March 12, 2020 12:34 PM
In response to the rapidly evolving situation, the Mansfield Town Manager has established a COVID-19 Task Force comprised of Town and School leadership. The central goal and mission of the Task Force is to provide a balance in which the Town can continue...
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March 27, 2020 4:37 PM
Update March 27, 2020:
The COVID-19 Task Force continues to promote and emphasize the best public health practices to slow the spread of the coronavirus by residents and town employees alike: wash your hands often, avoid close contact, work from home if you can, stay home when you’re sick, cover coughs and sneezes, wear a facemask if you are sick and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
At the Governor’s Press conference today, the governor called on all travelers arriving in Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days. There will be information about this request at the major transportation hubs, such as Logan International Airport, South Station and Worcester Airport. There will be messages displayed on roadside message boards and fliers will be available at rest stops on the Mass Pike.
With so many people making sacrifices, we cannot emphasize enough the need for everybody to practice social distancing. Please note, all public parks and fields are closed to team or group sports or gatherings of 10 or more people. If there are less than 10 people, they still must practice social distancing leaving 6 feet between each other. Local law enforcement has reported throughout the week that youth are gathering at local fields at which point they are informed that they cannot be there. It is unacceptable that public safety resources are being used to enforce this. The official Public Notice stating the closure can be found on the Coronavirus webpage.
With the influx of pertinent information, the Coronavirus webpage was revamped to be more user-friendly with designated tabs. This includes town business during coronavirus, food establishments offering takeout or drive-through service, state-designated essential services, task force updates, COVID-19 testing guidelines, and information about social distancing, mental health services, hand washing and general information about coronavirus with links and videos from the CDC.
Finally, thank you to all the residents who are doing their best to adhere to public health recommendations. We all have a role to play in slowing the spread of this disease and flattening the curve. We really appreciate the sacrifices you are making for the public’s health.