Report a Positive At-Home Test
In order to improve surveillance of community COVID-19 activity, the Northampton Health Department is encouraging community members to report positive at-home tests. You may report a positive test by clicking the link below or by calling public health nursing at (413)587-4919. At-home tests will be reported and tracked separately from test reports received from laboratories and providers through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Please do not report an at-home test if you have tested at a provider's office, testing site, pharmacy, or other setting that is required by law to report infectious disease results to the Massachusetts DPH. If you are unsure if your test has already been reported, you may contact our office.
Tests may be reported anonymously. You may retroactively report tests taken in previous months. If you are unsure of the date you took the test, record an approximate date that is as close to the test date as possible.
Northampton Weekly COVID-19 Dashboard
Click the data dashboard to open PDF in a new window.
Questions about the COVID-19 Dashboard? Email email@example.com
Note about COVID-19 Variants: The data presented in the weekly COVID-19 dashboard does not distinguish between cases caused by different variants of COVID-19 and the original wild type virus. For more information about general proportions of variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States, click here.
Note about current COVID-19 case data: The presented data is most likely an undercount of cases in the community. This is due to factors such as lack of reporting of home self-tests and the presence of asymptomatic cases.
Wastewater surveillance is the analysis of SARS-CoV-2 levels in wastewater generated by the population. It supplements our COVID surveillance by filling gaps in testing data created by lack of testing, asymptomatic cases, and lack of reporting for home tests. Wastewater data is available, with clinical context, at https://biobot.io/data/
Infection and Exposure Resources
Testing Site Locator
Did you test positive for COVID-19 or have you been exposed to COVID-19?
MassNotify: Exposure Notification App
Questions About COVID-19 in Northampton?
- Contact the Health Department for questions about local regulations, orders, and advisories.
- Contact the Public Health Nurse for questions about isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing.
CDC COVID-19 Data
- COVID-19 United States County Data Tracker
- COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance
- COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Data
CDC COVID INSPIRE Study (NEW! April 2022)
- The CDC is seeking participants for a study called the Innovative Support for Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infections (INSPIRE). The study aims to gather information about long-term effects of COVID-19. Participants will describe how they are feeling by completing online surveys and share their medical information through secure, confidential, cloud-based platform.
- Eligibility criteria:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Suspected COVID-19 symptoms within the past 6 weeks
- Test for COVID-19 within the past 6 weeks (regardless of test results)
- Access to a smart phone, tablet, or computer device with internet
COVID-19 Trend Areas
Live interactive map, found here
For more comprehensive information about COVID-19 at the national and global level:
All Northampton COVID-19 Orders/Press Releases
- COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots for 5- to 11-Year-Olds Potentially Available As Soon As Next week - May 17, 2022 (PDF)
- Northampton Health Department is Accepting At-Home COVID Test Reports to Improve COVID-19 Surveillance - April 11, 2022 (PDF)
- Northampton Health Department Schedules COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Second Booster - April 7, 2022 (PDF)
- Northampton Board of Health Lifts City Mask Order Effective Immediately - March 11, 2022
- Northampton Health Department Announces Opening of New Weekly COVID Vaccine Clinic Located in Thornes Marketplace - March 1, 2022 (PDF)
- Northampton Health Department Vaccine Clinic Offers Booster Vaccine with No Appointment Required - February 1, 2022 (PDF)
- COVID-19 Health Advisory Issued in Response to Unprecedented Surge in COVID-19 Cases - January 3rd, 2022 (PDF)
- Huge Spike in COVID-19 Cases Prompts the Northampton Board of Health to Ramp Up Testing, Urge Vaccination - December 17, 2021 (PDF)
- Northampton Board of Health Requires COVID-19 Vaccine for Northampton Senior Center - December 15, 2021 (PDF)
- Northampton Health Departments Ongoing Regional Vaccine Efforts are expanding to Elks Lodge in Florence - October 14, 2021 (PDF)
- Northampton Board of Health Expands Face Mask Order- August 26, 2021 (PDF)
- AMENDED FACE MASK ORDER- August 26, 2021 (PDF)
- Northampton Health Department Issues Mask Order - August 9, 2021 (PDF)
- Northampton Health Department Responds to Increase in COVID-19 Cases - July 23, 2021 (PDF)
- Northampton Board of Health Ends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Lifts All Emergency Restrictions Effective May 29, 2021 - May 25, 2021 (PDF)
- AMENDED: COVID-19 Mandatory Policies and Procedures for all Farmers’ Markets in Northampton - April 1, 2021 (PDF)
- Northampton Board of Health Issues Amended Order Maintaining Limits on Performance Venues, Event Venues and Gatherings - April 1, 2021 (PDF)
- Northampton Health Department Lifts Sports Restrictions - February 28, 2021 (PDF)
- Order Prohibiting Self Service of Food and Beverages - March 28, 2020 (PDF)
- THIS ORDER HAS BEEN AMENDED TO EXCLUDE HAIRDRESSERS AND BARBERS - Emergency Order Regarding Operation of Certain Businesses in the City of Northampton - March 23, 2020 (PDF)