May 16th-COVID-19-Update

POSTED ON: MAY 16, 2020 - 7:14PM
 

ACTIVE COVID-19 CASE UPDATE:  As of May 16, 2020, MDPH has reported 84,933 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Massachusetts up from 83,421 confirmed cases yesterday. There are 7,412 confirmed cases in Norfolk County up from 7,331 cases. New Cases Today: 9, Total Active Cases: 497. Total Recovered: 238. Total Deaths: 41.

Beth Israel Lahey Health & Town Of Randolph Will Open COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site

The testing site, located at 32 South Main Street (across from the Town Hall) in Randolph, will be open for town residents on weekdays by appointment only, starting Monday, May 18.  The drive-in testing location will be open Monday through Friday from 10 am until 4 pm and welcomes all Randolph residents, regardless of health insurance or immigration status.

Town of Randolph residents are encouraged to contact the testing site if they have one of more of the following symptoms: a fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, chills, body aches, diarrhea, abdominal pain and/or loss of smell or taste.

Patients with the symptoms listed above should call (781) 607-4355 to make an appointment.

Services will be available in English, Haitian Creole and Vietnamese. Patients arriving by car who have an appointment must stay in their car. If they do not have a mask or face covering, a mask will be provided to wear for the full duration of the test.

FACE COVERING OR MASK MUST BE WORN IN STORES: Governor Baker has made face coverings required state-wide.  Any person entering any business in Randolph, such as a grocery store, pharmacy, take-out food, hardware store and the like must wear a cloth face covering, such as a fabric mask, scarf or bandana, over their nose and mouth. Please save medical masks for health care use and first responders.

If you cough or sneeze, the mask can catch those respiratory droplets so they don't land on other people or surfaces. "So it's not going to protect you, but it is going to protect your neighbor," says Dr. Daniel Griffin at Columbia University, an expert on infectious diseases. "If your neighbor is wearing a mask and the same thing happens, they're going to protect you."

TURNER FREE LIBRARY:  Don't forget during these difficult times it is important to remain connected to educational, recreational, and informational resources. To get your free digital library card or check out the vast resources available to any Randolph resident, please visit www.turnerfreelibrary.org