On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Governor Charles Baker extended the closure of non-essential business and government operations and the Stay at Home Advisory to May 4, 2020.
Pembroke Police Department and Pembroke Fire Department have a very important request for all residents who call in for any services:
PLEASE volunteer to first responders whether your are self-quarantining or experiencing flu like systems. This will help them prepare appropriately to assist you quickly, efficiently and safely!
The Pembroke Health Department reports no new COVID-19 positve cases in the Town of Pembroke in the last 48 hours. The eight existing cases are following the protocols for self-quarantining and are in contact with the town's public health staff for monitoring under the protocol.
|Date||New Cases||Recovering Cases||Total Number of Cases|
|March 16, 2020||2||0||2|
|March 26, 2020||2||2||4|
|March 28, 2020||2||4|
|March 30, 2020||2||6||8|
|April 1, 2020||0||8||8|
The only way to be tested for COVID-19 is through your Primary Care Physician or via Telehealth.
Call your Primary Care Physician if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and follow their guidance. PCP you can also communicate with Telehealth by dialing 211. Contact Pembroke EMS by dialing 911 if you are experiencing respiratory issues, prolonged fever or in the event of any other medical condition related to COVID-19 or any other medical emergency.
Pembroke Emergency Management Representatives host a Pembroke EMS COVID-19 Forum on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am. This includes important updates and is an oportunity for all residents to view and ask questions. Please plan to tune in to the live feed Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am on Comcast channel 15 or online at www.pactv.org/live. Any question that you have can be emailed to email@example.com.
DONATIONS NEEDED - PEMBROKE EMS NEEDS PPEs
Pembroke’s first responders, particularly Pembroke Fire Department EMTs and Paramedics need your help. Seeking:
Sanitizers, cleaning materials, lysol, wipes - NEW
- Disposable medical gowns or Tyvek suits in sizes XL or 2XL
- Protective eyewear: safety glasses or goggles, or medical face shields
- Respiratory Masks: N95 or N100 masks
Town Buildings and Non-Essential Government Offices are Closed
Town facilities will be closed to the public. Any residents with questions or needs will to call or email the department head in each department. Department Heads will designate one person to check telephone messages and return phone calls during normal business hours. Department Heads with remote access will be able to check emails and answer residential inquiries.All emails and telephone messages will be returned.
The list of contacts is below:
SERVICE DEPARTMENT PHONE (781) EMAIL
Thank you for your patience during this difficult and unprecedented time. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Town Manager’s office and you will receive an immediate call back, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be directed to the Town Manager or anyone else of your choosing. For urgent matters, please dial 781-293-3844 to be directed appropriately.
If your question or need concerns a Health Department issue or Emergency Management concern, please call 781-709-1409 and leave a message or email email@example.com for an immediate response.
Stay well, stay home and take good care of yourselves. Thank you!
On March 23, 2020 Governor Charles Baker issued an emergency order ordering nonessential businesses and organizations to close their physical workspaces and facilities to customers, workers and the public
Also on March 23, 2020 Governor Baker has issued a Stay At Home "Limitation on Gatherings" Order, revising his Order of March 10.
On March 17, 2020 the Town of Pembroke issued a Local Declaration of Emergency Related to Health Concerns Surrounding COVID-19
On March 10, 2020 Governor Charles Baker issued a State Declaration of Emergency
- Pembroke Schools are closed to the public.
- Pembroke Library is closed to the public; programs are cancelled.
- Pembroke Senior Center is closed to the public; Meals on Wheels deliveries and Outreach work continues. Any questions can be directed to the Center at 781-294-8220 or to 508-989-4537 after hours.
- Pembroke Recreation Department is closed to the public.
- Pembroke playgrounds and public gathering areas are closed to the public.
- Pembroke Recycling Center is closed.
- Town Hall is closed to the public. Call the Town Clerk for absentee ballot requests at 781-709-1403.
- Pembroke non-essential board and committee meetings have been cancelled - essential meetings will be hosted in a remote participation friendly, virtual format for board members and residents alike but will not be physically open to the public.
- Pembroke restaurants have closed their dining areas - no food or liquor sales for service on premises, take out and delivery services only are often available. Call the business with questions.
- Pembroke personal services businesses such as tanning salons, fitness centers, personal care/massage/hair/nail/tanning salons are closed.
- Pembroke day care centers are closed.
Governor Baker and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have a fifteen page list available at this link. Effective at noon on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to close. The categories listed with a brief summary of services in Pembroke that are deemed essential and could remain open is listed below. When in doubt, call the local business for the final word on their status.
- Health Care Workers, Public Health Workers, Human Services Workers and all Related Support Fields
- Physicians, medical centers, hospitals, psychologists, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, PT/OT therapists, residential centers,mortuaries, behavioral health providers, medical equipment manufacturers, suppliers and more
- Law Enforcement Workers, Public Safety Workers, First Responders and all Related Support Fields
- Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMTs, Corrections Officers, 911 Call Centers, HAZMAT responders
- Food and Agricultural Workers and all Related Support Fields
- Grocery stores, pharmacies, farmers markets, food and beverage stores including liquor stores, restaurant carry out and delivery only, food packers, meat processing, livestock/poultry facilties, pet and animal feed facilties, fisheries, crop and other agricultural inputs, Veterinary Health, animal medical, feed and bedding manufacturing
- Energy Workers, Electrical, Petroleum, Natural and Propane Gas Workers and all Related Support Fields
- Electricity maintenance, generation, transmission and distribution; petroleum storage, pipeline, transport and retail centers (gas stations, truck stop); natural/propane gas transmission, distribution, transport
- Water Workers and Wastewater Workers and all Related Support Fields
- Employees needed to operate public and private drinking water & wastewater infrastructures
- Transportation and Logisitics Workers and all Related Support Fields
- Mass transit and passenger bus and railway workers, rental car companies, maritime transportation workers, truck drivers, automotive repair facilities, postal workers, movers and storage workers, equipment repair, air transportation employees
- Public Works Workers and all Related Support Workers
- Dam, lock and levee operations, maintenance of roads, bridges, water mains, fleet maintenance, solid waste collection and removal, plumbers, electricians, exterminators, foresters and wildlife management resources
- Communications and Information Technology Workers and all Related Support Fields
- Technicians, operators, call-centers, wireline and wireless providers, cable service providers, satellite operations, radio/television/media service personnel, repair and maintenance operations, data centers, system adminsitrators, HVAC and electrical engineers, IT managers, software/hardware/database engineers and administrators
- Community Based Essential Functions and Government Operations
- Local and state inspectors, election personnel, employees who support Mission Essential Functions or Continuity of Operations Plans, legal and accounting services, payroll and employee benefits services, commercial retail stores including convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair, hardware and home improvement and home appliance retailers, laundry, banking and lending services, including ATMs
- Critical Manufacturing Workers and all Related Support Fields
Waiver of One Week Waiting Period for Unemployment Benefits (S.2599)
Pembroke Health Department has been alerted overnight (March 16) that two residents of the town have tested positive for COVID-19. The first case is that of a resident that encountered another individual that was infected with the virus.
All business open to the public of 5,000 square foot or less must maintain 10 or fewer persons within the establishment while maintaining social distancing (6 feet or more). All surfaces must be cleaned and sanitized regularly. Larger “box” stores may have more persons but are still encouraged to maintain distancing.