Town of Winthrop Provides Latest Update on Coronavirus Situation 5/13/2020

218 total cases confirmed; 20 deceased, 138 recovered and 60 in isolation

Town Manager Austin Faison and Public Health Director Meredith Hurley would like to update Winthrop residents on the latest information involving the COVID-19 pandemic. They have received notification from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) of three additional residents affected by COVID-19.

Emergency Operations Center
The Town of Winthrop Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is streamlining the COVID-19 response effort to ensure the continued delivery of services to residents. The EOC will remain operational until further notice.

The EOC can be reached at 617-539-5848, Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or by emailing [email protected].

For residents that may be self-quarantined and require outside assistance or meal delivery, please contact the EOC at 617-539-5848 or [email protected]. All information will be confidential.

The COVID-19 Tip Hotline is available on the Winthrop Public Safety website at https://winthroppublicsafety.com/covid-19-tip-hotline/ for those self-reporting or for a concerned member of the community.

Winthrop Community Food Bank
The Food Bank is distributing food by delivery only. If you are in need of food, please email: [email protected]. Please provide your name, address, phone number and the number of people in your household. If your need is urgent, please call the Emergency Operations Center at 617-539-5848.

The Food Bank accepts donations Monday-Thursday from 11am to 1pm at the Cummings Elementary School (front loop across from Fire Station). The Food Bank is in need of non-perishable items including: bread, tuna, rice, tomato sauce, soup, canned vegetables, toiletries and paper products. Items without an expiration date cannot be accepted.

For questions about the Food Bank or donations, please contact Matt Rodes at [email protected].

Latest Health Guidance  

  • As always, if anyone displays symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or shortness of breath, they should not go to work or school and are advised to contact their primary care physician.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping six feet between people to prevent the spread of infection, which includes handshaking and hugging. Residents are also encouraged to avoid group activities and events.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, including under your fingernails. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol content) can be used when soap and water are not available.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing with a tissue and discard it immediately. Cough into the sleeve over your elbow instead of your hand. Wash your hands often when coughing and sneezing.
  • Stay away from people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.

The Town encourages everyone to stay informed regarding COVID-19. The following resources are recommended for the most updated information: