May 19th-COVID-19-Update

POSTED ON: MAY 19, 2020 - 7:40PM
 
BID-MILTON & TOWN OF RANDOLPH COVID-19 DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITE:  The testing site, located at 32 South Main Street (across from the Town Hall) in Randolph, is 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.
 

ACTIVE COVID-19 CASE UPDATE:  As of May 19, 2020, MDPH has reported 87,925 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Massachusetts up from 87,052 confirmed cases yesterday. There are 7,565 confirmed cases in Norfolk County up from 7,524 cases.  New Cases Today: 2. Total Active Cases: 431. Total Recovered: 322. Total Deaths: 42. (We were able to close out 67 cases today due the continuing hard work of the staff of the Board of Health and contact tracers.  Many of these open cases occurred during the surge.)

THE REOPENING MASSACHUSETTS PLAN –

On May 18:  Essential business • Manufacturing • Construction and Houses of Worship
Guidelines for Manufacturing & Construction

On May 18:  Guidelines for Houses of Worship

On May 25:  Lab space • Office space • Limited Personal Services – Hair – Pet grooming – Car washes • Retail – Remote fulfillment – Curbside pick-up

On May 25: Recreation and outdoor can open with guidelines: • Beaches • Parks • Drive-in theaters • Some athletic fields and courts • Many outdoor adventure activities • Most fishing, hunting, and boating • Outdoor gardens, zoos, reserves and public installations

Each phase will last a minimum of three weeks and could last longer before moving to the next phase

To View The Plan, click here:
https://www.mass.gov/doc/reopening-massachusetts-may-18-2020/download

Reopening Massachusetts - guidelines, protocols and best practices:
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts#general-business-guidance-

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