Below is an announcement from the Tewksbury Town Manager’s Office sent on Thursday:
TEWKSBURY, MA — The Town of Tewksbury has confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19. The Health Department will be in regular contact with the individual to monitor their status and condition. The patient is currently under medical supervision. The risk in the Town of Tewksbury remains low. Due to privacy laws, no other information about the individual’s identity or location will be released.
Below is announcement from the Chelmsford Board of Health sent on Wednesday:
CHELMSFORD, MA — On Tuesday, March 17, the Chelmsford Board of Health was notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that a resident tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first positive case for Chelmsford. The case is being handled according to stringent protocols recommended by DPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Given the growing risks associated with the spread of COVID-19 locally, the Board of Health is urging all residents to exercise vigilance in adhering to recommended practices aimed at reducing transmission and lowering the curve.
Anyone, even younger people, could have this disease without symptoms and potentially be spreading it to others. We must all do our part.
Protect yourself and others:
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with hands
- Cover your coughs or sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve (not with your hands)
- Clean and disinfect surface areas frequently
- Remain out of congregate settings, avoid mass gatherings, and maintain Social Distancing of at least 6 ft from others
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home from work or school if you are sick
Call your healthcare professional if you have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, or have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.
For the latest updates and information on COVID-19 please visit the MDPH website: www.mass.gov/covid19.
Below is an announcement from the Town of Billerica posted on the town’s official Facebook page on Thursday:
BILLERICA, MA — A third confirmed case of Covid – 19 has been discovered in the community. It is now evident that community spread exist in the Town of Billerica. Please wash your hands, stay home as much as possible, and be safe.
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