Town of Winthrop Provides Latest Update on Coronavirus Situation

44 total cases confirmed since March 15; One deceased, Four recovered, 39 in isolation

The Food Bank is in need of non-perishable items such as cereals, canned goods, pasta, bread, peanut butter and jelly, toiletries and paper products. Items without an expiration date cannot be accepted.

Municipal Services

Municipal offices will remain closed to walk in foot traffic at this time.
Residents can pay taxes, parking tickets and apply for resident parking stickers on the town website at https://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/ or by dropping payments and applications in the drop box located at the Town Hall front door.
Residents having difficulty completing a transaction online can email the following department’s directly for further assistance.
Assessor’s Office – [email protected]
Building Department – [email protected]
Harbor Master – [email protected]
Library – [email protected]
Parks and Recreation – [email protected]
Town Clerk – [email protected]
Tax Collector – [email protected]
Town Manager – [email protected]
Residents can report DPW safety issues on the town website at https://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/ or by the “See Click Fix” app on your mobile smartphone.

Latest Health Guidance

As always, if anyone displays symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should not go to work or school and are advised to contact their primary care physician.

For residents that may be self-quarantined and require outside assistance or meal delivery, please email the EOC at [email protected]ma.us.

The Town is also advising residents to practice social distancing by keeping six feet between people to prevent the spread of infection, which includes handshaking and hugging. Residents are also encouraged to avoid group activities and events.

Other Guidelines Include:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, including under your fingernails. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol content) can be used when soap and water are not available.
Keep your hands away from your face.
Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing with a tissue and discard it immediately. Cough into the sleeve over your elbow instead of your hand. Wash your hands often when coughing and sneezing.
Stay away from people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
Stay Informed
The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following resources are recommended for the most updated information:
Town of Winthrop Official COVID-19 updates – https://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/home/urgent-alerts/covid-19-public-health-updates
Winthrop Public Safety website – https://winthroppublicsafety.com/
Winthrop COVID-19 Tip Hotline – https://winthroppublicsafety.com/covid-19-tip-hotline/
Massachusetts Department of Public Health – https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information
Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information – https://mass211.org/ or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
Massachusetts COVID-19 text updates: Text “COVIDMA” to 888-777
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County – https://www.suffolkcac.org/support-resources/covid-19-support

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