Weymouth Extends Coronavirus Crisis Closures Through July 13

Scott Souza

WEYMOUTH, MA — As the state slowly begins to reopen amid the coronavirus health emergency, Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund's office has extended certain parts of the state of emergency through July 13 "out of an abundance of caution in light of sharp increases in confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, the likely high number of unknown positive cases, and predictions from health experts that positive cases may continue to rise and social distancing is paramount to slowing the spread."

While the mayor's office said the town is "implementing measures to safely open public buildings to the public" all town buildings will remain closed to the public through July 13. All town organized programming is canceled or postponed through July 13 as well. Town programming includes libraries, parks and recreation events, the senior center and the teen center.

Parks and athletic fields remain open for passive use only, along with organized practices as specified by Gov. Charlie Baker's state directives. Games or scrimmages are not allowed.

Social distancing (of at least 6 feet) must be followed and face coverings must be worn when in contact with other people.

Tennis courts and basketball courts are open. Basketball courts, street hockey courts and playgrounds are open with courts open for practice and shooting only.

Connell Rink & Pool is closed through June 26.

To request guidelines for safe practices or any questions regarding the use of the fields, parks, courts or other recreational amenities, residents are asked to contact the Parks & Recreation Department directly at 781-682-6124.

This article originally appeared on the Weymouth Patch