Coronavirus Info (COVID-19)
Covid-19 Vaccine Information
In Massachusetts, the COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule is determined by the MA Department of Public Health (MADPH) in conjunction with the CDC and Governor Baker's office.
Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Phone Line
The Medfield Council on Aging is available to assist with scheduling appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination for those eligible under Phase 2. Please call 508-359-3665 or email email@example.com for assistance.
In addition, beginning February 11, 2021, CVS pharmacy in Medfield will begin an appointment only vaccination clinic. CVS will follow the same vaccine eligibility as outlined by the Governor.
COVID-19 Data Dashboard
The Town of Medfield and the Medfield Board of Health has created a COVID-19 Data Dashboard which is available by clicking here. The dashboard utilizes the Massachusetts Department of Public Health weekly COVID-19 data and will be updated every Friday. The dashboard also provides a breakdown of cases by age group as well as regional COVID-19 information.
Updated Orders from the Governor
Effective Saturday, May 29:
All remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective May 29.
The Commonwealth’s face covering order will also be rescinded on May 29. The Department of Public Health will issue a new face covering advisory consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance. Face coverings will still be mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.
Governor Charlie Baker will end the State of Emergency June 15.
Effective Monday, May 10th:
Large venues such as indoor and outdoor stadiums, arenas and ballparks currently open as part of Phase 4, Step 1 at 12% will be permitted to increase capacity to 25%.
The Commonwealth will reopen some outdoor Phase 4, Step 2 industries including amusement parks, theme parks and outdoor water parks that will be permitted to operate at a 50% capacity after submitting safety plans to the Department of Public Health.
Road races and other large, outdoor organized amateur or professional group athletic events will be permitted to take place with staggered starts after submitting safety plans to a local board of health or the DPH.
Youth and adult amateur sports tournaments will be allowed for moderate and high risk sports.
Singing will also be permitted indoors with strict distancing requirements at performance venues, restaurants, event venues and other businesses.
Effective May 29th:
Subject to public health and vaccination data, gathering limits will increase to 200 people indoors and 250 people outdoors for event venues, public settings and private settings.
Subject to public health and vaccination data, additional Phase 4, Step 2 industries will be permitted to open including:
- Street festivals, parades and agricultural festivals, at 50% of their previous capacity and after submitting safety plans to the local board of health.
- Bars, beer gardens, breweries, wineries and distilleries, will be subject to restaurant rules with seated service only, a 90 minute limit and no dance floors.
Subject to public health and vaccination data, the restaurant guidance will be updated to eliminate the requirement that food be served with alcohol and to increase the maximum table size to 10.
Effective August 1st:
Subject to public health and vaccination data, remaining industries will be permitted to open including:
- Dance clubs, and nightclubs
- Saunas, hot-tubs, steam rooms at fitness centers, health clubs and other facilities
- Indoor water parks
- Ball pits
All industry restrictions will be lifted at that time, and capacity will increase to 100% for all industries, with businesses encouraged to continue following best practices. The gathering limit will be rescinded.
Depending on vaccine distribution and public health data, the Administration may consider re-evaluating the August 1st date.
The Department of Public Health will also continue to issue guidance as needed, including guidance to still require masks indoors.
Face Coverings Order:
Effective April 30th, the Face Coverings Order will be relaxed for some outdoor settings.
Face coverings will only be required outside in public when it is not possible to socially distance, and at other times required by sector-specific guidance.
Face coverings will still be required at all times in indoor public places. Face coverings will also continue to be required at all times at events, whether held indoors or outdoors and whether held in a public space or private home, except for when eating or drinking.
At smaller gatherings in private homes, face coverings are recommended but not required. The $300 fine as an enforcement mechanism will be eliminated.
Effective at 5:00 AM on February 8, 2021, Governor Baker's Temporary Capacity Limits of 25% Expire. Gathering limits stay at 10 indoors, 25 outdoors.
Effective December 13, 2020, Governor Baker has issued a rollback to Phase III, Step One
As of November 6, 2020, a NEW Statewide Face Covering ORDER Is in effect.
New Revised Gathering ORDER
New Early Closing for Business Order
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is posting information on the total number of cases in Massachusetts daily.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is requesting that Massachusetts residents to complete this survey to inform DPH how COVID-19 has affected their lives.
For more information on COVID-19, please refer to the following resources:
The Town House reopened to the public as of Monday, September 14, 2020. Face coverings are required and we ask that residents only visit the Town House if necessary. When possible, please call, use the website, or the drive-up drop box located on Janes Avenue.
All Medfield Town House employees returned to work in the Town House on August 3 and Town buildings reopened to the public on September 14.
The Town Administrator released this set of guidelines for how boards and committees should conduct public meetings during this state of emergency.
Board of Health
On December 9, 2020, the BOH issued a Quarantine Policy for Close Contacts
On August 24, the Board of Health provided this guidance with tips on masks and how to protect your school community and your family.
On April 21, 2020, the Board of Health issued this memo with recommendations about facial coverings.
On March 18, 2020, the Board of Health issued this memo with recommendations about playdates and how families can navigate the social distancing strategies advocated by Governor Baker, Mass. Department of Public Health, and the CDC.
On March 13, 2020, the Board of Health issued this memo with social distancing recommendations.
Medfield Community Resources
There is a dedicated Facebook group for the town to share information, for people to volunteer to help, and for people to find help if they find themselves in need. Everyone is welcome to join at https://www.facebook.com/
The Medfield Foundation is soliciting funds to help those impacted by COVID-19. Information on how to donate can be found at https://www.
For those who find themselves negatively impacted by COVID-19, the Medfield Foundation has created a form to ask for help. All information is kept strictly confidential. The form can be found at https://docs.google.com/
Other state, and federal resources:
The Massachusetts website has a dedicated COVID-19 page with links to Governor Baker’s various emergency orders and guidances. It also has links to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health information.
The Centers for Disease Control is posting information about COVID-2019 here.
Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.
- Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
- If using disposable wipes, please do not flush them down the toilet (even if they are labeled biodegradable) in order to prevent any type of sewer/septic backups.