Reopening Dennis


Reopening Plan (updated July 10, 2020)


Massachusetts is currently in Phase 3, Step 1 of Reopening 


Reopening Plan (updated June 30, 2020)

Massachusetts is currently in Phase 2, Step 2 of Reopening

Beginning July 1, 2020, walk-in sticker sales will commence with strict guidelines, please review the following for more information. More Info

Beginning July 6, 2020, limited appointments in Town Hall - Stone Hearing Room, will be available for services that cannot be provided by any other means (i.e. phone, e-mail, teleconference).  
Citizens are asked contact the individual department to make an appointment.  

To book appointments, please visit the Town Departments link on our website here and contact your intended department, you may also call Town Hall during business hours Monday - Friday for assistance at 508-394-8300.


The Library commenced curbside pickup service for books and other materials on June 12th. Both buildings will reopen to the public at a later date.


Resident Information

Town Government

All departments offer residents and businesses the ability to conduct transactions by phone, online or by mail.  Individuals should check with their intended department to see if there are options for service in lieu of in-person.


In addition, Town Hall will reopen July 6, 2020 by appointment only.


Under this initial reopening, any member of the public entering a Town building or facility must wear a face covering while in the building. In addition, the public is asked to maintain physical separation from employees and other visitors of at least six feet.  Town Hall will be locked and those with appointments will need to be ushered in by the intended departmental employee for entry. 


Any individual who has symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to stay home and reschedule their appointment.


The Town is taking numerous precautions to protect the health and safety of the public and employees.


Future phases of reopening will depend on public health measures and will be announced when they are determined.  The Town will follow the State and CDC guidelines, but may choose to take additional precautions beyond those.


What's Open Under State Rules



- Phase 3, Step 1 - as of July 6, 2020

- Movie theaters and outdoor performance venues

- Museums, cultural and historical sites

- Fitness centers and health clubs

- Certain indoor recreational activities with low potential for contact

- Professional sports teams, under the authority of league-wide rules, may hold games without spectators


Revised Gathering Order 

Under the state's updated gatherings order, indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, but should not exceed 25 people in a single enclosed, indoor space.

Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25 percent of the facility’s maximum permitted occupancy, with a maximum of 100 people in a single enclosed outdoor space. This includes community events, civic events, sporting events, concerts, conventions and more. This order does not apply to outdoor, unenclosed gatherings if proper social distancing measures are possible.​


Phase 2, Step 2 - as of June 22, 2020

  • Indoor table service at restaurants
  • Close-contact personal services, with restrictions, including:
  • Hair removal and replacement
  • Nail care
  • Skin care
  • Massage therapy
  • Makeup salons and makeup application services
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo, piercing and body art services
  • Personal training, with restrictions
  • Offices may be at 50 percent capacity

Opened in Phase 2, Step 1

  • Retail, with occupancy limits;
  • Childcare facilities and day camps, with detailed guidance;
  • Restaurants, outdoor table service only;
  • Hotels and other lodgings, no events, functions or meetings;
  • Warehouses and distribution centers;
  • Personal services without close physical contact, such as home cleaning, photography, window washing, career coaching and education tutoring;
  • Post-secondary, higher education, vocational-tech and occupation schools for the purpose of completing graduation requirements;
  • Youth and adult amateur sports, with detailed guidance;
  • Outdoor recreation facilities
  • Professional sports practices, no games or public admissions;
  • Non-athletic youth instructional classes in arts, education or life skills and in groups of less than 10;
  • Driving and flight schools
  • Outdoor historical spaces, no functions, gatherings or guided tours;
  • Funeral homes, with occupancy limits

    Town of Dennis COVID-19 F.A.Q S

    - COVID-19 Prevention Control Plan

Governor Baker released the Massachusetts Re-opening plan on May 18, 2020. The plan details a 4 Phase Approach to re-opening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are currently at Phase 3
Governor Baker's Reopening Plan

COVID Response Command Center Situation Reports

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For past announcements regarding the COVID crisis please click here.