COVID Information

URGENT: IMMEDIATE PAUSE OF J&J VACCINE (click here for more info)


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COVID Vaccine Information

 

Vaccinations for Homebound Residents

Town efforts to secure vaccination location

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https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-program

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/when-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine


3/17/21 - The Baker-Polito Administration announced the timeline for all remaining residents to be eligible for a vaccine.

  • The Administration also announced the weekly distribution of vaccine doses statewide for providers and a new $24.7 million investment in the Administration’s Vaccine Equity Initiative.
  • The Administration has received assurances from the federal government that an increased vaccine supply will be available to states soon.
  • Depending on supply, it could take weeks for people to be notified that an appointment is available at a mass vaccination site.          

Vaccine Eligibility Timeline

Governor Baker announced the dates that all remaining residents and certain worker groups will be eligible for a vaccine.

The Commonwealth’s detailed timeline adheres to the original timeline for the three phases announced in December.

All residents can preregister to book an appointment at a mass vaccination site at mass.gov/COVIDVaccine.

Appointments will be offered based on eligibility and available appointments nearby. It is expected that more sites will come online as part of the preregistration process in April.

Timeline for remaining groups:

  • April 19th: General public ages 16 years of age and older

The full timeline is available at mass.gov/COVIDVaccinePhases.                                                         

 


When can I/my employee return to work?

https://www.mass.gov/doc/return-to-work-guidance/download


SOCIAL DISTANCING - PRACTICAL INFORMATION

SOCIAL DISTANCING means GREATER THAN 6’ DISTANCE between individuals

Exercise, sunlight, fresh air, access to nature and room to run and play are all important to our overall health and wellness. Large parks, open spaces and nature sanctuaries can be suitable places for social distancing and non-group activities, as it is considerably easier to maintain a six-foot distance from other people, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest. 

Please continue to remain at least 6-feet away from others, even while outside. Do not congregate in groups, either indoors or out. 

Residents are advised to take many of the same steps they do to help prevent colds and the flu, including:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes and face.
  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Stay home when feeling sick.
  • Stay informed.

    At-risk populations including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease should follow the additional recommendations from the CDC concerning what actions they should take.

    REOPENING GUIDELINES

    CURRENT STATE: Phase IV, Step 1 

    Click here for Reopening Massachusetts Information 

    MENTAL HEALTH

    Take care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times:

  • Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option.
  • Samaritans is continuing operations 24/7, as always. During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Call or text their 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.
  • Behavioral Health Resources
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including disease outbreaks like COVID-19. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
  • Additional resources - click here

     

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