Coronavirus Info (COVID-19)
On Friday, March 27, the Medfield Board of Health announced that a resident tested positive for COVID-19. On March 31, the Board of Health announced two positive cases. On Friday, April 3, the Board of Health announced three additional positive cases. To date (April 3, 2020), there are six confirmed cases in Medfield.
For more information on COVID-19, please refer to the following resources:
The Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator have begun releasing updates:
Memo #4 here, posted March 25, 2020, including information about the rescheduled Town Election (now May 4, 2020) and rescheduled Town Meeting (now June 15, 2020).
Memo #3 here, posted March 15, 2020, including details about Town facilities closing to the public.
Memo #2 here, posted March 13, 2020.
Memo #1 here, posted March 12, 2020.
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 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.
The Building Department has suspended inspections through April 7, 2020. For emergency inspections, contact the Building Department directly.
Medfield Public Schools
The Medfield Public Schools is posting regular updates on its website here.
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 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.