Board of Health
April 1, 2020 - Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
4/1/2020 - Essex County Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: 885
3/31/2020 - Manchester-by-the-Sea Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: 3 Recovered: 1
The Town continues to closely monitor evolving developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Residents are urged to follow the recommendations regarding good hygiene and personal action issued by the CDC and the state Department of Public Health. Special alerts, if needed, will be sent out by the Manchester Board of Health. This page will be updated and communicated to the Manchester community as facts change. Please see helpful links from Board of Health and the Town below.
Here are some suggestions on how you can be prepared at this time:
Practice everyday preventive actions now. Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:
- Practice social distancing and avoid groups larger than 10.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
- If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection. For disinfection, a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Productspdf. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
The information above has been provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
Links to COVID-19 Information:
March 31, 2020 Board of Health Update Positive COVID-19 Cases
March 31, 2020 Letter from Town Moderator Alan Wilson on Town Meeting
March 31, 2020 Governor Baker Releases Updated State Guidelines
March 26, 2020 Board of Health Update - Blood Donations and New PCA Hotline
March 25, 2020 375th Anniversary Committee Update
March 24, 2020 Board of Health Update - Mass211
March 23, 2020 Manchester Declares State of Emergency
March 23, 2020 Board of Health Update - First Positive Case
March 22, 2020 Manchester Response to COVID-19 - Closure of Beaches, Parks & Personal Care Businesses
March 17, 2020 Board of Health Update - COVID-19 Facts
March 16, 2020 Manchester Response to COVID-19 - Changes to Town Operations
March 15, 2020 Statement from Governor Baker’s Office
Coronavirus Guidelines for Local Restaurants
MERSD School Updates
Coronavirus Quarantine Instructions
Coronavirus Isolation Instructions
CDC - COVID-19
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
March 21, 2020 MA COVID-19 Update
What You Should Know About the Flu
- Helpful Information on Tics and Disease Control
- Mosquito Control Tips
- New Process To Exclude Property From Mosquito Spraying 2018
- New State Process to Exclude Your Property from Mosquito Spraying
- Potassium Iodide Dispensing Information (PDF)
- Septic Loan Program Information
- Soil Test Application (PDF)
- The Flu and the Best Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy
- Environmental Tobacco Regulations, Amended 06_22_2017
- Septic Loan Application Form
- Public Hearing Notice - Tobacco Smoke
- Complaint Form Master
- 2018 Article - Ticks are Out in Massachusetts
- Keeping of Animals Regulations
- Keeping of Animals Permit Application
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- Peter Colarusso, 2022
- Joan Cottler, 2020
- Dr. Deborah A. Bradley, 2020
- Paula Filias, 2021