Town of Acton Announces Cancellations and Closures Related to Coronavirus
At this time, there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of the virus in Acton.
Over the coming days, the Town of Acton will be modifying or canceling programming in accordance with guidelines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control, which indicate that seniors and those with chronic health conditions are at higher risk for serious illness due to COVID-19.
These steps are being taken out of an extraordinary level of caution to ensure that our most vulnerable residents are protected from the risk of this illness. We are working with our public health resources at the local, state and federal levels to ensure we’re acting in line with their guidance and doing the best we can to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Earlier this week, Gov. Charlie Baker declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts due to COVID-19, formally activating the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. As part of the emergency declaration, Gov. Baker emphasized that seniors and those with chronic health issues should avoid large public gatherings as a precaution to prevent infection.
If anyone displays symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should not come to work or school and they are advised to contact their primary care physician. According to the CDC, symptoms of the virus appear 2-14 days of exposure.
The DPH recommends that residents continue with good hygiene practices including:
If residents are concerned they may have the virus and are experiencing symptoms, the Town of Acton wishes to share the following information from the CDC:
For more information, click here.
The Town of Acton additionally wishes to remind residents that, while there is a lot of concern surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the virus does not discriminate and it is important to be wary of social stigma in connection with the illness. For more information about stigma and resilience in connection to COVID-19 from the CDC, click here.
For more information, visit the DPH website by clicking here and the CDC’s website by clicking here.