Waltham COVID-19 Info


COVID-19 CASES IN WALTHAM  (updated 10/28/20)




Total Positive Cases



Number of Cases Recovered






79 Confirmed

Waltham's COVID-19 community level has been upgraded to RED (Higher risk) - Due to the significant surge of COVID-19 cases in Waltham, a Public Health Emergency & Mandatory Public Health Order have been declared by the Waltham Board of Health (See here for Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Ugandan)

Waltham has also now been reverted back to Phase III, Step 1 of the Governor's reopening plan. The following types of businesses are prohibited from operating / or must reduce capacity during Step 1 of Phase III. See overview of Phase III, Step 1 from Mass.gov here (refer to white column for Phase 3, step 1)


We will continue to work closely with the Massachusetts COVID Enforcement and Intervention Team, but we need YOUR help to stop the spread of COVID-19! Please follow these guidelines:

  • Wear a face covering.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Practice physical distancing.
  • Don’t share food, drinks or utensils.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • Follow travel quarantine guidelines
  • Keep your gatherings small. Even with family and friends, make sure everyone wears a mask and keep a safe distance. Parties and gatherings that do not meet state guidelines have got to stop.   
  • Get tested if you feel you meet the symptoms.

We all need to do more to protect our families and community. We can all save lives by taking action. When we are not practicing these guidelines, we are not only putting ourselves at risk, we are putting many others at risk. For more information on how to stop the spread of COVID-19, visit www.mass.gov/StopCOVID19




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Waltham & MA Alerts:

Trash & Recycling: Trash & Recycling pick-up is still currently on Schedule. Simple Recycling collection is also on schedule.

Waltham City Offices & Meetings: Waltham city offices are currently open by appointment only! All members of the public are urged to use e-mail and the city website to conduct city business. The mail box in the back of City Hall parking lot can be utilized. See current procedures for City permits & Inspections

City Board & Committee meetings are being held remotely. See our city calendar for meeting details & how you can tune in. Waltham City Council is now back to regular in person meetings.


See the Waltham Police Department's Changes in Police Response due to COVID-19


Waltham Public Schools: See reopening hub for plans & updates


Waltham Public Library: See updates here & see their online resources here


Waltham Senior Center: The Senior Center will be CLOSED until further notice. Keep checking back in for updates. The building will remain staffed during the closure and Meals on Wheels deliveries will not be affected. See here for a note from the Senior Center

Waltham Recreation Department: See all updates & info here




  • Operations of the Tick Tock Trolley Shuttle Service has been paused in response to COVID-19. When we can resume service, that date will be announced. 

  • All Charles River Museum run public events will be postponed & the Museum will be closed to the public

  • All MBTA services will run on a reduced schedule in the interest of the health and safety of riders and employees

Waltham Bars, Restaurants, retail & events:





Text "COVIDMA" to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 text message alerts straight to your phone and stay up to date with the latest news + updates from the Commonwealth. If your questions cannot be answered from the information on these websites please call the State of Massachusetts Info Line @ 211 (Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mass 211 responds field calls and directs callers to services most appropriate for their needs. Toll-free number: 1-877-211-MASS (6277); Hearing impaired: 508-370-4890 TTY)