SWANSEA — Acting Town Administrator James Purcell and Board of Selectmen Chairman Steve Kitchin confirmed today that the Town of Swansea has been notified by Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) officials of a third confirmed case of COVID-19 in Swansea.
All appropriate notifications have been made in accordance with established protocol. The resident is currently isolated at home. Contacts of the patient have been notified and are adhering to DPH orders for quarantine so as to limit further possibilities of transmission.
Swansea Board of Health officials will continue to closely monitor the situation. In order to protect the resident’s medical privacy rights, no additional information will be disclosed.
The Town’s first positive case was announced on Sunday, March 22 and that individual is no longer in self-isolation after making a full recovery.
Swansea Board of Selectmen Chairman Steve Kitchin wishes to extend the thoughts and prayers of the community to the patients in hopes of a speedy recovery.
Town officials will continue to provide appropriate information in order to keep the community educated and informed. The Town asks that the residents of Swansea remain diligent and continue to follow the recommendations of health professionals in practicing “social distancing”, avoiding unnecessary public contact and appropriate personal hygiene.
- For a minimum of 20 seconds, wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick
- Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue away and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
- When you have a fever or are ill, stay home from work or school
Information regarding the Town of Swansea’s response to COVID-19 can be found on the Town’s website: www.town.swansea.ma.us