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Current Information About COVID-19

Covid-19 vaccine update April 28, 2021

Currently in Conway 14% of residents have had both doses of vaccine and 49% have had at least one dose. While getting an appointment to be vaccinated has been problematic in the past, things have changed, and it is now much easier to get an appointment. (see Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) update below).  The CDC has updated regulations on mask wearing, and if you are fully vaccinated, you can gather or conduct activities outdoors without wearing a mask except in certain crowded settings and venues. Please consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible for your own protection as well as the protection of your community.

FRCOG April 27th Update

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments has recently updated its vaccine website.  Please click here to see the latest information.

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 IN CONWAY:

    • May 3, 2021 update about COVID-19.  As of today, there are two positives cases in town.  Please note that this number will be updated weekly on Mondays, and is reflective of the current number of cases.  Some past cases will have resolved, and new cases identified. You can check here yourself on Thursdays to see how many cases Conway has had in total. Scroll down to the COVID-19 Weekly Public Health Report.

    Please continue to practice social distancing, wear masks at all times when in public, and if you have any symptoms get tested right away. 

    Routine testing and early detection remains one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals. At the Greenfield location (located at Greenfield Community College), testing is quick and easy. It is by appointment only and most people are in and out in under 5 minutes.  The test is the ‘Gold Standard’ PCR test, self-administered with a simple and shallow nasal swab. Results are fast and accurate and received in 24-36 hours.

    The Covid testing site is open 6 days a week and appointments can be made by going to: https://www.cic-health.com/stopthespread.

  • Stay Safe and Be Well!.

Wondering when you will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine?  Click here to see the State’s plan.

Please note that EVEN AFTER you have received your vaccinations, it is still recommended to continue to social distance and wear masks.  Click HERE to see FAQs from the Centers for Disease Control.

New information from Mass. DPH and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education here, including a reduced fever threshold (now 100.0 degrees F) and a new definition of “close contact.”

Please be patient while this page is updated!

Click here to go to the Board of Health page: http://townofconway.com/board-of-health/

COVID-19 is the disease caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that’s spreading throughout the world (see this WHO page regarding the name). Your Board of Health is the local end of a chain that starts with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and goes through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Mohawk Area Public Health Coalition (MAPHCO) down to us. The COVID-19 pandemic impacts our health and well-being as well as the operations of state and local government. For updated information on cases in Massachusetts click here.

MASK AND FACE COVERING ORDER TAKES EFFECT WEDNESDAY, 5/6/20

The Baker-Polito Administration has  ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places where maintaining social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible.  This order supersedes previously issued guidance relative to mask use.

Conway Board of Health COVID-19 Protocol:

BOH protocol 4.10.20

IMPORTANT CONTACTS:

Town of Conway Board of Health: 369-4235 x8, cnelke116@gmail.com

Town of Conway Emergency Management Department: emd@townofconway.com

Town of Conway Select Board and Town Administrator: 369-4235 x3

The links below, grouped according to subject, give up-to-date information on basic precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, key things to know about how your Town is responding to the pandemic, and some of the measures that are being taken to ease the strain that COVID-19 is putting on Massachusetts residents.

HEALTH INFORMATION: STAYING HEALTHY, SLOWING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

EMERGENCY ACTIONS (Town and State)

LOCAL AND STATE assistance