Phase 2, Step 2: Keep up the Great Work!

North Andover Health Department

Community and Economic Development Division

Keep up the Great Work!

As of Monday, June 22, 2020, Massachusetts has moved into Step 2 of Phase 2 of Governor Baker’s reopening plan and more things are opening up including retail stores, indoor dining and offices.  Massachusetts is trending in the right direction and according to the most recent graphic from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard, since April 15th we have seen the following trends in data;

  • 7 day weighted average of positive molecular test rates is at 1.9%, a decrease of 93%

  • 3 day average of number of COVID-19 patients in hospital is 937 persons, a decrease of 74%

  • Only 2 hospitals are using surge capacity, which is down 90%

  • 3 day average of COVID-19 deaths is down to 26, a decrease of 83%

The overall trends in data are down thanks to all of our efforts to prevent and mitigate the spread of the virus. 

Despite all our progress, however, we are not completely out of the pandemic just yet. Everyone MUST continue doing what got us to this point!  Please continue to wear masks or face coverings in public and continue social distancing.  We must keep up the great work to avoid seeing a spike or resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. We must be diligent and always use a face covering when you are entering somewhere like a pharmacy, grocery/retail store or restaurant where social distancing can not be maintained. 

The North Andover Health Department would like to thank all of our residents and business owners for their efforts during this unprecedented time. By continuing the practices we have used to get to this point, we will be doing our part as a community to continue moving forward towards future phases.


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