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Posted on: August 12, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for Weston

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Wednesday, August 12th - In This Update:

  • Updated case count for Weston
  • Updated gathering order
  • Mask Up MA! 

Weston’s Case Count - August 12th

As of today’s reporting, there are two individuals in Weston who are positive for COVID-19. 

Weston’s epidemiology team is continuing to monitor the virus and the spread very carefully. Please pick up the phone if the Board of Health is calling. 

Residents are urged to continue to be cautious as the state pauses in phase 3. Despite Weston numbers being low, asymptomatic transmission is very real. Continue wearing a facial covering whenever in public to lower the spread of the coronavirus.


Travel and Quarantine Order

Governor Baker issued a travel order in response to the increase of COVID-19 across the United States and to protect the progress the state has made reducing its rate of infection. The order is in effect now. Be careful when traveling outside the northeast region (considered lower-risk), as you can get sick when traveling.

All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to:

  • Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health
  • Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts

If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result. Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine per day


Updated Gathering Order

The Governor has updated the state’s gatherings order (August 7), indoor gatherings are limited to eight people per 1,000 square feet, but should not exceed 25 people in a single enclosed, indoor space. Outdoor gatherings in enclosed spaces are limited to 25% of the facility’s maximum permitted occupancy, with a maximum of 50 people in a single enclosed outdoor space. The full order can be found on the state’s website.


Remain Vigilant - Mask Up MA!

Continue to ensure the following four key actions are upheld on a daily basis:

  1. face coverings in public spaces - Mask Up MA!
  2. physical distancing
  3. increased hand washing and sanitation
  4. staying home when feeling unwell - check your symptoms online

As a reminder: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others

Even if you do not have symptoms, stay home as much as you can and practice social distancing if you must go out. You or others could be sick with COVID-19 and spread the illness as much as 48 hours before displaying symptoms. When you go out, make sure you wear a mask or face covering. Masks slow the spread of COVID-19. They protect you and they protect everyone around you. 


The State’s Plan to Reopen

To find information and guidance on the state’s reopening plan, visit the Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information web page.


Reminder Information

COVID-19 Information and Guidance - health and human services resources

COVID-19 Infographic for Safety - printable version


Town Communications 

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