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COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: September 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] September 22, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update

  • We are seeing a small uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham over the last two weeks.  There were 47 new cases during the two-week period ending 9/16, compared to 37 new cases for the prior two-week period ending 9/9.
  • The vaccination rate for Hingham has increased slightly to 72%, which remains above the state average of approximately 66%.
  • If you look at only vaccine-eligible individuals in Hingham (people age 12+), the percent of fully vaccinated eligible residents rises to 85%. 
  • Given these slight upticks we thought it would be helpful for us all to be reminded of the basics:

Please remember to follow guidance from the MA Department of Public Health to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.  DPH guidance includes:

  1. Staying home if you are sick and avoiding close contact with others;
  2. Getting vaccinated;
  3. Washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds;
  4. Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  5. Cleaning things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes; and
  6. Covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze by using a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands;

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