4/27/21 - Beginning April 30, 2021, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will relax face covering requirements for outdoor settings. Face coverings will be required when social distancing is not possible. Face coverings will continue to be required indoors.
Beginning May 10, 2021, the Governor announced that the Commonwealth of MA will enter into Phase 4 Step 2 of the state's reopening plan. Large venues like Fenway Park, TD Garden and Gillette Stadium will re-open at 25% capacity. Amusement parks, theme parks & water parks will be permitted to hold 50% capacity. Beginning May 29, 2021, indoor gatherings will increase to 200 people. Outdoor gatherings will increase to 250 people. For more details, visit https://www.mass.gov.
3/17/21 - Governor Baker today announced the dates that all remaining residents and certain worker groups will be eligible for a vaccine. All residents can preregister to book an appointment at a mass vaccination site at https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine. Appointments will be offered based on eligibility and available appointments nearby. It is expected that more sites will come online as part of the preregistration process in April.
Timeline for remaining groups:
- March 22nd: Residents 60+ and certain workers
- April 5th: Residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition
- April 19th: General public ages 16 years of age and older
2/25/21 - Governor Charlie Baker announced that beginning March 1, 2021, the state of Massachusetts will move into Phase 3, Step 2 of the re-opening plan. Indoor recreational and indoor performance venues will be allowed to reopen. Capacity limits across all sectors will increase to 50%. Massachusetts will then move to Phase 4, Step1 of the re-opening plan effective March 22nd as long as the covid data continue to move in a positive way. for more information, visit mass.gov.
2/17/21 - Starting February 18, residents of Quincy over the age of 65 or people with 2 existing conditions can register for an available vaccine appointment via a state sponsored mass vaccination clinic or through a limited number of appointments at a clinic Manet Community Health Center is operating in partnership with Mayor Koch and City of Quincy. Please click here for more information and registration. For those who need assistance using the web portal, the City is providing a registration and assistance call center at 617-376-1470. The call center will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Residents can call 617-376-1298 for Chinese language assistance.
2/11/2021 - Vaccineappointments for the vaccine clinic located at 180 Old Colony Ave. in Quincy are required. Sorry, no walk-ins will be accepted. Please note that this is not a mass vaccination site and Manet Community Health/City of Quincy do not have the doses to accommodate companions/caregivers of seniors at this time. Click here for information about making an appointment at a Mass Vaccination site.
1/27/21 - The City of Quincy will be expanding our vaccination partnership with Manet Community Health Center when Phase 2 of the state’s vaccine rollout begins on February 1. The clinic will be housed at 180 Old Colony Avenue, an office and classroom building that is the future home of the DeCristofaro Learning Center. The City and Manet anticipates opening registration for the clinic for residents over the age of 75 early next week, including the ability to register over the phone rather than via web portal only. We’ll be sharing the appropriate phone numbers and Internet address in the coming days. Residents are also encouraged to check with their primary care providers, as additional vaccination opportunities will continue to expand in the coming weeks. Scheduling will be dictated by available supply from the state.
1/21/2021 - Governor Charlie Baker announced today that effective January 25, 2021 at 5:00 a.m., businesses will now be able to stay open past 9:30 p.m. and stay-at-home orders will be lifted. Phase 3 step 2 businesses will remain closed. The 25% capacity limit will remain in place for at least another 2 weeks. For more information, visit mass.gov.
1/20/21 - The City has established a vaccine hotline to provide updated information on vaccine availability and phasing plans. Please call 617-376-1288. The message will be updated whenever details are made available. We are currently in Phase 1 of the Commonwealth’s vaccine distribution program. Eligible constituents in this group include first responders, front-line health care workers, residents of assisted living facilities and residents of congregant care homes. Please visit www.mass.gov for vaccine clinic information. The City of Quincy expects further details on Phase 2 distribution in the near future.
5/11/2020 The City Of Quincy, in collaboration with the Thomas Crane Public Library, QATV & Quincy400, have created the Quincy Covid Memories Project, inviting the community to share photos, stories, art, remembrances, video & audio file and poetry that represent what is most meaningful and relevant during this extraordinary time in our history. Visit quincyculturalmemory.com to upload your submissions and to find out more.
The City of Quincy, in collaboration with Bay State Community Services is proud to offer a new recovery coach initiative to residents experiencing substance use disorder as well as their friends and family. Support will include one on one peer support, treatment referrals to the appropriate level of care, medication assisted treatment referrals, medical care referrals, linkage to housing support and other resources and connection to virtual 12 step meetings and other recovery support groups. Access will be available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. To connect, please call 1-617-376-3766 or contact Laura Martin, City of Quincy’s Substance Use Prevention Coordinator, at email@example.com. To view the entire release, please click here.
For small business questions, please contact the City of Quincy's Planning Department at (617) 376-1266 for assistance.
Mayor Thomas P. Koch announced the creation of The Quincy Relief Fund to coordinate charitable fund-raising efforts aimed at helping people and organizations hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Donations can be made to quincyrelieffund.com. Checks made out to The Quincy Foundation with "Quincy Relief Fund" in the memo line can be mailed to the Quincy Foundation, c/o Colonial Federal Savings Bank, 15 Beach Street, Quincy, MA 02170. For more information, please visit quincyrelieffund.com.
COVID 19 Best Practices
Residents in potentially vulnerable populations, such as seniors and those with underlying medical conditions, are advised to stay home.
Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses such as Coronavirus:
Avoid large gatherings.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Cover your coughs and sneezes.
Stay home if you are sick. If you are ill call your healthcare provider for instructions before going to a clinic, office or emergency room.
Don't flush Disinfecting Wipes, Paper Towel or Flushable Wipes down your toilet. They can clog sewer lines and cause plumbing issues in your home.
COVID 19 Information
Quincy Health Department
Covid 19 Vaccination Hotline (617) 376-1288
Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services (617) 376-1500