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COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: August 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] August 10th, 2021 COVID-19 Update


·         We are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham. 

·         There were 5 COVID-19 cases reported in June (no Delta variant cases) and 33 cases reported in July (of which 5 were Delta variants).

·         As of today, August 10th, 20 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Hingham thus far in August.

·         As of last week, 69.5% 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%. 


Vaccine & Testing

·         COVID-19 vaccines are available locally at the following locations:

o   CVS in the Shipyard and on South Street: by appointment or walk-in 

o   Walgreens on Lincoln Street: by appointment or walk-in

o   Hingham Center Pharmacy: available only certain days, call 781-749-1277 the morning of to schedule 

·         COVID-19 tests are available at the CVS in the Shipyard by appointment only


Mask Guidance

·         As has been our practice, we continue to follow MA Department of Public Health (DPH) COVID-19 guidance.  

·         Right now, we are recommending the following for municipal facilities in line with the current DPH protocols.

·         Fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home):

a.       if you have a weakened immune system,

b.       if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or 

c.       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.

·         We are continuing to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and our Health Department remains in constant contact with DPH.  

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