While there are surges of COVID-19 around MA and across the US, we are appreciative of the steps and measures that have been taken in Winchester to minimize the spread here. However, as more things open in Phase 3, we encourage your continued caution and adherence to guidelines to limit the spread. Below is a COVID-19 overview and update for Winchester and you can download a PDF version here
July 10, 2020
Summer is in full swing and now more than ever gatherings and activities are happening outdoors. With the recent news of Mosquitoes in MA testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) we want to make sure you have the information you need. PERSONAL PROTECTION IS KEY! Click here to learn more: www.winchester.us/589/Mosquitoes. We also encourage you to be vigilant about ticks, the diseases they can transmit and how to best prevent them: www.winchester.us/590/Ticks.
If you have questions please refer to these web pages and contact the Health Department if needed: 781-721-7121.
July 3, 2020
Kathy Whittaker, our Winchester Public Health Nurse, and her team of school nurses Nancy Boyle, Deb Provanzano, Lynn Vozzella, and nurse Annie Quill have been working hard on contact tracing to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We are grateful for them and the healthcare workers on the front lines. With the announcement of MA moving to Phase 3 of reopening beginning July 6th (https://www.winchester.us/628/Phase-3-of-Reopening) and 4th of July celebrations, we especially need your continued diligence with face coverings, social distancing and personal hygiene to keep our community healthy. If you are sick, please be sure to follow these guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
June 26, 2020
Introducing Winchester Health Department’s Social Media updates where we will be sharing facts and updates. COVID-19 information is constantly evolving, especially with the State’s Reopening. The winchester.us/coronaviruswebsite is here for you, with frequently asked questions, resources and references. The Health Department also has a newly designed website www.winchester.us/health to better support you. Thank you for your continued diligence with face coverings, social distancing and personal hygiene to keep our Winchester community safe and healthy. Follow the Town on Facebook or Twitter @Winchester_MA to get The Digital Dose updates.