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Posted on: August 4, 2021
[ARCHIVED] August 3rd, 2021 COVID-19 Update
- As of today, 27 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Hingham during the month of July. That is compared to 5 cases reported in June.
- So far, 1 new COVID-19 case in Hingham has been confirmed in August.
- We are keeping an eye on the troubling uptick in cases reported at the state and national levels.
- As of last week, 69% of Hingham residents are fully vaccinated (compared to approximately 64% statewide).
- If you look at only vaccine-eligible individuals in town (people age 12+), the percent of fully vaccinated eligible residents rises to 82%.
- Last week, the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a new mask advisory in light of the CDC’s updated guidance.
- Fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home):
- if you have a weakened immune system,
- if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or
- if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult.
- All unvaccinated residents are advised to continue to wear masks in indoor settings and when they can’t socially distance.
- Masks are still mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems, in healthcare facilities, and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.
- The Hingham Health Department remains in constant contact with DPH and continues to closely monitor COVID-19 trends and guidance.