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Disclosure: Waylandenews Executive Director Kim Reichelt is a member of the Wayland School Committee. Her work on this site, however, is as an individual, not as a member of the School Committee.

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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Educators pause remote learning this week to retool curriculum

Fox25 4/6/20: Educators pause remote learning this week to retool curriculum. With schools closed for an additional month until at least May 4, the state’s guidance to local school districts changed from recommending mostly review learning to including some new curriculum.

Brian Jones, principal of Wayland’s Loker Elementary School, said they’ll have to look at education in a different light for the next couple of months.

The school’s superintendent released a letter to parents explaining that teachers would pause remote learning on Wednesday and Thursday this week to retool for phase two and what’s ahead.

Housing Authority unaware that man had coronavirus before his death

Wayland Town Crier 4/5/20: Housing Authority unaware that man had coronavirus before his death. The Housing Authority was unaware until Friday that a man who died earlier in the week had contracted COVID-19, according to a housing authority statement sent to the Daily News on Sunday night. Neither the Wayland Housing Authority or town officials had been made aware that the man had been ill or had been taken to the hospital, the statement said.

Wayland man is town’s first coronavirus death

Wayland Town Crier 4/4/20: Wayland man is town’s first coronavirus death. A local man in his 60s died on Thursday from the new coronavirus. It’s the town’s first death caused by the disease. Wayland has 16 lab-confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which health officials are monitoring.

After 101 years and six-generations, B.L. Ogilvie & Sons in Weston will be closing due to coronavirus outbreak and changing landscape of retail business

Metrowest Daily News 3/30/20: After 101 years and six-generations, B.L. Ogilvie & Sons in Weston will be closing due to coronavirus outbreak and changing landscape of retail business. A Weston institution since 1919 is closing its doors on Friday in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the changing landscape of retail business.

Coronavirus Hits MA Newspapers: Furloughs, Layoffs, Ending Print

Wayland Patch 3/30/20: Coronavirus Hits MA Newspapers: Furloughs, Layoffs, Ending Print. News about the new coronavirus has been nonstop since the outbreak picked up speed in early March. And while local news reporters have been hard at work covering the story, newspapers are being hit hard by outbreak. On Monday, word leaked that the newspaper chain Gannett would begin furloughing employees as ad revenue drops amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to Poynter. In Massachusetts, Gannet owns the MetroWest Daily News, Milford Daily News, Worcester Telegram, Cape Cod Times, Patriot Ledger, and dozens of weekly newspapers.

Back in business: Liberty Pizza in Wayland reopened after possible coronavirus contamination

Wayland Town Crier 3/28/20: Back in business: Liberty Pizza in Wayland reopened after possible coronavirus contamination. The owner of Liberty Pizza is thankful he’s back in business after his shop was shut down for nearly a week when a family member tested positive for the new coronavirus.  Meanwhile, a Starbucks at 44 Main St. remained closed as of Friday afternoon, according to Town Administrator Louise Miller. It was shut down by health officials on March 19 after an employee tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.


March 19, 2020:  Two local Wayland food businesses were closed today due to presumptive positive COVID-19 test results in employees or employee families:

  • Starbucks – 44 Main Street
  • Liberty Pizza – 116 Main Street

The businesses are closed until a public health contact investigation has been completed.

We continue to urge all residents to evaluate their own health and determine if they are feeling mildly ill with a head cold, headache, cough and/or experiencing any CDC identified symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you are feeling any symptoms, we advise you to contact the Wayland Health Department at the Coronavirus Hotline 508-358-6805 and your primary care physician for guidance.   If you or anyone in your family has any symptoms of being ill, we advise you to stay quarantined at home until you are feeling better and follow up with your primary care physician as needed.

The Town will also provide general help for residents who may need assistance obtaining basic and important life necessities, such as food or medications, by calling 508-358-7701.

Sudbury Whole Foods employee tests positive for coronavirus

Wayland Town Crier 3/27/20: Sudbury Whole Foods employee tests positive for coronavirus. An employee at Whole Foods in Sudbury has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is currently in quarantine, Whole Foods confirmed in a statement provided to the Daily News Friday.