March 19, 2020 – Mayor Cahill’s Swift 911 Message


This is Mayor Mike Cahill. I hope you are doing well on this cool Thursday evening.  I have a few updates to share with you all.  First, downtown parking will be free through Sunday, April 5th.  And to be consistent with Governor Baker’s three week closure of schools and other restrictions, Beverly’s municipal buildings and programs will also remain closed through April 5th.

As we all adjust to our “for now” reality with COVID-19, please remember to check in regularly with your neighbors, especially those living alone.  And for anyone who is feeling a bit isolated or alone – please know you are not.  We, your community care about you.  If you want someone to talk with, please call the good people at our Senior Center at 978-921-6017, and they’ll be happy to visit with you and answer any questions.  If you need help, they’ll do their very best.  And if you just want a phone buddy, we can definitely help with that, too.  Again, the number to call is 978 921-6017.

One last note regarding social distancing and keeping our community healthy.  Effective immediately, to help make our social distancing efforts really work, play structures and tennis and basketball courts in our city parks will be closed through April 5th.  We still encourage people to get outside and enjoy our open spaces.  But it is essential to stay at least six feet apart and not to share sporting equipment or touch the same surfaces.

Close contact needs to be limited to immediate family members only.  Not forever, but for now and for some time.  As we know, this is our very best chance to keep ourselves and those we love healthy.  Please respect the urgency of this time in human history and do your part.  We are a community, and we will make it through this crisis as a community.  This is Mayor Mike Cahill.  Thank you and Happy Thursday.