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March 20, 2020 11:39 AM

Master List of Malden Coronavirus Updates

In an attempt to consolidate an increasing amount of new information that is developing on a daily basis, we will begin posting updates in this thread that pertain to Coronavirus.

We continue to take direction from our local Health Department and by extension from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). We will continue to update residents as changes occur and we will attempt to keep updates focused on information that directly pertains to Malden and defer to DPH for matters that extend beyond our City.

Please continue to monitor this Alert thread for continued updates.

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Latest Update:

March 30, 2020 5:36 PM

Good afternoon, I’m Mayor Gary Christenson with an important update.

As of today, March 30th, Malden has 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Our Health Department has been in contact with each affected resident and all isolation protocols are being followed.

We ask everyone to continue to take responsibility and do their part to stop the spread of this virus. Health experts have repeatedly told us that it is critical to practice social distancing and limit interaction with others.

That is why we have closed all Malden parks until further notice. This means our parks are closed for passive exercise, organized games, walking the track and using the equipment. This also means all fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, playgrounds, dog parks and the community gardens are closed.

While our parks provide such a great benefit to our community in normal times, unfortunately they are also a place where people congregate in groups and have close physical contact - and this is exactly what we are trying to prevent.

Finally, I will be hosting a live broadcast on COVID-19 with MATV, Wednesday night, April 1st at 7:00 PM. You can view this show on Comcast Channel 22, Verizon Channel 26 or on Youtube live by visiting MATV.org. At that time, I will be joined by Health Director Chris Webb and School Superintendent John Oteri. We will take questions live by calling in or by messaging the City of Malden’s Facebook account. Thank you and be safe.

Listen to audio of Mayor Christenson's message

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March 27, 2020 11:03 AM

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo today announced an agreement to extend the 2019 state individual income tax filing and payment deadline from April 15 to July 15 due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. This income tax relief is automatic and taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms to qualify.

Massachusetts Announces State Income Tax Filing Deadline Being Extended to July 15
March 25, 2020 5:05 PM

Governor Baker extended the closure order for K-12 schools and non-emergency child care to May 4th.

Governor Baker's full press release