City of Salem COVID-19 Response Update – May 20, 2020


The City of Salem continues to advance measures to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), lessen impacts on healthcare providers responding to this evolving situation, and support Salem residents and businesses during this public health emergency. To view previous updates, please visit and click on a previous COVID-19 update.

New Updates

  • Olde Salem Greens will reopen to golfers starting Friday, May 22nd, pursuant to the guidance and requirements available here: No walk-ons will be admitted; book your tee time by calling ahead. Specific details and rules will be posted on the course website at

Status of Cases

As of 4:00 p.m. on May 20, 2020, there are 557 Salem residents who have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), of which 287 cases are currently active. 26 Salem residents have died from the virus. Since the outbreak began, 270 Salem residents who had been infected by the virus have cleared their isolation period. As of May 12, 2020, Salem’s case rate was 4.3% below the state case rate.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit and Mass DPH has posted an FAQ at and has activated an information line that can be reached by dialing 2-1-1.

Visit to find community resources, ask for help, or sign up to volunteer through Salem Together.

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