Coronavirus Updates

FOR UPDATES ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE AVAILABILITY AND ELIGIBILITY PLEASE CLICK BELOW:  

Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Information

https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine-in-massachusetts

FDA approves first COVID-19 vaccine:   https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-covid-19-vaccine?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery 

For the latest advisory on face coverings please refer to this link here: COVID Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine frequently asked questions:   https://www.sturbridge.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif3881/f/uploads/vaccine_faq_2.3.2021.pdf

Please click on the link below for the latest Massachusetts updates and information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information#daily-updates-


COVID-19 Case Update

Please check here for updates on cases in Massachusetts:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-cases-quarantine-and-monitoring#covid-19-cases-in-massachusetts-

Please click the link for information about isolation and quarantine procedures:     mass.gov/isol8

 

Active cases in Sturbridge 22       (updated October 18th)

    # of tests      # positive       % positive       % of total population   (9,107)

Testing data:              890                 37                   4                       .5             (September 26th - October 9th)

                                   922                 43                  5                       .5              (September 19th - October 2nd)

                                   984                 60                 6                      .7                (September 12th - September 25th)

                                    933                 63                 7                     .7                (September 5th - September 19th)

                                    848                 68                 8                     .7                (August 29th - September 12th)

                                    763                 54                 7                    .5                 (August 22nd - September 5th)          

                                    636                 21                3.3                   .2                   (August 15th - 29th)

                                    584                15                2.5                   .16                 (August 8th - 22nd)

                                    492                14                2.8                   .15                 ( August 1st - 15th)

                                                 


General COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 is a growing concern for the world, and the Town of Sturbridge is no exception. At this time, we ask that you participate in the following recommendations to do your part in staying healthy and keeping others healthy as well:

  • Follow the same protocol as the flu;
  • If anyone has flu-like symptoms, stay home;
  • Under no circumstances should you medicate a child and send them to school; they need to stay home and be fever free for 24 hours;
  • Practice good hand washing techniques; wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Wear a mask when in public places or when in groups of people;
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Get a seasonal flu vaccination
  • Get a COVID-19 vaccination

It is encouraged that all people practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. You can help prevent COVID-19 with social distancing by:

  • Call/Facetime/online chat with friends and family
  • Stay home as much as you can
  • If you must go out:
    • Don’t gather in groups
    • Stay 6 feet away from others
    • Don’t shake hands or hug
    • And please continue to wash your hands frequently