COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Gardner

Please check this page regularly. It is updated on an ongoing basis. Last updated 04/07/2020 -7:40 am

City Announcements

  • The Gardner Skate Park is closed.  Please refrain from entering the park.  As a reminder, all of the Playground Equipment throughout the City is closed to the public, however, the walking paths remain open.  Please practice social distancing when visiting these facilities.
  • Gardner Public Schools will continue providing free meals for students at Gardner High School and Waterford Street School Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The district will also be providing bus stop meals Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
  • A listing of Small Business Resources has been compiled by the Economic Development Coordinator and can be found on this page.
  • The Montachusett Public Health Network announces a COVID-19 Hotline at 1-844-968-3323 for questions related to COVID-19.
  • Video Update from Acting Mayor Walsh featuring Police Chief Richard Braks and Paul Topolski, Director of Emergency Management.
  • The Transfer Station will be closed to public April 1st to April 15th.
  • The City Special Election has been postponed.
  • Video Update from Acting Mayor Walsh featuring Winfield S. Brown- President and CEO of Heywood Hospital and Jonathan Zlotnik - Second Worcester District Representative. 
  • Video Update from Acting Mayor Walsh, Dr. Michele Parker, and Health Director Lauren Saunders.
  • City of Gardner issues a Declaration of Emergency
  • MART Announces Services Changes  Please check their website for the most up to date information.
  • Food service for ALL Gardner Public School students is up and running Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These meals are FREE for all students regardless of lunch status.

State Announcements/Documents

What is the City Doing?

The Gardner Department of Public Health (GDPH) is paying close attention to the situation in Massachusetts, the country, and around the world. GDPH is closely collaborating,  planning, and coordinating with the City and the Gardner Public Schools.

Staff are participating in conference calls with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Massachusetts Department of Public Heath (MDPH), and receiving regular updates from both agencies. GDPH is also sharing state and federal guidance, as it becomes available, with Gardner first responders, school officials, and other groups.

Contact Us

We’ve closed Municipal buildings to the public for the protection of both residents and employees.  At this time, City of Gardner employees associated with these buildings will continue to report to work and departments will remain open.  The City intends to maintain essential functions and services to the fullest extent possible.   The public will be able to contact all departments by phone and email. 

Pay Bills

Bills can be paid online, via mail, or put in the drop box located outside the main entrance of City Hall.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Online payment is not available if the bill is past due. Past due balances must be paid by check or money order and mailed in or put into the drop box.