COVID-19 Information

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency as a response to the COVID19 pandemic.  Further advisories have closed non-essential businesses, schools, and other public gathering locations until the risks of infection has abated.  The Town of Scituate is also operating under a state of emergency and is advising all residents to follow the guidelines issued by the state and our own Board of Health.

The list of Essential Businesses that may remain open can be found at:

If you need to go out in public, please remember to abide by social distancing, wash your hands frequently, wear masks, and avoid large groups of people.

The tabs on this page have information from the State and CDC as well as links to information that is Scituate specific, including bi-weekly video and written updates on community issues.

In order to preserve essential service delivery all Town of Scituate offices have restricted public access.  Many Town employees are working from home in an effort to continue to provide services.  Please leave voicemails and emails for specific offices and we will do our best to respond as soon as possible. Click the tab named “Town Hall Contact List” to reach any department.

Please visit the Town website if you need access to permits or other administrative services.  We have many forms and other documents on-line and there is the ability to make payments on-line as well.  

Scituate Police and Fire personnel are on duty and are ready and able respond to emergencies.  Please note that the stations are closed to the public.  If you must go to the buildings, you will be screened in the lobby.  Please call 781-545-1212 for non-emergency questions for police or fire. 

Our Board of Health staff is in contact with both federal and state officials multiple times per day to stay up to date on any issue confronting the Town.   Our Department of Public Works, Water Department and Sewer Department are all on the job and continuing to work on your behalf.   The Transfer Station is open normal hours. We ask that you maintain social distancing and wear gloves and masks (if possible) when using the Transfer Station.

Seniors can contact the Senior Center at 781-545-8722 to sign-up for Meals on Wheels, ask for help in shopping, emergency transportation, or any other need during this emergency.

Anyone seeking local assistance, please click the SANDS Helps tab to let our volunteers know what you need. 

While the changes we have all experienced in the past few weeks can at times be challenging, it is remarkable to see how generous we all can be when confronted with a shared threat.  Thank you for your continued cooperation and perseverance.


Jim Boudreau

Town Administrator