Emergency Orders

The Nantucket Board of Health rescinded Emergency Orders No. 1, No. 2, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9 at its May 21, 2020 meeting

The Board of Health voted to allow all construction to move forward in accordance with the order issued by the Governor, with the exception that only 7 workers (including a COVID-10 Officer) may be on a site at any time.  7 workers TOTAL includes construction AND landscaping workers.  An increase up to 10 workers may be approved by the Building Commissioner.  An application can be found on the PLUS home page.  It’s up to the COVID-19 Officer to manage the number of workers at any given time.  COVID-19 construction guidelines remain in effect, although a new local version that is more consistent with the state is being finalized and should be available early next week if not later today. 

Any permit applications that have been submitted to PLUS and approved are eligible for pick-up.  We are also accepting and issuing new permits.   Although our office remains closed to the public, we have a drop off and pick up system out front that seems to be working well.   Please call 508-325-7587 to arrange to meet a staff person out front if needed.

For additional information on restrictions and guidelines on essential and non-essential services please refer to the Governor’s State of Emergency Orders


Emergency Orders No. 3 and No. 4 remain in effect as of May 21, 2020:

EMERGENCY ORDER No. 3:  Stay at Home Order

(Town Emergency Order expired 4/6/20; Governor’s Emergency Order in effect until 5/18/20)

Summary:  While Emergency Order No. 3 has been rescinded by the Board of Health, one provision “Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve prepared food, may do so only for delivery or curb-side pick-up and no customers shall be permitted to enter the inside of such establishments” remains in effect, under Emergency Order No. 10.

EMERGENCY ORDER No. 4:  Extension of Recreational Shellfish Licenses

Summary:  It is Ordered by the Nantucket Select Board that all recreational shellfish licenses are extended until the State of Emergency is lifted and regular license sales resume. All 2020 licenses already sold are considered valid.


Summary:  On May 21, 2020 the Nantucket Board of Health rescinded Emergency Orders Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, relative to construction and landscaping.  This Order, approved on May 27, 2020, provides further clarification regarding construction, landscaping and curbside delivery limitation for food service establishments.