COVID-19 Virus & Vaccination Information
The South Hadley Board of Health recommends all eligible residents get vaccinated against COVID-19 accordingly.
In support of the state Department of Public Health, the Board of Health advises that a fully vaccinated person should wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home) if:
- you have a weakened immune system,
- are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or underlying medical condition,
- someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease or is unvaccinated.
For those who are not vaccinated, it is strongly recommended they continue to wear a face covering or mask.
For more information regarding mask requirements in the state of Massachusetts, visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-mask-requirements.
Confirmed cases in South Hadley this week
Historical case counts since April 2020
Document link here.
Raw Weekly COVID-19 Municipality Vaccination Data from https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-covid-19-vaccination-data-and-updates#weekly-covid-19-municipality-vaccination-data-
See current and historical BioBot data tracking COVID-19 in South Hadley wastewater here.
State guidelines and information
MEMA COVID-19 Updates
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency releases a situation report from its COVID-19 Command Center Monday - Friday. Click here to read a collection of these updates. The reports include daily actions on the state level, public health data and resources.
COVID Funeral Assistance
To offset some of the burden brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses. COVID-19 related deaths incurred after January 20, 2020, may be eligible for up to $9,000 in funeral costs and reimbursement. To begin the application, interested parties must contact FEMA’s Helpline at 800-462-7585. For additional information about the COVID-19 funeral assistance program click here or visit www.fema.gov/funeral-assistance/faq.
This is a community portal that provides online access for residents of Western Massachusetts to available resources from housing, to healthcare, early education and more. Click here to visit: https://www.413cares.org/home-v2#1982649333