As of Oct. 16, 2020, the Town of Cohasset has had 41 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, which are monitored by the Public Health Nurse and her team under the direction of the Massachusetts Department of Health. Of that number, 35 are reported to have recovered from the virus. The DPH reports that the Town’s positive test rate over the past 14 days is .22%, with one positive case out of 460 tests reported.
Everyone in Cohasset should understand that this number almost certainly represents only the minimum known number of cases of COVID-19 in Town. The virus is now presumed to be circulating in the community. There are numerous uncounted/untested cases of individuals with mild to moderate flu-like symptoms who are being instructed by their primary care physician to stay at home, as well as individuals who are likely carriers of the virus but who display no obvious symptoms.
IT REMAINS CRITICAL TO PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING, LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE TO OTHERS, WEAR A CLOTH FACE COVERING WHENEVER IN PUBLIC, AND WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY AND THOROUGHLY.
We are asking a lot of everyone. By limiting your exposure to others and wearing a cloth face covering whenever you go into a public place you are looking out for the health and safety of your family, your friends and others.
Everyone in Cohasset has an important role to play to slow the transmission of the virus. Every instance of potential exposure that can be eliminated is an important step for our community.
SAFER AT HOME. WEAR YOUR MASKS WHEN IN PUBLIC PLACES.
Please click here for information on how to self-quarantine and self-isolate.