March has been all COVID-19, all the time! Like you, we have been preoccupied with the fast-changing developments regarding COVID-19’s effect on municipal operations. Can boards still meet? Must they still meet? Must we pay employees who cannot work from home? What is the effect of a local declaration of emergency? You can read our latest advice on our website. We update the advice constantly, so if you would like to receive future updates, just email us at email@example.com and we will add you to the distribution list.
We congratulate Tom Harrington for his ground-breaking work to obtain the first-in-the-Commonwealth court order to postpone a local election. Tom filed the complaint and obtained the order on the same day—the election was scheduled for the next day!