March 11, 2020

Moulton Announces Upcoming Events to be Converted to Digital Town Halls, Issues Guide for Constituents and Local Businesses on Continuing Operations, and Creates Public Information Center on Website Amid State of Emergency in Massachusetts

WASHINGTON  – Today, Representative Seth Moulton announced that three previously-scheduled public town hall meetings will be rescheduled as two digital town hall events. He also publicly released a posture guide that his staff is using to determine staffing levels at his offices in Salem and Washington, DC so that residents of the region understand how to reach his team and him, and so local businesses and leaders have a template for staffing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, today Moulton launched an online resource guide on his website for people who have questions about COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.

“Every public health expert I’ve spoken with has stressed that this virus will continue to spread, but we have to flatten the curve so that the increase in cases does not overwhelm our health care system. We all must do our part. Many of the attendees at my town hall events are seniors, the population that is most vulnerable to coronavirus, so I’ve decided to temporarily change how my team and I serve the community to help keep people safe,” Moulton said. “We’re not getting great leadership right now from Washington, so I also want to be clear with the people I represent about what they can expect from my team and me over the next few weeks: We are here to serve you and help you understand what’s happening with coronavirus. I’m sharing the guidance I’ve given my team so people understand what we are doing, and so that local leaders and businesses have a template to consider as they make decisions that will have a lasting impact on our health and our economy. The bottom line here is we’re here to serve you as always, and we want to make that as safe and accessible as possible.”

Staff Posture Guide

Today, Rep. Moulton is publicly sharing an internal memo and guide that he assembled over the last week and issued to his team. Moulton’s team will be using this guide and working under a three-tiered system to determine how to interact with constituents and work remotely. The team is currently working at Tier Two of this system, and will post updates on his website when they change posture.

The purpose of sharing these resources is to help constituents understand what to expect from Rep. Moulton’s office, and to provide it to local businesses and elected officials as a template for their own use. The guide and accompanying memo are available on the coronavirus section of Moulton’s website, here.


Moulton has also launched an online resource guide on his website Moulton and his team have created a form through which people can submit questions about COVID-19 that his team will respond to. The science fellow in his Washington, DC office will aggregate and curate the best information being presented to him and share it with the public, and his casework and communications team will use the site to share resources for people who have questions or think they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. This website will be updated daily. The public can access this guide by visiting the website and clicking on the red bar at the top of the page.

Town Hall Information

The following previously-advised town halls will be changed by this decision:

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020
This event was previously scheduled:

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Town Hall at the Manchester Essex Regional High School

This event will now become a Facebook Live Town Hall at the same time.

Date: Monday March 16, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Moulton’s Congressional Facebook page, accessible via: or phone (323) 393-4046 PIN: 641942.

These events were previously scheduled:

10:30-11:30 am
Burlington, MA
Town Hall at Burlington High School

2:00-3:00 pm
Swampscott, MA
Town Hall at the Swampscott Senior Center

Those two events will be combined into one Facebook Live Town Hall

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 11:00am
Location: Moulton’s Congressional Facebook page, accessible via: or phone (323) 393-4046 PIN: 641942.

Moulton’s office will provide the video of the events to local cable access television channels so that people without access to Facebook can view them. Moulton will also host a telephone town hall as the situation evolves.