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Posted on: December 7, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Your Board of Health is the local end of a chain that starts with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and goes through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Mohawk Area Public Health Coalition (MAPHCO) down to us.  

In this rapidly evolving situation, an important part of our job is to keep you informed of the risks and the proper precautions you can take.  You can also get updates, and more information on the virus itself at the website listed below.   If you have any questions please contact the Board of Health at 

Ashfield has had a total of 21 confirmed cases since March 2020 with an additional 5 confirmed cases in the past two weeks (data updated from state as of 1/7/2021) 

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Stop COVID - What you need to know

Vaccine Timeline for Distribution

State COVID-19 Updates 

COVID-19 Testing Options -  Franklin County Specific Information

COVID Testing - Western MA

Franklin County COVID-19 data

Holiday Safety Travel Tips

MASK UP! Face Covering Guidance

Social Gathering Order

There are basic precautions that everyone can easily take to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 — or flu. 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer.  Wear a face covering both indoors and outdoors.  Maintain the recommended social distancing guidelines.

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