Latest News and Information about COVID-19
Last updated August 13, 2020
Dear Chelmsford Residents:
We are dealing with unprecedented times with the fluid situation related to COVID 19. The Board of Health is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID -19 within the community. The virus is continuing to increase across the state and within Middlesex County. The breakout of the virus in the Town of Chelmsford remains similar to both Middlesex County and the Commonwealth as a whole. Confirmed cases in Chelmsford are dispersed geographically throughout the community.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is releasing daily numbers of those affected by COVID-19 by county rather than by individual cities and towns and has recommended that cities and towns follow suit. In consultation with town officials, neighboring communities, and MDPH, the Chelmsford Board of Health is posting COVID -19 numbers on our website. Due to privacy laws, no personally identifying information will be released. It is important to know that the numbers released are only those cases that have been confirmed by lab testing. Be advised that there are other individuals impacted by COVID-19 in the community that have not sought medical attention and/or have not been confirmed by lab testing, and are isolating at home per DPH guidance. These individuals do not appear on the MA DPH reports. The Town of Chelmsford is prepared to handle the progression of this pandemic. Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded that COVID -19 is present throughout all communities and that there is definitely community spread - in other words there is no known origin of these cases. It is further presumed that there are a number of undiagnosed cases in all communities. Accordingly, all citizens should stay at home as much as possible, practice social distancing, wash your hands often, clean commonly touched areas often with disinfectant, and abide by all Executive Orders of the Governor.
Please check the Town website for future updates.
August 13, 2020
Total Confirmed cases in Chelmsford since pandemic onset: 362
Active cases: 57
*Probable cases: 38
** Deaths: 42
*- As of June 2, 2020, the Department of Public Health is publishing "probable" COVID-19 cases.
**- As of June 23, 2020, the Board of Health is publishing COVID-19 related deaths.
Please click the links below for more information on COVID-19:
- Gov. Baker issues an order requiring masks or face coverings in public places effective May 6, 2020
- Chelmsford BOH Advisory: Wearing of Cloth Face Covering When in Public Settings
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Cloth Face Coverings: Questions and Answers
- Latest COVID-19 Announcements
- FAQs for Town Operations during COVID-19 Crisis
- Massachusetts COVID-19 Dashboard
- COVID-19 Information and Resources
- Staying Healthy
- Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Resources
- Chelmsford Emergency Declaration of March 27, 2020
You may call the Board of Health during normal business hours for any questions regarding COVID-19 at 978-250-5241 our hours of operation are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; Tuesday 8:30 am – 7 pm; Friday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Again, We ask that all residents do their part by maintaining social distancing, washing your hands, and STAYING HOME!