Coronavirus Information

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FACE MASK GUIDANCEStarting 8/31/2020, Framingham will have an additional, FREE , open to everyone  walk up COVID-19 testing site at South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) 7 Bishop St., Framingham. Open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 3-6 PM.  Please #MaskUpMA and Stay Safe. 

MA DPH COVID-19 Testing Links (updated 8/21/20)

About testing: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/about-covid-19-testing

Where can I get a test?    Please visit this interactive testing map to find a testing site near you.

You can also download a full list of sites: MA COVID-19 Testing Sites PDF | DOC

Information continues to evolve quickly, so we encourage all those looking to be tested to contact the site prior to arrival. Many sites may also require pre-screening, a referral and/or an appointment.

*IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION (updated 7/24)*

Governor Bakers Administration’s announced that effective August 1st, all travelers entering Massachusetts—both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home—must comply with a new travel order. This includes students returning to campuses for the fall semester. *

*The new travel order requires all visitors and returning residents to fill out a “Massachusetts Traveler Form” unless they are coming from a state that has been designated a lower risk COVID-19 state or fall into an exemption category. The new travel order also provides that visitors and returning residents arriving in Massachusetts from any place other than a COVID-19 lower-risk state must quarantine for 14-days unless they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result administered on a sample taken not more than 72-hours prior to arriving in Massachusetts.

Click here for more details.

COVID-19 REOPENING RESOURCES for BUSINESSES:

Mandatory documents and resources for ALL open businesses:

* Note: For a temporary outdoor dining permit, please refer to the Community Development  webpage:https://www.natickma.gov/162/Community-Economic-Development 

Retail:

Outdoor Activities:

Close Contact Personal Services:


LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL RESOURCES

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/COVID19
  • Massachusetts Resources
    • Answer the Call. Stop the Virus.
    • Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which has the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19: www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus
    • State and Local Resources
    • The Baker-Polito Administration also announced the launch of a new Nursing Home Family Resource Line, a dedicated telephone line that will connect family members of nursing home and rest home residents with the information and resources they need. This resource was created so that family and community members have one central contact that they can reach out to if they have questions or concerns about the care their loved one is receiving during the COVID-19 outbreak. The line is staffed from 9 AM – 5 PM, seven days a week. Staff will coordinate across state agencies to help callers find answers to their questions. Families and community members can call the line at (617) 660-5399.    nursing home hotline
  • Natick Resources: The Natick Health Department continues to monitor the recent outbreak of a virus called   CoronaVirus 2019-nCoV, now known as COVID-19. The Health Department receives regular updates from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
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    • UPDATE: NATICK HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & ALL FIELDS ARE OPEN
    • TENNIS COURT INFORMATION 
      • Beginning May 25, Athletic Courts (non-contact) will be allowed to be open with guidelines in place. Below are the following State guidelines in which tennis court visitors must abide by:
      • Users should sanitize hands before and after play, not share equipment and clean and wipe down equipment, including racquets, balls, and water bottles 
      • Users waiting to utilize a court should wait outside the court’s gates/fence until previous users have vacated the facility to ensure proper social distancing and prevent accidental contact of other users’ equipment
      • Users should not engage in pick up games, organized games, or tournaments
      • Face Coverings Required: masks worn when social distancing cannot be maintained in accordance with COVID-19 Executive Order No. 31 (You never know when you might need it so always have a face covering with you at all times)
      • Only singles are allowed at this time 

For more information you may visit:  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/executive-office-of-energy-and-environmental-affairs-eea-covid-19-guidance-documents

*Please note these are guidelines based on Phase 1 and may be subject to change

For any questions, please call the Natick Health Department at 508-647-6460




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