The Reading Board of Health continues to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in our local community. As organizations in our community have taken steps to prevent the spread of the virus, we fully support and reinforce those measures, which include: social distancing, closures, and enhanced hygiene protocols.
We ask residents and local business owners to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of this virus, including:
- Frequent hand washing
- Avoid touching your face
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue
- Disinfect and clean surfaces that are frequently used
- Avoid large gatherings of people
- Stay home if you feel sick, and contact your healthcare provider
Residents, community organizations, and local business owners can find more COVID-19 prevention and preparedness information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html, frequently asked questions: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet…. local information on the Town of Reading, Massachusetts Coronavirus webpage: https://www.readingma.gov/public-health-services/news/information-on-nov….
The Board of Health continues to be in contact with community organizations, town officials, and state authorities as we monitor this situation, and will update the community as necessary.