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Posted on: August 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Braintree Health Department Update - August 14, 2020

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Due to the low volume of new COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks in the Town of Braintree, moving forward the Braintree Health Department will only be posting the daily COVID-19 report Monday through Friday. The Health Department will continue to monitor the COVID-19 data on a daily basis and weekend data will be reported on Monday. 

August 14, 2020

New Cases: 2

Total Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 942

Total Deaths: 120

Please be mindful of the following 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, door knobs 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.
Please direct any inquiries to Jean McGinty, Public Health Nurse at 781-794-8094 or Marybeth McGrath, Director of Health at 781-794-8095.

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