Town of North Andover COVID-19 Update, November 2, 2020: New executive orders announced by @MassGovernor

Town of North Andover Updates on COVID-19 response


November 2, 2020 UPDATE

Total case count: 694

Active: 63

Recovered and out of isolation: 586

COVID-19 Related Deaths: 45

Active Merrimack cases (included in case count):9

Dear Neighbors,

Today Governor Baker announced new executive orders, which will go into effect on Friday, November 6th at 12:01 AM.  The new executives orders include the following:

  1. Stay at home advisory from 10PM-5AM, exemptions for work and essential needs

  2. Updated Mask Order, which requires a mask whenever anyone over 5 is in a public location, whether indoors or outdoors.

  3. Updated gathering order, which limits at home indoor gatherings to 10 inside and 25 outside.  Those gatherings must end by 9:30PM

  4. Indoor recreation, entertainment and casinos must close at 9:30

  5. Restaurant table service must end at 9:30

  6. All liquor sales must end at 9:30

More information on the Stay at home advisory is available here:

COVID-19 Small Business Grants: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses, microenterprises, and their employees, families and communities. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) is administering these funds to businesses experiencing economic hardship and a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The available funds are divided into two programs, Small Business Grants for 5 or fewer employees and Small Business Grants for 50 or fewer employees. 

The application period is currently open and will close at 12:00PM on 11/12/2020.

For more information about this grant program, Click Here.

For more information on additional resources for small businesses and employers, Click Here.

As more and more businesses, restaurants and activities open up, we continue to encourage the community to stay diligent in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Many of the things that you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses such as the flu, include:

  • Wear a face covering or mask whenever in public and when you are not able to physically distance yourself from others. 

  • Physical or social distancing whenever in public and as much as possible.

  • Avoid large gatherings especially as it gets colder and more events are being held inside.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.

  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

These steps are of the utmost importance and reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  Please join us in stressing this to your family, friends and neighbors.  We understand that you may need to go to potentially crowded public places and stores so please follow our Tips to Shop Safely during COVID-19, found here

Town Hall and the Library are open by appointment.  

To make an appointment at the library contact:

To make an appointment at Town Hall please contact the necessary office.

The COVID-19 hotline is still available at 978-208-6070.  Messages left on this line are sent directly to Town staff and will be answered during regular business hours.  

The best source of guidance and recommendations is the DPH website:

Questions about the town’s response or about the illness, in general, can be sent to

We will continue to monitor this situation and will distribute necessary information and guidance.  


Melissa Rodrigues, Esq.

Town Manager


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Important Dates and Deadlines for the November 3, 2020 State Election

In-person early voting for the November 3. 2020 State Election is now over.  Voters that still have a Vote-by-Mail ballot and did not vote in person can still deposit their ballot in the Election Drop Box located in the parking lot behind Town Hall.   
If you are planning to drop off your ballot, the deadline is 8 PM on November 3rd.  However the Town Clerk recommends to drop it off prior to 8 PM to ensure all ballots are processed in a timely manner.
If you are mailing your ballot, it must be postmarked no later than November 3, and as long as it is received by 5 pm on November 6, your vote will be counted 
Be sure to sign the gold envelope that was mailed with the ballot.  Without your signature, your ballot will be rejected.
Want to vote on Election Day?  Voting hours are from 7 AM – 8 PM at the NA High School.  COVID -19 safety  protocols will be in place.
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