December 24, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer
Hingham is now in the "red" COVID-19 zone, with 99 new cases since last week’s report after remaining in the lower-risk COVID-19 "yellow" category for five consecutive weeks, according to this week's Massachusetts Department of Public Health statistics.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Hingham since Jan. 1 is now 797, with 175 new cases reported in the last 14 days.
This week Town Administrator Tom Mayo urged residents to continue to take advantage of the new mPathy COVID-19 testing site at 308 Cushing St. as needed.
The site is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The average number of PCR swab tests administered at this location has risen from an average of 150 to 200 per day. The testing site will be closed Dec. 25, reopening Dec. 26.
Visit mpathy.org/schedule to schedule an appointment. The 7 to 10 a.m. slots each testing day are reserved for Town of Hingham residents and employees. After 10 a.m., appointments are available to the general public.
Walk-ins are welcome but will generally result in a longer wait time than for those with scheduled appointments.
The town has formed a Vaccine Planning Group as part of its COVID-19 Incident Management Team to coordinate vaccine rollout logistics for the town. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
The Hingham Health Department posts weekly COVID-19 data from the MDPH and the Hingham Public Schools in a dashboard that is normally updated every Friday at https://www.hingham-ma.gov/860/COVID-19-Updates. All cases are laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases.
Visit https://www.hingham-ma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=940 for Updated COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance.