COVID-19 Information


City of Salem COVID-19

Click here to read the most recent COVID-19 Response Update from the City of Salem

Click here to find details about the Salem Coronavirus Awareness Network: free COVID-19 testing in Salem

Click here to find community resources through Salem Together

Click here to access the Salem Together Assistance & Recovery Toolkit

Click here to access the City's Safe Workplace & Reopening Policy

Click here to report a non-compliance with the Commonwealth’s travel advisory quarantine, face covering, gathering, or other public health rules.


In light of public health concerns arising from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the State of Emergency declared by the Governor, all individuals who meet any of the following criteria are not permitted to enter any City building.

These criteria include the following:

  • Persons exhibiting any flu like symptoms, including fever, runny nose and severe cough
  • Persons who have been diagnosed with or have had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus within the preceding 14 days.
  • Persons with apparent symptoms of coronavirus, such as fever, severe cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital, board of health, or other medical provider, or health agency, or who reside with anyone who has been asked to self-quarantine

People who think they may have been exposed to coronavirus are urged to contact their healthcare provider immediately.

Current Case Data for Salem - August 12, 2020

Total cases (active, recovered, under investigation, and deceased): 720

Active cases: 84

Under investigation: 48

Recovered cases: 552

COVID-19 related deaths: 36

Total tests (through 8/5/2020): 10,637

Tests in previous two weeks (7/29/2020-8/5/2020): 1,573

Percent positive in previous two weeks (through 7/29/2020-8/5/2020): 2.42% (MA rate = 1.82%)

COVID-19 patients at North Shore Medical Center (8/11/2020): 8 (1 in ICU)

Hospital capacity - north east region of Massachusetts (8/11/2020): 39% (507 beds)