Town of North Andover COVID-19 Update, July 9, 2020

Town of North Andover Updates on COVID-19 response

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July 9, 2020 UPDATE

Current case count: 351

Active: 8

Recovered and out of isolation:  307

COVID-19 Related Deaths: 36

Over the past few days, the Town of North Andover has started to see an uptick in active cases.  We urge residents to stay diligent, continue to practice social distancing, wear masks, and use caution.  

This week we mourn the death of another North Andover resident due to COVID-19, bringing total deaths to 36.  Our thoughts are with the family and friends of each of our deceased neighbors.

For more information on COVID-19 and to see case data, please visit   http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/student-services/health-services/coronavirus-information

The Commonwealth is now in Phase 3 Step 1.  To see more information about the phased reopening plan, please visit https://northandoverma.news/2020/07/08/phase-3-update-step-1-sports-gyms-fitness-centers-and-other-reopenings/

The COVID-19 hotline is still available at 978-208-6070.  Messages left on this line are sent directly to Town staff and will be answered during regular business hours.  

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has provided the following information

for all residents: 

Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.

  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

  • Wear a cloth mask when not able to physically distance yourself from others. 

There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this novel coronavirus infection.

We continue to encourage social distancingPlease see our Social Distance Guidance here.  The best way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is to avoid large crowds and stay home with your families.  This is of the utmost importance.  Please join us in stressing this to your neighbors and friends.  We do understand that at some point you may need to go to a potentially crowded or busy establishment, such as a grocery store.  We encourage you to follow our Tips to Shop Safely during COVID-19, found here

The best source of guidance and recommendations is the DPH website:

www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.

Questions about the town’s response or about the illness, in general, can be sent to covid19@northandoverma.gov

We will continue to monitor this situation and will distribute necessary information and guidance.  

Best,

Melissa Rodrigues, Esq.

Town Manager


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