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COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: March 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Hingham Health Department has been informed that we have our second laboratory confirmed case

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Hingham Health Department Health Advisory

COVID-19 update as of 3/24/20 10:47am

The Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that we have a second laboratory confirmed case.  The Hingham resident has tested positive for COVID-19.  All notifications have been made per DPH guidelines.  

Take everyday preventive actions: 

  • All persons are urged to maintain social distancing (6ft away from other people)
  • No gatherings of over 10 people
  • This does not apply to grocery stores, famers markets, food pantries, banks and pharmacies, however they should also be maintaining social distancing.
  • Only essential services are to be in operation in the Commonwealth.
  • Clean your hands often by using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. 
  • Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)

Watch for symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor.

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