COVID-19 Update from the Board of Health

Visit our COVID-19 page for the most up to date information and resources for Wenham residents.

As of Monday, June 8, the Board of Health will re-open Tennis Courts based on USTA guidance which will also be posted at the courts.

On May 20, 2020 the  Board of Health issued the following update regarding the re-opening of trails, athletic fields and parks (playgrounds not included) on May 25, 2020 under the following reminders:

  • All trash carry in/carry out
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer
  • Maintain a distance 12 feet apart in parks for picnicking/play/etc.
  • No contact sports or shared equipment
  • Bathroom facilities are closed
  • Basketball and tennis courts are closed
  • Playgrounds and playground equipment are closed
  • Parking and beach remain closed at Pleasant Pond
  • Parking open at Rail Trail (but no parking along 97 per the BOS)
  • Remain with your own household in these shared spaces
  • And bring a face covering to use in shared outdoor spaces if you can’t remain six feet apart per the Governor’s order.

The Board of Health issued the following order regarding Face Coverings on April 15, 2020: 

1) All members of the public entering any Essential Business as defined by Governor Baker’s Covid-19 Executive Orders, including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores and the like must wear a cloth face covering, such as a fabric mask, scarf or bandana, over his or her nose and mouth. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators, which should be left for medical professionals and first responders. See this link for Centers for Disease Control information on making a cloth face covering:

2) All members of the public entering a restaurant for the purpose of picking up food for take-outmust wear a face covering over their nose and mouth.

3) All employees of all Essential Businesses, as defined above, shall wear a face covering over ther mouth and nose when interacting with the public and within six feet of a co-worker. Employers and employees must use prescribed protocols and guidelines for personal protective equipment such as gloves.

4) Any resident or member of the general public entering or exiting a residential or commercial building complex of greater than one (1) unit must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while in common areas and communal spaces and must exercise social distancing in these spaces in accordance with CDC guidelines. See these guidelines at:

This emergency order shall be effective beginning FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 at 12:01AM and remain in effect until notice is given, pursuant to the Board of Health’s judgement, that the Public Health Emergency no longer exists.

Contact the Board of Health at 978-468-5520 x.4 with questions.

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Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

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