COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Gardner

City Hall, the DPW and the Animal Shelter are now open to the public.

  1. Recent City Announcements
  2. Past City Announcements
  • Phase 3 Step 1 begins on July 6.  Businesses include fitness centers, museums, movie theaters, performance venues, and casinos.  More information can be found on the Reopening Massachusetts website.
  • Greenwood Pool and Spray Park opened on July 1.
  • Phase 2 Step 2 began Monday June 22nd.
  • The Fire Department will resume inspectional services on June 23rd.  Please review the COVID-19 Policy for the FD.
  • As of June 8 - Step 1 of Phase 2 begins.  As part of this step, the City playgrounds have reopened. There is no date for Step 2 of Phase 2 as of yet.  For more information, please visit ouReopening Mass webpage.
  • Public COVID Testing @ Gardner Community Health Center. No Appointment needed. Monday-Friday 9-12 & 1-4 pm.  Please bring photo ID and your insurance card.
  • The Levi Heywood Memorial Library will reopen on Monday, June 1st for curbside pick-up of materials by appointment only. Please call the Library at 978 632-5298 or check the Library website for details.
  • The City of Gardner Department of Community Development and Planning through their Community Development Block Grant Program is working to develop a Microenterprise, Small Business Covid-19 Relief Assistance Grant Program in an effort to assist eligible businesses with relief funding as part of this program. Your participation in our Gardner Small Business Owners Survey will help to assess our business community need and potential business eligibility for this program.

Massachusetts Information and Updates

  • Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Initiatives to stop spread of COVID-19. Step 2 of Phase 3 of the Reopening process has been postponed indefinitely.  Effective August 11, the maximum outdoor gathering is reduced from 100 to 50, for both public and private gatherings.
  • Massachusetts Travel Order takes effect on August 1, 2020.  All visitors and Massachusetts residents returning home, including students returning to campuses for the fall semester, must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel Form” and quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from a COVID-19 lower risk state or they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered no more than 72 hours prior to arriving in Massachusetts, or they are included in one of the other, limited exemptions.

    Traveler exemptions include people coming from a lower-risk state, people passing through the state, people commuting across state lines for work, people traveling to Massachusetts for medical treatment, people complying with military orders, or people traveling to work in federally designated critical infrastructure sectors (essential services).
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  • Baker-Polito Administration’s Announcement of $20 Million in Rental and Mortgage Assistance for Households Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic. The program is administered locally by the Central Mass Housing Alliance or RCAP Solutions in Worcester.
  • Reopening Massachusetts - The Baker-Polito Administration’s comprehensive plan to safely reopen the Massachusetts economy, get people back to work, and ease social restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.
  • Effective Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Governor Baker issued an Order requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. mask Opens in new window
  • Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative 
    • Phone calls will use the prefix 833 and 857 and your phone will say the call is from “MA COVID Team.”
    • Your information is strictly confidential and will be treated as the private medical record it is.  Community Tracing
  • Governor’s Office Press ReleasesmaCovid Opens in new window