April 7, 2020

FIRST POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE CONFIRMED IN REHOBOTH

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The Rehoboth Board of Health was informed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) of a positive case of COVID-19 in the community of Rehoboth. The resident has been notified and we are in the process notifying those who came into contact with this person. The individual, as well as people the individual was in contact with, will self-quarantine at home. Due to privacy laws, further information regarding the resident will not be disclosed.

“We have known that COVID-19 was coming to Rehoboth,” Gerry Schwall, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen said. “Our COVID-19 Task Force has been preparing for the arrival and we are prepared to respond. I ask members of our community to remember that it is the simple things done correctly that will save lives. Wash your hands, cover your cough and stay away from those who are feeling ill. Stay home; especially if you feel sick. The simple things we were taught as a child will help protect our families, our friends, and our neighbors.”

The Town of Rehoboth expects more positive cases within the community as testing becomes more readily available. The Board of Health is actively monitoring the situation and responding according to guidance provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Please stay at home, engage in good hygiene practices including sanitizing frequently touched surfaces, covering your mouth when coughing, and washing your hands.

The Rehoboth Board of Health and COVID-19 Task Force are committed to ensuring public safety and providing timely updates to the best of our ability.

Please visit the Town of Rehoboth Website COVID-19 page for updates:
https://www.town.rehoboth.ma.us/coronavirus

For additional information please visit the following links:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

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