Stay Informed

Beverly Board of Health Vote to Require Face Coverings Indoors

On January 5, 2022, the Beverly Board of Health voted for a mandate requiring face coverings in indoor spaces in the City of Beverly effective January 6, 2022 through February 2, 2022. Read the Face Covering Order here.

Mass. Department of Public Health & CDC COVID Isolation & Quarantine Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Quarantine and Isolation Calculator is a tool to help determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19. CLICK HERE to get started.

On December 28, 2021, the CDC shortened the recommended time for isolation for individuals with COVID-19.

If the individual shows no symptoms, the recommended isolation period is shortened from 10 days to 5 days, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.

For individuals unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second Pfizer or Moderna dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted who have been exposed to COVID-19, the CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.

Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. 

For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

If you test positive for COVID-19 (isolate)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status: 

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (quarantine)

IF YOU HAVE BEEN BOOSTED
OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months

Then you should:
- Wear a mask around others for 10 days
- Test on day 5, if possible

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.



IF YOU ARE UNVACCINATED
OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted

Then you should:
- Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
- If you can't quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
- Test on day 5, if possible.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.


City of Beverly - Emergency Notification System Swift911

Please register your mobile and landline phone numbers with the City of Beverly's Swift911 emergency notification system. City officials use this service to share critical information and notice of important events with Beverly residents by phone. Mayor Cahill is using this service periodically to update the community about COVID-19 matters.

City of Beverly - Social Media Outlets

In addition to Mayor Cahill's existing Facebook page, the City has launched 3 new social media platforms for you to get the latest City of Beverly information.

City of Beverly - Messages from Public Schools

Read the latest communications from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sue Charochak.

State of Massachusetts - MassNotify

MassNotify is a tool that works through smartphones, with a focus on privacy, to alert users who may have been exposed to COVID-19. You can enable MassNotify on your iPhone or Android phone to add another tool to our fight against the spread of COVID-19.

MassNotify is a service developed in partnership with Google and Apple to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • By opting in, your device will share anonymous codes with other MassNotify users using your phone’s Bluetooth.
  • MassNotify codes contain no personal information or location data and are completely anonymous.
  • If another user you’ve been near tests positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, you will be notified. If you test positive, you can easily and anonymously notify others to stop the spread of COVID-19.

How to enable MassNotify on your phone

On an iPhone (an instructional video can be found here)

On an Android phone (an instructional video can be found here)

State of Massachusetts - Mass 211

Massachusetts residents can call Mass 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to learn more about COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and treatment, information about testing, and guidance for people planning or returning from travel. Operators fluent in Spanish are available, and more than 150 other languages are supported through an interpreter services line. Residents with questions can dial 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone, or use the live chat option on the Mass 2-1-1 website.

State of Massachusetts - Receive COVID-19 Text Alerts

To receive text message updates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts about COVID-19:

  • Text "COVIDMA" to 888-777

State of Massachusetts - Department of Public Health (DPH)

The general public are encouraged to visit the DPH website as updates and guidance changes frequently.

United States - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

The general public are encouraged to visit the CDC website as updates and guidance changes frequently.