Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19 Updates for Milford 

What can you do to help yourself and your community?

Apply to join the contact tracing team! See https://www.pih.org/covid-team for more information. 
Tracing is one of the critical components of our "Test, Trace, and Isolate" response to control the disease in our community. 

Key Facts & Updates 

  • Note: Please see the Important Coronavirus Documents tab for local orders and updates from specific departments.
  • Stay 6 feet from anyone you do not live with to reduce transmission of the virus.
  • At this point, there is no vaccine or medical treatment for COVID-19. There are only experimental treatments with limited proof of effectiveness. That is why it is incredibly important to keep at least 6 feet from anyone you do not live with when you are out of your home.
  • Masks are REQUIRED of all employees and residents at essential businesses in Milford.
  • COVID-19 symptoms include coughing, fever, and shortness of breath. Call your health care provider before arriving if you have any of these symptoms.
  • Call your health care provider if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, unexplained confusion, or bluish lips or face. 

Closures

The following buildings and parks are closed for public use until further notice:

Town Hall, Senior Center, Youth Center, Library, Memorial Hall, Animal Control

All town parks, school grounds, turf fields, grass fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, and high school track 

The Charles River Bike Trails will remain open, however the picnic area and parking lot at Louisa Lake is now closed until further notice. All residents must follow social distancing protocol when using the trail and grounds around Louisa Lake. 

Case Updates

Case information is available through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health here. You will find case information for Milford residents, the Milford Regional Medical Center, and long term care facilities in the area.

Decision Making Guidance

The Milford Board of Health consults guidance from the CDC Protects and Prepares Communities and Risk Assessment and Public Health Management Decision Making to help guide community organizations and residents to make the healthiest, safest choices for themselves, their families, and those around them.

Resources & References

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 through travel or personal contact, notify the Milford Board of Health immediately for guidance. In alignment with DPH recommendations, we also strongly recommend cancelling non-essential large events in favor of protecting community health.

Please see websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) for national and state updates.