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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Social Distancing Guidance for Everyone


COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is new to humans, which is what makes it so highly contagious. Public health authorities are working to assess and manage the spread of the disease, especially for people who are at high-risk for serious illness. The most important thing ALL people can do at this time is to adhere to personal distances of at least 6-feet and avoid public spaces in order to minimize the rate of spread of the infection within the community. 

YOU may not feel sick but you could be unwittingly spreading the virus to others who could become seriously ill. This highly contagious virus will overwhelm our first-responders and hospitals if we do not maintain social distancing and increased hygiene.

To this end:

  • All school children should remain at home and avoid public gathering places - going outdoors for play is OK so long as group activity is limited to immediate family and 6-foot distance is maintained
  • Avoid playdates 
  • All municipal, recreation and school playgrounds are closed to avoid the spread of the virus from contact with the equipment 
  • School fields and courts are closed to the public
  • Municipal, Recreation, Conservation parks, fields and trails can be accessed by individuals and groups from the same household but group activities are prohibited and police are monitoring
  • Watch closely for symptoms, even minor: fever, cough, shortness of breath
  • Report all symptoms of illness to the School nurses or the Weston Health Department
  • Continue increased personal hygiene and social distancing
  • Conservation trails and the rail trail are open and fresh air and exercise does wonders. Navigate trails using the Conservation Commission’s GPS site but keep that 6-foot personal space

For continued Town updates:

  • Please visit the Town’s website at to obtain the latest updates
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  • Visit the Board of Health web page at to find information on the virus and personal precautions you can take
  • Please visit MassDPH website for additional information at the state level and FAQs

See Info from the CDC
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