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Dover COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: July 28, 2020

07.28.2020 Dover COVID-19 Town Updates

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COVID update  7/28/2020

  • Cases in Dover: Our Emergency Response team reports that there have been three new confirmed cases over the past week. Previously, Dover had not had a confirmed case since the week ending 5/29/2020. Case information as reported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting#covid-19-cases-by-city/town- 

  • Keeping COVID cases to a minimum will enable Massachusetts to continue reopening schools, businesses, and organizations as safely and quickly as possible.  It is critically important that COVID-19 cases in the state not increase.  The Board of Health is concerned about two very risky activities:  attending parties and traveling to Massachusetts from states with high COVID rates

  • Summer parties are frequent sources of COVID clusters:  Parties are frequently the source of clusters of COVID cases, including for people in Dover.  Even small parties (<25 attendees) are risky because partygoers tend not to use face coverings or follow the rules of social distancing  

  • Travel risk and new travel order with mandatory quarantine:  Though states in the northeast have the lowest incidence of COVID, there is substantial risk that travelers from other parts of the country might be unknowingly infected and spread COVID here.  On July 24, 2020, Governor Baker issued a new travel order that requires all visitors and returning residents to complete a “Massachusetts Traveler Form” unless they are coming from a state that has been designated a lower risk COVID-19 state or fall into an exemption category. The new travel order also requires that visitors and returning residents arriving in Massachusetts from any place other than a COVID-19 lower-risk state must quarantine for 14-days unless they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered on a sample taken not more than 72-hours prior to arriving in Massachusetts.  Failure to follow the rules for quarantine could result in a fine.  More details are available at mass.gov/matraveler.

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