Dalton Emergency Management

Dalton Emergency Management Provides services to the residents and businesses of Dalton in times of emergency.
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Greenfield, Mass Police Department
04/02/2020

Greenfield, Mass Police Department

We would like to thank the Army National Guard and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) for a delivery of essential items! This is not everything we asked for but it gives us a small start.

10 Tips for Quarantine At-Home
04/02/2020

10 Tips for Quarantine At-Home

The Governor has scheduled a media availability at 3:30pm today. It will be streamed online at: https://www.mass.gov/cov...
04/01/2020
COVID19 Updates

The Governor has scheduled a media availability at 3:30pm today. It will be streamed online at: https://www.mass.gov/covid19-updates. Please see below for details:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Who: Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito and MEMA Director Phillips
What: DCU Field Medical Station Visit and Media Availability
When: 3:30 PM
Where: DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA
Press: Open

Governor Charlie Baker delivers an update on efforts to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

04/01/2020

There has been report of a new SCAM targeting elderly people in the County. The people calling identify themselves as the IRS and tell the person that they need access to the peoples account information so they can deposit the stimulus checks from the government.

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03/31/2020
Connecticut State Police

Good Information for all!

Join us on Monday, March 30th and Tuesday, March 31st for FREE online presentations on social media & distance learning safety via Zoom Video Communications.

This training is designed for both students and parents.

Download the #Zoom Video Communications app.

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm-1:00pm
Zoom ID: 736 423 909
http://ctdespp.zoom.us/j/736423909

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Zoom ID: 546 962 103
http://ctdespp.zoom.us/j/546962103

03/31/2020

For Questions on the U.S. Census please call 1-844-330-2020

We were asked by the U.S. Census Bureau to post a message to remind the Public to respond to the Census. The Census is v...
03/31/2020
National Partnership Program Public Service Announcements

We were asked by the U.S. Census Bureau to post a message to remind the Public to respond to the Census. The Census is very important to our communities. Please Share

Hello,

Normally with Census Day April 1, 2020, we would encourage you to hold events to reach out to your residents and publicize the importance of responding to the census. Since the current stay-at-home advisory does not allow for that, we are recommending sending out a reverse 911 message to get the word out to your residents. Any other outreach you are able to do on the census in a safe or remote way is certainly welcome.

Feel free to use the below text for the reverse 911 call.

Follow this link to view all of the Census Bureau’s PSA videos to air on your local cable network:

https://www.census.gov/library/video/national-partnership-program-public-service-announcements.html

Sincerely,

Census Division

These Public Service Announcements explain how the once-a-decade Census impacts funding for education, healthcare, and other vital services in your community.

03/28/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 28, 2020



Baker-Polito Administration Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for COVID-19 Response

BOSTON – In response to Governor Charlie Baker’s request for federal disaster assistance, the White House and FEMA announced today that the President has issued a Major Disaster Declaration that will make federal disaster assistance available beyond what was included in the Emergency Declaration declared by President Trump on March 13, 2020.

Public Assistance Program - Under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program within the Major Disaster Declaration, affected local governments, state agencies and certain private non-profit organizations statewide will be reimbursed for 75% of their costs associated with response and emergency protective measures. The eligible emergency protective measures include non-congregate isolation and quarantine costs for homeless individuals and families as well as first responders as well as other types of properly documented costs.

Individual Assistance Program – Under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program within the Major Disaster Declaration, Crisis Counseling Assistance will provide funding for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health to assist individuals and families in recovering from the psychological effects of the COVID -19 outbreak through electronic phone and chat technology.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency will provide webinars and other information about the process for applying for the Public Assistance Program to municipal and state officials and eligible non-profits. See here for more information.


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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
03/28/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

COVID-19 Update March 28, 2020

In response to Governor Charlie Baker’s request for federal disaster assistance, the White House and FEMA announced today that the President has issued a Major Disaster Declaration that will make federal disaster assistance available to affected local governments, state agencies and certain private non-profit organizations for certain costs associated with response and emergency protective measures.

The declaration will also include Crisis Counseling Assistance for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health to assist individuals and families in recovering from the psychological effects of the COVID -19 outbreak
Press Release: bit.ly/2WOeM1N
Program Details for government and non-profits: bit.ly/Covid19MADisasterDeclaration

Additionally, Governor Baker and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts urged people to give blood in this time of need: https://www.redcrossblood.org/

Stay informed about all Massachusetts state government COVID-19 updates at: http://mass.gov/covid19, call 2-1-1 for questions and text "COVIDMA" to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts

#COVID19MA

President Trump approves Massachusetts disaster declaration
03/28/2020
President Trump approves Massachusetts disaster declaration

President Trump approves Massachusetts disaster declaration

(AP) -- President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for the Commonweath of Massachusetts and ordered federal assistance to help with recovery in areas impacted by COVID-19.

03/28/2020

The SEOC Mass Care Group has provided some information on possible assistance to Food Banks, School Feeding Programs and others Please contact the SEOC for information

Feeding Request Guidelines

As part of the SEOC Mass Care Group, we have been working to provide guidance to request feeding support in your communities. With the current state emergency declaration, if we receive a major disaster declaration you are eligible to receive a 75% reimbursement on food costs provided to those impacted by this crisis.
Due to the increasing amount of requests are increasing, the broad geographic scope of this event, and regular food resources being needed in multiple locations, we are requesting the following:
1) Provide updated information by following normal resource requests process about existing food resources such as School feeding sites, open pantries, and hotline information to request food support. We will be providing at least a weekly update to each of you with this current information.
2) Initially, please look to all local feeding resources first. We encourage localities to locate and contract with food service options such as the following:
- Restaurants (even those that are closed now may open upon request for contracted catering service)
- Grocery Stores with meal prep (Big Y, Wegmans, Roche Brothers, Stop and Shop, Shaw”s Market, Whole Foods)

- Local convenience stores, with option to increase daily deliveries (Cumberland Farms)

- Local programs still active with feeding; asking them to increase daily volume (Prisons, Day Programs, Colleges, etc.)

- Even if 1-2 of the daily meal needs can be locally sourced, that will help provide a part of the solution.
3) If local options are exhausted, then the local Emergency Management Directors’ should submit a formal request to MEMA through WebEOC. In the request the following information should be included:
1. Specific address
2. Start date and time
3. Number of expected clients
4. Meal frequency (three/day, lunch only, etc.)
5. Meal types (cold breakfast, cold etc.)
Once the request is received, the SEOC Mass Care Feeding Task Force will begin to look at feeding solutions from a number of possible resources. We will respond with what is available from our partners and vendors in that location.

Thank you,
SEOC Mass Care Group

Malden Police
03/28/2020

Malden Police

One Family, One Fight.

Thank you for the supplies, Army National Guard!

Good Idea
03/27/2020

Good Idea

COVID-19 Update March 27, 2020

Starting today all travelers arriving to Massachusetts are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. Guidance will be displayed on posters at service plazas and distributed as flyers at transportation hubs. Designated essential workers are exempt.

Additionally:
Massachusetts Medical Society will assist in recruiting + matching health care professionals with volunteer opportunities. More: http://MAResponds.org

Buoy Health launched an online symptom checker for MA residents: https://buoy.com/mass

More announcements to support health care professionals and patients were also announced.

Details: https://bit.ly/2wIlpYP

Earlier today, Massachusetts announced the move of the state personal income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, consistent with the federal government. bit.ly/2Jkr4aw

Stay informed about all Massachusetts state government COVID-19 updates at: http://mass.gov/covid19, call 2-1-1 for questions and text "COVIDMA" to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts

#COVID19MA

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QGCNF6This is a community Survey on Open Space and Recreation for Dalton residents. This...
03/27/2020
Dalton Open Space and Recreation Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QGCNF6

This is a community Survey on Open Space and Recreation for Dalton residents. This is part of a grant based program that we are part of. I ask all Town residents to take a few minutes and provide us input. Please no joke answers

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

03/27/2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE TOWN OF DALTON HAS CLOSED ALL PLAYGROUNDS. Effective 3/26/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
03/26/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced new actions to support the ongoing COVID-19 response, including extending the closure of all public and private schools and non-emergency child care programs until May 4th and steps to protect homeowners and low-income tenants from eviction and foreclosure. The Department of Public Health (DPH) also issued an order relative to pharmacies and grocery stores.

For more details on these actions, please see: bit.ly/2UjYWuo

Stay informed about all Massachusetts state government COVID-19 updates at: http://mass.gov/covid19 or call 2-1-1 for questions.

03/25/2020

Governor Baker just ordered that K - 12 schools and non-Emergency child care programs will be closed until May 4, 2020 .

03/25/2020

I am seeing many ads on the Facebook feed for Coronavirus protection products. Please before ordering take the time to check the companies out thoroughly before ordering anything.

There are groups out there who are advertising items and just want access to your accounts. Just because its on Facebook doesn't mean they are legitimate. CHECK them out.

New from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of hearing (MCDHH):  A Coronavirus Visual Tool to assist Med...
03/25/2020

New from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of hearing (MCDHH):

A Coronavirus Visual Tool to assist Medical Professionals and Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals communicate better during medical appointments. Not only the Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals but also, those who do not speak English. This tool is great to use and please SHARE widely!!

03/24/2020

The Governor just announced a new notification system for the residents of Massachusetts. People can now sign up to receive updates, news and prevention information related to COVID-19 by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.

Berkshire County Sheriff's Office
03/24/2020

Berkshire County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Bowler wants to inform the Community of a current phone scam that is going on. Just as recent as today, we have received phone calls from concerned residents who were contacted by individuals claiming to be from the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office. These residents were informed that they were being contacted due to a warrant for their arrest.

Sheriff Bowler wants to remind the Community that we do not contact you if you have a warrant for your arrest. He also wants to remind the Community that if a number is calling you that you do not recognize, let it go to voicemail. These individuals who take part in these scams tend to target the elderly and the last thing we want to see is someone get hurt from these scams.

Scams of all types are on the rise during this COVID-19 crisis and everyone needs to be aware that even during these times, we need to be cautious of who we are speaking with and what information they are asking for.

#berkshirecountysheriffsoffice
#berkshirecounty

03/23/2020

STAY AT HOME ORDER FROM GOV. BAKER 3/23/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 23, 2020



Governor Charlie Baker Orders All Non-Essential Businesses To Cease In Person Operation, Directs the Department of Public Health to Issue Stay at Home Advisory For Two Weeks
Updates Assembly Order to Limit Gatherings to 10 people

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely.

The Baker-Polito Administration issued a list of designated businesses and other organizations that provide essential services and workforces related to COVID-19 that shall continue to operate brick and mortar facilities during this two-week time period. This list is based on federal guidance and amended to reflect the needs of Massachusetts’ unique economy. While these businesses are designated as essential, they are urged to follow social distancing protocols for workers in accordance with guidance from the Department of Public Health.

Businesses and organizations not on the list of essential services are encouraged to continue operations through remote means that do not require workers, customers, or the public to enter or appear at the brick-and-mortar premises closed by the order.

Restaurants, bars, and other establishments that sell food and beverage products to the public are encouraged to continue to offer food for take-out and by delivery if they follow the social distancing protocols set forth in Department of Public Health guidance. On-premises consumption of food or drink is prohibited.

Due to evolving spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, Governor Baker has directed the Department of Public Health to issue a stay at home advisory outlining self-isolation and social distancing protocols. Residents are advised to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel and other unnecessary activities during this two-week time period. Residents over 70 years of age or with underlying health conditions, who are considered at high risk when exposed to COVID-19, should limit social interactions with other people as much as possible.

The Baker-Polito Administration does not believe Massachusetts residents can be confined to their homes and does not support home confinement for public health reasons.

The Baker-Polito Administration Order also limits gatherings to 10 people during the state of emergency, a reduction from the 25 person limit established in an earlier order.

This includes community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, and any similar event or activity that brings together more than 10 persons in any confined indoor or outdoor space. The order does not prohibit gatherings of more than 10 people in an outdoor space, like a park or athletic field.

Click here for the full list of categories of “COVID-19 Essential Services”

Click here for a copy of the Emergency Order

Click here for a copy of the Guidance of Assemblages

Categories of COVID-19 Essential Services:

• Health Care & Public Health
• Law Enforcement, Public Safety & First Responders
• Food & Agriculture
• Critical Manufacturing
• Transportation
• Energy
• Water & Wastewater
• Public Works
• Communications and Information Technology
• Financial Services
• Defense Industry Base
• Chemical Manufacturing & Hazardous Materials
• Other Designated Community Based Essential Function & Government Operations
• News Media


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SHOVEL SMART
03/23/2020

SHOVEL SMART

With some wet snow expected tomorrow, you may have to shovel for the first time in a while. Keep in mind that shoveling wet snow can be hazardous for your health! Be sure to take it easy. If you can wait, above freezing temperatures on Tuesday may do some of the snow removal for you!

Do you have a link to CodeRED on your phone?You can now text DALTON to 99411 and your number will be added.
03/22/2020

Do you have a link to CodeRED on your phone?

You can now text DALTON to 99411 and your number will be added.

Lets face it everyone we all knew we would get at least one Spring snowstorm. This is projected at 4 - 6 inches in our a...
03/22/2020

Lets face it everyone we all knew we would get at least one Spring snowstorm. This is projected at 4 - 6 inches in our area, possible a little more in the hills around us. So put away the sandals.

Tuesday is projected to be 50 degrees, welcome to New England in the Spring.

With snowfall back in the forecast for Monday, make sure your snow boards are out and have your ruler handy! For snow measuring tips, CoCoRaHS has great training videos: http://ow.ly/z3vH50yRUtp

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Thank You for sitting across from the Cumberland Farms gas station when you have time. The motorcycle noise is so bad it shakes my windows on my house..but when You are across the street they see you..the noise is down.. This labor Day weekend has been horrible..