May 8th-COVID-19-Update

POSTED ON: MAY 8, 2020 - 6:03PM

WATER MAIN FLUSHING TONIGHT & TOMORROW:   The DPW will be flushing many of the main water transmission lines overnight tonight and Saturday night after 9pm.  If you experience discolored water, please run cold water in your bathtub until the water becomes clear.  Thank You.

ACTIVE COVID-19 CASE UPDATE:  As of May 8, 2020, MDPH has reported 75,333 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Massachusetts up from 73,721 confirmed cases yesterday. There are 6,801 confirmed cases in Norfolk County up from 6,729 cases. New Cases Today: 15, Total Active Cases: 468. Total Recovered: 186. Total Deaths: 29.

CURBSIDE YARD WASTE Curbside Yard Waste will occur on Saturday, May 9th, and May 23rd (2020). Yard waste is leaves, grass clippings, small branches / brush less than 1 inch diameter and 3 feet long. Yard waste and small branches can be placed in paper bags, (not plastic) or loose in barrels or cardboard boxes.  PLEASE HAVE YOUR BAGS OUT ON FRIDAY NIGHT.  Thank You!

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