On July 30, Sherborn's Board of Health released a statement on the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases.
In the statement, the Board of Health noted the increase from 25 cases as of July 18 to 51 cases as of July 29. These numbers included those taking the PCR tests and those taking antibody tests. Those with positive results in either test are required to take part in a contact trace. These residents, and those who have been in close contact with positive individuals, are required to quarantine for 14 days.
Sherborn is one of many communities seeing a spike in COVID-19 case numbers. On Saturday, July 18, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) reported 177 newly confirmed cases. On Wednesday, July 29, MDPH reported 356 newly confirmed cases.
In their statement, the Sherborn Board of Health reminds residents how they can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Individuals should continue wearing masks in public when social distancing (six feet apart) is not possible. Those with even mild symptoms of COVID-19 should seek testing and avoid contact with others while awaiting the results. Social gathering with separate households should be limited and include masks, hand-washing, and social distancing.
The full statement can be viewed here.