New Year Celebration Guidance from the North Andover Health Department

As people all over the Commonwealth are excited to celebrate the New Year, we advise while in the midst of a pandemic you keep in mind necessary distancing, mask, and gathering orders. We implore you to do your part for the greater good of the public by keeping any gatherings, parties, or social interactions to an absolute minimum.

For any New year-oriented celebrations keep in mind to:

  • ●  Limit in-person gatherings only to people you live with.

  • ●  When preparing food for family and neighbors, deliver them in a no-contact way.

  • ●  Consider hosting or attending a virtual New year celebration activity.

  • ●  If the weather permits such, increase general ventilation by keeping windows and doors open.

●  Avoid gatherings with elderly or those with various pre-existing health conditions.

Hosting gatherings with non-household members is not recommended in the current state of the pandemic however, in the event that any gatherings take place please keep in mind to:

  • ●  Limit indoor gatherings to 10 people, and outdoor gatherings to 25 people.

  • ●  Wear a mask if you are with non-household members.

  • ●  If you are traveling out of state please comply with the required travel order at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

  • ●  Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

  • ●  Do not share food, drink, or any utensils, including serving utensils.

●  Monitor yourself for fever or any symptoms 10 days before and after any gatherings.

Most importantly if you are feeling sick, have been in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results please stay home. For any question please contact the North Andover Health Department by email at kobika@northandoverma.gov or scasey@northandover.gov or by phone at (978) 688-9540. 

New Year PSA.pdf

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