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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Governor Baker declares state of emergency during Corona Virus outbreak.

Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett have taken steps to ensure your safety, even though the risks are low for Everett residents at this time, the situation is changing rapidly. Learn what steps are being taken here and how it may affect you.

CITY OF EVERETT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

 

While the risk remains low for City of Everett residents, the situation is changing rapidly and we are closely monitoring any/all cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The following precautions will be effective immediately:


Connolly Center:  All Classes at the Connolly Center will be closed until further notice. The Saint Patrick’s Day event on Thursday, March 12th at 11:30am and the Senior Social on Wednesday, March 18th at 11:30am are both cancelled.  The Center will be open for drop-in guests and lunch services.


Everett Public Schools: The school district is reviewing all upcoming extracurricular activities and events. They will be making ongoing announcements. Please visit EverettPublicSchools.org for updates.  


Everett Community Health and Wellness Center: Will remain open during their normal hours until further notice, with additional deep cleaning being done both during and after hours.


Everett Public Libraries: Will remain open normal hours until further notice.


All Public Buildings: Will be maintained diligently with additional cleaning being done both during and after hours.


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) most recent data shows that older people or people of any age with severe underlying health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease are at a higher risk of getting very sick from the COVID-19 illness.

Residents should avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick. Watch for symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing any of these symptoms, call your doctor.

It is important to take every day preventative actions such as:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Using alcohol-based hand rubs and gels.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces. (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones

For more information, please refer to the websites of the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) found here> Click Here for more information.

We will continue to update you here and on social media including but not limited to, newspapers, the City of Everett Facebook page, Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Facebook page, Instagram @mayorcarlodemaria & @cityofeverettma.



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