Board of Health Update January 24, 2021

The Worthington Board of Health has been alerted to several new cases in town. People testing positive and their close contacts have been notified and are following protocols for isolation and self-quarantine.

Please continue to be diligent about wearing masks and maintaining distancing both indoors and out; minimize indoor contacts with people you don’t live with and continue basic hand hygiene and other safety precautions. This applies even if you have been vaccinated.

Stay home from work if you experience any of the COVID-19 symptoms: headache, fever, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue/easy tiring, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, loss of taste and/or smell, cough, vomiting, diarrhea.

Testing: If you think you may have been exposed to COVID, please wait a few days (3-5 days) and then get tested. Testing sites can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-testing

Vaccinations: The state remains in Phase 1 of the vaccination effort with most first responders and direct care providers vaccinated. People who work in congregate care settings or as home care workers are eligible for vaccination starting Monday, 1/25. Phase 2 (people over 65 or with comorbidities; other health workers and teachers among others) are anticipated to start around February 1st. Please contact your health care provider or go to the state site on COVID-19 vaccination to identify eligibility and vaccination sites. https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine

Thank you,

The WORTHINGTON BOARD OF HEALTH

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