Board of Health

March 27, 2020  - Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

3/27/2020 - Essex County Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: 350

The Town continues to closely monitor evolving developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Residents are urged to follow the recommendations regarding good hygiene and personal action issued by the CDC and the state Department of Public Health.  Special alerts, if needed, will be sent out by the Manchester Board of Health. This page will be updated and communicated to the Manchester community as facts change. Please see helpful links from Board of Health below. 

Here are some suggestions on how you can be prepared at this time:

Practice everyday preventive actions now. Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
    • If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection. For disinfection, a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Productspdf. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

The information above has been provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control 


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