Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19)

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COVID Town Dashboard

Click to view the Concord weekly Town Dashboard.

COVID-19 Community Case Count

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health updates their COVID-19 case numbers on a regular basis. Please find updated numbers from the State by Town by clicking the link below:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting#covid-19-cases-by-city/town-

General information regarding the current phases of reopening and the COVID-19 response in Massachusetts can be found on the State’s COVID-19 page

Please note: Everyone should assume that the virus is widespread and that anyone you meet could be infectious. Continue to use masks as has been ordered by Governor Baker and maintain social distancing of 6-10 feet when you are out in public. 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health webpage https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-cases-quarantine-and-monitoring provides a daily update of COVID cases in Massachusetts including information for Middlesex County.

COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

From the Mass.gov COVID-19 Vaccine Information website: In anticipation of the approval of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, Massachusetts has an active inter-agency working group developing plans to ensure an equitable and speedy distribution to Massachusetts communities. View the latest vaccine updates in MA below, including the vaccine prioritization plan, frequently asked questions, and information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

For the most up tp date information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit the State's webpage. 

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Town of Concord COVID-19 Updates

Any new updates from the Town will be posted below. For updates from past weeks, please click here or view the page "COVID-19 Past Updates" on the left hand column. 

January 4, 2021

The Town of Concord’s Emergency Management Staff and Health Officials have been hard at work planning for the rollout of the much anticipated COVID-19 vaccine here in Concord. We understand that many people are anxiously awaiting information about when vaccines will be made available and where they will be able to obtain them.   Please know that the Town is working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) who will determine when vaccines will become available to different segments of the public and how it will be made available to these groups.  This plan, with timelines for arrival of the vaccine can be found on the MDPH webpage.

 

The Town has partnered with the towns of Bedford, Carlisle, Lincoln, Maynard, and Sudbury for a Phase 1 Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for first responders vaccination clinic in the participating towns. This vaccination clinic will take place at the Concord Carlisle Regional High School in an outdoor temporary structure in the next few weeks.

As information becomes available, the Town will send out notifications and updates via News and Notices, the Town’s COVID-19 webpage, and on social media.

Please know, the Town does not have the ability to purchase additional vaccines or speed up the process. The phased approach which is being followed across the State has been developed by medical and health professionals at MPDH to best deliver the vaccine in a coordinated effort across the State. We want to remind you to wear a mask whenever outside of your home, wash your hands frequently, avoid gatherings, and continue to take precautions as we continually battle this virus. 

Current Capacity Limits

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on December 26, 2020, Massachusetts will implement temporary capacity limits to stop the spread of COVID-19 as cases and hospitalizations rise. Businesses must adhere to the following capacity limitations. The revised limits below supersede existing limits in the Phase 3, Step 1 Sector-Specific Protocols. Except for the specified adjustments to capacity limitations, all other terms of COVID-19 gatherings order (including exceptions) and all sector-specific workplace safety rules remain unchanged. These limits are in effect until January 10, 2021 unless further extended by the Governor.

Sector

Revised Capacity Limits

Notes

Gatherings (adjusting Order No. 57)

10 persons indoors

25 persons outdoors

applies to both private homes and event venues and public spaces

Restaurants

25% of seating capacity

(a) workers/staff excluded from occupancy count;

(b) applies separately to indoor and outdoor capacity

Close Contact Personal Services 

25%

workers/staff excluded from occupancy count

Indoor and Outdoor Events

10 persons indoors

25 persons outdoors

workers/staff excluded from occupancy count

Theaters and Performance Venues

(Indoor performance venues remain closed)

Movie theaters – 25% and maximum 50 people

Outdoor performance venues – 25% and maximum 25 people

 

Casinos

25%

MGC to re-issue capacity rules as necessary

Office Spaces

25%

 

Places of Worship

25%

workers/staff excluded from occupancy count

Retail Businesses

25%

workers/staff excluded from occupancy count

Driving and Flight Schools

25%

 

Golf Facilities

25%

applies only to indoor spaces

Libraries

25%

 

Operators of Lodgings

25%

applies only to common areas

Arcades & Other Indoor & Outdoor Recreation Businesses

25%

 

Fitness Centers and Health Clubs

25%

 

Museums / Cultural & Historical Facilities / Guided Tours by vehicles and vessels

25%

 

Sectors Not Otherwise Addressed

25%

 

Common Areas in facilities subject to EEA-issued COVID-19 safety rules

25%

applies only to indoor spaces and excludes youth and amateur sports facilities

General Provision: Where no licensed or permitted capacity allowance is on record and for any enclosed space within a larger facility, occupancy shall be limited to no more than 5 persons per 1,000 square feet.

 


 

As you plan for the Holidays please consider your friends, family and communities safety during COVID-19.  Wear a mask, social distance, open doors and windows.  The Massachusetts Governor has restricted gathering at private residences to 10, unless you are from the same household.  For more information go to mass.gov

 

Massachusetts Travel Orders

Massachusetts Travel Orders Information


Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to help us keep transmission levels as low as possible.


All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to:

  • Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health.
  • Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts. 
If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.


Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine per day.

Please find more information on the State's COVID-19 Website, including the list of lower-risk states, exemptions, business guidance and other details.


Please share this online COVID Safe Practices Concern Form with anyone who would like to report possible concerns about non-compliance with the Commonwealth’s travel advisory quarantine, face covering, gathering, or other public health rules.

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Coronavirus resources and websites

Coronavirus self-checker

An interactive tool to help you make decisions about whether you may have COVID-19 and whether you should seek medical care.

https://www.buoyhealth.com/symptom-checker/

You may also choose to try this symptom checker from the CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting

The Dashboard is a comprehensive and detailed COVID-19 data report, which includes trend data in a variety of areas (e.g. information on cases rates, testing, geography of confirmed cases etc.), death related data and specific data on COVID-19 hospital census information, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, rest homes (with known clusters), and PPE distribution is updated daily by 4PM. City and town case data are published weekly each Wednesday.

Coronavirus Testing Information

Is there a list of places where I can get tested for COVID-19 if I think I have symptoms?

Testing is more widely available now then ever before, visit the State’s page here to find a testing site. Please check with individual sites before arriving to see if an appointment is necessary for testing.

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Resources for Businesses

MA reopening COVID Phases

The above Four-Phase Approach to Reopening Massachusetts was announced May 11th, the details provided about the phased reopening can be found on mass.gov.

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