COVID-19 UPDATE : 02.05.2021
Cases in Dover
There were four new confirmed cases in Dover during the seven days ending on 2/2/2021. Of the 462 tests taken by Dover residents during the week, 1.52% were positive. The low percent positive indicates that we are experiencing a true decline in COVID incidence and that we have adequate testing.
The actual number of active cases is probably 2-5 times as many as the number of confirmed cases.
The Super Bowl
We urge people to continue to be as careful as possible about social distancing and mask use and to stay safe as they watch the Super Bowl!
COVID Vaccine Update
Who is eligible to receive COVID vaccine now?
People aged 75+ are eligible in the first part of Phase 2. Groups who are part of Phase 1 remain eligible.
Where is the vaccine available?
The vaccine is available by appointment only at mass vaccination clinics and at some municipal clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, and physician offices.
How can I sign up for an appointment online?
- Visit the webpage: http://www.mass.gov/covidvaccinemap and scroll down to the map
- Select the location on the map and proceed with scheduling an appointment online
- The vaccination sites have different formats and scheduling platforms, so the process for one may be different than another
I need help. I've tried many times to schedule an appointment, but I can’t find one.
Because there is a shortage of vaccine, and because most vaccination sites won't make appointments until they have doses available, there aren't enough appointments to meet the demand. However, new vaccine shipments arrive regularly, and new appointments do open up. We advise that you keep trying or contact the Dover Council on Aging at 508-315-5734
I need help. I have a computer but need coaching about online registration and appointment scheduling
Please contact the Dover Council on Aging at 508-315-5734
I need help. I can't use a computer to make an appointment..
If you are 75+ and aren't able to use a computer, please call 211 for assistance. Please be prepared for a long wait! See the graphic above for additional information. You you may also contact the Dover Council on Aging at 508-315-5734
If I’ve had COVID-19, should I be vaccinated, and when?
If you have had COVID-19, you should be vaccinated, as reinfection can occur, and it is very likely that vaccination will help prevent reinfection. If you had COVID-19 and were treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should defer your vaccination for three months following the treatment.
After I have been vaccinated, can I stop wearing a mask and avoiding close contact with others?
After you are vaccinated, please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands often, maintain physical distance, and avoid indoor settings with people who aren’t members of your immediate household. These measures remain important because people who have been vaccinated sometimes can be infected and spread the virus even while they are asymptomatic or very mildly ill.
How can I stay up to date about COVID-19 vaccination?
The Board of Health and Council on Aging will continue to post updates on the town website and will send them by email to people who have signed up for alerts or who are on the COA email list. The Department of Public Health posts information updates at mass.gov/covid-19-vaccine.
If you have questions or comments, please contact:
Board of Health firstname.lastname@example.org
508-785-0032 ext. 232
SIGN UP FOR DOVER COVID-19 OR OTHER TOWN ALERTS AT https://www.doverma.org/list.aspx