FAQ Topic: Health
How to wear a mask safely outdoors (Video) What constitutes a face covering? Face covering may include masks, scarves, or bandanas. When do you need to wear a face covering? Inside businesses, workplaces, public transportation, or other public spaces where social distancing cannot be adhered to.
No, the Board of Health does not have any ability to provide tests or to prioritize testing. You must contact a health care provider or a private testing site. They will test if you meet the current criteria for testing.
“The idea is to increase social distancing in order to slow the spread of the virus, so that you don’t get a huge spike in the number of people getting sick all at once. If that were to happen, there wouldn’t be enough hospital beds or mechanical ventilators for everyone who needs them, and the … Continued
Massachusetts has developed an online tool to help residents assess their symptoms and find the right care. Access the free tool at buoy.com/mass.