|COVID-19 Cases in Belmont, MA as of March 27, 2020|
|Confirmed cases of COVID-19||11|
|Total of individuals currently undergoing monitoring/under quarantine||26|
|Total of Individuals who have completed monitoring (no longer in quarantine)||24|
|**Link to State of Massachusetts Statistics**|
Effective March 18, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily closing their residential call centers
The Town will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. Click on the link below for the latest update:
Here are some things you can do:
Keep yourself and others healthy
- Wash your hands with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Actively Promote Social Distancing – encourage children to practice social distancing and good hygiene when interacting with family and friends of all ages.
Know the facts (and help prevent the spread of rumors)
- Be sure you are using a reliable source for your information
- CDC updates its website frequently with information and guidance about COVID-19: www.cdc.gov/nCoV
- CDC continues to provide updates for travelers at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
- MDPH provides regular updates for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus
- The Belmont Health Department will post community wide advisories on the Town of Belmont’s home page if there is a change in risk level: www.belmont-ma.gov
- Face masks are not recommended for the general public at this time.
- Face masks can be useful in some settings, such as a clinic waiting room, to prevent someone who has a respiratory illness from spreading it to others.
Please continue to remain calm and open-minded
- History has seen many instances of societies excluding, blaming, or devaluing those feared to have an unfamiliar disease. Recent examples include Ebola, HIV, and past influenza pandemics where fear led to stigma and discrimination. In many instances, the discriminatory actions caused the health problems to worsen as those who felt alienated avoided seeking out health care and information they needed. We encourage you to continue to remain calm.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. When calling 911, please remember to notify dispatch of any possible COVID-19 symptoms or exposures.
You should contact your healthcare provider for all medical and health related concerns.
All other questions may be directed to the Belmont Health Department at (617) 993-2720.