Dalton Emergency Management

Dalton Emergency Management Provides services to the residents and businesses of Dalton in times of emergency.
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05/06/2020

So the test went out and we ran into some issues which is why we run a test to find issues to be corrected. I want to thank everyone who sent me texts or emails about issues. Also, Thanks to everyone for your patience with this process.

One thing that I received a number of texts / emails on was signing up for CodeRED by Texting the name of your town to 99411. People were confused on what to do I am sorry I didn't explain it better.

You need to enter the 99411 into the space where you usually put a phone number when sending a text then text DALTON to that number. (or Hinsdale or Windsor if that is where you live)

Another thing I should have pointed out. If you received the original text on your cell phone then you are already signed.up but no harm would be done by sending the text.

Now we will confer with OnSolve (our vendor) and address any issues that we had to better serve you.

Thank You again for your patience and stay safe.

Western Mass News
05/06/2020

Western Mass News

DON'T FORGET! Starting today, you need a face covering in public when safe social distancing isn't possible. Learn more >> https://bit.ly/35BJduC

05/06/2020

I have been informed by the CRA and Carnival Committee that the annual Dalton Carnival which usually occurs in early June has been cancelled until a later date to be determined..

05/05/2020

Are you signed up for CodeRED on your cell phone? If not sure text the name of your community to 99411 and you will be automatically signed up.

Text "DALTON" for Dalton
Text "WINDSOR" for Windsor
Text "HINSDALE" for Hinsdale

THE TOWNS OF DALTON, HINSDALE AND WINDSOR WILL BE DOING A TEST OF THE CODERED SYSTEM ON WEDNESDAY MAY 6, 2020.PLEASE CON...
05/05/2020

THE TOWNS OF DALTON, HINSDALE AND WINDSOR WILL BE DOING A TEST OF THE CODERED SYSTEM ON WEDNESDAY MAY 6, 2020.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGER WITH QUESTIONS OR TEXT ME AT [email protected]

05/02/2020
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Support Massachusetts COVID-19 Contact Tracing efforts by answering the phone. Community Tracing Collaborative contact tracers will only call from area codes 833 or 857.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
05/01/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Baker-Polito Administration Orders Use of Mask or Face Covering in Public, Announces Increased Community Health Center COVID-19 Testing Capacity

The Baker-Polito Administration today issued an order requiring the use of masks or face coverings in public places where they cannot socially distance from others. The Administration also announced expanded community health center COVID-19 testing capacity at centers throughout the Commonwealth.

Mask and Face Covering Order: The Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible. This statewide order goes into effect on May 6th and supersedes previously issued guidance relative to mask use.

This order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations that are currently open to the public and permitted to operate as COVID-19 Essential Businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail stores. Residents are also required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when using any means of transportation service or public mass transit.

A face covering may include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including a mask, scarf or bandana. Health care masks should not be used and should be preserved for health care workers and first responders. Cloth masks should not be worn by young children under the age of two, persons with difficulty breathing, or those who are unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Instructions on how to make a cloth mask are available from the CDC.

Full Details: https://bit.ly/3bTsR2I

Governor Baker issues order requiring that face covering be worn in Public Places where Social Distancing is not possibl...
05/01/2020

Governor Baker issues order requiring that face covering be worn in Public Places where Social Distancing is not possible. Effective May 6, 2020. I encourage everyone to read the text so that they fully understand what the order entails. Thank You

Stay Safe sign up for Early Voting
05/01/2020

Stay Safe sign up for Early Voting

US National Weather Service Albany NY
04/30/2020

US National Weather Service Albany NY

A Wind Advisory and a Special Weather Statement has been issued through midnight as winds strengthen this afternoon. Wind gusts up to 30-40mph possible with gusts up to 50mph in the southern Greens, Taconics and Berkshires. Strong winds may result in isolated power outages as well as downed tree limbs. #nywx #ctwx #mawx #vtwx

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic the Town Clerk is advising people of the option to do Early Voting.To do so you are req...
04/30/2020

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic the Town Clerk is advising people of the option to do Early Voting.

To do so you are required to register in advance. There is an application that is available on the Town Website ( Dalton-ma.gov ) this application must be filled out and returned to the Town Clerk at

Town Clerk
462 Main Street
Dalton, Mass 01226.

Applications can also be left in the drop box at the Town Hall. Please place them in an envelope and mark it Early Ballot Application. Each person who is applying MUST fill out a form, forms with multiple names will not be accepted.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED PER STATE LAW!

Once the ballots are available the Town Clerks office will send them out via mail with instructions on where and how to return them.

If you have questions please call
Town Clerk Deborah Merry at 413-684-6111 ext. 14 or
Asst. Town Clerk Michelle Blake at 413-684-6111 ext. 15 or
by emailing the Town Clerk at [email protected]

04/30/2020

Advisory Regarding Face Coverings and Cloth Masks
4/10/2020
Department of Public Health
Advisory
There are many things that you can do to help protect yourself and others from becoming infected with COVID-19. People who show no symptoms of illness may still be able to spread COVID-19. A face covering may help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people.

A face covering can include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including dust masks, scarves and bandanas.
Do not use health care worker masks, such as the N95 masks - those should be preserved for healthcare workers.
It is important that you wear these face coverings or masks in situations where it is difficult to maintain a social distance of six feet from others. For example, in a pharmacy or grocery store.
When you wear a cloth mask, it should:

Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face,
Be secured with ties or ear loops,
Include multiple layers of fabric,
Allow for breathing without restriction, and
Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.
When putting on and taking off a mask, do not touch the front of it, you should only handle the ties or ear straps, and make sure you wash the cloth mask regularly. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching the mask.

Cloth masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Face Covering Do's and Don'ts and instructions on how to make your own cloth mask are available on the CDC web site.

In addition to wearing a cloth mask you should continue to practice proven methods to protect yourself.

Practice social distancing at all times by remaining 6 feet away from others when you have to leave your home for essential trips.
Stay home if you are sick and avoiding close contact with others.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; using alcohol-based hand gel with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.

Berkshire Medical Center
04/30/2020

Berkshire Medical Center

COVID-19 has taken an economic toll on our community, but you could qualify for assistance. Please see the below fact sheet from Attorney General Maura Healey to learn about resources that could be available to you:

04/29/2020

The RED CROSS is looking for input on any feeding needs in our community please let me know if there is an area that we need to provide them information on.

Good Afternoon;

Red Cross is checking in with Emergency Managers across the Commonwealth to see if their communities are facing any unmet needs especially around feeding and supply. We have a seat on Governor Baker’s new Feeding Task Force along with other key feeding organizations and want to be sure to identify any challenges large or small.

Look forward to hearing from you and hope you and your teams are well.

Mary

Mary Nathan| Disaster Program Manager
Western Territory
American Red Cross of Massachusetts
desk: 413-233-1017 | cell: 413-265-8530
24hr: 1-800-564-1234 | fax: 413-737-9057
Nathan, Mary

US National Weather Service Albany NY
04/29/2020

US National Weather Service Albany NY

High pressure will move off the New England coast today, as a warm front approaches from the southwest: https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/#page=frt This will bring increasing clouds, with a few sprinkles or light showers this afternoon and tonight.

US National Weather Service Albany NY
04/28/2020

US National Weather Service Albany NY

Severe Weather Awareness Week continues all this week!
Did you know that thunderstorms have three stages of development? Here's an overview of how thunderstorms form and some terms to know regarding severe thunderstorms.

Now That's Trending
04/28/2020

Now That's Trending

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
04/28/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures to May 18th, Announces Reopening Advisory Board

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration extended the essential services emergency order to May 18th and launched a Reopening Advisory Board that will produce a plan to the Governor by May 18th. The Administration also announced that the Department of Public Health’s Stay At Home Advisory remains in effect and gatherings of 10 or more people remain prohibited until May 18th.

Essential Services Order: Governor Charlie Baker’s emergency order requiring that all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public will be extended until May 18th. 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. This order also extends the existing ban on gatherings of more than 10 people until May 18th.

Stay at Home Advisory: Governor Charlie Baker announced that the Department of Public Health’s stay-at-home advisory will remain in effect. Residents are strongly urged to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel and other unnecessary person to person contact during this time period. Residents who are considered at high risk when exposed to COVID-19 should limit social interactions with other people as much as possible.

Executive Branch Employee Guidance: The Baker-Polito Administration today also extended the guidance issued to Executive Branch employees on protocol during the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure state government can continue to provide key services while protecting the health and safety of the public and the Executive Branch workforce. Under the guidance, all employees performing non-core functions who are able to work remotely should continue to do so until May 18th.

Reopening Advisory Board: Today, Governor Baker announced the formation of the Reopening Advisory Board, which will be Co-Chaired by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy. The Board brings public health officials together with leaders from the business community and municipal government from across the Commonwealth. This group is charged with advising the administration on strategies to reopen the economy in phases based on health and safety metrics. It will meet with key stakeholders and solicit input from a variety of constituencies over the next three weeks to develop a report by May 18th that will include DPH approved workplace safety standards, industry frameworks and customer protocols and guidelines, including enforcement mechanisms and coordination with municipal leaders. This report is due on the 18th, but the administration has made clear that public health data and guidance from health care experts will dictate the timeline of the re-opening process.

The 17-member Advisory Board is composed of three public health officials, including Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel, three municipal officials, and eleven leaders from the business community, including MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. Members of the Advisory Board bring a range of perspectives to the table, such as an understanding of workplaces and workforces and insights into key areas like financial markets, education, manufacturing and transportation.

Web version: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-extends-non-essential-business-closures-to-may-18th-announces

Residents can visit www.mass.gov/covid19 for the latest information, call 2-1-1 with questions, and subscribe to text-alerts by texting “COVIDMA” or “COVIDMAESP” (for Spanish alerts) to 888-777.

US National Weather Service Albany NY
04/28/2020

US National Weather Service Albany NY

Do you love weather and want to help with the protection of life and property in your community? #Skywarn weather spotter training program is for you. These free sessions are for eastern New York and western New England as our next session is scheduled for this Thursday, April 30th @ 7 PM. Registration is required to attend our webinar, please visit https://www.weather.gov/aly/skywarn

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QGCNF6 On behalf of the Open Space Committee I want to thank everyone from Dalton who ha...
04/27/2020
Dalton Open Space and Recreation Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QGCNF6
On behalf of the Open Space Committee I want to thank everyone from Dalton who has responded to our survey and we request that anyone who has not taken the survey do so. The survey can be taken by everyone in the household including older school aged children. Please consider helping us in this matter.

Also, please feel free to share this message in Social media.

Thank You

Dalton Open Space and Recreation Survey
THE TOWN NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The town of Dalton is updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan.
Your input and opinions will help to determine the future of recreation and open space in Dalton!
The plan will make Dalton eligible for state reimbursement grant programs
for the improvement of recreation areas within town and the protection of open space.

This survey is open to year-round residents, seasonal residents, and second homeowners.

All responses will be confidential. This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Here is the link for the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QGCNF6

A link to a printable version is available on the Town of Dalton, Dalton CRA and CBRSD websites: \

Dalton Open Space and Recreation Survey
Please fill out and return to: Town of Dalton • Attn: Open Space Committee • 462 Main Street • Dalton, MA 01226

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

US National Weather Service Albany NY
04/27/2020

US National Weather Service Albany NY

It's Severe Weather Awareness Week! Here are some important definitions to know regarding Severe Thunderstorms.

04/27/2020

The SBA will start accepting PPP applications from Lenders beginning Monday April 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

US National Weather Service Albany NY
04/26/2020

US National Weather Service Albany NY

Severe Weather Awareness Week begins today! We will share information about severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and flash floods all week, including important preparedness and safety info!

US National Weather Service Albany NY
04/25/2020

US National Weather Service Albany NY

Clouds this morning will gradually break up during the day. The increasing sunshine will help temperatures reach the 60s this afternoon, and as usual a bit cooler in higher elevations. We're back to cooler and wetter weather Sunday and Monday.

They have been  working hard to help communities! Dalton has received much needed supplies. Thanks to the National Guard...
04/24/2020

They have been working hard to help communities! Dalton has received much needed supplies. Thanks to the National Guard for their making the deliveries.

To date, MEMA & the Department of Public Health have supplied over 5.6 Million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals, first responders, nursing homes, state agencies, & others through a massive logistics effort & assistance from Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First & other agencies.
#COVID19MA

04/24/2020
US National Weather Service Albany NY

US National Weather Service Albany NY

Expect some showers through midday for areas near and south of I-90 while areas north will remain mainly dry. The sun should gradually come out this afternoon with temperatures warming into the upper 40s to mid 50s. #nywx #mawx #ctwx #vtwx

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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..