The Town of Concord has shifted from a risk level of “yellow” and is now being reported as “red” by the State Department of Public Health. Being labeled red means that we have greater than 10 average cases per 100,000 population and a higher than 5% positivity rate. While the sharp increase in cases recently at MCI Concord is a significant contributing factor, the community has been seeing a rise in cases overall in Concord as we have seen across the State. Concord has done a good job of keeping cases down up until this point, but it is clear now that COVID-19 is quickly spreading throughout our community as cases continue to rise.
The rate of spread across the Commonwealth clearly indicates that the virus remains a constant threat to public health. In order to protect yourself and those around you, we ask you to assume that everyone you come into contact with when out in the community could be transmitting the virus. We urge you to follow State guidance and keep your distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands frequently. Perhaps most importantly, stay home if you are sick and avoid gatherings. As a community, we are all in this together and need your assistance to keep our friends, family, and fellow community members safe. Please do your part to help us stop the spread of COVID-19.
Town Offices remain closed to the public. Paperwork and other items that need to be returned to various departments can be done via the drop boxes located at each municipal building. If you have questions, please contact the individual department.