The City of Malden is actively monitoring the evolving health issues caused by COVID-19 and is working closely with federal and state public health officials. Board of Health Director Chris Webb along with Emergency Management Director Police Captain Glenn Cronin have been leading the response and are in regular contact with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and other officials. So far, we have been advised that the best and most effective tool for slowing the spread of the virus is social distancing and as a result, since Monday, March 16th, the City of Malden has taken the following measures for at least the next two weeks:
On March 18th, Mayor Christenson did declare a State of Emergency in the City of Malden and the Board of Health has issued an order restricting those types of services where members of the public gather and/or are in close physical contact with staff and other individuals. Per Governor Baker’s order, restaurants and eating establishment are allowed to stay open only for take-out service.
The City will continue to work with the state as well as local health officials. In the meantime, it is imperative that everyone takes precautionary measures for the health of the entire community. Again, please check for regularly updated information on the City website: www.cityofmalden.org or call 781-397-7000. We also recommend that you sign up to receive our alerts.
Anyone with questions or concerns may contact Maria Luise, Mayor’s Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Communications Director Ron Cochran at email@example.com.