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Dartmouth is closely following all guidance from the Commonwealth and is reopening as allowable through Gov. Baker's phased reopening plan. To find more information visit the reopening Massachusetts Government page.
View the Reopening Massachusetts COVID-19 FAQs (PDF).
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If you are experiencing symptoms that may indicate any life-threatening event such as a heart attack, stroke, traumatic fall or injury, or abnormal mental status, call 911 or go to your local ED. During this pandemic, hospitals remain ready and able to treat these life-threatening emergencies.
Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
Stay home if not life-threatening:
Most people with COVID-19 have mild illnesses and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
Call your primary care physician (or local hospital or urgent care if you do not have a primary care physician):
Your doctor will advise you on how to manage symptoms and will decide if it is appropriate for you to get tested
Massachusetts residents can visit the buoy website to get advice from an online health assistant safely at home, for free.
Visit the Reopening Massachusetts page to find the most up-to-date information about business reopenings in MA.
The federal government passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on April 1, 2020, which provides expanded criteria for paid sick leave and time off. Visit the U.S. Labor Department's website to learn more.
If you are an employee who believes you are working under unsafe conditions or are not essential and are being told to come into work - email the Division of Labor Standards.
Call the Unemployment Assitance Line at 617-626-6338.
Dartmouth’s dedicated COVID-19 Taskforce has implemented multiple measures for increased compliance with these directives including increased signage of social distancing guidelines at all public parks and trails, compliance checks and education visits with local businesses and public recreation areas, and continued monitoring of self-isolation and quarantine
When does self-isolation or quarantine end?
Isolation or quarantine ends once a public health nurse has deemed it possible following strict CDC guidelines that are based on time and symptoms