City of Chelsea Coronavirus Updates

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Coronavirus Community Q&A

Commonly Asked Health Question about Covid-19

Closures, Businesses, and Public Gathering Restrictions

Changes to City Services

Chelsea Public Schools

Call for Volunteers

The Chelsea Pandemic Response Team is seeking volunteers. Your assistance will make a real difference in the lives of your neighbors!

The Chelsea Pandemic Response Team is a team of city staff, community leaders, and neighbors who have come together to help the people of Chelsea cope with the many impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The group has created smaller groups working in these areas:

Food Assistance

·     Financial Impacts

·     Housing/Quarantine

·     Elders

·     Diversions and Fun Activities

·     Communications

·     Wellness Neighbor Check-Ins

·     Mental Health, Trauma and Substance

·     Health Updates/Education

·     Faith Communities

·     Supplies

Non-Essential Business Closure

Learn more and sign up here.

Governor Baker has issued a new Emergency Order requiring that all businesses that do not provide “COVID -19 Essential Services” must close Tues. Mar. 24, 2020 at 12:00 Noon and not reopen until Noon on Tues. April 7, 2020.


The Order also limits gatherings in confined indoor or confined outdoor space to no more than 10 people. Although the Order does not prohibit persons from leaving their homes, it does strongly encourage that, while traveling from home and even in large, unenclosed open spaces exempt from the Order, persons maintain good social distancing practices of a six foot distance from other individuals.

See the Governor’s order here.

See the list of essential services here.

See the guidance on restricted gatherings and food/beverage establishments here.