|TOTAL POSITIVE CASES IN FAIRHAVEN||280|
|ACTIVE CASES BEING FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE||10|
To see the daily case report in the State of Massachusetts, click here.
The Fairhaven Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the current situation with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommendations coming out of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and will continue to update residents on local preparedness efforts and changes.
For MA State Official Questions:
Dial 211, 24 hrs 7 days | https://mass211.org
For any Town of Fairhaven office closure questions, call 508-979-4023 ext. 2
How do I go about getting tested for COVID-19?
If you have a Primary Care Physician (PCP):
Contact your PCP. If your PCP determines the test is warranted, you will be given authorization to get tested and where.
If you don't have a PCP:
Call (not visit) the nearest hospital emergency room or walk-in clinic. In order to be considered for testing, you must be approved by a health care professional first. Once the healthcare professional determines that a test is warranted, you will be authorized to be tested.
Buoy Health Symptom Checker
Town Coronavirus Communications
|March 13, 2020||Council on Aging Closed 3/16 Until Further Notice|
|March 16, 2020||Online Payment, Dropbox Encouraged|
|March 16, 2020||Town Buildings Closed to the Public|
|March 19, 2020||Public Meeting Protocols|
|March 22, 2020||Town Offices Closed to Non-Essential Personnel|
|March 25, 2020||Annual Town Election, Meeting Postponed|
|April 1, 2020||Four Confirmed Cases in Town|
State Orders in Place, Recommendations
|All MA schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.|
|Prohibiting gathering of 10 people or more, including fitness centers, private clubs and theatres, etc.|
|Take social distancing seriously and stay home whenever possible|
|State Group Insurance Commission and commercial providers will cover telehealth services|
|Hospitals must postpone all elective surgeries|
|Significant restrictions on visitors to nursing homes and elder health facilities|
|Extension of RMV deadlines such as license renewals and only limited RMV access|
|Relaxed Unemployment guidelines to support unemployment resulting from coronavirus|
|Temporarily Closing of all Childcare Programs|
Non-Essential Business Closures Extended through May 18
|Face Coverings Required in Indoor and Outdoor Public Spaces Where Social Distancing not Possible|
Residents and others will be able to pay bills by check or money order by placing bills, along with the checks and/or money orders, in an envelope and dropping them in the mail slot that is located on the Town Hall front steps to the left, on the Tax Collector’s door. Please include a self- addressed stamped envelope if you wish to receive a receipt.
Payments can also be made via the Town’s website
Both credit cards and EFTs (using your checking account) can be used. If your only option is cash and you cannot get a money order, please contact the Collector’s Office at 508-979-4023 ext. 4 and arrange for a cash payment.