Coronavirus Information

In our continued efforts to outreach to our residents and local businesses about the ever evolving situation of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mansfield Public Health Department has established this Coronavirus Information page. You’ll find up to date information, website links, and contact information from the Town’s COVID-19 Task Force, the Health Department, Town Administration and the School Department.

Click below for more information about specific topics.

  1. Coronavirus Information
  2. Vaccine Information
  3. Local Coronavirus statistics
  4. Testing for COVID19
  5. Free At-Home Tests Available
  6. Testing Positive/ Isolation and Quarantine
  7. Masks and Respirators
  8. Treatments for COVID-19
  9. Social Distancing
  10. Hand Washing
  11. Task Force Update Archive
  12. Mental Health Services

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.

Through Bouy Health, you can learn what you must do to protect yourself from this fast-spreading virus. Also, most common symptoms, best ways to treat, and more.  

The CDC has the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19. This system is intended only for people who are currently located in the United States. 

Up-to-date information:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Prevent Getting Sick

Symptoms & Testing 

If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

World Health Organization Covid-19 Myth-busters

Mansfield Public Schools

Information from the Mansfield Public Schools can be found on their dedicated COVID-19 Resources Page

Sign up for Massachusetts COVID-19 text alerts

To get up-to-date alerts sent directly to your phone, text COVIDMA to 888-777.

COVID-19 Task Force

The Mansfield Town Manager has established a COVID-19 Task Force where the central goal and mission is to provide a balance in which the Town can continue to provide essential services to the public, while trying to prevent and mitigate the spread of the virus.  The task force is comprised of Town Manager Kevin Dumas, Assistant Town Manager Barry LaCasse, Fire Chief Justin Desrosiers, Deputy Chief of Police Mike Ellsworth, Health Agent Amy Donovan-Palmer, School Director of Health Services Christine Dooling, Superintendent of Schools Teresa Murphy, and Director of Human Resources Jocelyn LeMaire. 

Baker-Polito Administration Press Releases

Press Releases from the Baker-Polito administration can be found here: Mass.gov - Press Releases related to COVID-19

Questions about Coronavirus?

If you have specific question you need to ask, the Mass 211 call center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Always a confidential call, Mass 211 maintains the integrity of the 9-1-1 system saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies.

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