May 24th-COVID-19-Update

POSTED ON: MAY 24, 2020 - 5:56PM
TURNER FREE LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICKUP: Turner Free Library patrons can begin placing holds on items starting TUESDAY, May 26th.   You can start to pick-up items starting May 28th!   Call for more info:  781-961-0932 &

All procedures have been carefully evaluated and the library has worked with the Randolph Public Health Department to ensure the safety of staff and residents. Patrons must wait in their car in the parking lot (or along the sidewalk at a distance) until a space at the walk-up counter opens up.
Patrons must wear a face covering and follow all instructions & posted signage indicating physical distancing.

Thank you for your patience as we slowly and safely re-open Randolph collections to our wonderful community! We will also be offering remote printing for emergency documents at the front door (i.e. you can send a document from your device outside to our printer inside)- instructions will be posted at the door! Returned items are still being accepted via our book drop box only. Returned items are being quarantined and we will not accept them at the pickup windows.
ACTIVE COVID-19 CASE UPDATE:  As of May 24, 2020, MDPH has reported 92,675 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Massachusetts up from 91,662 confirmed cases yesterday. There are 7,812 confirmed cases in Norfolk County up from 7,759 cases.  New Cases Today: 4. Total Active Cases: 409. Total Recovered: 381. Total Deaths: 42.

BID-MILTON & TOWN OF RANDOLPH COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITE:  The testing site, located at 32 South Main Street (across from the Town Hall) in Randolph, is open for town residents on weekdays by appointment only, starting Monday, May 18.  The drive-in testing location will be open Monday through Friday from 10 am until 4 pm and welcomes all Randolph residents, regardless of health insurance or immigration status.

Town of Randolph residents are encouraged to contact the testing site if they have one of more of the following symptoms: a fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, chills, body aches, diarrhea, abdominal pain and/or loss of smell or taste.

Patients with the symptoms listed above should call (781) 607-4355 to make an appointment.

Services will be available in English, Haitian Creole and Vietnamese. Patients arriving by car who have an appointment must stay in their car. If they do not have a mask or face covering, a mask will be provided to wear for the full duration of the test.


On May 18:  Essential business • Manufacturing • Construction and Houses of Worship
Guidelines for Manufacturing & Construction

On May 18:  Guidelines for Houses of Worship

On May 25:  Lab space • Office space • Limited Personal Services – Hair – Pet grooming – Car washes • Retail – Remote fulfillment – Curbside pick-up

On May 25: Recreation and outdoor can open with guidelines: • Beaches • Parks • Drive-in theaters • Some athletic fields and courts • Many outdoor adventure activities • Most fishing, hunting, and boating • Outdoor gardens, zoos, reserves and public installations

Each phase will last a minimum of three weeks and could last longer before moving to the next phase

To View The Plan, click here:

Reopening Massachusetts - guidelines, protocols and best practices:

FACE COVERING OR MASK MUST BE WORN IN STORES: Governor Baker has made face coverings required state-wide.  Any person entering any business in Randolph, such as a grocery store, pharmacy, take-out food, hardware store and the like must wear a cloth face covering, such as a fabric mask, scarf or bandana, over their nose and mouth. Please save medical masks for health care use and first responders.

If you cough or sneeze, the mask can catch those respiratory droplets so they don't land on other people or surfaces. "So it's not going to protect you, but it is going to protect your neighbor," says Dr. Daniel Griffin at Columbia University, an expert on infectious diseases. "If your neighbor is wearing a mask and the same thing happens, they're going to protect you."

TURNER FREE LIBRARY:  Don't forget during these difficult times it is important to remain connected to educational, recreational, and informational resources. To get your free digital library card or check out the vast resources available to any Randolph resident, please visit