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Covid 19 Holyoke Daily Report 5/19

Posted on May 19, 2020

COVID19 Report

We are in PHASE 1: START

Currently Open

  • Essential Businesses & Services
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Outdoor Spaces
  • Places of Worship
  • Limited Health and Human services will begin to reopen – details here

Opening May 25

  • Office Spaces (employers are encouraged to keep as many employees working remotely for as long as possible)
  • Laboratories
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
  • Car Washes
  • Pet Grooming Services

General Reopening Information

Massachusetts has a new website featuring all of the Covid-19 testing sites. View here:

Massachusetts has a comprehensive “dashboard” to illustrate the spread of this virus across regions and demographics. You can view today’s here:

Testing has a turnaround time of 1 – 4 days and many cases are being clinically diagnosed (no testing or reporting involved). All are advised to behave as though they are carriers of Covid-19.

759 Holyoke residents have been confirmed positive by testing.

5,335 confirmed cases in Hampden County (1% increase)
780 in Hampshire (1% increase)
308 in Franklin (0% increase)
497 in Berkshire county (0% increase)

The curve we need to flatten: County numbers graphed over time can be found here:

Massachusetts has now experienced a total of 5,938 deaths connected to Covid-19

Please be advised that you may be contacted by Public Health officials as part of the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who has tested positive, you may receive a call from your local Board of Health or from the MA Department of Public Health. The call will only take a few minutes and is a necessary step to limit the spread of the virus. Your information will not be shared with any other agencies and these officials will never ask for your social security number or health insurance information. If you have any questions about a call you received, contact us at

MEMA Command Center Site Report

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