March 25, 2021 – The Town of Needham and Needham Public Health today provided the following update regarding COVID-19.
State DPH COVID-19 Numbers
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports the number of positive cases and deaths daily on the state's COVID-19 dashboard.
Town-specific case numbers are published by the state every Thursday.
- 1,577 Needham cases to date (3/25/2021). This is an increase of 41 cases since the 3/18/21 report.
- Needham is in the YELLOW category this week. Read the state’s Weekly Public Health Report here.
- 123 Coronavirus deaths in Needham to date (3/25/21).
NEEDHAM VACCINE UPDATE
Doses Received to Date
Doses Administered to Date
Doses Scheduled for Distribution
Total Doses Administered or Scheduled
I’m Vaccinated – Now What?
As the number of individuals who have been vaccinated continues to rise, it can be tempting to change behaviors. While the CDC says it’s safe for vaccinated people to gather in small groups with other vaccinated individuals without masks, you are advised to continue to take care to protect others and yourself. Health officials do not yet know if vaccinated people can spread Covid-19 to others who are at high risk or have not been vaccinated. Therefore, when you are around others, please keep wearing your mask and maintain distance. We’re almost to the finish line but we’re not there yet. We thank you for continuing to do what you can to help keep Needham safe.
Needham Public Health Vaccine Update – Homebound Residents
Needham Public Health will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound residents. Residents must meet the State qualifications for vaccination for homebound residents. Those can be found here. If you believe you or someone you know qualifies for a homebound vaccination please email email@example.com or call 781-455-7934 and leave a message. Needham Public Health will begin calling residents the week of March 30th, 2021 to review resident qualifications and begin setting up appointments. Appointments will be based on supply of the vaccine from the State; Currently Needham has not received any vaccine from the state to support this effort but hopes to receive vaccine in the coming weeks.
Needham Public Health Accepting Applications Now from Summer Camp Operators
Needham Public Health is now accepting applications for Recreational Camps for the 2021 Season. The State of Massachusetts has laid out Health and Safety requirements for opening all programs and camps during COVID-19. Those can be found here. All camps must also comply with 105 CMR 430.00: Minimum standards for recreational camps for children: State sanitary code chapter IV. To apply to operate a camp, visit Needham Public Health’s website. For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-455-7940 ext. 218.