Town Procedures During Declared COVID -19 Emergency

The Town of Chatham, in consideration of the State of Emergency declared for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Governor Charlie Baker and in an effort to maintain the functions of Town government while mitigating risks to the public, is cancelling all non-regulatory committee meetings until further notice. Regulatory committees will continue to hold meetings on essential and time sensitive matters.

The public is encouraged to view these meetings remotely on Channel 18 or through the Town’s website to limit public exposure and the possible spread COVID-19 in the community. It is requested that attendance at regulatory meetings be limited to only those individuals whose presence is required.

The public is asked to limit their visits to Town offices and are encouraged to utilize online portals and US mail to submit payments or renewals. It is requested that visits to the Town Office Annex be made between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Fridays, and all other Town offices between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to allow for additional cleaning measures by staff.

Town programs held at the Community Center will continue at this time, however, beginning Sunday, March 15, 2020 all non-Town events and room rentals will be cancelled.

While these measures may seem extreme, they are necessary to aid in the efforts to minimize potential exposure of community members during this public health emergency and maintain the continuity of Town operations. These measures will be re-evaluated on an ongoing basis.