DEDHAM — In an effort to continue to update Dedham residents on state and local preparedness efforts and impacts related to COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus), the Dedham Board of Health offers the following updates:
September 30, 2020
The Board provided the following statistics from the testing period Sept. 21, to Sept. 25; 1364 persons tested; total number of positive cases identified was 17. Additional data breakdown was not available at the time of this update; the Board will provide same when it becomes available.
As reported last week, Schools are moving toward a phased approach of hybrid and in-person learning. The Board continues to work closely with Superintendent Mike Welch and School Committee Chair Lisa Laprade to ensure a safe and successful transition for students and staff.
The Board announced the first of many planned Flu Clinics, beginning with a by-appointment only clinic for seniors. Appointments can be scheduled through the Council on Aging by calling 781-326-1650. The clinics will be held at the Endicott Estate on Oct. 9 and Oct. 30. The Board will have additional information on future clinics as soon as they confirmed.
Question & Answer
The Board will resume this section next week. We continue to encourage residents to submit questions and concerns to the Board at [email protected]
There are 516 confirmed cases of the virus in Dedham as of September 30. Please note, this number reflects the total number of cases confirmed since March 2020. As a result of the recent increase in confirmed cases across the Commonwealth, the Board strongly urges residents to continue to practice social distancing, proper hygiene and the wearing of a face covering.
Hazardous Waste Day
The Board wishes to remind residents of the Annual Household Hazardous Waste & Television Collection Day on Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Department of Public Works, 55 River Street. Please visit the Board of Health website (www.dedham-ma.gov) and Facebook Page for specific information on what will and will not be accepted. Please note, no walk-ins will be allowed; waste will only be accepted from persons in a vehicle.
Residents are encouraged to visit the website, dedhamcovid19.com, for all town updates as the COVID-19 situation develops. Visitors can subscribe via email to receive notifications for new posts.
Although Town Hall remains closed to the public, the Health Department is staffed and available to address all questions and concerns. We encourage residents and businesses to contact the office at 781-751-9220 with any questions or concerns. The Board most respectfully asks for your patience and understanding of the demands on the Department. All inquiries and complaints are important and will be addressed. Please remain kind and respectful!
The Board appreciates the continued collaboration with all Town departments in assisting residents and businesses adapt to the new normal.
The Board again wishes to remind the public to properly dispose of gloves and masks at all public locations.
The Board wishes to thank the Health Department staff for their continued dedication during these unprecedented times.
Stay safe and be kind!
Respectfully submitted by the Board of Health
Leanne Jasset, Chairman
Kathy Reda, Vice-Chairman
Mary Ellard, Member