BRIDGEWATER — Town Manager Michael Dutton, Health Agent Eric Badger, Police Chief Christopher Delmonte and Fire Chief Thomas Levy confirm that the Town of Bridgewater has been notified by Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bridgewater.
There are currently two residents with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Bridgewater. This does not include confirmed cases of individuals at the Old Colony Correctional Center.
Bridgewater Health Department officials were notified by DPH of the two positive test results and have been in contact with the residents. The two residents are in isolation per DPH orders.
Close contacts (defined as someone who has spent more than 15 minutes within six feet of a positive case) have been identified, contacted by health officials, and are adhering to DPH orders for quarantine.
Those who are quarantined will be monitored by Bridgewater health officials on a daily basis to limit the risk of spread.
In order to protect the residents’ medical privacy rights, no additional information will be disclosed.
The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information:
- Bridgewater Public Health and Emergency Management Blog: https://bwaterportal.com/
- Town of Bridgewater website: https://www.bridgewaterma.org/
- Bridgewater Health Department: https://www.bridgewaterma.org/155/Health-Department
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health: www.mass.gov/covid-19
- Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information: Click here or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
- United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
All residents are encouraged to continue to practice aggressive social distancing and appropriate personal hygiene.