COVID-19 UPDATE : 09.10.2021
MASK MANDATE IN DOVER
Because of rapidly rising case rates, the Board of Health has issued an order requiring face masks in all municipal and other buildings open to the public in the Town of Dover, effective Monday, September 13, 2021
CASES IN DOVER
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported on September 9 that it added 14 new cases to the total tally for Dover during the week that ended on September 4. Some of the cases have been in unvaccinated individuals and some have been breakthrough cases in fully vaccinated people.
The graph below shows combined Dover and Sherborn data and the continued increase in the case rate adjusted for population (daily cases/100,000). Note that the Dover/Sherborn rate is higher than the rates in the surrounding communities included in the chart.
PROTECT YOURSELF AND LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID
- WEAR A MASK whenever you're indoors with people other than those in your household and when you're in crowded outdoor venues
- AVOID INDOOR DINING other than in your own home
- MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING when with others outside your immediate household
- AVOID CARPOOLING if possible. If that's not possible, travel with windows open and wear masks
- BE FULLY VACCINATED and make sure your family is fully vaccinated to the extent possible
- SPEAK TO YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER ABOUT AN ADDITIONAL DOSE OF VACCINE IF YOU ARE IMMUNOSUPPRESSED
- GET TESTED with a PCR test for even minimal symptoms whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated
- STAY HOME AND ISOLATED FROM FAMILY MEMBERS IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS until you know that you don't have COVID
- COOPERATE WITH CONTACT TRACERS. They won't reveal your identity to others
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Please contact the Board of Health with questions or comments at 508-785-0032, extension 232.