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:
Governor Baker announced Part II of Phase II which allows for indoor seating at restaurants, additional personal services, and other outdoor activities. The department is extremely busy and continues to support the business community with their reopening plan(s). Please visit www.mass.gov/reopening for a complete report and daily updates for Reopening Massachusetts.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Meeting
Interim Health Director Bridget Sweet reported on the status of camp inspections, outdoor seating for restaurants, and announced the department would begin its usual restaurant and retails inspections. Local restaurants continue to apply for both indoor and outdoor seating, and the department is pleased with the level of knowledge and compliance.
Board member Kathy Reda complimented how well the Farmer’s Market is operating, and is in full compliance with all recommendations and guidelines.
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.
There are 397 confirmed cases of the virus in Dedham as of June 24, 2020; this is unchanged from last week.
The Board wishes to thank the Health Department staff, and volunteer School Nurses for their continued dedication during these unprecedented times.
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.
Locally, residents are always encouraged to contact the Dedham Health Department at 781-751-9220 with any questions or concerns.
By continuing to practice social distancing, regular handwashing, and wearing a face covering, we can ensure that our return to the new normal is not delayed.
Stay safe! Stay kind! Stay home!
Respectfully submitted by the Board of Health
Leanne Jasset, Chairman
Kathy Reda, Vice-Chairman
Mary Ellard, Member