Town of Saugus Update Regarding COVID-19
(Saugus, MA) May 19, 2020 - The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has notified the Town of Saugus of 471 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to the Saugus Health Department this includes 27 deaths in Saugus. Our hearts and prayers go out to those families affected by this health pandemic.
Massachusetts health officials have announced as of Monday, May 18, 2020, 65 more people have died in the Commonwealth after contracting COVID-19, bringing the state total to 5,862. In addition, there were 1,042 newly reported cases. So far, 87,052 cases in total have been confirmed while 469,199 people have been tested for the virus.
The Saugus Health Department strongly believes that additional unrecognized cases DO exist in Saugus. Due to the fact that they are undetected, some of these infected individuals may not be properly isolated or quarantined, which is why the continues to strongly request that everyone stay at home unless it is essential, wear a cloth face cover over their face when around others, practice social distancing, avoid gatherings, and to follow the CDC and MDPH guidance. The Saugus Health Department expects those numbers to continue as does every other community in Massachusetts.
Again, this is a reminder that as the CDC and MDPH has provided guidance to everyone regarding preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Commonwealth.
Please follow CDC and MDPH guidance to prevent COVID-19 illness by:
- Clean your hands often for at least: 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay at least 6 feet between yourself and others
- Stay home as much as possible – only leave for essential reasons
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
Please stay healthy and please call us with any needs. We are her for you.
For more information, contact the Saugus Health Department at (781) 231-4117 and/or the Town Manager’s office at 781-231-4111.