Coronavirus FAQs

For updated information, visit the MA Department of Public Health website

More detailed information and additional guidance is available from the CDC 

Who is at high risk for COVID-19 and what should they do?

How does the Health Department communicate about a positive case to ensure the public health is protected?

What does it mean to self-quarantine?

What is contact tracing?

How does community mitigation/social distancing and contact tracing to slow and eventually stop the spread of COVID-19?

Should the children or other family members of the people who are under self-quarantine go to school or work?

Why are we cleaning buildings and facilities?

What can I do to prevent the spread and protect myself from COVID-19?

What is social distancing, and how does it help stop the spread of coronavirus?