COVID-19 Information & Resources
City Hall and other municipal buildings are open to the public. Effective February 22, 2022 the order requiring the use of face masks or face coverings in Municipal Buildings has been lifted by the Fitchburg Board of Health. This does not effect Municipal School Buildings which must comply with all guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Visitors to Municipal Buildings who have not been vaccinated are still asked to wear a mask/face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to other people.
See all Public Health Orders related to COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are available in Fitchburg and throughout Massachusetts. All people ages 5 and older who live, work or study in Massachusetts are eligible to receive a vaccine. Individuals 5 through 17 are eligible for the Pfizer Vaccine. Individuals 18 and older can receive any vaccine.
The City of Fitchburg is encouraging residents to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by testing when you become sick with COVID-19 like symptoms.. Visit Covid-19 Testing Sites for more information about Covid-19 testing and available testing locations in Fitchburg and throughout Massachusetts. Rapid tests are currently available in the City Hall Lobby and they are free while supplies last.
For more information about local testing sites click here
Montachusett Public Health Network COVID-19 Response Team
Lead by the Fitchburg Health Department, the MPHN COVID-19 Response Team provides support with COVID-19 related needs for the cities and towns of Athol, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Sterling, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon. Staff are available from the Response Team on Mondays-Saturdays 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. If you test positive at home with a rapid antigen test, please fill out this form to help control the spread of COVID-19 and to request support with resources, treatment, and guidance. Services are available in English and Spanish.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may receive a phone call from a staff member of the Montachusett Public Health Network COVID-19 Response Team (phone number 978-602-2356). The purpose of this phone call is to provide you with guidance for your isolation period, ask you questions that will help control the spread of COVID-19, and support you with any resource needs, treatment needs, or questions that you may have. Staff members of the Montachusett Public Health Network COVID-19 Response Team will never ask you for your social security number, bank account information, credit card numbers, or money. Discussions with staff members of the Montachusett Public Health Network COVID-19 Response Team are confidential.
If you do not receive a phone call, you will instead receive a text message from the Montachusett Public Health Network COVID-19 Response Team (text number 978-464-8665). The text message will lead you to a safe and secure digital questionnaire to answer questions that will help control the spread of COVID-19 and to request support with resources, treatment, or questions. Your responses to this questionnaire are confidential. If you do not complete the questionnaire within 24 hours, you will be added to a list to possibly receive a phone call from a staff member of the Montachusett Public Health Network COVID-19 Response Team. Please note that responses to the text message are not monitored.
Guidance & Resources
Prevention & General Information
Advise and best practices for staying COVID free from the Fitchburg Board of Health
City department operational changes and other municipal information due to COVID-19
Assistance and resources for dealing with the ongoing pandemic
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding
Information about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the City of Fitchburg.