The Town of West Bridgewater and its local leadership are taking several steps to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 aka Coronavirus, here in Town. This page was created to keep the public informed and to provide access to credible information regarding the Coronavirus.
The Board of Health is requesting that all local instances of quarantine and/or confirmed cases of Coronavirus be reported via the Online Reporting page. We believe online reporting is the promptest and most effective manner of reporting, however, residents may also report directly to the Board of Health office at 508-889-8501.
For more information, please see below, as well as referencing the documents listed on the side navigation bar (organized by date). We will post additional updates as events and information evolve.
COVID-19 Response Command Center Update
What is COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?
COVID-19 aka Coronavirus is a respiratory virus and is generally spread through respiratory secretions, such as droplets from coughs and sneezes. The Coronavirus causes respiratory infection. Symptoms include: fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and in severe cases, pneumonia. While most people recover from this infection, some infections can lead to severe disease or death. The elderly population and those with pre-existing medical conditions are at a greater risk for severe infection.
How can you protect yourself?
The same precautions to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect against other respiratory viruses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Stay home if you are sick.