COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COMMONWEALTH UPDATES

On March 31, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced several updates including extending the non-essential business emergency order and guidance for Executive Branch employees until May 4, 2020. The Department of Public Health’s Stay-At-Home Advisory remains in effect. The Administration also updated the “COVID-19 Essential Services” categories for businesses and other organizations that provide essential services and workforce’s related to COVID-19 that are permitted to operate brick and mortar facilities during the emergency.

  1. COVID-19 Procedures for Construction Sites & Construction Workers

    The City of Northampton Board of Health, Building Department and the Department of Public Works have issued procedures for construction sites and construction workers in Northampton. Read on...
  2. EMERGENCY SHELTER: Volunteers, Donations & Staff Needed!

    The City of Northampton’s Emergency Management Team is working with ServiceNet and other local partners to open an emergency shelter at Northampton High School for our homeless neighbors. Read on...
  3. Northampton Public Health Director Merridith O’Leary: What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

    With everyone understandably on high alert about Coronavirus transmission, I’d like to explain in detail what happens when an individual tests positive for Coronavirus disease COVID-19. Read on...
  4. Cooley Dickinson Opens COVID-19 Community Call Center

    The COVID-19 call center is staffed Monday - Friday from 8 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8a – 5p by health care workers who can field general questions about COVID-19. Read on...
  5. EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Prohibiting Entry into Restaurants & Self-Service of Food & Beverages

    The Northampton Public Health Director, Merridith O'Leary, has issued two orders prohibiting entry into restaurants for take-out service and prohibiting self-service of food and beverages Read on...
  6. SHELTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

    A 70-cot shelter is ready for occupancy at the Northampton High School. Volunteers are needed for 8-hour shifts with 3 volunteers per shift. Read on...
  7. GUEST COLUMN: Merridith O'Leary, Director of Northampton Public Health

    Guest column Merridith O’Leary: Lessons from a pandemic: Listen to facts, not opinions Read on...
  8. PRESS RELEASE: Board of Health to Close Gyms, Nail & Hair Salons, and More...

    City of Northampton Board of Health to close gyms, nail and hair salons and more Read on...
  9. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Hampshire County Medical Reserve Corps Recruitment

    The Hampshire County MRC is a national volunteer program dedicated to building strong, healthy and prepared communities with more than 800 trained volunteers with medical and non-medical experience. Read on...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker!

If you believe you are experiencing symptoms, please use the CDC Symptom Checker. Call your doctor if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Question & Answer Opportunities

On Friday, April 3, 2020, there will be an opportunity to join the Northampton Health Department in a COVID-19 question and answer teleconference session for the general public. Please submit your questions in advance of the teleconference by completing the below form:

TimeAccess Information
10:30-11:30 am
Phone #: 515-604-9099
Access code: 533-433-675


This page is updated regularly, please check back often! Last updated: Fri. 4/3/2020.