Editor’s Note: Thanks to Town Manager Sarah Stanton and the Covid-19 Task Force for today’s case count and cautions to travelers visiting or returning to Massachusetts
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As of today, July 13, 2020, there have been a total of two hundred sixty (260) positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Town of Bedford Board of Health by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH), of those, one hundred forty-eight (148) are Bedford residents not living in a healthcare/long term care setting. The deaths of forty (40) Bedford residents have been attributed to COVID-19. The total case number includes residents of the Town of Bedford, including but not limited to those in: single-family homes, apartments, the VA campus, Hanscom Air Force Base, special needs group homes and any and all other larger assisted living/care facilities in Bedford as reported to us by the MA DPH.
Two hundred and three (203) of the total Bedford cases have already recovered and have come off isolation and there may other Bedford residents who would be considered persons under investigation in that they are symptomatic, have undergone testing but have not yet received results. There are other individuals impacted by COVID-19 in the community who have not sought medical attention, and/or have not been tested and are isolating at home regardless. Those individuals do not appear on the surveillance reports the Town receives from the MA DPH.
Information for Travelers Arriving in Massachusetts
All travelers arriving in Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are reminded to self-quarantine for 14 days, except those traveling from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey, who are exempt from this directive.
In addition, workers designated by the federal government as essential critical infrastructure workers are exempt from the directive to self-quarantine for 14 days if traveling to Massachusetts for work purposes. All persons are instructed not to travel to Massachusetts if they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19
Please stay healthy….and wash your hands as often as you can!