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COVID-19 Current Updates:
Board of Health voted to extend the mask mandate until the end of February. For more information LINK HERE.
Effective December 29, 2021:
The Department of Public Health is adopting updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding isolation and quarantine periods for the general population, effective immediately. For the general public, this updated guidance shortens the recommended time for isolation and quarantine from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.
- Learn more about these changes on mass.gov: What to do if you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 and on the CDC Updates page HERE
- The updated isolation guidance applies to K-12 schools. At this time, quarantine guidance for K-12 schools remains unchanged. DESE’s current mask requirement and Policy on Vaccination Rate Threshold remains in effect.
- DPH is reviewing updated CDC guidance regarding isolation and quarantine for healthcare workers and will have more to share soon.
Effective December 21, 2021: In response to the spread of the Delta variant and the emerging Omicron variant, the Department of Public Health now advises that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home). Read Mass.gov advisory HERE.
Breakthrough Case Review Finds 97% of COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated Individuals Don't Result in Severe Illness
BOSTON (December 20, 2021) - Today the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a review of breakthrough COVID-19 cases in vaccinated Massachusetts residents and found nearly 97% of all breakthrough cases in the Commonwealth have not resulted in hospitalization or death. Additionally, the review found unvaccinated residents are five times more likely to become infected than fully vaccinated residents (two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson) and unvaccinated residents are 31 times more likely to become infected than fully vaccinated residents who have received a booster.
The review also found that 99.9% of breakthrough cases among fully vaccinated people under the age of 60 did not result in death. Among the breakthrough cases for residents over the age of 60, 97% did not result in death. No deaths have been reported in breakthrough cases among those under age 30.
Town of Carlisle currently has an mask mandate for in-door public spaces. Please wear a mask.
Mask requirements vary depending on individual business and local regulations. Please check with businesses and towns you frequent for their mask policy.
Effective July 30, 2021: The Department of Public Health has issued a new mask advisory in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance. Fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear a mask or face covering when indoors outside of your home if you have a weakened immune system, are at increased risk for COVID-19 or if someone in your household is at increased risk or unvaccinated. Masks are still mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings. For More Information: link HERE.
Mask Advisory for vaccinated and unvaccinated residents HERE.
Weekly Vaccination Report for the Town of Carlisle - as reported in the Weekly Municipality Vaccination Data for January 13, 2021
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Raw Data: Link Here Census data used based on Mass.gov numbers. Note: vaccination data as of 1/11/2021
A note about the numbers: Information provided from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID 19 Dashboard - updated on a weekly, or biweekly basis LINK HERE.
As additional information on COVID-19 transmission has evolved, MDPH has changed its protocols on case follow-up. For updated information on guidelines for ISOLATION and QUARANTINE for close contact refer to Mass.gov information LINK HERE
For up to date information on COVID-19 updates and information of re-opening Massachusetts: LINK HERE.