COVID-19 Information Center

Town wide mask mandate issued-effective January 13, 2022 at 12:01 AM

Click here to read the press release on the town wide mask mandate issued by the Board of Health. This requirement is effective on January 13, 2022.

Updated isolation and quarantine guidance from Massachusetts DPH: click here

 

The Biden Administration has made free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests available to all residents through a new web-based ordering platform. Each household is entitled to 4 testing kits through this program. These rapid antigen at-home tests can be ordered from the U.S. Post Office at COVID Home Tests | USPS.

Please share this information with your members, colleagues, and partners. You can learn more about this federal program at: COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests.

Massachusetts residents have a number of options to get tested for COVID-19. For more details, visit www.mass.gov/gettested.

The Town of Southborough is NOT receiving at-home COVID-19 test kits from the State.  Southborough was not on the list of the 102 communities in the Commonwealth with the highest proportion of families at or below the poverty level are receiving iHealth Labs OTC at-home rapid antigen test kits in the initial distribution.  For information on free local testing visit here.

COVID-19 vaccine information:

We continue to encourage residents to seek vaccination appointments. The vaccine is free for all; you do not need insurance or an ID to be eligible, and there are many walk-in sites available. If you are interested in a vaccine you can find a location near you through this website: COVID-19 vaccination locations | Mass.gov . You can also reach out to the Southborough Board of Health at 508-281-8983 for help scheduling an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine. 

If you believe you need an in-home vaccination, please contact the In-Home Vaccination Central Intake Line at (833) 983-0485. For questions about the eligibility of an in-home vaccination you can call the Board of Health or click here. Anyone who is unable to get to a vaccination site is potentially eligible for an in-home vaccination.

Vaccines for children ages 5-11 are now authorized

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was authorized by the CDC for use in children ages 5-11 on November 2. Contact your child’s health care provider or search VaxFinder.mass.gov for vaccination appointments. 

Multiple other vaccine manufacturers are currently developing COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 years old.

Who is eligible to get a booster?

The CDC recommends a third dose for certain groups of people with weakened immune systems who received either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition, the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster is available to anyone ages 18 and older. The Pfizer COVID-19 booster is available to anyone ages 12 and older.

You’re eligible for a booster if:

Moderna: It’s been at least 5 months since your second dose

Pfizer: It’s been at least 5 months since your second dose

Johnson & Johnson: It’s been at least 2 months since your first dose  

You can mix and match vaccines. You do not need to get the same vaccine brand for your booster as your original COVID-19 vaccination. If you are ages 12-17, you can only get a Pfizer booster.

 If you are unsure if you qualify or have a question concerning Pfizer or Moderna boosters, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Southborough Health Department at 508-281-8983.

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Southborough

As of January 24th, 2022 3:00 P.M. 
Total Number of Confirmed & Probable Cases1710
     Cases in isolation77
     Cases released from isolation1630
     Deaths3
  

Age Group:

 
<12332
12-19289
20-29232
30-39179
40-49235
50-59252
60-69125
>= 7066
 

Vaccinations in Southborough as of January 20, 2022

Age Group

Population% of Town PopulationIndividuals with at least one doseFully Vaccinated
5-11 Years7988%>95%>95%
12 -15 Years6196%>95%>95%
16 - 19 Years2,4886%>95%>95%
20 - 29 Years9169%>95%>95%
30 - 49 Years2,07021%>95%>95%
50 - 64 Years2,57927%>95%89%
65 - 74 Years99510%>95%85%
75 + Years6627%>95%

88% 

Total9,670100%>95%

95% 

 

Booster Doses administeredBooster doses per Capita
5,22254%
  

 

Resources for Residents

Massachusetts residents are urged to use 2-1-1 for information, resources, and referrals regarding COVID-19. Operators are staffing this hotline 24/7 and translators are available in multiple languages. Residents with questions can dial 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone, or use the live chat option on the Mass 2-1-1 website (mass211.org).

 

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