Coronavirus Information

The Board of Health continues to monitor the local, national and global situation of coronavirus and is prepared to support our community.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued new guidance on July 27th, 2021.  Following the science the CDC stated the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated.  CDC issued this new guidance due to several concerning developments and newly emerging data signals. 

 First is a reversal in the downward trajectory of cases.  In the days leading up to the guidance update, CDC saw a rapid and alarming rise in the COVID case and hospitalization rates around the country.

Second, new data began to emerge that the Delta variant was more infectious and was leading to increased transmissibility when compared to other variants, even in vaccinated individuals.  

Whitman-Hanson Regional School District is providing regular updates to families. These updates are also available on the district website.

This public health concern is evolving. Residents can expect that information and recommendations may change. The Board of Health will provide updates as needed.

Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive local information about COVID-19 from the following sources:

Local Hospital Information

South Shore Hospital - COVID-19

Good Samaritan Medical Center

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Helpful Links:
Information regarding variants
COVID-19 Essential DPH Mask Requirements

 Covid Dashboard

Information Regarding Booster Shots

MDPH 24- hour Emergency Hotline: 617-983-6800

Massachusetts Emergency line:  Dial 211