COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information


Useful Links and Reopening Resources:

MA Updates and Information on COVID-19

Reopening Massachusetts: includes detailed resources pertaining to the 4-phased reopening plan in the state of Massachusetts. Each phase will last for at least 3 weeks. For sector specifc protocols and best practices click here.

Baker-Polito Adminstration Orders:

Please click here to review Baker-Polito new orders and advisories as announced 11/2/2020.

Please click here to view all orders issused by the Baker-Polito Adminstration in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak.

North Reading BOH Orders:

Please click here to view all orders issued by the Board of Health in regards to COVID-19.

Travel Orders:

Please click here to view the full details of the MA travel order effective August 1, 2020. Those over the age of 18 entering the state from a non-low risk state are required to fill out this form prior to their arrival.

North Reading COVID-19 Graphs:

Please click here to view the latest data for town regarding COVID-19 cases.

Daily confirmed covid-19 cases north readingConfirmed COVID-19 cases by onset date of citizens in North Reading, MA.


Helpful Resources:

MA text COVID-19 updates: Text "COVIDMA" to 888-777

MassSupport is a statewide crisis counseling program designed for COVID-19: (888) 215-4920

Nursing home family resource line: (617) 660-5399

Crisis text line: Text "HOME" to 741-741

National domestic violence hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Call Mass 2-1-1 for emotional health and wellness support

The Office of the Child Advocate has formed a webpage for educators and caregiver to help children cope with the pandemic.

Multilingual resources click here.

Other resourcess to get help.

Testing Information

For more information about where and when to get tested for COVID-19 click here.

For Stop the Spread Testing Centers and Locations click here.

About COVID-19 and Stopping the Spread

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control, symptoms COVID-19 (coronavirus) include fever and respiratory illness, such as coughing and difficulty breathing. Symptoms of the virus are similar to those of seasonal flu. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Fever, Shortness of Breath, Cough

Call your doctor if you develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 (Coronavirus)




Stop the Spread of Germs

  • Wash hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizing liquid or gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Always cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash, or cover with your elbow.
  • Try to avoid close contact with anyone that is sick.
  • When sick yourself, stay home to protect others.
  • Clean and disinfect areas and objects that are touched frequently. Such as phones, door handles, desk, keyboards, etc.





Individuals who have come into close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 should contact their local board of health or the DPH Epidemiology Line at (617) 983-6800.

When to wear a face covering? 

As of May 6th, it is a requirement to wear a mask or face covering in public settings when social distancing is not possible. 

How to use face coverings appropriately