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City of Fitchburg

Posted on: March 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus Information

We understand that there are many concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Like many of you, we continue to follow the updates provided by the public health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide updates as necessary.

It is important to follow the recommendations from public health officials: 

     ~ wash your hands often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds (watch the CDC video on hand washing

     ~ cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing

     ~ stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick

     ~ practice social distancing

The CDC has a wealth of reliable information regarding this virus - what you should know, steps to prevent illness, and answers to common questions. Visit their website at

Absentee voting begins on Monday, March 17th for the upcoming April 7th spring election and presidential primary. Please know that you can request an absentee ballot by mail rather than visiting City Hall to vote absentee.  To do this, please visit

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