COVID-19 Alerts & Notifications

City of Fitchburg COVID-19 Information and Resources
  1. Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale, 4/1/2020 COVID-19 Update

    Good afternoon Fitchburg Residents, I would like to begin by thanking our residents and businesses. Read on...
  2. Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale, COVID-19 3/26/2020 Update

    Good evening Fitchburg Residents, I am pleased to report Fitchburg is now listed as a community that has Emergency Child Care Programing. Read on...
  3. Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale, 3/23/2020 COVID-19 Update

    Good afternoon Fitchburg Residents, It is hard to believe it is Spring, and we are receiving snowfall this afternoon into the evening. Please stay warm and safe. Read on...
  4. Gov. Baker Orders Non-Essential Businesses Cease In-Person Operations, Issues Stay at Home Advisory

    March 23 - Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all non-essential businesses and organizations to cease in-person operations as of 3/24/2020 at noon. The Governor has also issued a Stay at Home Advisory. Read on...
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  1. COVID-19 HOTLINE 1-844-968-3323

    NEW! Montachusett Public Health Network (MPHN)-COVID -19 HOTLINE for questions 1-844-968-3323 Read On...
  2. Municipal Building Closures Extended Thru May 4, 2020

    The City of Fitchburg will continue to work at essential staffing levels and will remain closed to the public, until May 4, 2020. I would like to emphasize that the City is still open to conduct business through telephone and email. Read On...
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Covid-19 Resources

Text COVIDMA to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The office of Attorney General Maura Healey lists a variety of resources for individuals, families, and small businesses, including consumer resources, information regarding student loans, and FAQs for employees and employers. 

Fitchburg Health Department Guidance, including updates on confirmed cases in Fitchburg.

City of Fitchburg Department Guides

Covid-19 Emergency Preparedness Resources

Health Department Operations

Community Development Business Assistance & E-Permitting guide

Department of Public Works Covid-19 Updates

Building Department Permitting Guidance

Child Care

Click Here: Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs
To slow the spread of coronavirus, Governor Baker issued an emergency order on March 18 temporarily closing all early childhood education programs across the State of Massachusetts. This will remain in effect until April 6, 2020 and may be extended as needed. All families should keep children out of group care settings to the greatest extent possible. Emergency Child Care Programs are for when all other non-group-care settings have been exhausted and families have no other options. Do not contact an emergency child care program unless you require emergency, back-up, drop-in care.

Fitchburg Locations:

Busy Bee Preschool Center

Children’s Aid and Family Service (Seven Hills)

Montachusett YMCA

Natalia Carmona
305 Pratt Rd., #1  
978-696-6034
n.carmona.f@gmail.com  

Fitchburg Public Schools

Find updates and resources on the Fitchburg Public Schools homepage.

MISCELLANEOUS Business Resources

ABCC Advisory Regarding Off-Premises Consumption

Recreation During Social Distancing

You can still stay active and get fresh air, even while gyms and other recreational spaces are closed.
Please understand that playground equipment is not to be used at this time, as it cannot be properly sanitized. 

Check out Fitchburg’s trails and parks for great places to walk, jog, and get fresh air. Please note that all playgrounds and dog parks have been closed for the safety of all. You can read the notice here.

Click here for different ways you and your family can enjoy physical activity from the comfort and safety of your home.

Registry of Motor Vehicles - Extension of Licenses and inspection stickers

The Massachusetts RMV has extended the deadline for some inspection stickers and some licenses that are set to expire. Click here for the RMV’s COVID-19 changes

Resources for Residents

Filing for Unemployment

MassHire COVID-19 Resources

MART
During this period from March 24-April 7, in conjunction with the Governor’s directive, MART will institute a free fare on all MART transit services to limit contact with the driver and the farebox surface. All passengers, except those needing the ramp deployed, will enter and exit the bus using the rear door. This policy is to help our drivers and passengers to stay safe and still provide these essential services to the public.

Maintaining Emotional Health & Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Meals on Wheels, through MOC, Inc. continues to operate in Fitchburg. Contact 978-345-8501 to register. 

United Way 211 Online or dial 2-1-1.

Unitil Resources

Scam and Phishing 

While during times of crisis, many people work together to make things better, there are those who would seek to take advantage of vulnerable people. 

Beware any email, social media post, or other source that claims to have a cure for COVID-19. 

Phishing scams are also common, and not just during times of crisis. The Federal Trade Commission has published an article about how to recognize and avoid phishing scams.

SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION DISASTER RELIEF GUIDES

Applicants may apply online and download applications to mail in forms at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela .

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.  Call early, waiting times can be upwards of one hour at peak times. 

Individuals who need language assistance, need to call in and reach a customer service specialist in English first - then you are able to ask for an interpreter in other languages who will get conferenced-in. Our resource partners may also have staff/volunteers that speak other languages.

Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

Completed applications should be mailed to:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Fort Worth, TX 76155

SBA Resource Business Guide / SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Announcement 
SBA Disaster Assistance Info Sheet / EIDL Asistencia de Desastre de la SBA

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

North Central MA Chamber of Commerce CARES Act Summary

US Chamber of Commerce Emergency Loan Small Business Guide and Checklist

Support for Nonprofit Organizations

The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts has developed a Critical Needs COVID-19 Fund to support nonprofit organizations. To apply for funding, donate to the fund, or for more information, please click here.

Testing information

Announcement: Drive-Up Testing at UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital
IMPORTANT: A doctor’s note is REQUIRED to be eligible for testing at this time.
Patients must call 978-466-2627 ahead of arrival to register. 

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Past Video Updates

March 27, 2020 Schools Update

March 23, 2020 Update

March 20, 2020 Updates

March 19, 2020 Updates

March 17, 2020 Updates

March 16, 2020 Updates

March 14, 2020 Updates