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:
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Board met on this date and provided an update on the work of the Public Health and School Nurses involving contact tracing and positive cases.
The Board announced that the Town has created a Re-Entry Task Force to begin to plan for the re-opening of Town buildings. The Task Force meets regularly and is awaiting further guidance from Governor Baker on May 18th.
High School Athletic Field
The Board thanked the Public Works and Park and Recreation Departments for installing the temporary barriers around the field area. The track remains open and many residents continue to use it.
The Board again wishes to remind the public to properly dispose of gloves and masks at all public locations.
Please be reminded that all parks and fields (including DHS field) are closed, while all tracks and walking paths remain open.
There are 331 confirmed cases of the virus in Dedham as of May 13, 2020.
We continue to respond to complaints and concerns, and regularly visit all open essential businesses to ensure compliance.
The Board wishes to thank the Health Department staff, the Public Health Nurse and volunteer School Nurses for their continued dedication during these unprecedented times.
The Board continues to partner with our long-term care facilities to ensure that they have all resources needed to keep their residents and staff safe.
Residents are encouraged to visit the new website, dedhamcovid19.com, for all town updates as the COVID-19 situation develops. Visitors can subscribe via email to receive notifications for new posts.
Locally, residents are always encouraged to contact the Dedham Health Department at 781-751-9220 with any questions or concerns.
By practicing social distancing, regular handwashing and wearing a face covering, we can and will do our part to flatten the curve!
Stay safe! Stay kind! Stay home!
Respectfully submitted by the Board of Health
Leanne Jasset, Chairman
Kathy Reda, Vice-Chairman
Mary Ellard, Member