Board of Health

November 25, 2020

COVID-19 INFORMATION CENTER

11/24/2020 - Essex County Total Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: 32,308

11/25/2020 - Manchester-by-the-Sea Total (cumulative) Positive COVID-19 Cases (updated each Wednesday): 43

Active Cases on 11/25/20: 2

Effective May 6, 2020 all residents must wear a face covering when out in public and where proper social distancing is not possible. 

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 MA 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 and the Town 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: Practice social distancing, avoid groups larger than 25, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home when you are sick, cover your coughs and sneezes and clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Tips:

  • Dirty surfaces 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 

Manchester COVID-19 Updates and Links:

November 18, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3522/Manchester-Press-Release-111820

November 11, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3505/Manchester-Press-Release-11420

November 4, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3505/Manchester-Press-Release-11420

October 28, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3490/Manchester-Press-Release-102820

Board of Health Letter to MERSD

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3495/BOH-Letter-to-MERSD

October 21, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 & EEE

http://ma-manchesterbythesea.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/3483/Manchester-Press-Release-102120

October 14, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 & EEE

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3472/Manchester-Press-Release-101420

October 7, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 & EEE

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3467/Manchester-Press-Release-10720

September 30, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 & EEE

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3398/Manchester-Press-Release-93020

September 23, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 & EEE

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3390/Manchester-Press-Release-92320

September 16, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 & EEE

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3385/Manchester-Press-Release-91620

September 9, 2020 

Manchester Update on COVID-19 and EEE

https://www.manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3360/Manchester-Press-Release-90920

September 2, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 and EEE

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3345/Manchester-Press-Release-90220

August 26, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 and EEE

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3339/Manchester-Press-Release-82620

August 19, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 and EEE

http://ma-manchesterbythesea.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/3327/Manchester-Press-Release-81920

August 12, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 and EEE

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3320/Manchester-Press-Release-81220

August 5, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 and EEE

August 5, 2020 Update on COVID-19 and EEE

July 29, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 and EEE

July 29, 2020 COVID-19 and EEE Update

July 22, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 and EEE

July 22, 2020 COVID-19 & EEE Update

Board of Health Business/Workplace Complaint Form

MBTS Board of Health Complaint Form

July 15, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 and EEE

July 15, 2020 COVID-19 & EEE Update

July 8, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19 & EEE

July 8, 2020 COVID-19 & EEE Update

July 1, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

July 1, 2020 COVID-19 Update

June 24, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

June 24, 2020 COVID-19 Update

June 17, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

June 17, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Public Health Protocol for Town Meeting

Public Health Protocol for Town Meeting

Manchester Phase 3 of Reopening Parks & Beaches

MBTS Phase 3

June 10, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

June 10, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Manchester Phase 2.5 of Reopening Parks & Beaches

MBTS Phase 2.5

June 3, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Update

May 27, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

May 27, 2020 COVID-19 Update

May 20, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

May 20, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Manchester Phase 2 of Reopening Parks & Beaches

MBTS Phase 2

May 13, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

https://www.manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3178/Manchester-Press-Release-51320

Manchester Phase I Reopening of Parks & Beaches

MBTS Phase 1

May 6, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3140/Manchester-Press-Release-5620

April 29, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3128/Manchester-COVID-19-Update-42920

April 20, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3114/Manchester-Press-Release-42220

April 15, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

April 15, 2020 Manchester COVID-19 Update

April 13, 2020 Manchester Affordable Housing Trust Announces Emergency Rental Housing Payment Assistance

Manchester Affordable Housing Trust Rental Assistance Program

April 9, 2020 Manchester Businesses Open during COVID-19

Manchester Business Guide During COVID-19

April 8, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

April 8, 2020 Manchester COVID-19 Update

April 7, 2020 Update on Town Meeting from Alan Wilson

Town Moderator Letter to Residents

4th Quarter Tax Extension

http://manchester.ma.us/290/Tax-Collector

New Trash Collection Guidelines

http://ma-manchesterbythesea.civicplus.com/223/Public-Works

April 3, 2020 Manchester Update on COVID-19

http://manchester.ma.us/DocumentCenter/View/3086/April-3-2020-Manchester-Update-on-COVID-19

March 31, 2020 Board of Health Update Positive COVID-19 Cases

March 31, 2020 Board of Health Update

March 25, 2020 375th Anniversary Committee Update

375th Committee Update 3.25.20

March 23, 2020 Manchester Declares State of Emergency

MBTS Declaration of Emergency 3.23.20

March 23, 2020 Board of Health Update  - First Positive Case

Manchester Board of Health Update 3.23.20

March 22, 2020 Manchester Response to COVID-19 - Closure of Beaches, Parks & Personal Care Businesses

Manchester Response to COVID-19 3.22.20

March 16, 2020 Manchester Response to COVID-19 - Changes to Town Operations

Manchester Response to COVID-19 3.16.20

MERSD School Updates

https://www.mersd.org/domain/855

MA COVID-19 Updates and Links:

November 19, 2020 Thanksgiving Guidance

MA Thanksgiving Guidance

November 19, 2020 While You Wait for Test Results

Waiting for COVID-19 Test Results

November 19, 2020 COVID-19 Prevention & Treatment

MA Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention & Treatment

November 2, 2020 New Orders for Masks, Stay at Home and Gatherings

Early Closing & Alcohol Order

Gatherings Order

Face Covering Order

Stay at Home Advisory

September 23, 2020 MA-DPH COVID Survey

MA-DPH Survey

August 19, 2020 Mandatory Flu Vaccine for MA Students

Mandatory Flu Vaccine

August 1, 2020 Travel Order

MA Travel Order

June 17-18 Free COVID Testing for People Attending Large Gatherings

June 17-18 COVID Testing

MA Interactive Testing Map

MA Testing Map

MA Reopening Plan

MA Reopening Guide

MA Reopening Overview

MA Reopening Phase Overview

May 1, 2020 MA Order on Face Covering

MA Official Order on Face Covering

May 1, 2020 MA Press Release on Face Covering

April 28, 2020 MA Extended Order

Gov. Baker Extends Stay At Home Order

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

CDC COVID-19 Facts

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet

MA Frontline Worker Resource

Frontlinema.org

April 14, 2020 MA Guidance for Non-Healthcare Essential Workers

April 14, 2020 Non-Healthcare Essential Workers

April 10, 2020 MA Issues Face Covering Advisory

MA Face Cover Advisory

April 7, 2020 MA Grocery Store Advisory

April 7, 2020 Grocery Store Guidelines

April 3, 2020 CDC Guidelines on Face Covering

CDC Face Cover Guidelines

April 3, 2020 MA Announces Community Tracing Collaborative

MA Community Tracing Initiative

March 31, 2020 Gov. Baker Press Release - Extended Closures

March 31, 2020 Gov. Baker Release

March 24, 2020 MA Stay at Home Advisory

MA Stay at Home Advisory

March 15, 2020 Gov. Baker Press Release

March 15, 2020 Gov. Baker Press Release

State COVID-19 Information

Mass.gov

Mass 2-1-1

Buoy Virtual Health Checker

Isolation Guidance

Isolation Information

Quarantine Guidance

Quarantine Information

MA Food Service Guidance

MA Food Service Information

MA COVID-19 Unemployment Information

MA COVID-19 Unemployment Information

MA Unemployment Virtual Help

US CDC Website

cdc.gov



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