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Spike in Dover COVID-19 cases

On July 28, Dover Board of Health notified residents of three new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Prior to this announcement, the town of Dover had not had a confirmed case of COVID-19 since May 29. The update can be found here.

While the number of cases has remained relatively low, there has been an increase in daily new cases during the last week statewide. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 165 new COVID-19 cases on July 21. On July 29, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 356 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

In their update, Dover's Board of Health cites summer parties and travel as risks for residents. While attending parties, attendees should still follow the rules of social distancing and wear masks. Those traveling from other states should quarantine for 14 days, unless they can produce a negative COVID-19 test taken with 72 hours of arrival. Those arriving from other states with low cases of COVID-19 are exempt from the quarantine rule, but should still be cautious.

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