Town of Dover (COVID-19) Responses & Resources

Last Updated April 3rd, 2020

This global public health concern is evolving. Residents can expect that information and recommendations may change. The Town will provide updates as needed, which will be posted here. 

Dover Official Town Status

April 3, 2020

  • Cases in Dover. There are presently 4 individuals identified as COVID-19 positive and 17 individuals in quarantine at the moment. Those citizens designated in the above two tallies as COVID-19 positive are considered to have active disease. Citizens in quarantine do not necessarily have active COVID-19 but have been identified as having a strong likelihood of being a potential carrier or developing active COVID-19. As we look back over the past month, cases in Dover are for the most part stable with no massive spikes. While this is a positive trend it does not mean that it will continue 다운로드. We continue to remain diligent and emphasize the importance of everyone continuing to do their part to minimize the spread.
  • Scam Attempts. Chief McGowan has asked that I include a brief blurb on scammers targeting people and preying on their fears. Recent scams have been reported in several local towns, including scams relating to the stimulus payment, tracking infected people in your neighborhood, and even free passes to Netflix (just click here!). He suggests you research a company or person online before agreeing to purchase a good or service pertaining to COVID-19. He also recommends that people update their devices, never respond to unsolicited requests for personal and/or financial information (even if conducted via phone or in person) and exercise caution around suspicious links and email attachments. If you are not sure, call the police department before you give out any information. Additional information can also be found here: https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams
  • Maintaining Emotional Health & Well-being. Taking care of your emotional health and well-being during this time is important 스페인하숙 다운로드. Decreasing stress can help bolster your immune system and can help keep you and others around you healthy. The following website has resources and tips here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/maintaining-emotional-health-well-being-during-the-covid-19-outbreak
  • Town Meeting & Town Election. At last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting the Board voted to postpone the Annual Town Election to some time in June. In addition, Town Moderator Jim Repetti indicated that he intends to also postpone Town Meeting to some time in June. Further announcements will come, but residents should not plan for either Town Meeting or Town Elections to occur in May. If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s office.

 

Reminders:

  • Travel Notification Requirements. Anyone traveling to Massachusetts should self quarantine for 14 days 다운로드. Additionally, the Dover Board of Health requires that all travelers coming to and staying in Dover, permanent resident or not, notify the Board of Health via fedorj@doversherborn.org immediately.
  • Social Distancing continues to be one of the most important things you can do at the moment to help stop the spread of the virus. Please continue to follow these practices and if you need a reminder, you can read them here: http://doverma.org/covid-19/
  • Town Buildings & Transfer Station. Town Buildings remain closed to the public. The transfer station remains open, however, users are required to park in every other space in order to encourage social distancing 목마름을 외치다.
  • Library Services. The Library continues to provide online resources for individuals. More information on how to access these service can be found here: http://www.dovertownlibrary.org/

Daily Updates. We regularly share videos, images, and other information on the town’s social media accounts. Follow us at https://twitter.com/TownDover and https://www.facebook.com/townofdovermass/

 

March 28, 2020: 

  • Cases in Dover. There are presently 3 individuals identified as COVID-19 positive and 8 individuals in quarantine at the moment. These numbers are changing each day and moving forward will be published on the town website as a twice weekly snapshot of the current approximate incidence of COVID-19 in our town. Those citizens designated in the above two tallies as COVID-19 positive are considered to have active disease. Citizens in quarantine do not necessarily have active COVID-19 but have been identified as having a strong likelihood of being a potential carrier or developing active COVID-19 드라마 마의 다운로드.
  • Travel Notification Requirements. Governor Baker this morning recommended that anyone traveling to Massachusetts self quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, the Dover Board of Health requires that all travelers coming to and staying in Dover, permanent resident or not, notify the Board of Health via fedorj@doversherborn.org immediately.
  • Food Shopping & Home Delivery. The Dover and Sherborn Boards of Health and Councils on Aging have created the attached food shopping and home delivery guidance on how to practice safe habits when shopping or delivering and receiving meals. Delivery Insert.March 26.2020
  • Schools. The Governor also ordered this week that all schools will be closed through May 1, 2020.
  • Transfer Station. While the transfer station remains open, users will be required to park in every other space in order to encourage social distancing 다운로드.
  • Social Distancing continues to be one of the most important things you can do at the moment to help stop the spread of the virus. Please continue to follow these practices and if you need a reminder, you can read them here: http://doverma.org/covid-19/

We continue to be amazed by the outpouring of support from the community and continue to encourage individuals interested in volunteering, or those needing service, to fill out our online forms found on our website: http://doverma.org/covid-19/. They can also be found here:

 

 

March 12, 2020, the Dover Board of Health (DBH) received notification from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) of two presumptive positive cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Dover. The household(s) immediately affected have been and will continue to remain in self-quarantine as directed by the DPH. The DBH is in regular contact with MDPH regarding this situation and is following guidance provided by MDPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 다운로드.

*If you have recently traveled internationally from any location, or have recently traveled domestically to any high risk area (e.g. California, New York, Washington State, etc.) please email fedorj@doversherborn.org in order to notify the Board of Health.

Effective March 17, 2020: All Town buildings will be closed to the public until further notice. Buildings will be staffed and services will be available online and by appointment only. For more information regarding closures and contact information, please click here.

In addition, the following changes are in effect:

  • Dover Sherborn Schools will be closed from March 13th through April 6, 2020 다운로드.
  • Dover’s Warrant Committee has postponed the Open Hearing until sometime after March 30th.
  • Dover’s Transfer Station has closed the high touch areas of the bottle/can trailer, swap shop, textile & book bins, and furniture shed until further notice.

Practicing Preventative Measures

Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others 유혹 의 기술 다운로드.

There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this novel coronavirus infection.
Visit Mass.Gov for more information.

Social Distancing

You can help prevent COVID-19 with social distancing:

  • Call/Facetime/online chat with friends and family
  • Stay home as much as you can
  • If you must go out:
    • Don’t gather in groups
    • Stay 6 feet away from others
    • Don’t shake hands or hug
  • And please continue to wash your hands frequently

BOH Social Distancing Reminder 3.19 (1)

Stay Informed with Updates & Alerts

Along with the Town website, residents are encouraged to receive local information about COVID-19 from the following sources:

Dover Sherborn Regional Schools is providing regular updates to families. These are also available on the DSRS website.

Give Help. Get Help.

The Town has created online forms as a way to streamline and consolidate requests for service and offers of assistance related to COVID-19 닥터후 다운로드.
The forms are: Volunteer Form and Assistance Request Form

For more information call the COA at 508-315-5734. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors.

Dover Town Library Offers

Though the library is closed, please look at their website dovertownlibrary.org for a multitude of on-line resources for educational and recreational needs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Dover FAQ’s for the Community (Valid as of March 12, 2020 and subject to change.)
BOH Social Distancing Reminder 3.19 (1)
MDPH COVID-19 Frequently Asked QuestionsCDC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
MDPH 24- hour Emergency Hotline: 617-983-6800
Mass211.org – 24/7 Residents with questions should call 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone.  Callers dialing 2-1-1 will hear an automated menu of options.  Callers press 2-6 for Coronavirus. Residents can also reach 2-1-1 through a live chat option on the Massachusetts 2-1-1 website.

Local Hospital Information

Partners HealthCare Coronavirus Hotline: 617-724-7000 (Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.,  7 days/week beginning on Monday, March 9)
Beth Israel Lahey Hospital: Monitoring COVID-19: Keeping our Communities Healthy
Beth Israel Deaconness Needham:  https://www.bidneedham.org/
Norwood Hospital:  https://www.norwood-hospital.org/
Metro West Medical Center:  https://www.mwmc.com/
Newton Wellesley Hospital: Coronavirus Information: What you Need to Know

Regional Health COVID-19 Information

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Links:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Link:
Mass.Gov Resources & Information on COVID-19

Business Loans and Unemployment Assistance

COVID 19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses
Please visit the following Mass.Gov Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program link to learn more about a variety of programs as well as some FAQs and relief measures by Mass.Gov.

Mass.Gov COVID-19 Unemployment Information
Please visit the State COVID-19 Unemployment Information page informed on the latest related to Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and COVID-19.

Town of Dover COVID-19 Response Group

Working together to evaluate and implement local and regional best practices and recommendations are:

  • Board of Selectmen
  • Board of Health
  • Town Administrator
  • School Representative
  • Police Chief
  • Fire Chief
  • EMS Administrator
  • Park & Rec Director
  • Council on Aging Director