Friday, April 3 2020
For Immediate Release
Governor Baker extends closure of all non-essential businesses, Tyngsborough Town Hall to remain closed until May 4, 2020 with limited services being conducted remotely by Town employees
Tyngsborough, Massachusetts– In response to Governor Baker’s extension of COVID-19 Order #13, Town Administrator Matthew Hanson announced today that all non-essential employees shall not report for work until at least May 4, 2020. That order which was originally issued on March 23, declared that all non-essential employees of certain businesses not report to work in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A full list of impacted businesses can be found at mass.gov/covid19.
Town staff have been asked to work remotely for the duration of this temporary shutdown to the extent possible. Most town staff will continue to be accessible by email and will continue to receive mail, though on a less frequent basis. Further, residents with urgent matters that cannot be addressed by email can call 978-649-2300 x155 and leave a message. This voicemail box will be checked periodically and time sensitive matters will be directed to the appropriate department. Finally, tax payments can continue to be mailed to Town Hall or dropped off using the secure after hours drop box located near the main entrance. These bills will be processed periodically as staffing allows. We have compiled a list of ways for Town residents to continue to conduct business with Town Hall on our website. Please visit www.tyngsboroughma.gov to find this list.
In announcing the extended closure today, Town Administrator Hanson noted: “During the first two weeks of this stay at home advisory, Town Staff have remained committed to providing the same level of service our residents have come to expect. Staff have made their way into Town Hall to collect mail, process bills and payments, have arranged to get critical documents to residents, and have gone above and beyond to serve our community. I am beyond proud of their response to these difficult times and am extremely grateful for all of their hard work.”
The Town of Tyngsborough remains committed to fighting the COVID-19 virus and slowing its spread and we appreciate your patience as we work through these difficult times.
Office of the Board of Selectmen & Town Administrator