Coronavirus Information and Updates

This page will be updated frequently as more information becomes available.


The Norwell Emergency Management Team consists of multiple Departments & Services during this evolving situation. Board of Health, Police, Fire, Town Administration, Norwell Schools, Council on Aging, Norwell CERT, Norwell VNA & Hospice, and more. This page acts as the single source for Public Information during this situation. The Norwell Police & Fire/Emergency Management Facebooks, Twitter accounts, and Norwell Emergency Alert Systems are utilized to consolidate and spread knowledge & important information out to our residents.

Case Numbers as of 8/10/20:

Norwell Cases Total: 133 
Norwell Cases Recovered: 103

Massachusetts Confirmed Cases Total: 112,673

Answer the Call. MA COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team

What You Need to Know:

  • On August 7, Governor Charlie Baker set new initiatives to stop the spread of COVID-19 in MA. Effective Tues., August 11, 2020:
    • A Reduction on the limit of outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people (indoor gatherings limit will remain at 25 people). This includes both public and private property. 
    • For gatherings of more than 10 people, all persons over the age of two must wear a face covering when they attend indoor or outdoor gatherings where participants other than those in the same household will be in attendance. This includes both public and private property.
    • For more information on this order please click here.
  • On July 24, Governor Baker issued an order related to new travel requirements, effective August 1. More information can be found here.
  • On May 18, Governor Baker issued an order outlining the phased reopening of workplaces and imposing workplace safety measures to address COVID-19. Further information on the order, can be found here. For more information on the phased reopening, including sector specific guidance. Please visit the State's Reopening Massachusetts website here.
  • Governor Charlie Baker has issued an executive order requiring all residents to wear a mask in public places when it is not possible to maintain proper social distancing. This applies to workers and customers of essential businesses like groceries and pharmacies. The order is effective 12:01am, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Additional guidance on that order, can be found here.