Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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Current Updates




​​March 27, 2020-A Positive COVID19 case in Lincoln-what happens next, click here.

March 23, 2020-Governor Baker's Closure Order

Click here for Signed Essential Services and Revised Gatherings Order
Click here for Exhibit A Essential Services


March 23, 2020

-Beware of Scammers Taking Advantage of the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Click Here*



March 23, 2020-Lincoln COVID19 Announcement

On March 22, 2020 the Lincoln Board of Health was made aware of a Lincoln resident who tested positive for COVID19.  At this time, all close contacts have been notified and are being quarantined.  Close contacts are described as people who were within 6 feet for approximately 15 minutes or longer of a positive case.  Currently the close contacts associated with this case are without symptoms of illness. 

The positive coronavirus case has not been circulating in the community and is currently in the hospital. 

The Lincoln Board of Health will continue to monitor this situation and others as they may arise.  Please continue to follow the CDC recommendations of maintaining social distance, complying with hand hygiene practices and notifying your physician if you become ill with symptoms such as, but are not limited to, cough, fever and shortness of breath.  Your doctor is the only person able to order testing for COVID19.

March 23, 2020 - Board of Selectmen's Meeting - Public Health Emergency Response Update, Monday

March 23, 2020, 6:30 PM.  Virtual Meeting Pursuant to Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of Open Meeting Law.  Click here* to view the agenda.

  

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Previous Updates


March 19, 2020-In the ongoing efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Lincoln’s playgrounds and play structures will be closed until further notice. Athletic fields are closed to group gatherings and sporting activities/events. Town parks will remain open and residents are encouraged to continue using public, open spaces while practicing the CDC guidelines for social distancing and hygiene.

March 19, 2020-Resources for Volunteer Organizations During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Click Here*

March 17, 2020-Transfer Station Hours Expanded
In response to the evolving public health emergency, and in an effort to minimize crowding at the transfer station, the Department of Public Works will be adding Monday hours to the customary Wednesday and Saturday schedule.  Effective Monday, March 23rd, the facility will be open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm.  Per our earlier messages, the swap table program has been indefinitely halted.

Thank you to our DPW staff for suggesting this accommodation.  We are all trying to adapt as we go.  Public feedback about the Town's public health emergency response efforts are greatly appreciated.

Timothy Higgins, Town Administrator

March 16, 2020-Town Health Emergency Planning Update Click Here*
March 16, 2020-Lincoln Coronavirus Update Click Here*
March 16, 2020-Town Services Update Click Here*
March 16, 2020-Resources for People Who Are Quarantined Click Here*
March 16, 2020-You can call 211 for 24/7 guidance on COVID 19: Prevention, Symptoms, Info on Testing and Guidance related to travel.
March 13, 2020-Lincoln Public Health Planning Update Click Here
March 10, 2020-Letter to Lincoln Residents from Trish McGean, Public Health Nurse Click Here
March 10, 2020-L/S Pandemic Planning Click Here
March 9, 2020
-COA Update:  We're Here to Help, Donating to the Emergency Assistance Fund, Cancellations Click Here