COVID-19 Information and Updates

Overview

Mayor Charles C. Kokoros and the staff of the Health Department would like to share current information about an emerging global health concern, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.   Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause respiratory illness in people and are generally spread through respiratory secretions (droplets from coughs and sneezes) of an infected person to another person.  COVID-19 is a new strain of Coronavirus, first detected in Wuhan, China.

Mayor Kokoros and the Braintree Health Department would like to remind our community of the steps you can take to help prevent the transmission of any respiratory infection, including COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, or mouth.
  • Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces, including electronics, doorknobs, and countertops.
  • Avoid sharing food utensils, containers, and other personal items.
  • Practice “social distancing” by maintaining a distance of 6 feet from others.
  • Stay home from work if you are sick.
  • Practice proper cough etiquette. Cover your mouth or nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, throw the tissue away and wash or sanitize your hands. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow/upper sleeve.
  • Wear a face covering in public areas where maintaining social distance is not possible.

The DPH is in regular communication with local boards of health, healthcare providers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, and local government officials. COVID-19 information is posted on the DPH website and updated regularly. In addition, the DPH has created a Public Health Fact Sheet.

Town of Braintree Daily Updates






Date New Cases New Deaths Total Cases Total Deaths 
10/1/2020801047120
10/2/2020301050120
10/5/2020601056120
10/6/2020401060120
10/7/2020101061120
10/8/2020201063120
10/9/2020501068120
10/10/2020501073120
10/11/2020201075120
10/12/2020501080120
10/13/2020501085120
10/14/2020101086120
10/15/2020201088120
10/16/2020701095120
10/17/2020101096120
10/18/2020501101120
10/19/2020301104120
10/20/2020601110120
10/21/2020601116120
10/22/2020701123120
10/23/2020801131120
10/24/2020401135120
10/25/2020601141120
10/26/20201001151120
10/27/2020201153120
10/28/2020501158120
10/29/2020801166120
10/30/2020601172120
10/31/2020501177120
11/1/2020401181120
11/2/2020401185120
11/3/2020101186120
11/4/2020201188120
11/5/2020301191120
11/6/20201101202120
11/7/20201001212120
11/8/2020301215120
11/9/2020301218120
11/10/20201501233120
11/11/20201301246120
11/12/20201801264120
11/13/2020501269120
11/14/20202101290120
11/15/20201101301120
11/16/2020401305120
11/17/2020901314120
11/18/2020501319120
11/19/20201601335120
11/20/20201201347120
11/21/20201401361120
11/22/20201201373120
11/23/20201101384120

*Daily updates are provided Monday through Friday. Confirmed cases on Saturday and Sunday will be included in Monday's update.

Braintree Public Schools

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reports the number of positive cases in schools on a weekly basis. To view these reports please visit https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/positive-cases/

Braintree Public Schools is listed under DESE's report each week under "Sec 2 - Districts," organization code "00400000" and organization name "Braintree."

To learn more about BPS COVID-19 Protocols for staff and students click here.

Orders Issued by Governor Charlie Baker

Stay Informed 

We will continue to provide daily updates on this page about the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases we have in town as well as up-to-date information regarding changes to town operations. Additionally, we are utilizing the sources below to provide information to the community.

Please direct any inquiries to Jean McGinty, Public Health Nurse at 781-794-8094 or Marybeth McGrath, Director of Health at 781-794-8095.

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