COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Updates

The best way to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 is to get vaccinated.

See below for information on COVID-19 vaccinations. 

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. You can be contagious 2 days before you are symptomatic or if you are asymptomatic and test positive, you can be contagious 2 days before your positive test result. 

For more information, visit HERE to be directed to the CDC website.

To see isolation for positive cases and quarantine guidance for close contacts in Massachusetts for the general public, see HERE.

If you are sick, you should stay home and isolate until you are tested.

iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Self-Test are available in the Health Department.

Click HERE to direct you to a YouTube video on how to use iHealth COVID-19 test.

Vaccinations against COVID-19

There are currently 3 different vaccines available at this time to help protect you against COVID-19:

Moderna, Pfizer & Johnson and Johnson

Booster doses are also available at this time. As of March 30, 2022, some groups are eligible for a 2nd booster.

See THIS link to read an update from the FDA.

Webster's COVID-19 Vaccine Data

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To see the full COVID-19 vaccine report that was last updated on 05/05/2022 CLICK HERE.

Click HERE to help find a COVID-19 vaccine location near you or contact your healthcare provider for recommendations.

To read more information on COVID-19 vaccinations, visit the CDC Website

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