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 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.

North Reading COVID-19 Graphs:

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

Daily new confirmed COVID-19 Cases in the town of 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.


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