Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Monday, 3 August 2020

Editor’s Note: In addition to the current case count, read important information about adjustments to Bedford’s Food Bank now being held on Thursday afternoons.

Click this link to read the Town’s full update for Monday, August 3, 2020

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Thursday, 30 July 2020

In addition to the current case count, today’s update includes the following information:

Diapers and Personal Items Available for Residents In Need
Hand Sanitizer Recall
Governor’s COVID-19 Travel Order
Need a COVID-19 Test?
Food Bank-New Location and New Time!

Tips For Safe Use of Reusable Bags During COVID-19

On July 10, 2020, the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) rescinded a previous emergency order related to grocery stores and pharmacies that, in part, prohibited the use of reusable checkout bags by grocery stores and pharmacies and their patrons. 

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Monday, 27 July 2020

In addition to today’s current case counts, today’s update from Colleen Doyle and the Covid 19 Task Force includes details about the COVID-19 Travel Order that will go into effect on August 1; Check on Your Mental Health; When “Stay at Home” Isn’t Safe; Food Bank is planning for a new location and day/time; “Stop the Spread” Testing Sites Open in 8 Communities

Click this link to read the Town’s full update for Monday, July 27, 2020

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Thursday, 23 July 2020

Editor’s Note: In addition to today’s Case Count, there is news of canceled Town events through the end of 2020, a change to the Bedford Food Bank pick-up time and place. Click the full update link and learn about the return of reusable bags, an extension of the moratorium on evictions and foreclosers to October 17, and Step 1 of the Phase III adult/amateur sports reopening.

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Monday, 20 July 2020

In addition to the current case count, Town Manager Sarah Stanton and the Covid-19 Taskforce shared information about staying cool during hot weather. Click this link to read the Town’s full update for Monday, July 20, 2020

The semi-weekly update is also available in the following places if you’d like to share with your friends:

Website ~ www.BedfordMA.gov
Facebook ~ @bedfordma
Twitter ~ @BedfordMAGov

Current Cases
Over the past several weeks, the Bedford Board of Health conducted a comprehensive review of COVID-19 positive cases and the case count as reported to the town by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH). The review revealed duplicate cases, cases that belong to other jurisdictions, and cases reported to other jurisdictions that are actually Bedford residents, which has led to adjustments in the Bedford case count reported today. The data reporting discrepancies typically result from incomplete information provided by an individual at the time of testing. As more information is obtained by the Board of Health relative to ongoing case investigation, the total case count will be adjusted and reported accordingly.

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Thursday, 16 July 2020

Editor’s Note: In addition to today’s case count, the report outlines the requirements for Step 1 of the Reopening Plan for Allowed Youth and Adult Amateur Sports Activities in Phase III 

Click this link to read the Town’s full update for Thursday, July 16, 2020

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Monday, 13 July 2020

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

Click this link to read the Town’s full update for Monday, July 13, 2020

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Monday, 6 July 2020

Editor’s Note: Today’s semi-weekly update from Town Manager Sarah Stanton and the Covid-19 Task Force includes the current case count, Phase 3 re-opening details, and the Town’s information about Annual Town Meeting. Click this link to read the Town’s full update for Monday, July 6, 2020

The semi-weekly update is also available in the following places if you’d like to share with your friends:

Website ~ www.BedfordMA.gov
Facebook ~ @bedfordma
Twitter ~ @BedfordMAGov

Current Cases
As of today, July 6, 2020, there have been a total of two hundred fifty-eight (258) 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-six (146) 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 one (201) 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.

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Editor’s Note: Today’s case count along with a preview of the new schedule going into effect next week, a mental health check-in, and a reminder about the importance of wearing a mask or other face covering to stop the spread.

Click this link in the actual article to read the Town’s full update for Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Monday, 22 June 2020

Editor’s Note: Today’s case count, updates on Phase II, Step 2 reopening, and a schedule change for Updates from the Town

Click this link in the actual story to read the Town’s full update for Monday, June 22, 2020   

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Thursday, 18 June 2020

The current case count along with additional information about continuing to Slow the Spread, a public resources map, and Bedford’s ongoing Food Bank.

Click this link in the actual story to read the Town’s full update for Thursday, June 18, 2020

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Monday, 15 June 2020

Editor’s Note: Today’s case count, and an invitation for free coronavirus testing if you’ve recently been part of a large gathering

Click this link in the actual article to read the Town’s full update for Monday, June 15, 2020

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 Saturday, 13 June 2020

Editor’s Note: An updated case count for Saturday, June 13, 2020 thanks to Town Manager Sarah Stanton and the Town’s Covid-19 Task Force

Click this link in the actual story to read the Town’s full update for Saturday, June 13, 2020

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Editor’s Note: Wednesday’s case count, thanks to Town Manager Sarah Stanton and the Covid-19 Task Force. The full message has information about symptoms and testing.

Click this link in the actual article to read the Town’s full update for Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Monday, 8 June 2020

In addition to today’s case count, there are important reminders about continuing to ‘slow the spread’ now that the weather’s nice and also checking in on mental health, stress, and anxiety

Click this link in the actual story to read the Town’s full update for Monday, June 8, 2020