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.

Update June 5, 2020

The following statistics are for Mansfield residents only.

  • Total persons currently positive and under isolation in Mansfield: 18
  • Total persons testing positive in Mansfield since the beginning: 160
    • 1st person tested positive on 3/13/2020
    • 28 positive cases in March
    • 89 positive cases in April
      • The peak in Mansfield was on 4/17/2020 with 20 cases who reported their symptoms started that day
    • 40 positive cases in May 
    • 2 positive cases in June
  • Total persons recovered: 128
  • Total persons deceased: 13
  • Average age of all positive cases: 51
  • Youngest positive case: 6 months old
  • Oldest positive case: 100 years old
  • Average age of the deaths: 82

At this point, local tracking is transitioning to the state-run Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) and it is unknown how many residents are self-quarantining. 

Answer the call and help stop the spread of COVID-19

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, along with Partners In Health, has created the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative. The program focuses on reaching out to the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients to help others who have been potentially exposed to the virus. When the MA COVID Team calls, you can do your part by answering the phone and providing helpful information that will help flatten and reduce the curve in Massachusetts. Phone calls will use the prefix 833 and 857 and your phone will say the call is from “MA COVID Team.” Calls will be made daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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, Chief of Police Ron Sellon, Health Agent Amy Donovan-Palmer, School Director of Health Services Christine Dooling, Superintendent of Schools Teresa Murphy, and Director of Human Resources Jocelyn LeMaire. 

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.

COVID-19 Public Resources Map 

MEMA, together with MA VOAD and other partners, has developed a COVID-19 Public Resources Map showing the location of resources available to the public, such as food banks, houses of worship, and Project Bread site locations. Please note that this map is not inclusive of all resources, and is only as accurate as the information that has been provided to MEMA.

Massachusetts COVID-19 Response Dashboard

MEMA has developed and maintains a public-facing COVID-19 ArcGIS Online dashboard, available here. This dashboard is continuously updated and captures information about current COVID 19 case counts, cases by age, cases by county, hospital status, hospital bed status, death tolls, and deaths by age. Users should refresh the dashboard on a daily basis as enhancements are continuously being added.

Mansfield Public Schools

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

  1. Town Business during Coronavirus
  2. Support Local Establish-ments
  3. Phased Re-opening
  4. Coronavirus Information
  5. Cloth Face Coverings
  6. Social Distancing
  7. Hand Washing
  8. Testing for COVID19
  9. Mental Health Services
  10. Governor Baker's Orders
  11. Task Force Update Archive

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic and in efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by limiting personal interactions, Mansfield Town Government is working remotely to continue to provide services to the town. Town Departments can be reached through email and by leaving voicemail messages. The Town Contact information can be accessed here

Mansfield Public Schools

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

Phases in opening of athletic fields, open spaces, and organized youth and adult sports.

Phase 1- Parks, Open Space and Outdoor Education Programs

Parks and Open Space 

Walking, hiking, biking, running, and other activities (yoga, tai chi, etc.,) are allowable activities in parks and other designated areas such as rail trails, multi-use paths, and bike paths.

Parks and Open Space Guidelines: 

  • Visitors should always practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from others and adhering to all site-specific rules, regulations, and posted signage regarding permitted uses.
  • On trails, walker and hikers should move aside and leave room for others to pass, and cyclists and runners should alert other users when approaching and wait for others to step aside before passing.
  • After visiting public spaces, users should use wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

Athletic Fields and Non-Contact Courts (Non-Organized/Permitted Use) 

Athletic fields and athletic courts can be utilized only for non-contact sports, with no shared equipment, such as tennis and pickleball. No permits should be issued for group gatherings and users should not engage in pick-up games, organized games or tournaments.

 Athletic Fields Guidelines: 

  • Users should sanitize hands before and after play, not share equipment, and clean and wipe down equipment.
  • When engaged in play, users should avoid touching other users’ equipment in separate areas.
  • Users waiting to utilize a section or area of the field should wait outside the field of play until previous users have vacated the facility to ensure proper social distancing and prevent accidental contact of other users’ equipment.
  • Users should not engage in pick-up games, organized games, or tournaments.

Athletic Courts (Non-Contact) Guidelines: 

  • Users should sanitize hands before and after play, not share equipment and clean and wipe down equipment, including racquets, balls, and water bottles.
  • Users waiting to utilize a court should wait outside the court’s gates/fence until previous users have vacated the facility to ensure proper social distancing and prevent accidental contact of other users’ equipment.
  • Users should not engage in pick-up games, organized games, or tournaments.

Phase 2 - Outdoor adult sports, supervised youth sports leagues, and summer sports camps.

On June 1, 2020, Governor Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 35, clarifying the progression of the Commonwealth’s phased workplace re-opening plan and authorizing certain re-opening preparations at Phase II workplaces. COVID-19 Order No. 35 provides the following framework for amateur organized sports activities and programs during Phase II: Outdoor athletic facilities shall be open and available for organized youth and adult sports activities Indoor athletic facilities shall be open and available exclusively for the use of supervised sports programs, including sports camps, for youths under the age of 18. Group size is limited. Programs must separate participants into groups of no more than 10 participants, including coaches and staff. Inter-team games, scrimmages, and tournaments shall not be permitted for any organized sports activities. Contact sports (e.g., basketball, football, baseball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, hockey and other sports where ordinary play puts players in direct contact or close proximity) must limit activities exclusively to no-contact drills and practices. 

Phase 3 will include youth sports with games and tournaments with limited crowd sizes and additional activities and services with guidelines.

Phase 4 will be full resumption of all outdoor recreation and activities.

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If you have any questions or suggestions for this website, please contact Chris George at cgeorge@mansfieldma.com.