Official Press Releases and Updates

Updates, emergency orders, and guidance associated with the COVID-19 State of Emergency. PSA Videos at the bottom of this page.

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May 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm - Weekly Board of Health Update - Case Data (5/23)

May 22, 2020 - 1:00 pm - Phase 1: Re-opening Plans

May 15, 2020 - 5:00 pm - Weekly Board of Health Update - Case Data (5/15)

May 13, 2020 - 5:00 pm - Video: WayCAM Weekly Buzz with Town Clerk

May 8, 2020 - 5:00 pm - Weekly Board of Health Update - Case Data (5/8)

May 1, 2020 - 5:00 pm - Order: Wear Mask and Face Coverings in Public

April 30, 2020 - 4:00 pm - Stay-At-Home, Closures and Essential Services Order Extended to May 18

April 29, 2020 - 4:30 pm - Weekly Board of Health Update - Case Data (4/29)

April 21, 2020 - 11:30am - Weekly Board of Health Update: Case Data (4/21)

April 20, 2020 - 11:30 am - Wear Masks When Conducting Essential Business

April 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm - Temporary Leash Order for Dogs in Public

April 18, 2020 - 4:00 pm - Deadline: May 1 for Statutory, Circuit Breaker, and CPA Exemptions

April 17, 2020 - 9:00 am - Weekly Board of Health Update: Case Data (4/17)

April 11, 2020 - 1:00 pm - Proclamation Recognizing Health Care Workers and First Responders

April 10, 2020 - 4:00 pm - Weekly Board of Health Update: Case Data (4/10)

April 9, 2020 - 4:00 pm - Pharmacy Services - Delivery Update

April 6, 2020 - 5:15 pm - Weekly Board of Health Update

April 5, 2020 - Board of Health: COVID-19 Cases Data (4/3)

April 3, 2020 2:00 pm - Beaches closed: Town Beach and Dudley Pond.

April 2, 2020 2:00 pm - Notice to All Residents: 2020 Annual Town Meeting Postponed

April 2, 2020 2:00 pm - Moderator: Declaration of Recess and Continuance of Annual Town Meeting

April 1, 2020 1:45 pm -  Update on Governor’s Orders: Stay-At-Home, Closures and Essential Services

April 1, 2020 7:00 pm -  Safe Food Handling Guidelines for Groceries and Take-Out

March 27, 2020 3:00 pm - Summary of Town Support Services & Assistance for Residents

March 27, 2020 4:30 pm - Board of Health Weekly Update - Case Report (3/27)

March 27, 2020 4:30 pm - Urgent Care Facilities and Testing Sites for COVID-19

March 26, 2020 1:30 pm - Transfer Station Updates - Immediate Change 

March 26, 2020 11:30 am - Updated Guidance Regarding Landscaping Services

March 25, 2020 3:00 pm - Update on Liberty Pizza Re-Opened 

March 25, 2020 3:00 pm - Guidance Regarding Landscaping Services (reversed on March 26)

March 23, 2020 12:20 pm - List of Businesses and Essential Services, By Order of the Governor 

March 23, 2020 12:15 pm - Governor: Close all Non-Essential Businesses & Limit Gatherings to 10

March 23, 2020 11:45 am -  Essential Services in the Town of Wayland

March 23, 2020 10:45 am - Update: Wayland Business Closures - CVS Reopened (Updated March 25)

March 21, 2020 7:30 pm - 150 Main Street CVS Temporary Closure (Updated on March 23)

March 20, 2020 3:00 pm - Health Department Guidance To All Food Establishments

March 19, 2020 3:00 pm - Liberty Pizza and Starbucks Closings (Updated March 25)

March 18, 2020 9:00 am - Annual Town Meeting and Town Election Postponed

March 17, 2020 11:45 am - Board of Selectmen Thank Staff, Volunteers and the Wayland Community

March 17, 2020 11:00 am - Board of Selectmen Declare a Local State of Emergency

March 17, 2020 11:00 am - Eversource Community Message - Scam Alert

March 16, 2020 5:15 pm - Town Building Closure, Reduced Services and Hotlines

March 16, 2020 5:15 pm - Essential Services Available at Town Building and Contact Information

March 16, 2020 3:00 pm - Guidance for Outdoors, Parks, Fields and Playgrounds - Social Distancing

March 16, 2020 10:00 am - Gatherings of 25 people or more are prohibited

March 16, 2020 10:00 am - Businesses: On-Premises Consumption of Food & Beverage Prohibited

March 15, 2020 1:45 pm - Public Library Closed until further notice

March 14, 2020 4:00 pm - Guidance to Parents During School Closure: Do your part

March 13, 2020 - Governor Baker: Suspends certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law

March 12, 2020 - Press Release: School Closings and Town Matters

March 12, 2020 - Press Release: From Board of Health Regarding School Closings

March 12, 2020 - Who is at High Risk / Getting Ready Now - CDC.gov

March 11, 2020 - Boards, Commissions, & Committees Regarding cancel meetings

March 11, 2020 - Update to All Town Employees

March 11, 2020 - Press Release:Town of Wayland Presumptive Positive Cases (3/11)

March 11, 2020 - MDPH  Guidance for Persons in Quarantine due to COVID-19

March 10, 2020 - Health Department: Links to Documents & Guidance for Coronavirus

March 7, 2020 - Health Department: Press Release: Importance of Self-Quarantine

March 5, 2020 - MDPH: Second Presumptive Positive Case (3/6)

March 4, 2020 - Health Department: CDC issues Level 3 Travel Warning

March 4, 2020 - MDPH Guidance to Local BOH on Travel

February 28, 2020 - Press Release from Health Department re: COVID-19