As concerns rise over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), town officials would like to take this opportunity to provide Southborough residents, town employees, businesses and the general public with an update on some of the measures that have been taken to date in regards to COVID-19.
Information about the coronavirus is evolving, and the situation remains dynamic. The Town of Southborough continues to be in contact with state officials, emergency management teams and board of health representatives to discuss plans daily and would like to share the following information:
Are there any cases of COVID-19 in Southborough?
On March 30, 2020 the Southborough Health Department was notified of five additional Southborough residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of known cases in Southborough to eleven. The Southborough Health Department will continue to work with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) to ensure any affected residents are properly monitored, quarantined and isolated per the guidelines set by MDPH.
The Southborough Health Department cannot release any personal information regarding cases due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Each confirmed case will be contacted by the Health Department. Those considered to have been in close contact with a confirmed case will be contacted by the Health Department with proper instructions regarding quarantine and testing.
The Southborough Health Department urges residents to practice social distancing including staying home as much as possible, avoiding large gatherings, and staying a minimum of six feet away from others.
Most recent MDPH updates regarding numbers of cases in Massachusetts by state and county:
We will continue to monitor this situation closely and provide ongoing updates on the town website and on social media outlets.