City of Quincy COVID-19 Information

A Message From Mayor Koch

 Notice to Residents:

Information pertaining to COVID-19 changes rapidly. 

The City of Quincy will update this page as new information becomes available. 


Current Numbers as of 10/19/20

New Cases Today: 11
Two Week Daily New Case Average: 6.4
One Week Daily New Case Average: 6.6
Active Cases: 68
Total: 1820
Recovered: 1558
Deaths: 135
Status
: Yellow

What You Need to Know: 

  • Beginning October 5, 2020, lower risk communities including Quincy can advance to Step II of Phase III of Governor Baker's re-opening plan. Lower risk communities are defined as cities and towns that have not been a “red” community in any of the last three weekly Department of Public Health (DPH) weekly reports.

    Effective October 5, a limited number of sectors will be eligible to reopen, with restrictions, in Step II of Phase III for lower risk communities only:
  • Indoor performance venues will be permitted to open with 50% capacity with a maximum of 250 people. 
  • ** Important Notice ** The City of Quincy is NOT permitting live indoor entertainment at this time.  To view a letter from Commissioner of Health Ruth Jones about this matter, please click here
  • Outdoor performance venue capacity will increase to 50% with a max of 250 people.
  • For arcades and indoor and outdoor recreation businesses, additional Step II activities like trampolines, obstacle courses, roller rinks and laser tag will also be permitted to open and capacity will increase to 50%. 
  • Fitting rooms will be permitted to open in all types of retail stores.  
  • Gyms, museums, libraries and driving and flight schools will also be permitted to increase their capacity to 50%.

Revised Gatherings Order:

  • The limit for indoor gatherings remains at a maximum of 25 people for all communities.
  • Outdoor gatherings at private residences and in private backyards will remain at a maximum of 50 people for all communities.
  • Outdoor gatherings at event venues and in public settings will have a limit of 50 people in Step I communities, and a limit of 100 people in lower risk, Step II communities.
  • For more information on reopening phases, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts
  • 9/23/2020 - Governor Charlie Baker announced that beginning Sept. 28, 2020 restaurants will be allowed to seat 10 people per table for indoor and outdoor areas. Bars remain closed but restaurants with bar seating may use that space for food service in accordance with proper social distancing guidelines.
  • The City of Quincy Board of License Commissioners has issued an advisory to establishments in Quincy with a valid on-premise alcoholic beverage license.  To view the advisory, please click here.  
  • Per the City of Quincy Health Department, fundraiser canning is suspended until further notice due to concern of contact exchange related to Covid-19. Contact Susan Kindregan, skindregan@quincyma.gov, with questions.
  • Re-opening guidelines for fall 2020 education https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-higher-education
  • For more information on restaurant guidelines, click here for the MA Restaurant Safety Standards and here for the MA Restaurant COVID-19 Checklist
  • For more information on lodgings guidelines, click here for the MA Lodging Safety Standards and here for the MA Lodging COVID-19 Checklist
  • 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. 
  • 5/1/2020 - Governor Charlie Baker announced today a requirement for all residents to wear a mask in public places when it is not possible to maintain proper social distancing. This applies to workers and customers of essential businesses like groceries and pharmacies.
  • 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 lmartin@quincyma.gov.  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
  • Although the state has lifted its emergency order that prohibited the use of reusable bags, City of Quincy Ordinance 2019-125 which prohibits the use of disposable retail shopping bags by retail establishments in Quincy will remain suspended through the end of the year.  
  • Any gathering should maintain “social distancing” meaning people stay further six feet away from each other at all times.

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.
  • There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this novel coronavirus infection.
  • 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.

Need More Information?

  • Ruth Jones
    Health Commissioner
    (617) 376-1272
    rjones@quincyma.gov
  • Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services
    (617) 376-1500