Postive Cases of COVID-19 March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Cases in Duxbury - Friday, March 27, 2020

NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC:

The Town of Duxbury has been informed that there is now a total of five (5) positive cases of COVID-19. Due to privacy requirements, the demographics of these cases will remain anonymous. The close contacts of these positive cases have been notified and are following CDC guidelines for self-quarantine.

This remains a crucial time in infection control. Maintaining social distancing, limiting exposure to others, avoiding crowded places and vigilant handwashing are vital steps in slowing the spread of this disease.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other Federal agencies and our local Board of Health to share the most up to date information available. The DPH website is updated constantly with the latest guidance, including printable fact sheets in multiple languages at www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.

Information about coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19 can be found at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website, by calling 2-1-1 or visiting https://mass211.org/ where citizens are able to live chat with a person. For specific questions, call the DPH Epidemiology Line at 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 617-983-6800.

The CDC website is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

We will continue to share information to ensure you are updated as broadly and quickly as possible. Please continue social distancing and personal hygiene efforts.

Respectfully submitted,

Rene’ J. Read, Town Manager                                                                                                                             Tracy Mayo, RS, Health Agent

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Second positive COVID-19 Case in Duxbury -Tuesday, March 24, 2020

NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC:

The Town of Duxbury has been informed that there are now two (2) positive cases of COVID-19.  Due to privacy requirements, the demographics of this case will remain anonymous.  The close contacts of these positive cases have been notified and are following CDC guidelines for self-quarantine.

This remains a crucial time in infection control.  Maintaining social distancing, limiting exposure to others, avoiding crowded places and vigilant handwashing are vital steps in slowing the spread of this disease.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other Federal agencies and our local Board of Health to share the most up to date information available.  The DPH website is updated constantly with the latest guidance, including printable fact sheets in multiple languages at www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.   

Information about coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19 can be found at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website, by calling 2-1-1 or visiting https://mass211.org/ where citizens are able to live chat with a person.  For specific questions, call the DPH Epidemiology Line at 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 617-983-6800.

The CDC website is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

We will continue to share information to ensure you are updated as broadly and quickly as possible.  Please continue social distancing and personal hygiene efforts.

Respectfully submitted,

Rene’ J. Read, Town Manager                                Tracy Mayo, RS, Health Agent

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First positive COVID-19 case in Duxbury
Thursday, March 19, 2020

NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC:

The Town of Duxbury was informed this evening of its first positive case of COVID-19. Due to privacy requirements, the demographics of this case will remain anonymous. The close contacts of the positive case have been notified and are following CDC guidelines for self-quarantine.

With increased testing capabilities and community spread of COVID-19, having a positive case in Town was inevitable. This is a crucial time in infection control. Maintaining social distancing, limiting exposure to others, avoiding crowded places and vigilant handwashing are vital steps in slowing the spread of this disease.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other Federal agencies and our local Board of Health to share the most up to date information available. The DPH website is updated constantly with the latest guidance, including printable fact sheets in multiple languages at www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.

Information about coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19 can be found at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website, by calling 2-1-1 or visiting https://mass211.org/ where citizens are able to live chat with a person. For specific questions, call the DPH Epidemiology Line at 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 617-983-6800.

The CDC website is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

We will continue to share information to ensure you are updated as broadly and quickly as possible. Please continue social distancing and personal hygiene efforts.

Respectfully submitted,

Rene’ J. Read, Town Manager                                                          Tracy Mayo, RS, Health Agent

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Town of Duxbury:  Covid-19 Update as of March 17, 2020

 

As a result of the ongoing health crisis related to COVID-19, last night the Board of Selectmen voted to declare a state of emergency in the Town of Duxbury which will facilitate and expedite the use of resources to protect persons from the impacts of COVID-19, including but not limited to emergency expenditures pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws.  Further, in order to comply with the Governor’s orders regarding public social distancing, Town Hall and Old Town Hall are closed to the public until further notice.

Some of our staff will be on site as we work to provide limited services.  If you need additional services from the Town, please contact (via phone or email) the relevant department during our normal business hours and our staff will get back to you.  The majority of business that the public may wish to transact can be performed on-line via the Town of Duxbury’s website:  https://www.town.duxbury.ma.us/

Beach Stickers will be available for on-line purchase only after April 1st and Transfer Station Stickers are available now (which are valid April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021) via on-line purchasing only.

For the safety of our citizens, the following facilities are closed or restricted to the public until further notice:

All Playgrounds

Town Hall and Old Town Hall

Recreation Office

Recreation Department Programs are cancelled

Duxbury Free Library

Percy Walker Pool

Cemetery and Crematory Offices

Senior Center (meal delivery still available)

Wastewater Treatment Plant Offices

No organized (youth sports) gatherings are permitted on any Town fields

The “Duxbury Mall” area within the Transfer Station will be closed

Please be advised that until further notice, the Duxbury Transfer Station will only be accepting (blue) bagged solid waste, recycling materials (cans, plastics, paper and cardboard) and brush/leaves.  The Transfer Station will NOT be accepting the following items:

a.         Large Upholstered Furniture

b.         Mattresses

c.         Box Springs

d.         Items containing Freon (refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers)

e.         CRT’s (computer monitors, televisions, computer screens, etc.)

f.          White Goods (stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwaves)

g.         Sinks, toilets and any other porcelain products

h.         Tires

i.          Acid Batteries (car, motorcycle, boat batteries)

j.          One standard rubbish barrel (30 gallon or smaller) and any additional barrels (30 gallons or smaller)

l.          Contents of trucks and trailers (all sizes and types)

The health and safety of our residents and our employees are of great importance to us as we try to reduce the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19.  We apologize for this temporary inconvenience and we are hopeful that these limitations will not need to be in place for a lengthy period of time.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we collectively work through this situation.