Guidelines from state and federal sources
Please stay home as much as possible, wash your hands frequently, and check in with your neighbors, particularly those who are older or may need extra help.
For guidelines on how to protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, our first responders, and our healthcare workers from the virus, and what to do if you feel sick, please refer to these resources:
- Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19), Center for Disease Control.
- Guidance and Directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and other state agencies related to COVID-19, and
- COVID-19 State of Emergency, Office of Gov. Charlie Baker.
Massachusetts 2-1-1, a hotline available 24/7, provides updated information and answers to questions regarding the coronavirus. Following an automated message, please press 2-6 to access the coronavirus section. The hotline is also accessible through a live chat option at mass211.org.
Health Department News
The American Red Cross' Dedham Donation Center, at 180 Rustcraft Road, is open daily. Hours vary.
04/06/2020 12:46 pm
No one should be concerned about their ability to feed themselves or their family during this crisis.
Follow the Town's new Facebook page and other social media feeds.
04/02/2020 3:17 pm
News on state and local preparedness efforts and impacts related to COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.
04/02/2020 1:30 pm
Three education sessions help parents take an active role in preventing youth substance use.
04/01/2020 12:15 pm
Students who live in Dedham can earn community service hours and the chance to win a $30 Amazon gift card.
04/01/2020 11:46 am
Social workers say domestic violence, divorce may increase during pandemic.
03/30/2020 5:58 pm
The weekly public service announcement can also be viewed on demand.
03/30/2020 10:37 am
All Town parks, baseball fields, and basketball courts are closed through April 7. Public walking paths, trails and tracks remain open for recreational use.
03/26/2020 1:00 pm
The patients have been isolated and will continue to be monitored according to public health guidelines.
03/24/2020 5:50 pm
Gov. Baker halts non-essential business operations, issues two-week stay-at-home advisory, updates assembly order limiting gatherings to 10 people.
03/23/2020 12:08 pm
Close contacts of the positive case have been notified and are following CDC guidelines for self-quarantine.
03/22/2020 3:13 pm
Maintain social distancing, limit exposure to others, avoid crowded places, and wash your hands to slow the spread of this disease.
03/20/2020 5:03 pm
A message from the Dedham Board of Health regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
03/19/2020 1:21 pm
This declaration of emergency shall remain in effect until further notice.
03/17/2020 10:02 am
Effective Tuesday, March 17, Town staff will be available by email and phone. April 11 elections to be postponed.
03/16/2020 4:53 pm
During an outbreak with a new virus there is a lot of uncertainty. We will continue to keep you updated.
03/13/2020 11:49 am
There are no confirmed or presumptive cases of the virus in Dedham at this time.
03/12/2020 1:09 pm
Risk continues to remain Low throughout Massachusetts.
03/06/2020 11:59 am
The Town website will be updated regularly with information from State and Federal agencies.
03/04/2020 2:51 pm