City of Quincy COVID-19 Information

Mayor Koch COVID-19 Update

 Notice to Residents:

Information pertaining to COVID-19 changes rapidly. 

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


Latest Numbers

Quincy Cases: 1213 (869 Recovered and 119 Deaths)
Including presumptive and confirmed cases as of 06/01/20

Massachusetts Cases: 100,805
Including presumptive and confirmed cases as of 06/01/20

What You Need to Know: 

  • Governor Charlie Baker announced that as early as June 8, restaurants can open with outdoor seating. Beginning early next week, a simple and streamlined process for expanding outdoor dining will be available here. Restaurants looking to expand existing patios, create temporary new patios or use public sidewalks for outdoor dining can contact the City of Quincy Licensing Board Administrator Sue Kindregan at 617 376-1134 or email skindregan@quincyma.gov
  • Indoor seating will be allowed later in the state's phase 2 re-opening plan which will be potentially by the middle of June. Openings will be contingent on public health data. This information will be available the week of 6/1/2020. As part of the Governor's announcement for indoor dining, guidelines include tables six feet apart, no bar service, maximum of parties of 6 and series of hygiene and health precautions.
  • For more information on lodgings guidelines, click here for the MA Lodging Safety Standards and here for the MA Lodging COVID-19 Checklist
  • For more information on restaurant guidelines, click here for the MA Restaurant Safety Standards and here for the MA Restaurant COVID-19 Checklist
  • On May 18 Governor Baker released the state’s reopening plan. Details can be found here.  Quincy business owners are advised to contact Maureen Geary in the office of Planning and Community Development at 617-376-1266 or mgeary@quincyma.gov.
  • 5/13/2020 Mayor Koch announced that the City of Quincy plans to re-open tennis basketball courts beginning May 18th in compliance with social distancing guidelines. Recreation Dept. staff will be hired to manage use.  To view the press release, please click here
  • 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 Memorial Day Parade and Flag Day Parade and Celebration, including fireworks, have been cancelled.  The City plans to commemorate both days in some way with details to follow.
  • 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
  • A declaration of public health emergency has been issued today (April 17, 2020) by City of Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch and Commissioner of Public Health Ruth Jones requiring all members of the public and employees of essential businesses to wear face-coverings in situations where social distancing is not possible. Details of the order requirements are available on the attached release found here.
  • "Grab & Go" student meals - In addition to pick up locations at North Quincy High School, Quincy High, Snug Harbor and Lincoln-Hancock, students can now pick up “Grab and Go” meals at Clifford Marshall, Atherton Hough, Parker and Montclair schools. Meals will be available from 11 AM to noon. Additional details are available on QPS website.  To visit the site, 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
  • Applications are now available for housing assistance programs sponsored by the City, one for hospitality workers being coordinated by the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and one for all other workers coordinated by the Quincy Community Action Programs.  The programs are being funded by an emergency appropriation from the City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund at the request of Mayor Koch.  Contact the Quincy Chamber of Commerce at  www.quincyhospitalitysupportfund.com, 617-471-1700 or info@thequincychamber.com for an application and details of the hospitality workers program.  Contact Quincy Community Actions Program at www.qcap.org, 617-657-5377, or QuincyCovidRent@qcap.org for an application and details of that program. 
  • A temporary emergency order has been issued that prohibits the use of reusable bags until further notice. Retailers will provide bags free of charge during this time. 
  • City offices are closed to the public. The City will still operate and offices will still be staffed, but residents will be required to conduct business via telephone, the Internet or through the mail. No emergency services will be impacted. For a full list of department phone numbers and contact information, please click here.
  • All restaurants and bars in Quincy are not allowed to serve food or beverages on site.
  • Any gathering should maintain “social distancing” meaning people stay further six feet away from each other at all times.
  • All public facilities will continue to undergo aggressive environmental cleaning on a daily basis. 

Best Practices

  • As of 4/17/2020, a declaration of public health emergency is requiring all members of the public and employees of essential businesses to wear face-coverings in situations where social distancing is not possible. 
  • 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
  • City of Quincy COVID-19 Informational Hotline
    (617) 376-1288
  • Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services
    (617) 376-1500