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Second positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Dedham

Post Date: 03/22/2020 3:13 PM

The Town of Dedham was informed of its second positive case of COVID-19.  Due to privacy requirements, the demographics of this case will remain anonymous. Close contacts of the positive case have been notified and are following CDC guidelines for self-quarantine.  

With increased testing capabilities and community spread of COVID-19, positive tests are likely to continue.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other Federal agencies and our local Board of Health to share the most up to date information available. 

Information about COVID-19 can be found at the Massachusetts DPH website, by calling 2-1-1 or visiting where citizens are able to live chat with a DPH employee.  For specific questions, call the DPH Epidemiology Line at 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 617-983-6800; where an epidemiologist can assist you.  

This is a crucial time in infection control. Maintaining social distancing, limiting exposure to others, avoiding crowded places, and proper and frequent hand-washing are vital steps in slowing the spread of this disease.

The Board of Health will continue to share information regarding testing, actions taken by the board with respect to services and activities and other important updates. 

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Respectfully submitted,

Leanne Jasset, Board of Health Chair
Jessica Tracy, Public Health Nurse

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