April 7, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer
An update on the Town of Hingham's reopening plans will be shared at next Tuesday's (April 13) Selectmen's meeting.
Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Asst. Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur will meet with department heads this Thursday to "start a discussion" about plans to accomplish this goal, Mayo told the board last night.
Mayo also reported that the Marshfield town administrator recently offered up to 100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for Hingham teachers. "While we didn't need the full 100, between 30 and 40 additional [educators] were able to get vaccinated," he said.
In another COVID-19 update, Mayo said 10 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available for homebound Hingham residents through the new Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination Program, which will be administered next week.
Mayo and Monsegur are working with the Board of Health to compile a list of eligible residents to reach out to in order to offer them an opportunity to be vaccinated. Those interested in adding their names to the list may contact the Senior Center at (781) 741-1458.
Mayo also reported that the number of new COVID-19 cases in Hingham has "plateaued in recent weeks," with the town remaining in the medium-risk "yellow" zone.
As of April 1, approximately 23 percent of Hingham residents have been fully vaccinated, up from 19.2 percent last week.
The last phase of the state vaccine rollout plan will begin on Monday, April 19, when the general public ages 16 and over will become eligible for the vaccine in Massachusetts.
Information about nearby vaccination sites and pre-registration are available at vaxfinder.mass.gov.