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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Covid-19 / Cornoavirus Information

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This situation is fluid and Weston’s Board of Health remains vigilant to provide as much protection and information to the community as possible.  Read COVID-19 Facts to know the facts and to stop the rumors.

Key Points

Local Protocol

The Weston Board of Health is following the protocols for managing the Covid-19 / Coronavirus as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Mass Department of Public Health.  

At the present, those directives require:

  1. The Mass Dept of Public Health will notify Weston’s Board of Health (BoH) if someone arrives from an area of known concern
  2. The BoH will contact the individuals and place them in quarantine for 14 days - they will not be able to leave their homes during this time  
  3. The BoH will call them each day to find out if they have a fever  
  4. If they have a fever, they will be required to go to the hospital after they notify the hospital that they are on their way in and they are suspected to have Covid-19
  5. The hospital will prepare an area for isolation so that when they arrive other patients are not exposed to the individual who may have the virus

Process Flow Charts and Facts

Prevention Recommendations

Printable fact sheets are available from the Department of Public Health with information on the virus, detection and prevention.

For Everyone

Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface

There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for 2019-nCoV infection. People infected with 2019-nCoV should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. People who think they may have been exposed to 2019-nCoV should contact your healthcare provider immediately. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

For Healthcare Professionals

Be on the look-out for people with travel history to China, and fever and respiratory symptoms.
If you are a healthcare professional caring a 2109-nCoV patient, please take care of yourself and follow recommended infection control procedures.

For People Who May Have COVID-19 Infection

See your healthcare provider immediately and follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others (above).

Also, read how to stop the stigma.

For Travelers

 Find up to date information on CDC’s travel health notices web page


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