When can I get the Covid-19 Vaccine?
Visit the State of Massachusetts' vaccine information page to viewing the phasing plan for the vaccine roll out. Wenham is planning to be a local vaccination site. Wenham will follow the State's phasing plan and announcements for available appointments for Covid-19 vaccine will be announced via robocall. Residents can sign up for robocalls via Code Red by scrolling to the bottom of any Town of Wenham website page and clicking the Code Red logo and filling out the sign up form. Town Hall staff are also happy to assist residents in signing up for the robocall service to ensure any interested residents can get information about vaccination when it becomes available.
January 18, 2021 Update on COVID-19
1/18/2021 - 5:00 pm - Essex County: Confirmed Cases of COVID-19: 71,592
1/18/2021 - 5:00 PM - Total Town of Wenham Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 *(from 1/1/20): 195
1/18/2021 - 5:00 PM - Town of Wenham Probable Cases of COVID-19*: 13
For community by community data and to review COVID-19 metrics, please refer to the Community-Level COVID-19 Data Reporting Interactive Map.
*Probable cases are defined by the following criteria: an epidemiologic link to a confirmed case and the presence of symptoms in the absence of confirmatory PCR testing, OR a positive serologic (antibody) test and a history of illness or epidemiologic link https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health publicly shares positive case numbers and deaths by county on a daily basis and by city and town on a weekly basis. The Town continues to closely monitor evolving developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Residents are urged to follow the recommendations regarding good hygiene and personal action issued by the CDC and the state Department of Public Health. Special alerts, if needed, will be sent out by the Wenham Board of Health. This page will be updated and communicated to the Wenham community as facts change. Please see helpful links from Board of Health and the Town in the left hand navigation menu.
Covid-19 Local Data Charts - updated every Thursday
*** Guidance for residents returning to Massachusetts from out-of-state***
Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents (who do not meet an exemption) entering Massachusetts must follow current travel order.
Residents coming into the state must fill out the travel form (use the link below to access).
To learn more about the requirements including the MA travel form, the 14 day quarantine, COVID-19 testing, and the exemptions of the order, visit mass.gov or by clicking here.
Current order requiring face coverings in public places ~ Covid-19 Order # 55 ~ **This remains in effect**
Guidance for residents (Preventive Measures)
Practice everyday preventive actions now. Remind everyone in your household of the importance of practicing everyday preventive actions that can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:
- Stay SAFER at home. Residents over the age of 65 and those with underlying health conditions are urged to stay home unless needing to go out for essentials (food, medicine, urgent medical care). All residents are advised to leave home only for healthcare, worship, and permitted work, shopping, and outdoor activities or other activities currently allowed in the Governor's phased reopening with necessary precautions.
- Maintaining emotional health and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak is important. Please utilize these resources and tips to help boost emotional health, mental health, and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- If you need to go out, practice physical distancing, keeping 6 feet or more of distance between yourself and others. Wear a face covering when going out in public. Follow the guidelines for use.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When caring for an ill household member, have the ill person wear a mask, when possible. If you need supply, contact the Board of Health. Wear a mask yourself when providing care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your arm.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles). If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection. For disinfection, a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Productspdf. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- Guidance on self-quarantine.
The information above has been provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. To view more information, please refer to the CDC and DPH websites that ar linked in the sub-menu.