COVID-19: Preparedness & Information
The Town of Hamilton and the board of health are asking members of the community to stay at home and practice social distancing to save lives and contain the spread of COVID-19. This page contains resources and information as this situation evolves.rrent number of Hamilton residents tested positive and in DPH Isolation
|Cumulative number of Hamilton residents tested positive for Covid19||Current number of Hamilton residents tested positive and in DPH Isolation||Total number of Hamilton resident deaths attributable to Covid19||Latest data as of|
*Due to a testing shortage, we believe the total number of cases to be understated. We expect the number of confirmed cases to grow as tests become more widely available. For the case number in Massachusetts, click https://www.mass.gov/doc/confirmed-covid-19-cases-in-ma-by-citytown-january-1-2020-april-22-2020-pdf/download
Do Your Part
· Stay at home as much as possible
· Stay more than 6 feet apart from everyone as much as possible.
· Wash your hands often (for at least 20 seconds) and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
· Wear a cloth face covering or mask inside public spaces like grocery stores.
· Call your doctor or health care provider if you feel sick.
· These steps are the most important you can take to avoid infection.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks after exposure to the virus:
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Chills or repeated shaking with chills
· Muscle pain
· Sore throat
· New loss of taste or smell
- 03/23/2020 — Governor orders all non-essential businesses to cease in-person operation by Tuesday at noon. Press release. List of essential businesses.
- 03/23/2020 — Governor prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people and all “athletic or recreational activities which bring people into close, physical contact.” Press release. Assemblage guidance.