Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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​Current Updates



In-home COVID-19 vaccinations are available for anyone who is unable to get to a vaccine location.  Patients or providers may call the In-Home COVID-19 Vaccination Central Intake Line at 833-983-0485.  Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Effective August 20, 2021: COVID-19 Public Health Mandate of the Lincoln Board of Health and the Lincoln Select Board.   Please click here for full details.

Effective July 30:
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.

Additionally, they advise that all unvaccinated individuals continue to wear masks in indoor settings and when they can’t socially distance.  This information will be updated on the webpage https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-mask-requirements




From the FDA and the CDC Joint Prress Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 8, 2021

The United States is fortunate to have highly effective vaccines that are widely available for those aged 12 and up. People who are fully vaccinated are protected from severe disease and death, including from the variants currently circulating in the country such as Delta. People who are not vaccinated remain at risk. Virtually all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are among those who are unvaccinated. We encourage Americans who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves and their community. Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time. FDA, CDC, and NIH are engaged in a science-based, rigorous process to consider whether or when a booster might be necessary. This process takes into account laboratory data, clinical trial data, and cohort data – which can include data from specific pharmaceutical companies, but does not rely on those data exclusively. We continue to review any new data as it becomes available and will keep the public informed. We are prepared for booster doses if and when the science demonstrates that they are needed.







Month Date New Cases Date New Cases Date New Cases Date New Cases Date  New Cases Total
March         3/21/2020 5 3/28/2020 1     6
April 4/4/2020 3 4/12/2020 6 4/18/2020 6 4/25/2020 4 4/29/2020 0 25
May 5/6/2020 4 5/13/2020 1 5/20/2020 2 5/27/2020 2     32
June 6/3/2020 2 6/10/2020 2 6/17/2020 0 6/24/2020 0     38
July 7/1/2020 2 7/8/2020 1 7/15/2020 0 7/22/2020 0 7/29/2020 0 41
August 8/5/2020 3 8/12/2020 1 8/19/2020 1 8/26/2020 1     47
September 9/2/2020 0 9/9/2020 1 9/16/2020 0 9/23/2020 0 9/30/2020 3 51
October 10/7/2020 0 10/14/2020 1 10/21/2020 2 10/29/2020 1     55
November 11/5/2020 2 11/12/2020 4 11/19/2020 1 11/27/2020 5     67
December 12/3/2020 1 12/10/2020 10 12/17/2020 7 12/24/2020 12 12/31/2020 15 112
January 1/7/2021 10 1/14/2021 6 1/21/2021 10 1/28/2021 6     144
February 2/4/2021 5 2/11/2021 1 2/18/2021 3 2/28/2021 5     158
March 3/4/2021 1 3/11/2021 2 3/18/2021 1 3/25/2021 1     163
April 4/2/2021 4 4/8/2021 8 4/15/2021 4 4/22/2021 2 4/29/2021 6 187
May 5/6/2021 5 5/13/2021 3 5/20/2021 2 5/27/2021 0     197
June 6/3/2021 0 6/10/2021 0 6/17/2021 0 6/24/2021 0     197
July 7/1/2021 1 7/8/2021 0 7/15/2021 2 7/22/2021 1 7/29/2021   201
August 8/5/2021 10 8/12/2021 3 8/19/2021 4 8/26/2021 6     224
September 9/2/2021 2 9/9/2021 3 9/16/2021 2         231

Click here for COVID-19 Interactive Data Dashboard


  

Previous Updates

Lincoln COVID-19 vaccination rates as of 6-17-21 Click here.

Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Program Click here.

Homebound Vaccine Program-Important Update!
Beginning May 24, any individual who has trouble getting to a vaccine site is eligible for the homebound program. Please help get the word out. Individuals can call (833) 983-0485 to register for an in-home vaccination. The registration phone line is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and has representatives who speak English and Spanish, as well as translation services available in 100+ languages. 

Town of Lincoln Public Health Team Update May 26, 2021
Click here RE:  May 29th Lifting of COVID 
Restrictions

Post Vaccination Life......what you can and cannot do click here.

Spouses of Veterans enrolled in VA Health Care System:

The VA is now giving out COVID Vaccine shots to spouses of veterans who are enrolled in the VA Health Care System.

Please Call the number below and schedule an appointment. Get it now!
Edith Nourse Rogers
Memorial Veterans Hospital,
200 Spring St, Bedford MA
Phone: (781) 687-2000

Vaccine Locations and Pre-registration:  These tools are in addition to the newly initiated Preregistration System. More details can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccination-locations.  IF you are having difficulty signing up you may contact the Council on Aging for assistance.

Other ways to find a vaccine appointment:


  • Lowell General Vaccine Clinicwww.lowellgeneralvaccine.comThey have their own website and are accepting appointment for Mass residents 60 and older. 
  • CVS (www.cvs.com) (check CVS at midnight for your best chance of getting an appointment) and Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) pharmacies have partnered with the state to become vaccination locations. Please visit their websites for more information. Register on the sites ahead of time. It is easier to get through to possible openings they may have if you are registered. Other pharmacies, such as Osco in Star Markets, may also be getting vaccines soon. 
  • We wanted to also share that there are significant number of appointments available at three of the mass vaccination sites. Please click the link below to check availability: 


Click here for Lincoln Public Health Team's COVID-19 vaccination clinic update regarding the next group that may register for the vaccine.
Click here for Lincoln Public Health Team's COVID-19 vaccination clinic plans
Click here for COVID-19 vaccine locations for individuals currently eligible to be vaccinated-Updated January 26, 2021
Click here for Mass.gov COVID-19 Vaccine in Massachusetts information
January 12, 2021-COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan Update Click Here*
January 8, 2021-Town Services Update; Non-Essential Services Closed for In-person Business Effective Monday, January 11, 2021 Click Here*
August 25, 2020-Lincoln/Sudbury Joint Statement of Preventing COVID Spread Click Here
July 28, 2020-Emerson Hospital: Allergies or COVID-19?  
Click here
June 15, 2020-Get tested for COVID-19: June 17th and June 18th 
Click here The Commonwealth is urging anyone who has attended a large gathering in the past two weeks to get tested for COVID-19.  This testing will be provided at no cost to you.
June 1, 2020-COVID-19 Testing Sites Click Here.
May 18, 2020-Reopening Planning Process Click Here.
May 18, 2020-Update Resources For Lincoln Residents During the Coronavirus Pandemic Click Here.
May 13, 2020-Positive COVID-19 antibody test could require isolation, public health nurse warns Click Here.
May 13, 2020-COVID-19 rates still climbing in area towns Click Here.
*Please note these links will work only 3 times per month for anyone who is not a paid subscriber*

May 5, 2020-Commonwealth of Massachusetts Face Covering Order Click Here.
May 1, 2020-Directions on how to make your own face mask Click Here.
April 16, 2020-Town of Lincoln Business and Non-Profit Resources Click Here.
April 7, 2020-The Commons: Letter to Families Click Here.
March 27, 2020-How your Public Health Nurse Responds to COVID19 Cases, Click Here.
March 31, 2020-MA COVID19 Testing Sites 

Click Here.

March 23, 2020-Governor Baker's Closure Order


Click here for Signed Essential Services and Revised Gatherings Order
Click here for Exhibit A Essential Services


March 23, 2020-Beware of Scammers Taking Advantage of the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Click Here.


March 23, 2020-Lincoln COVID19 Announcement Click Here.
March 23, 2020-,6:30 PM.-  Virtual Meeting Pursuant to Governor Baker's March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of Open Meeting Law.  Click here to view the agenda.
March 19, 2020-In the ongoing efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Lincoln’s playgrounds and play structures will be closed until further notice. Athletic fields are closed to group gatherings and sporting activities/events. Town parks will remain open and residents are encouraged to continue using public, open spaces while practicing the CDC guidelines for social distancing and hygiene.
March 19, 2020-Resources for Volunteer Organizations During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Click Here.
March 17, 2020-Transfer Station Hours Expanded Click Here.
March 16, 2020-Town Health Emergency Planning Update Click Here.
March 16, 2020-Lincoln Coronavirus Update Click Here.
March 16, 2020-Town Services Update Click Here.
March 16, 2020-You can call 211 for 24/7 guidance on COVID 19: Prevention, Symptoms, Info on Testing and Guidance related to travel.
March 13, 2020-Lincoln Public Health Planning Update Click Here.
March 10, 2020-Letter to Lincoln Residents from Trish McGean, Public Health Nurse Click Here.
March 10, 2020-L/S Pandemic Planning Click Here.