Corona Virus Preparedness

CORONAVIRUS:     KNOW          PLAN             PREPARE

DPH updates the coronavirus fact sheets in response to changing information. In order to ensure that residents obtain the most current fact sheets, please post/share the following link to the DPH coronavirus web page rather than a link to fact sheets that you have downloaded.      the 24/7 HOT LINE number is 617-983-6800

More detailed information and additional guidance is available from the CDC: 2019 Novel Coronavirus at

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough (into elbow) or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

The Marshfield Board of Health strongly recommends as in any hazard prevention a 14 -21 day supply of products (emergency kit) should be bought well ahead of an actual event.

Bottled Water/canned foods/prescription medications/first aid supplies/personal hygiene items/manual can opener/flashlight/batteries/phone battery backup/etc.