NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
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)