Wrentham has One Confirmed COVID-19 Case
WRENTHAM — Town Administrator and Emergency Management Director Kevin Sweet and Wrentham Public Health Nurse Lauren Hewitt, RN, today confirmed that the Town of Wrentham has been notified by Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials of one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wrentham.
The patient has been isolated and is being supported and monitored according to public health guidelines. Under State and Federal privacy laws no further information is available about the individual.
“Everyone should continue to practice social distancing and using proper hygiene techniques,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “As more and more people are tested and as the virus continues to spread, it is likely that this may not be the last positive case we have in town. Our Board of Health is continuing to stay in close contact with state officials and we are monitoring the situation closely.”
Town Administrator Sweet stresses that this remains a very fluid and rapidly evolving situation. It is important to understand that the Wrentham Board of Health will only be officially notified of positive individuals who are residents of Wrentham. Although the process is improving rapidly, it can take anywhere from 36 hours to several days to receive the results of a test performed by a lab, hospital or doctor’s office. Those results are submitted to the Department of Public Health; positive results on any Wrentham residents are then provided to the Wrentham Board of Health. The Board of Health will then remain in contact with the individual throughout their illness.
Closure of Non-Essential Businesses
In addition to this news, Town Administrator Sweet would like to notify residents and business owners about the announcement today by Governor Charlie Baker that all non-essential businesses will need to close on Tuesday, March 24 at noon until April 7. This measure is being done to promote social distancing efforts and to help stop the spread of the virus. All non-essential businesses in Wrentham are asked to adhere to the governor’s order.
- For a list of businesses that considered “essential” click here
- To file an Essential Service Designation Request click here
All residents are encouraged to continue to practice aggressive social distancing and appropriate personal hygiene. More information about this reporting, ongoing municipal services, additional information regarding the COVID-19 virus is available on the Town’s website: http://wrentham.ma.us/.