Wednesday, December 15, 2021
For Immediate Release
Tyngsborough Board of Health Issues Face Covering Advisory for all Indoor Settings
Tyngsborough, Massachusetts– At a duly posted meeting held on Monday, December 13, 2021, the Tyngsborough Board of Health voted to implement an indoor Mask Advisory effective immediately. This advisory strongly encourages all residents to wear a face-covering when they are indoors. Masks are effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and are especially important indoors.
This advisory applies to all indoor settings that are not currently covered by a mask mandate like the Tyngsborough Public Library, Tyngsborough Council on Aging, schools, and public-transportation. Masks continue to be required in those locations.
The Board of Health cited the rising cases of COVID-19 throughout Massachusetts and particularly in Tyngsborough. The 7-day average for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is 4.79%. There are currently 1,355 patients hospitalized in the Commonwealth. Tyngsborough’s percent positivity rate is currently 10.69% which is significantly higher than the state average*. As we approach the holidays, public health officials remain concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and the impact that it is having on our healthcare system. Lowell General Hospital reported this week that their ICUs are at capacity and that they are opening additional ICU overflow space.
Residents are also strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Vaccines are free and are now available to all residents ages 5 and up. You can find a vaccine or booster appointment near you by visiting https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/. Additionally, the Town of Tyngsborough will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Tyngsborough Middle School on December 27, 2021. Visit tyngsboroughma.gov to learn more and register.
Contact: Tyngsborough Board of Health
978-649-2300 x 118
*Data is based on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Dashboard released on 12/9/2021.