For Your Information: Statement on Recent COVID-19 Cases in Sunderland
- UPDATED 11.18.2020 Per the Governor's Press Conference today-updated quarantine guidance effective today: https://www.mass.gov/guidance/information-and-guidance-for-persons-in-quarantine-due-to-covid-19
- UPDATED 11.9.2020 Mass.gov re: state-of-emergency reopening protocols & business restrictions and COVID019 Order 56 effective November 9, 2020 and Superceding and Rescrinding of Order 51
- UPDATE 11.5.2020: Information for a Safe Thanksgiving
- UPDATE 11.4.2020: Revised Order Requiring Face Coverings in Public Places - effective 11.06.2020 - COVID-19 Order 55
- UPDATE 11.4.2020: Revised Order Further Regulating Gatherings in the Commonwealth effective 11.06.2020 COVID-19 Order 54
- Update 11.4.2020: Order Requiring Early Closing for Certain Businesses and Activities, Limiting Hours for Alcohol and Adult Use Cannabis Sales, and Modifying Chapter 138 License Renewal Requirements effective 11.06.2020 COVID-19 Order 53
- Update 10.22.2020 Community Compact Connector Grant Announces Small Business Grants - Application period 10/22/2020 - 11/12/2020
- Update 9.1.2020 SUNDERLAND'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 and STOP THE SPREAD SUNDERLAND
- Update 8/3/2020: Sunderland Rental Assistance Information
- Update 7/27/2020: Community Financial Assistance for Franklin and Hampshire County and COVID related Residential Assistance
- LATEST TRAVEL ORDERThe new travel order EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2020, until further notice, requires all visitors and returning residents to fill out a “Massachusetts Traveler Form” unless they are coming from a state that has been designated a lower risk COVID-19 state or fall into an exemption category. The new travel order also provides that visitors and returning residents arriving in Massachusetts from any place other than a COVID-19 lower-risk state must quarantine for 14-days unless they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered on a sample taken not more than 72-hours prior to arriving in Massachusetts. Thank you for your continued partnership in working towards a safe reopening.
- REOPENING MASSACHUSETTS
- Update 7/17/2020: Grant to Support Franklin County's Small Businesses - click HERE for more information.
- Community Resource Line for Franklin County Residents for answers to questions about COVID-19 or to find a list of resources available to support them during this event.- Please Call: 413-775-6411
- Veterans Services Press Release during COVID-19
- COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses
Sunderland Public Buildings Closed to Public in Response to COVID-19 TOWN OF SUNDERLANDOFFICE OF THE SELECTBOARD12 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375PHONE: (413) 665-1441 X1FAX: (413) 665-1446
Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Sunderland public buildings will be closed to the public, except for emergencies. Emergency police, fire, and ambulance service remain available 24/7 and are accessible by calling 9-1-1. Public buildings include the Town Office Building (12 School Street), the Highway Department (111 River Road), and the Public Safety Complex (105 River Road). The Sunderland Public Library has altered hours, click HERE for more information.
It is important that we all take steps to limit the spread of the virus to ensure that the healthcare system can treat those most in need.
In order to maintain operations to the greatest extent possible, town employees continue to work during this time. If you have business to conduct with the town, please see the following recommendations.
Town Board & Committee Meetings: Boards and Committees are conducting public meetings by remote participation, specific access information is outlined o nthe town's calendar page of this website. As outlined in Governor Baker's Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §20 effective March 12, 2020, which nullifies the previous procedure on public meetings. Recordings or transcripts of these meetings will be available on the town website or through the Frontier Community Access Channel (FCAT) via on YouTube. The town has procured a conference line for this purpose. Please contact the Town Administrator if you would like access to the conference line.
- Applications, Payments and VOTING BALLOTS: Applications for licenses, business certificates, tax abatements, VOTING BALLOTS, etc. and payments to the town may be made by mail or deposited in SECURE DROP BOX, NOW LOCATED AT THE NEW ENTRANCE AT THE BACK OF THE BUILDING, 12 School Street.
- Tax payments may be made online from the Town of Sunderland website (www.townofsunderland.us/tax-collector-treasurer).
- Building, electrical and plumbing permits can be applied for online from the Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector and Plumbing Inspector's page on the Town of Sunderland website (https://www.permitlinkonline.com/csp/sunderland/DocumentLink.PublicLogin.cls).
- To schedule a fire inspection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please contact the Board of Health at 665-1441 x6, or other relevant department as noted below, to schedule a time to drop off applications that will not fit into the drop box.
- Other Business: For other, non-emergency business, please contact the appropriate department by phone or email.
- Applications & Payments: Applications for licenses, business certificates, tax abatements, etc. and payments to the town may be made by mail or deposited in the SECURE DROP BOX NOW LOCATED AT THE ENTRANCE AT THE BACK OF THE BUILDING, 12 School Street.
Selectboard & Admin Asst.
413-665-1441 Ext. 1
Board of Health
413-665-1441 Ext. 6
413-665-1441 Ext. 3
413-665-1441 Ext. 2
Board of Assessors
413-665-1441 Ext. 5
Also, please visit our website: www.townofsunderland.us for more Department or Board/Committee options and information. Thank you for your cooperation during this time. We will continue to provide updates on the Town of Sunderland website and hope to resume normal business operations as soon as the state of emergency ends.Geoff KravitzTown Administrator