COVID-19 UPDATE : 03.05.2021
CASES IN DOVER
The Department of Public Health reported six cases of COVID-19 among Dover residents for the week that ended on March 2. There were eight cases in the preceding week. In addition, the test positivity rate and the per capita case rate were increased over the two week period. The increase occurred because of a cluster of cases among children who were linked by out-of-school social activities. As is usually the situation, there was also spread to a number of the cases' household contacts. There hasn't been any in-school spread.
STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
If you have any symptoms of COVID
- Isolate yourself from others
- Arrange to have a test
- While you are awaiting test results, remain isolated from others in your home, keep windows open if you can, and have every household member wear a mask if you must share space
If your test is positive
- Remain isolated from others in your household
- Answer calls from the Natick Walpole Visiting Nurse Association and/or the Contact Tracing Collaborative
- The contact tracer will ask about your close contacts and will provide advice about managing your isolation period
- Be straightforward with the contact tracer
- all information that you share is confidential
- your close contacts will be notified that they have been exposed to COVID so that they can quarantine until it's certain that they aren't infected, but your identity will be kept confidential
- There are now three types of COVID vaccine available in Massachusetts, but there is still a shortage. For more information, visit https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine. If you need help navigating the vaccine websites, please call the Council on Aging for advice at 508-315-5734
- If you have been fully vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask and practice distancing because we don't yet know whether vaccinated people are able to spread COVID
- It is likely that the Department of Public Health will issue guidance soon about people who have been vaccinated and the need for quarantine after travel or exposure to an active COVID case. In the meantime, the existing rules remain in place.
SIGN UP FOR DOVER COVID-19 OR OTHER TOWN ALERTS AT https://www.doverma.org/list.aspx
Please contact the Board of Health with questions or comments at 617-323-0032, extension 232.