COVID-19 Information Center
Public Health Tips:
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Get tested if you have symptoms.
- Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19.
- You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others.
- If you are at high risk for severe illness, consider wearing a mask indoors in public and taking additional precautions
COVID Updates - May 2022
Our current documented COVID numbers are 52. The current amount of COVID patients in Emerson hospital is 14 with only one in ICU (not intubated). Please remember this includes residents from all of Emerson catchment areas.
Also, the CDC has increased the metric for Middlesex County to red. The CDC determines the COVID -19 community level differently than previously done with the following three metrics:
- New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days.
- The percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.
- The total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days
It now measures the impact of COVID-19 illness on health and healthcare systems not just high transmission rates. Even though we are in the red, we are still seeing that immunity from vaccinated residents’ risk of severe illness is reduced for most people, however, those that are immunocompromised may be at higher risk for serious illness. The Town of Acton encourages those that are at high risk to be fully vaccinated and boosted.
Below are the current prevention steps, as recommended by the CDC that should be taken while Middlesex County remains with the red metric:
- Wear a mask indoors in public
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
- Get tested if you have symptoms and stay home if you are sick.
- Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness
The Town of Acton will consider offering a booster dose clinic when those ages 5-12 can be boosted and if the need arises, but with the previous, low response to our school-aged boosted clinic for those 12+, we are concerned about vaccine waste. Currently, most pharmacies, including Acton Pharmacy, have been running clinics daily and helping those that are eligible as well as our homebound and housing authority residents. We will closely monitor and be prepared if the need arises.
Mask Mandate Rescinded Effective February 24, 2022
During the February 23 Board of Health meeting, the Board voted to rescind the mask mandate effective at 12:01 AM on Thursday, February 24, 2022. As such, face coverings are no longer required in indoor public spaces within the Town of Acton.
- COVID-19 Updates for Dec 21 2021 7pm
- 2021-12-21 Order of Acton Board of Health Emergency Public Health Order of December 21
- COVID-19 Updates for May 28, 2021 11_45 AM
- COVID-19 Updates for May 17, 2021 12_00 PM
- COVID-19 Updates for April 27, 2021 6_00 PM
- COVID-19 Updates for March 19, 2021 2PM
- 2021-2-1 Updated Information about COVID Vaccine
- COVID-19 Updates for January 25, 2021 1_30PM
- COVID-19 Updates for January 13, 2021 1030PM
- 2021-1-13 BOH - COVID gatherings businesses that have reduced capacity and vaccination plans
- COVID-19 Updates for December 22, 2020 830PM
- COVID-19 Updates for December 15, 2020 9PM
- 2020-12-1 Letter to Acton Residents Final
- COVID-19 Updates for December 8, 2020 4PM
- 2020-11-4 BOH - COVID gatherings
- 2020-10-13 BOH Guidelines Face Coverings
- 2020-5-21 Amendments to Existing Board of Health Orders Related to COVID-19
- 2020-3-31 Letter to Acton Residents Final
- Memo - MRC Recruitment
- March 24 BOS Temporary Emergency Policy Directive for Public Meetings and Remote Participation
- March 2020 Declaration of Local Emergency
Additional updates will be published regularly on the Town of Acton website and residents are encouraged to sign up to receive notifications directly to their email inbox at the following link: http://actonma.gov/subscribe