Coronavirus Information

Effective January 12, 2022: Due to the rapid rise in cases in the Town of Mansfield, the Mansfield Board of Health has enacted an emergency order requiring masks for all individuals aged two years and above in all indoor public spaces, places of worship, or private spaces open to the public except where an individual is unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability. This mandate will be in place until February 28, 2022.  

 The Order can be found here.

All business who are open to the public must post notification on their doors. A copy of the notification can be found here

In our continued efforts to outreach to our residents and local businesses about the ever evolving situation of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mansfield Public Health Department has established this Coronavirus Information page. You’ll find up to date information, website links, and contact information from the Town’s COVID-19 Task Force, the Health Department, Town Administration and the School Department.

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Positive COVID-19 under isolation

317

(updated 01/19 08:00)

Positive Cases recovered

3423





Total tested positive since beginning:

3769





Covid-19 Related Deaths 

29

Last Covid death in Mansfield 12/20/21

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that Americans stay "up to date" with COVID-19 vaccines, rather than be "fully vaccinated." For most people, completing a primary series of a particular vaccine means they're deemed "fully vaccinated," but they're only deemed "up to date" if they they receive a booster shot. 


COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, and similar to what we know from other recommended vaccines, people who are up to date with their vaccines are well protected from serious illness or other health outcomes.

The Mansfield Health Department does not have any available public testing or self-test kits for residents. 

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. Click here: COVID Home Tests | USPS

Most recent Update:

Contact Tracing in Mansfield

If you have received a call or text message from Mansfield Public Health Nursing/ Community EMS due to a positive COVID test result, more information about isolation and quarantine can be found here: Covid Information | Mansfield, MA (mansfieldma.com) 

Sign up for Massachusetts COVID-19 text alerts

To get up-to-date alerts sent directly to your phone, text COVIDMA to 888-777.

COVID-19 Task Force

The Mansfield Town Manager has established a COVID-19 Task Force where the central goal and mission is to provide a balance in which the Town can continue to provide essential services to the public, while trying to prevent and mitigate the spread of the virus.  The task force is comprised of Town Manager Kevin Dumas, Assistant Town Manager Barry LaCasse, Fire Chief Justin Desrosiers, Chief of Police Ron Sellon, Health Agent Amy Donovan-Palmer, School Director of Health Services Christine Dooling, Superintendent of Schools Teresa Murphy, and Director of Human Resources Jocelyn LeMaire. 

Questions about Coronavirus?

If you have specific question you need to ask, the Mass 211 call center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. It serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, nonprofit organizations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, donation programs, and other local resources. Always a confidential call, Mass 211 maintains the integrity of the 9-1-1 system saving that vital community resource for life and death emergencies.

Massachusetts COVID-19 Response Dashboard

MEMA has developed and maintains a public-facing COVID-19 ArcGIS Online dashboard, available here. This dashboard is continuously updated and captures information about current COVID 19 case counts, cases by age, cases by county, hospital status, hospital bed status, death tolls, and deaths by age. Users should refresh the dashboard on a daily basis as enhancements are continuously being added.

Mansfield Public Schools

Information from the Mansfield Public Schools can be found on their dedicated COVID-19 Resources Page

Baker-Polito Administration Press Releases

Press Releases from the Baker-Polito administration can be found here: Mass.gov - Press Releases related to COVID-19

  1. Coronavirus Information
  2. Vaccine Information
  3. Cloth Face Coverings
  4. Social Distancing
  5. Hand Washing
  6. Testing for COVID19
  7. Task Force Update Archive
  8. Mental Health Services

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Through Bouy Health, you can learn what you must do to protect yourself from this fast-spreading virus. Also, most common symptoms, best ways to treat, and more.  

The CDC has the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19. This system is intended only for people who are currently located in the United States. 

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