Board of Health Notice Re:COVID-19
The Clarksburg Board of Health sets out to promote the good health of all residents of Clarksburg and surrounding communities by offering information and guidance on health and wellness topics. The BOH would like to offer the following information on COVID-19.
To help control or slow the spread of COVID-19, the BOH is advising Clarksburg residents to follow these recommendations:
- Wear a mask or face covering in all public places. (Masks should cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly but comfortably against the sides of the face, be secured, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction, and be replaced/washed when damaged or soiled. Cloth masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.)
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water. Avoiding touching your face.
- Maintain at least 6-feet of social distancing.
- Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
- Take good care of yourself including getting exercise, sleep, good hydration, eating healthy foods including fruits and vegetables.
- If you have been exposed to possible COVID-19 contact, you will be directed to quarantine by self-monitoring at home in case you get sick.
In keeping with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Stay-at-Home Advisory that went into effect on November 6, the Clarksburg Board of Health advises that between the hours of 10pm and 5am:
- Only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking emergency medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up take-out food, or receiving deliveries. If you do leave home, practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others and wearing a face covering.
- Not have gatherings in your home with anybody outside of your household.
- Comply with all Governor’s Orders, including orders requiring face coverings, limiting gatherings, and mandating early closure of businesses.
- Practice social distancing and avoid touching surfaces frequently touched by others if you go outside to get fresh air.
- Use remote modes of communication like phone or video chat instead of visiting friends or family.
For more details, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-prevention-and-treatment.
This information is gathered from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health.