COVID-19 Information and Updates
Town of Braintree Daily Updates
January 21, 2020
- New Cases: 34
- Total Cases: 3252
On December 17, 2020 the Massachusetts Department of Public Health designated the Town of Braintree as a red community.
Massachusetts is currently in Phase 1 of Governor Baker’s COVID Vaccine distribution timeline.
In anticipation of phase 2, the Town of Braintree has proactively begun gathering information from residents that are 65 years of age or older and adults with one or more comorbidities interested in receiving the COVID vaccine and will be scheduling vaccination clinics when phase 2 begins.
If you are a Braintree resident and fall into one of the Phase 2 categories above and would like to be added to the vaccination appointment registry, please fill out this form: Vaccination Appointment Registry Form .
If you are unable to fill out the electronic form and would like to be added to the appointment registry, please send your name, date of birth, home address, phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call the COVID vaccine hotline at 781-794-8099 and will be prompted to leave the same information on the voice mail.
Once the Town is authorized to begin Phase 2 vaccination distribution, the Town of Braintree Health Department will contact you to schedule an appointment.
We kindly ask that you only utilize one form of communication to share your information with the Health Department. This will help us better serve you. Additionally, we ask that you continue to contact your Primary Care Doctor or pharmacy after you have been placed on the list for additional vaccination opportunities. If the opportunity arises to get vaccinated with your Primary Care Doctor or pharmacy, please take advantage of the opportunity, and get vaccinated.
Office of the Governor
- Governor Baker Announces Extension of Capacity and Gathering Limits, New Guidance for Hospital ICU Staffing, Elective Surgeries
- Governor Baker Announces Further Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
- COVID-19 Order No.59: Temporarily Applying Further Capacity Restrictions to Statewide COVID-19 Safety Rules https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-order-59/download. See chart in the order.
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*Daily updates are provided Monday through Friday. Confirmed cases on Saturday and Sunday will be included in Monday's update.
Braintree Public Schools
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reports the number of positive cases in schools on a weekly basis. To view these reports please visit https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/positive-cases/
Braintree Public Schools is listed under DESE's report each week under "Sec 2 - Districts," organization code "00400000" and organization name "Braintree."
To learn more about BPS COVID-19 Protocols for staff and students click here.
Rollback to Phase Three, Step One, Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th
Governor Baker has announced new restrictions statewide for capacity, mask compliance and social distancing due to increased cases and hospitalizations across the commonwealth.
To learn more about the rollback and additional restrictions click here.
Mayor Charles C. Kokoros and the staff of the Health Department would like to share current information about an emerging global health concern, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause respiratory illness in people and are generally spread through respiratory secretions (droplets from coughs and sneezes) of an infected person to another person. COVID-19 is a new strain of Coronavirus, first detected in Wuhan, China.
Mayor Kokoros and the Braintree Health Department would like to remind our community of the steps you can take to help prevent the transmission of any respiratory infection, including COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, or mouth.
- Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces, including electronics, doorknobs, and countertops.
- Avoid sharing food utensils, containers, and other personal items.
- Practice “social distancing” by maintaining a distance of 6 feet from others.
- Stay home from work if you are sick.
- Practice proper cough etiquette. Cover your mouth or nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, throw the tissue away and wash or sanitize your hands. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow/upper sleeve.
- Wear a face covering in public areas where maintaining social distance is not possible.
The DPH is in regular communication with local boards of health, healthcare providers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, and local government officials. COVID-19 information is posted on the DPH website and updated regularly. In addition, the DPH has created a Public Health Fact Sheet.
We will continue to provide daily updates on this page about the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases we have in town as well as up-to-date information regarding changes to town operations. Additionally, we are utilizing the sources below to provide information to the community.
- Braintree Alerts powered by Smart911 is the official emergency notification system used by the Town of Braintree to communicate with community residents during emergencies. Sign up now to receive free alerts from the Town via text message, email, and/or voice message (link).
- Text TOBCOVID to 81437 to receive a daily text message update related to COVID-19
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Please direct any inquiries to Marybeth McGrath, Director of Health at 781-794-8095.
- Coronavirus Self-Checker
- Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
- Unemployment & COVID-19
- Dept. Of Transitional Assistance Online Portal
- Emergency Childcare Site
- COVID-19 Cost Eligibility and Tracking Guidance
- Complete List of Emergency Orders & Guidance
- Help Prevent COVID-19 With Social Distancing (PDF)
- How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19