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 Board of Health Update

March 31, 2020 Letter from Town Moderator Alan Wilson on Town Meeting

Letter to Manchester Residents

March 31, 2020 Governor Baker Releases Updated State Guidelines

March 31, 2020 Governor Baker Update

March 26, 2020 Board of Health Update - Blood Donations and New PCA Hotline

Manchester Board of Health Update 3.26.20

March 25, 2020 375th Anniversary Committee Update

375th Committee Update 3.25.20

March 24, 2020  Board of Health Update - Mass211

Manchester Board of Health Update 3.24.20

mass211.org

March 23, 2020 Manchester Declares State of Emergency

MBTS Declaration of Emergency 3.23.20

March 23, 2020 Board of Health Update  - First Positive Case

Manchester Board of Health Update 3.23.20

March 22, 2020 Manchester Response to COVID-19 - Closure of Beaches, Parks & Personal Care Businesses

Manchester Response to COVID-19 3.22.20

March 17, 2020 Board of Health Update - COVID-19 Facts

Manchester Board of Health Update 3.17.20

March 16, 2020 Manchester Response to COVID-19 - Changes to Town Operations

Manchester Response to COVID-19 3.16.20

March 15, 2020 Statement from Governor Baker’s Office

Statement from Governor Baker 3.15.20

Coronavirus Guidelines for Local Restaurants

Manchester Restaurant Guidelines

MERSD School Updates

https://www.mersd.org/domain/855

Coronavirus Quarantine Instructions

https://www.manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3021/COVID19_Quarantine-information-and-guidance-sheet

Coronavirus Isolation Instructions

https://www.manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3020/COVID19_Isolation-information-and-guidance-sheet

CDC - COVID-19

www.cdc.gov/COVID19

Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

 www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus

March 21, 2020 MA COVID-19 Update

State COVID-19 Update 3.21.20

What You Should Know About the Flu

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/what-should-i-know-about-flu

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