Don’t miss the @NAYouthCenter’s Concert on the Common this Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 6pm, featuring White Street Band!

North Andover Youth and Recreation Services 
Sunday Concert on the Common
 Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 6pm
White Street Band
  • Please wear masks or face coverings if you are unable to maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet.
  • Families members and others sharing the same household may sit together, but are asked to maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from others.
  • Spectators must stay a minimum of 25 feet from the stage. 
  • Bathroom facilities will not be available.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Small Business Strong

If you are a business owner or manager in need of guidance or advice navigating the current economic environment, consider looking into free resources provided by Small Business Strong (  

Small Business Strong is a partnership between several organizations across the Commonwealth created to provide high-quality services to Massachusetts small businesses to help them bridge through the current economic crisis, with a particular focus on those that are minority- and women-owned, at no cost to small business owners. It provides access to a group of professional volunteers, able to provide guidance and advice on how to best address challenges they may be facing, and further consultation in the areas of Finance and Accounting, Operations, Marketing and Digital, Human Resources and Law. Visit the Small Business Strong website at  


July is National Grilling Month ~ The @NorthAndoverFD reminds you to follow these tips to enjoy your barbecue safely!

According to the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, Massachusetts fire departments responded to 449 fires involving grills, hibachis, and barbecues between 2015 and 2019.  These fires caused 20 civilian injuries, 5 firefighter injuries, and $3.8 million in property damage. 
The North Andover Fire Department would like to share the following Grilling Safety guidelines provided by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services:

Safety First

  • Read and follow the owner’s manual.
  • Always grill outdoors.
  • Grills cannot be used on a porch, balcony or deck with a roof, overhang or wall (other than the exterior of the building). 
  • Grills can only be used on open first floor porches, decks or patios if there is an outdoor stairway to the ground, or the porch is at ground level. 
  • Grills must be 10-feet from the side of a building unless the manufacturer's instructions say it can be closer. Make sure grills are not underneath overhanging branches. 
  • Grills cannot be used on fire escapes. 
  • Place grills away from the house and deck railings. 
  • Keep all matches, lighters and lighter fluid away from children. 
  • Keep children and pets three feet away from grills. Children should never play near grills or propane cylinders. 
For additional grill safety tips, click here.

Phase 3 Update – Step 1: Sports, Gyms, Fitness Centers and other Reopenings

North Andover Health Department

Community and Economic Development Division

Phase 3 Update – Step 1:  Sports, Gyms, Fitness Centers and other Reopenings

Last week, Governor Baker announced that effective on July 6, 2020 Massachusetts would be entering Phase 3 of our phased reopening plan. Similar to the implementation of Phase 2, Phase 3 will consist of at least two steps and allow different areas of business and recreation to open in each step. Please see the links below to see some examples of what is allowed to open in Phase 3, Step 1: 

All reopening businesses must reopen in accordance with any relevant Sector Specific Guidelines and must also complete all self-certifying documents

One area of Phase 3, Step 1 that many of us were waiting for is the reopening of gyms, fitness centers and organized sports. Gyms and fitness centers are allowed to open with restrictions, and they will likely look different than the last time you saw them. Make sure to follow any signage, guidance or instructions when using your gym or fitness center. Low and moderate risk sports are also allowed to resume according to specific guidance as well. Low-risk sports pertain to ones that can be completed individually or while socially distancing like tennis, swimming, golf and gymnastics. Moderate risk sports may have intermittent contact and include baseball, softball, volleyball, field hockey and no-contact lacrosse. As a reminder, all sporting leagues must submit COVID-19 safety plans and get approval from the North Andover Youth and Recreation Services Director prior to utilizing town fields.

High risk sports are not allowed in Phase 3, Step 1 and include football, soccer, basketball, hockey, competitive cheer and lacrosse. For clarification, please see Figure 1 located below.

All areas of business allowed to reopen at this time are found in Order No. 43 on page 8.

Phase 3 also begins easing the restrictions on gatherings pertaining to Indoor and Outdoor events. All indoor or outdoor events such as, but not limited to a wedding, party, or other event must meet the minimum standards for these events as specified by the state. Requirements include limiting the number of individuals, maintaining social distancing, the use of face coverings and much more.

By adhering to all sector specific guidelines and continuing all the practices that got us to this point, Massachusetts will be able to keep moving forward towards Step 2 in Phase 3 and ultimately towards Phase 4 and a new normal.

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The @NorthAndoverFD will begin scheduling 26F [Smoke/CO Alarms] Inspections starting with the week of 7/13 – Online application available!

The Governor recently lifted the order delaying 26F [smoke/CO alarms] inspections for real estate transfers, effective 7/10/20. The North Andover Fire Department has made the 26F application available through our website at the link below.  We will begin scheduling inspections starting with the week of 7/13.

Home Sale Certificate of Compliance (26F) Online Application:

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