MRPC COVID-19 Update Information

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COVID Virus

MRPC Update Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – Morning

MRPC employees are fulfilling contractual obligations to all of our local, state and federal clients to the best of our ability given the current State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 issue.
 
All employees are available via email and voicemail (see https://www.mrpc.org/about-the-mrpc/pages/staff-directory).
The MRPC’s office is closed to the public. Some employees are working inside of the office while others are working remotely.
 
Employees providing staff support to MRPC Commissioners, boards and committees will communicate with members of all entities prior to holding any meetings. We will use freeconference.com to host meetings; meeting attendees will also be allowed to use their respective phones to call-in to meetings. Tele/videoconference information will be emailed to all parties and information will also be provided on the MRPC website in compliance with the Governor’s directive regarding open meetings in the wake of the State of Emergency (see the order here at https://www.mass.gov/doc/open-meeting-law-order-march-12-2020/download).
 

MRPC Update Monday, March 16, 2020

MRPC COVID-19 Implementation Plan

MRPC will comply with the Governor’s directives concerning limiting interaction with clients and the general public. MRPC employees will not be attending public meetings during the State of Emergency. They are allowed to use the phone or an appropriate tele/videoconferencing online service to participate remotely in local and other meetings upon request of our communities and clients.

MRPC will hold its public meetings in order to address critically-important matters. All meetings will be accessible via remote participation means (i.e. tele/videoconferencing).

In advance of future meetings, MRPC staff will issue phone meeting call-in instructions via email to members of the following boards and committees: Commission and its Executive Committee; Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); Joint Transportation Committee (JTC); Brownfields Working Group; Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee; and, MRPC’s affiliate, the Montachusett Enterprise Center, Inc. (MEC).

The above directives will remain in full force and effect throughout the State of Emergency. Any future changes to these directives will be issued by the Management Team and be posted on this website and via email where appropriate and feasible. However, our clients and the general public should be aware that the office may be closed if it is deemed in the best interest of public safety to do so. In that event, MRPC employees will be accessible via email as they are now.

Informational Links
 
Information published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Governor Baker, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Department of Public Health (DPH) concerning the COVID-19 issue can be found here.
 
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Governor Charles Baker of Massachusetts
For general information:
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About COVID-19
 
Cases, quarantine and monitoring
 
State of Emergency
 
Guidance and directives
 
Prevention and treatment
 
Preparation in Massachusetts
 
Travel information
 
Frequently asked questions
 
Printable fact sheets
 
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
 
COVID-19 Cases by Community
Track COVID-19 cases by community and county in Massachusetts, New England and the world here at this MEMA COVID-19 dashboard.
 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
 

Town of Harvard Economic Development Homepage 

Town of Harvard Economic Coronavirus Economic Assistance