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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory COVID-19 update


Hingham Health Department Health Advisory

COVID-19 update as of 3/15/20 @ 5:44pm


The Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that a Hingham resident has tested positive for COVID-19. All notifications have been made per DPH guidelines.

Take everyday preventive actions:

  • Clean your hands often by using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc.
  • Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)

Watch for symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor.

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