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Coronavirus update 2.4.2020

February 4, 2020 

Coronavirus Information for Newton Residents

February 4, 2020

The following is an update regarding novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

The risk of 2019-nCoV infection remains low for people in our area.

The Newton Health and Human Services Department continues to monitor the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). This public health concern is evolving. The public can expect that recommendations may change, and that Newton HHS will provide updates as needed.

New interim public health guidance from CDC has been released: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html This interim guidance is effective as of February 3, 2020, and does not apply retrospectively to people who have been in China during the previous 14 days and are already in the United States, or those being managed as part of a contact investigation.

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Coronavirus Information for Newton Residents

January 28, 2020 

The Newton Health and Human Services (HHS) Department is sharing information to help keep the public informed about a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus -- named “2019-nCoV” -- that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and continues to spread.

The department is monitoring the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). At this time, no special measures are recommended for local public health departments or schools. This situation is evolving, and if any specific instructions are provided, Newton HHS will communicate them to the community.

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End of Storm Notice

December 31, 2019 

Snow and ice shall be removed, and sidewalks and ramps shall be treated, within twenty-four (24) hours after such snow has ceased to fall or such ice has formed. This section shall apply to snow and ice which falls from buildings, other structures, trees or bushes, as well as to that which falls from clouds.

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