if you or a loved one needs these services.

Recreation

  • All Andover Recreation programs will be cancelled effective March 16, 2020.

Youth Services

  • All Youth Services programs and the Cormier Youth Center will be closed effective March 16, 2020.

Town Offices

  • Town Offices will remain open. The Town encourages residents to use the town’s online bill pay system to conduct business. You may also make service requests and requests for information through the Town’s online customer service tool, Andover Central.

311 Call Center 

  • The Town will be activating its 311 call center for extended services beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. Residents may call with non-emergency questions or information requests from the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Medical questions should be directed to your primary care provider.

Public Meetings 

  • On March 12, 2020 the Governor issued an executive order related to public meetings and temporary changes to the Open Meeting Law. Please continue to visit www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus for information on how public meetings in Andover may change as a result of this executive order.

Annual Town Election

  • The Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Click here to read about steps being taken by the Town Clerk’s Office to ensure the safety of our voters and election officers.



Update: March 15, 2020, 12:30 PM


Confirmed Presumptive Positive Case in Andover 

The Town of Andover has confirmed its first presumed positive case of COVID-19. The Health Division is in regular contact with the individual to monitor their status and condition. The resident has been following the recommended isolation protocols. The risk in the Town of Andover remains low. Due to privacy laws, no other information about the individual’s identity or location will be released.

The Town continues to recommend social distancing and avoiding large crowds. The Town recommends avoidance of public playgrounds, this equipment is not disinfected.

The Town encourages residents to be respectful of each other and their personal privacy and decisions relative to the precautions they may take in their own effort to manage their response to the virus.


The Town of Andover Coronavirus Emergency Management Team continues to meet on a regular basis to assess the potential impacts associated with COVID-19 and based on the information available is announcing the actions summarized below. The Emergency Management Team will continue to meet and is prepared to modify the Town’s plans and will continue to make decisions that will best serve the community. The Town’s preparation and response efforts are being closely coordinated in conjunction with Andover Public Schools and will include information and guidance from state and federal authorities.

The Town’s Coronavirus Emergency Management Team is composed of the Town Manager’s Office, and leadership from the Andover Health Division, Andover Police Department, Andover Fire Rescue, Department of Community Services, Memorial Hall Library, Information Technology and the Facilities Department

  • The Coronavirus Emergency Management Team has developed a website to serve as a resource to the community on updates and information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). All updates will be posted to this page. The website is http://www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus.

    • The Coronavirus Emergency Management Team reminds residents that this is the best source of information related to Andover’s response and preparation

School Updates - March 13, 2020

  • Effective March 16, 2020, Andover Public Schools will be closed for two weeks. Andover Public Schools will resume normal school days beginning on March 30, 2020.
  • In order to best support students and families, box lunches will be available to students on free or reduced lunch. More information will be available about box lunches.
  • Andover Public Schools made decisions related to the cancellation, postponement, or alternative hosting of several activities. A complete listing of activities and their status can be found here. 

Any updates to school closures or cancellations will be provided on www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus

Town Updates - March 13, 2020

The following actions are effective through Sunday, March 22nd. All Town Services will be evaluated on a weekly basis and are subject to change.

Memorial Hall Library

  • Memorial Hall Library will be closed as of 5:00 PM on March 14, 2020.

Elder Services 

  • The Senior Center will be closed effective March 16, 2020. Home delivered meals, limited medical transportation, and social work services will continue. Please call (978) 623-8320 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM if you or a loved one needs these services.

Recreation

  • All Andover Recreation programs will be cancelled effective March 16, 2020.

Youth Services

  • All Youth Services programs and the Cormier Youth Center will be closed effective March 16, 2020.

Town Offices

  • Town Offices will remain open. The Town encourages residents to use the town’s online bill pay system to conduct business. You may also make service requests and requests for information through the Town’s online customer service tool, Andover Central.

311 Call Center 

  • The Town will be activating its 311 call center for extended services beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. Residents may call with non-emergency questions or information requests from the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Medical questions should be directed to your primary care provider.

Public Meetings 

  • On March 12, 2020 the Governor issued an executive order related to public meetings and temporary changes to the Open Meeting Law. Please continue to visit www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus for information on how public meetings in Andover may change as a result of this executive order.

Annual Town Election

  • The Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Click here to read about steps being taken by the Town Clerk’s Office to ensure the safety of our voters and election officers.


Update: March 13, 2020, 1:00 PM

The Town of Andover Coronavirus Emergency Management Team continues to meet on a regular basis to assess the potential impacts associated with COVID-19 and based on the information available is announcing the actions summarized below.  The Emergency Management Team will continue to meet and is prepared to modify the Town’s plans and will continue to make decisions that will best serve the community. The Town’s preparation and response efforts are being closely coordinated in conjunction with Andover Public Schools and will include information and guidance from state and federal authorities.

The Town’s Coronavirus Emergency Management Team is composed of the Town Manager’s Office, and leadership from the Andover Health Division, Andover Police Department, Andover Fire Rescue, Department of Community Services, Memorial Hall Library, Information Technology and the Facilities Department

  • The Coronavirus Emergency Management Team has developed a website to serve as a resource to the community on updates and information on Coronavirus (COVID-19). All updates will be posted to this page. The website is http://www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus.
    • The Coronavirus Emergency Management Team reminds residents that this is the best source of information related to Andover’s response and preparation

School Updates - March 13, 2020

  • Effective March 16, 2020, Andover Public Schools will be closed for two weeks. Andover Public Schools will resume normal school days beginning on March 30, 2020.
  • In order to best support students and families, box lunches will be available to students on free or reduced lunch. More information will be available about box lunches.
  • Andover Public Schools made decisions related to the cancellation, postponement, or alternative hosting of several activities. A complete listing of activities and their status can be found here. 

Any updates to school closures or cancellations will be provided on www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus

Town Updates - March 13, 2020

The following actions are effective through Sunday, March 22nd. All Town Services will be evaluated on a weekly basis and are subject to change.

Memorial Hall Library

  • Memorial Hall Library will be closed as of 5:00 PM on March 14, 2020.

Elder Services 

  • The Senior Center will be closed effective March 16, 2020. Home delivered meals, limited medical transportation, and social work services will continue. Please call (978) 623-8320 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM if you or a loved one needs these services.

Recreation

  • All Andover Recreation programs will be cancelled effective March 16, 2020.

Youth Services

  • All Youth Services programs and the Cormier Youth Center will be closed effective March 16, 2020. 

Town Offices

  • Town Offices will remain open. The Town encourages residents to use the town’s online bill pay system to conduct business. You may also make service requests and requests for information through the Town’s online customer service tool, Andover Central.

311 Call Center 

  • The Town will be activating its 311 call center for extended services beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. Residents may call with non-emergency questions or information requests from the hours of 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Medical questions should be directed to your primary care provider.

Public Meetings 

  • On March 12, 2020 the Governor issued an executive order related to public meetings and temporary changes to the Open Meeting Law. Please continue to visit www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus for information on how public meetings in Andover may change as a result of this executive order.

Annual Town Election

  • The Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Click here to read about steps being taken by the Town Clerk’s Office to ensure the safety of our voters and election officers.


Update: March 12, 2020, 5:30 PM

The Town of Andover and the Andover Public Schools wish to provide a community update on information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Effective today, March 12, 2020, all programming at Memorial Hall Library is cancelled indefinitely. The library will remain open for normal services. All municipal services will continue until further notice and there are no changes to the public meeting schedule. The Community Choice Aggregation presentation scheduled for this evening at 7:00 PM in the Public Safety Center has been postponed.

Today, Andover Public Schools made decisions related to the cancellation, postponement, or alternative hosting of several activities. A complete listing of activities and their status can be found here

The Town’s Emergency Management Team continues to assess the potential impacts associated with COVID-19 and is prepared to make decisions that will best serve the community. The Town’s preparation and response efforts are being closely coordinated in conjunction with Andover Public Schools and will include information and guidance from state and federal authorities.

In an effort to keep the Andover community well informed, there will be regular briefings communicated through all of the town’s communication channels including: Town and School websites, Andover Newsflash, the Andover Public Schools Community Email list and social media. The daily briefing will be distributed whether or not there is new information to share.

The town has developed a website related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and can be accessed at www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for the Andover News email newsflash. A link to sign up can be found on the town’s Coronavirus website.

The risk of COVID-19 to the general public in Massachusetts remains low, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Currently, there is only one presumptive case in Essex County. The Town continues to receive inquiries about whether group activities should be cancelled. The situation is fluid and subject to change several times per day. The Town will make recommendations concerning group activities based on the totality of information available at any point in time and will continue to have a measured response.

The Andover Emergency Management Team will continue to meet regularly to monitor the situation and coordinate and deploy resources as needed. Public facilities will continue to be sanitized daily.

The Andover Health Division wishes to provide residents with recommended actions from the CDC to take to protect themselves and others from the illness:

  • Wash hands frequently, with soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizing gels and liquids if soap and water are not readily available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Try to avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
  • When sick yourself, stay home to protect others.
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect areas and objects that are touched frequently, such as desks, phones, door handles, etc.


Public health officials are continuing to learn more information about this latest strain of coronavirus, and for the most up-to-date information, visit the DPH’s website here or the CDC’s website here.

Update: March 11, 2020, 5:00 PM


The Town of Andover and the Andover Public Schools wish to provide a community update on information related to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Town’s Emergency Management Team continues to assess the potential impacts associated with COVID-19 and is prepared to make decisions that will best serve the community. The Town’s preparation and response efforts are being closely coordinated in conjunction with Andover Public Schools and will include information and guidance from state and federal authorities.

In an effort to keep the Andover community well informed, there will be regular briefings communicated through all of the town’s communication channels including: Town and School websites, Andover Newsflash, the Andover Public Schools Community Email list and social media. The daily briefing will be distributed whether or not there is new information to share.

The town has developed a website related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and can be accessed at www.andoverma.gov/coronavirus.

The risk of COVID-19 to the general public in Massachusetts remains low, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Currently, there is only one presumptive case in Essex County. The Town continues to receive inquiries about whether group activities should be cancelled. The situation is fluid and subject to change several times per day. The Town will make recommendations concerning group activities based on the totality of information available at any point in time and will continue to have a measured response.

The Andover Emergency Management Team will continue to meet regularly to monitor the situation and coordinate and deploy resources as needed. Public facilities will continue to be sanitized daily.

The Andover Health Division wishes to provide residents with recommended actions from the CDC to take to protect themselves and others from the illness:

  • Wash hands frequently, with soap and water, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizing gels and liquids if soap and water are not readily available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Try to avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
  • When sick yourself, stay home to protect others.
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect areas and objects that are touched frequently, such as desks, phones, door handles, etc.


Public health officials are continuing to learn more information about this latest strain of coronavirus, and for the most up-to-date information, visit the DPH’s website here or the CDC’s website here.

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