No Confirmed or Suspected Cases in Easton
EASTON — Easton Emergency Management Director Kevin Partridge, Director of Health and Community Services Kristin Kennedy and Town Administrator Connor Read would like to provide Easton residents with some important tips and information about the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19.
The Town has formed a collaborative working group made of numerous town officials and departments including the Easton Police Department, Easton Fire Department, Easton Public Schools, Board of Health and the Town Administrator’s Office. The group is in regular communication with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is monitoring the situation closely to provide timely updates as they become necessary.
At this time there are no confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in Easton.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are currently 80 confirmed cases in the United States, with nine deaths. Massachusetts has one confirmed case and one presumptive case. Currently, exposure risk remains low for individuals who have remained in the U.S. and who have not traveled abroad to countries where the virus has spread.
Prevention efforts offer the strongest protection from all illnesses including the novel coronavirus. Individuals are encouraged to continue with diligent hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and staying home when sick.
The following website can provide additional information about the novel coronavirus in Massachusetts:
Symptoms of the novel corona virus include:
- Shortness of breath
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have traveled within the past 14 days, you should not go to work or school and should contact your primary care physician immediately.
Town officials will keep you informed of updates or changes as they are advised by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
We hope that this information allows you to make informed choices regarding you and your family’s health and wellness.