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. Since Friday, they have received notification from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) of one additional residents affected by COVID-19. It is with sadness that three deaths have been reported.
Winthrop Community Food Bank
The Food Bank distributes food Monday-Thursday by delivery only. If you are in need, please email: WinthropFoodBank@town.winthrop.ma.us. Please provide your name, address, phone number and the number of adults and children in your household. If your need is urgent, 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 bread, and non-perishable items including tuna, rice, tomato sauce, soup, canned vegetables, and paper products. Items without an expiration date cannot be accepted.
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 can be reached at 617-539-5848, Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or by emailing COVID19info@town.winthrop.ma.us.
For residents that may be self-quarantined and require outside assistance or meal delivery, please contact the EOC at 617-539-5848 or COVID19info@town.winthrop.ma.us. 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.
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:
- Town of Winthrop Official COVID-19 updates - https://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/home/urgent-alerts/covid-19-public-healt...
- Winthrop Public Safety website - https://winthroppublicsafety.com/
- Winthrop COVID-19 Tip Hotline - https://winthroppublicsafety.com/covid-19-tip-hotline/
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health - https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information
- Massachusetts 2-1-1 general COVID-19 information - https://mass211.org/ or dial 2-1-1 (24/7)
- Massachusetts COVID-19 text updates: Text "COVIDMA" to 888-777
- United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/
- The Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County - https://www.suffolkcac.org/support-resources/covid-19-support