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Update on COVID Contact Tracing

Close contact designation no longer includes outdoor exposure

The Commonwealth’s designation of close contact for COVID contact tracing is now changed to remove those individuals who are outdoors when near a COVID-19 positive person. At this time, contact tracing should continue for close contacts as indicated in the bullets below and at this link: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/about-covid-19-testing#how-do-i-know-if-i-am-a-close-contact-of-someone-with-covid-19?-

How do I know if I am a close contact of someone with COVID-19?

  • You are a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person if you were within 6 feet of them while indoors, for at least 15 minutes, while they were symptomatic or within the 48 hours before symptom onset.
  • You are also a close contact if you were within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes of someone while indoors, who tested positive for COVID-19 in the 48 hours before their test was taken or anytime in the 10 days after the test.
  • According to CDC guidance, individuals are less likely to be exposed to COVID-19 during outdoor activities, even without the use of masks.

Posted: to Board Of Health News on Mon, Jun 7, 2021
Updated: Mon, Jun 7, 2021

Calendar of Events
MLB Meeting -- SCHEDULED
Tue, Jun 15, 2021, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
  • Attached File: 21 6-10 POSTING for MLB June 15 2021 agendas
  • Tue, Jun 15, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Jun 22, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Virtual Meeting Only
    Posted to: Select Board
    Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Jul 6, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Virtual Meeting Only
    Posted to: Select Board
    Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Jul 20, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Virtual Meeting Only
    Posted to: Select Board
    Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Aug 3, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Virtual Meeting Only
    Posted to: Select Board
    Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Aug 17, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Virtual Meeting Only
    Posted to: Select Board
    Latest News
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    To: Library
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    To: Library
    Funeral Assistance program allows for funeral assistance for any COVID-19 related death after January 20, 2020.
    To: Board Of Health News
    Close contact designation no longer includes outdoor exposure
    To: Board Of Health News