First responders remain at work as public life slows around them

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By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer

Marlborough – As public life across the region grinds to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, a moment in Marlborough reflects the ongoing call of duty to area first responders.

In Marlborough, schools are closed until April 6. But police are still on the job, with theirs as one of the only public buildings in town still open to the public after Gov. Charlie Baker effectively closed all public spaces March 15 with a ban on gatherings in excess of 25 people.

Marlborough is now under a state of emergency after a declaration from Mayor Arthur Vigeant. At least one resident is currently under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.