Covid-19 Information

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.

Report a Positive At-Home COVID Test Here

Information:

Northampton Weekly COVID-19 Dashboard

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May 13 COVID Dashboard Click to Open PDF

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Learn More About COVID Community Levels

Hampshire County Community Level Tracker

View COVID-19 Dashboard Archive

Questions about the COVID-19 Dashboard? Email vfranklin@northamptonma.gov

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: 

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

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COVID-19 Symptoms 

If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, it is important that you stay home, seek testing, and contact your primary care provider if your symptoms are significant.

Unsure if your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can be very mild to very severe, and can vary from person to person. If you are experiencing any new symptoms of illness, it is best practice to stay home and get tested.

Did you test positive for COVID-19 or have you been exposed to COVID-19?

Information about isolation and quarantine requirements in Massachusetts

MassNotify: Exposure Notification App

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COVID-19 Vaccination

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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.

Important Information

CDC COVID-19 Data

CDC COVID INSPIRE Study (NEW! April 2022)

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  • 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 Cases

COVID-19 Trend Areas

Live interactive map, found here

More Resources

For more comprehensive information about COVID-19 at the national and global level:

All Northampton COVID-19 Orders/Press Releases

Last Updated: Tuesday 5/17/2022