Good afternoon,

Effective at noon on Tuesday, March 24, Governor Baker has ordered all non-essential business to close their physical locations and is advising people to stay at home to avoid person-to-person contact until noon on April 7th.

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

Grocery stores, gas stations, and healthcare providers, among others will remain open for business. If you are unsure if a business in Scituate is open please call them directly. While out shopping, please remember to abide by social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and avoid large groups of people.

Our Town website has information from the State and CDC as well as links to information that is Scituate specific.  We encourage you to visit the Town’s web site at:

We are adding new Scituate specific information daily so please check back frequently. Please view today's YouTube update from Karen Canfield, Selectman and Jim Boudreau, Town Administrator:

In order to preserve essential service delivery all Town of Scituate offices have restricted public access until April 7th.  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. 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.  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 when using the Transfer Station. Our Senior Center is providing meals on wheels, emergency transportation and outreach to our senior population.

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