COVID-19 Alerts & Notifications
Good evening Fitchburg Residents, I am pleased to report Fitchburg is now listed as a community that has Emergency Child Care Programing. Read on...
Good afternoon Fitchburg Residents, It is hard to believe it is Spring, and we are receiving snowfall this afternoon into the evening. Please stay warm and safe. Read on...
March 23 - Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all non-essential businesses and organizations to cease in-person operations as of 3/24/2020 at noon. The Governor has also issued a Stay at Home Advisory. Read on...
Good afternoon Fitchburg residents, I hope you all are having a healthy weekend. Read on...
Given the evolving data regarding COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our employees and residents, all Fitchburg municipal buildings will be closed to the public from Tuesday, March 17 to Monday, April 6, 2020. Read On...
Text COVIDMA to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The office of Attorney General Maura Healey lists a variety of resources for individuals, families, and small businesses, including consumer resources, information regarding student loans, and FAQs for employees and employers.
City of Fitchburg Department Guides
Click Here: Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs
To slow the spread of coronavirus, Governor Baker issued an emergency order on March 18 temporarily closing all early childhood education programs across the State of Massachusetts. This will remain in effect until April 6, 2020 and may be extended as needed. All families should keep children out of group care settings to the greatest extent possible. Emergency Child Care Programs are for when all other non-group-care settings have been exhausted and families have no other options. Do not contact an emergency child care program unless you require emergency, back-up, drop-in care.
Fitchburg Public Schools
Recreation During Social Distancing
You can still stay active and get fresh air, even while gyms and other recreational spaces are closed.
Please understand that playground equipment is not to be used at this time, as it cannot be properly sanitized.
Check out Fitchburg’s trails and parks for great places to walk, jog, and get fresh air. Please note that all playgrounds and dog parks have been closed for the safety of all. You can read the notice here.
Registry of Motor Vehicles - Extension of Licenses and inspection stickers
The Massachusetts RMV has extended the deadline for some inspection stickers and some licenses that are set to expire. Click here for the RMV’s COVID-19 changes.
Resources for Residents
During this period from March 24-April 7, in conjunction with the Governor’s directive, MART will institute a free fare on all MART transit services to limit contact with the driver and the farebox surface. All passengers, except those needing the ramp deployed, will enter and exit the bus using the rear door. This policy is to help our drivers and passengers to stay safe and still provide these essential services to the public.
Meals on Wheels, through MOC, Inc. continues to operate in Fitchburg. Contact 978-345-8501 to register.
United Way 211 Online or dial 2-1-1.
Scam and Phishing
While during times of crisis, many people work together to make things better, there are those who would seek to take advantage of vulnerable people.
Beware any email, social media post, or other source that claims to have a cure for COVID-19.
Phishing scams are also common, and not just during times of crisis. The Federal Trade Commission has published an article about how to recognize and avoid phishing scams.
SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION DISASTER RELIEF GUIDES
Applicants may apply online and download applications to mail in forms at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/
Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@
Individuals who need language assistance, need to call in and reach a customer service specialist in English first - then you are able to ask for an interpreter in other languages who will get conferenced-in. Our resource partners may also have staff/volunteers that speak other languages.
Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
Completed applications should be mailed to:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Fort Worth, TX 76155
Support for Nonprofit Organizations
The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts has developed a Critical Needs COVID-19 Fund to support nonprofit organizations. To apply for funding, donate to the fund, or for more information, please click here.
Announcement: Drive-Up Testing at UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital
IMPORTANT: A doctor’s note is REQUIRED to be eligible for testing at this time.
Patients must call 978-466-2627 ahead of arrival to register.