Town COVID-19 Status Updates

Image of Coronavirus CellTown of Sandwich COVID-19 Current Status

Town of Sandwich, MA- Town of Sandwich convened numerous meeting of the COVID 19 Command Team to discuss operations. The Command Team is comprised of the Fire Chief, Police Chief, Emergency Management Director, Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, School Superintendent, Director of Health and Public Health Nurse. See below for Recent News & Regional Coronavirus Info.

September 2020

Town of Sandwich, MA- Thank you to everyone in our community for patience, calm and continued commitment to social distancing. 

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR IMPORTANT TESTING Information

COVID-19 Command Team: Director of Public Health Responds to Inquiries about Outdoor and Indoor Seating Capacity.

row of outdoor restaurant tables by a brick wallThe Sandwich Business Community has done a terrific job safely serving our local and visitor economy and we Thank You for your efforts thus far.

 

 As temperatures drop and activities plan to move indoor Health Agent, David Mason is receiving inquiries about indoor and outdoor seating capacity for food service establishments after the Governor’s order expires on November 1st.  Current COVID-19 protocols and requirements are still in place and the Board of Health asks that you and your employees continue to strictly adhere to current social distancing protocols as the cooler temperatures arrive and activity starts to move indoors.  Your effort to sustain social distancing and keep your staff and patrons healthy has a direct benefit on our community effort to keep our kids in school. For more detail please follow the link: Indoor and Outdoor Seating Capacity Update  - September 14, 2020.

Community Update on  Cases, Activities & Progress: THANK YOU Residents, Businesses & Visitors!

Text announcement imageTHANK YOU, Residents, Businesses and Visitors for your help to keep Sandwich safe, healthy and on the pathway to reopening.  During this same timeframe the Team has consistently monitored the number of COVID-19 Cases in our community. With a year-round population of about 20,000 the Town of Sandwich has  1 active case. We are cautiously optimistic as we plan for and support the September 1st Primary and November National Elections, School Reopening, fall programs and the possibility for a Fall Special Town Meeting.

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The Town of Sandwich COVID-19 Command Team and Town Departments have produced a number of informational Public Service Announcement Videos (PSAs) to assist in conveying the status of the Town and other health information. Please see the most recent PSA below and visit our Sandwich COVID-19 PSA Videos Page to view all PSAs.

Town Modified Operations Update:

On Tuesday May 26, 2020 the Town of Sandwich began a modified opening of Town Departments.  The Town Hall, Town Hall Annex, Public Works Administration and Jan Sebastian Drive Offices offer limited public service. Public Safety buildings will be open for limited public service. All other Town Buildings remain closed to the public.  Please make every effort to conduct your business electronically and check our electronic or mail service options prior to considering in person service. Visit our Sandwich Online Town Services page for options. Your continued support and patience is sincerely appreciated.

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  2. Virtual Meeting Info
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Town of Sandwich: Doing Business Online

In accordance with Governor Baker’s phased plan to re-open the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Town of Sandwich has established a list of services which may be conducted on-line in an effort to encourage physical distancing and promote “safer at home.” 

Please visit our Online Town Services page to learn more and do business online with us.

PSA #30: Sandwich Public Schools Response Protocol for Potential COVID-19 Positive Cases

COVID-19 prevention in our Sandwich Schools is a community matter. COVID-19 Command Team, PSA 31 – Chief Jon Burke and Director of Public Health, Dave Mason update on COVID-19 Cases and talk with Superintendent,  Dr. Pamela Gould and Public Health Nurse, Joanne Geake, about Sandwich Public School response protocol for potential COVID-19 positive cases.

Click to View PSA #31 on YouTube

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PSA #29: Zero Cases as of September 10th. Take a Virtual Tour of Our Drive Thru Clinic Route!

Follow Chief Burke and Director of Health Dave Mason on a Tour of the Drive Through Flu Clinic Route. Please enter the clinic flu clinic from Beale Avenue to Morse Road. Drive Thru Flu Clinic for residents over the age of 19. Please make an appointment by contacting the Public Health Nurse - 508-833-8020  Please be prepared and complete your Insurance and Consent Form.

Click to View PSA #29 on YouTube

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PSA #28: Drive Thru Flu Clinic for All Residents Over Age 19 for September 16th.

Chief Burke and Director of Health, David Mason talk with Public Health Nurse, Joanne Geake about plans for a Drive Thru Flu Clinic for residents over the age of 19. The Drive Thru Clinic is scheduled for September 16, 2020.  Preventing the flu is even more important during the COVID pandemic.  

Click to View PSA #28 on YouTube

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PSA #27: Zero Active COVID-19 Cases as School Plans for Reopening in September

Chief John Burke, Director of Public Health, David Mason talk with Superintendent of School, Dr. Pamela A. Gould and discuss plans, preparation and work in progress to support a variety of student and community needs as we plan for School Reopening in September.

Click to View PSA #27 on YouTube

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PSA #26: Case Update and Discussion About COVID-19 Testing Process

Are you confused by COVID-19 Testing Options?  Please Watch COVID-19 Command Team PSA #26. Chief John Burke, Director of Public Health, David Mason and Public Health Nurse Joanne Geake, discuss the testing alternatives purpose, effectiveness, and availability of testing types and learn more about the Town of Sandwich’s approach to employee testing.

Click to View PSA#26 on YouTube

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  1. Preventative Measures
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Practicing Preventative Measures

You can help by practicing social distancing and continuing preventative measures. We encourage residents to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 respiratory virus by:

· Sustaining Social Distance
· Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
· Cover your coughs and sneezes.
· Stay home if you are sick.

If you would like to help by making a donation to the Council on Aging to assist seniors with food or prescription insecurity, please send a check to made payable to the:

Council on Aging
COVID 19 response
Mail to - 270 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537

Please reach out to your elderly neighbors and others who may be in need.

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    PSA #31: Sandwich Public Schools Response Protocol for Potential COVID-19 Positive Cases

    Chief John Burke and Director of Public Health, Dave Mason update on COVID-19 cases and talk with Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Gould and Public Health Nurse, Joanne Geake, about Sandwich Public Schools response protocol for potential COVID-19 Positive Case Read on...
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    Director of Public Health responds to inquiries about Outdoor and Indoor Seating Capacity

    The Sandwich Business Community has done a terrific job safely serving our local and visitor economy and we Thank You for your efforts! As temperatures drop & activities move indoors, inquiries about indoor and outdoor seating capacity for food service Read on...
  3. PSA Still Image

    PSA #29: Zero Cases as of September 10th. Take a Virtual Tour of Our Drive Thru Clinic Route!

    Follow Chief Burke and Director of Health Dave Mason on a Tour of the Drive Through Flu Clinic Route. Please enter the clinic flu clinic from Beale Avenue to Morse Road. Drive Thru Flu Clinic for residents over the age of 19. Please make an appointment at Read on...