Updates on coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Department of Education are providing frequent updates on the current status of COVID-19. Please refer to the links below for information and updates, as well as Dr. Carpenter's weekly briefings.
10/21/20: The CDC has revised its definition of close contact. The new definition of close contact is: "Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.