As of Monday, April 20, at 9 p.m. and continuing for the duration of the State of Emergency in the Commonwealth, Mayor Carlo DeMaria in an effort to ensure the health and safety of the residents of Everett set forth the following:
•A curfew for all non-essential employees to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. is in effect.
•Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) shall be canceled or postponed at this time;
•Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services or individuals who are undertaking essential tasks, such as picking up pharmaceutical drugs, grocery shopping, or visiting a physician, under which social distancing must be practiced;
•When outside of your home and in public, individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others and must wear a face covering (i.e. a medical mask, a homemade mask, a scarf, bandana or handkerchief);
•Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact, and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people;
•Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care;
•Business Closures: Professional services open to the public must cease. As taxes are now not due until July, there should be no reason for in-person tax accounting, legal services, or other professional businesses to remain open, with the one possible exception of the real estate closings that are on the verge of completion.
•Department of Public Works and the City Facilities Department will only perform essential work;
•The Everett Police Department, the Health Department, and Inspectional Services have been ordered to strictly enforce these guidelines and issue warnings and/or violations to those who are not adhering to the Order, and they can be fined up to $300 per violation.
•As of April 25, there were 742 positive COVID-19 cases in Everett. Out of those, 153 have recovered. That is more than 20 percent.
•This week Everett’s 311 Center responded to 800-plus issues throughout the City. During this time the Administration has received multiple compliments about employees operating behind the scenes.
•Beginning last week, ECTV in conjunction with the Council on Aging and CHA is currently broadcasting six virtual exercise programs for Senior Citizens and will be adding two more this week, all being shown daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Comcast channel 22 and RCN channel 15.
•Beginning this week, Cambridge Health Alliance in partnership with the City will be setting up a testing site for Everett and Malden residents only. This will allow the City to track more cases and in return, stop the spread. Appointments will be required. More information to follow.
•Kim and Tim Ferrante, owners of Carol’s Café formerly of Everett and now located in Wakefield, made multiple donation’s to Everett’s first responders last week. The Everett DPW, Fire Department, Police Department, and 911 dispatchers all received treats from the Café. Kim is also a member of the Everett Library Board of Trustees. Thank you.
•A local family was displaced due to a fire in their home this week. The family was in desperate need of diapers for their children. Roberto Valezquez, a City employee, went above and beyond to personally bring the family necessities.
•City Hall is open and working remotely. You may call 311 during our normal business hours or email any Department for a response within 24 hours.
•Street Sweeping will follow its normal schedule. The City will not be ticketing/towing for the months of April and May and will reassess in June.