Useful Links and Reopening Resources:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/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.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases by onset date of citizens in North Reading, MA.
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. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
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.