State Officials Report COVID-19 Cases Still on the Rise in Winthrop

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has notified the town of thirty-eight (38) additional confirmed positive cases of the virus in Winthrop as of JAnuary 19.  This brings the totals as follows:1,641 total cases: 34 deceased, 162 isolated and 1,445 recovered.

 Winthrop #Stopthespread COVID testing Schedule has been extended  through January 29.

The testing times at the McKenna Basketball Courts on Walden Street are as follows:

Monday thru Friday

9 AM – 1 PM

Saturday 12 – 7 PM

*Tuesday and Thursday Walk Up Only

Residents are strongly encouraged to avoid high risk activities, especially indoor social gatherings, and all Massachusetts residents are under orders from the Governor to wear masks at all times while in public.

Remember that an infected individual can spread COVID-19 before they have symptoms, which is why social distancing, maintaining a minimum of 6 feet from others, is critical.

Those who must go out are urged to:

Avoid gathering in groups

Maintain 6 feet from people outside your household

Do not shake hands or hug

Wash your hands often

Those who are at a high risk for COVID-19, including those over the age of 65 and with underlying health conditions, are advised to stay home and avoid non-essential tasks and errands

Wear a mask in indoor and outdoor spaces at all times.

Face coverings should:

Cover the nose and mouth

Fit snugly and comfortably against the side of the face

Be secured with either ties or ear loops

Permit breathing without difficulty

Be able to be washed and machine dried without damage. Face masks should be washed regularly depending on the amount of use.

Stay Informed!

The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following websites are recommended for the most updated information: Town of Winthrop COVID-19 resource page: WinthropCOVID19

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