The Health and Human Services Division continues to monitor COVID-19 in Fall River and the surrounding areas. The well-being of Fall River residents remains our highest priority.
The most important thing you can do to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and stay up-to-date on vaccinations by getting the recommended doses when you are eligible for them.
Find a COVID-19 or flu vaccine near you at Vaccines.gov.
Here are other things you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Stay home when you are sick and take a test for COVID-19. FREE rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits can be picked up from the Fall River Public Library and the Health Department (Room 431) at Government Center.
- Wear a face mask where advised or required and follow the guidance on selecting and wearing a mask.
- Get tested if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 (even if they are mild) and on day 6 day following an exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Isolate if you test positive for COVID-19 (or if test results are pending) and notify your close contacts they may have been exposed. For detailed isolation guidance visit:
- Follow all local and state Public Health Guidance and Directives and follow Massachusetts Exposure Precautions if you have been exposed to COVID-19.
- Gather with others outside or increase ventilation by bringing fresh outdoor air inside when the weather permits.
- Keep your gatherings small and brief to help avoid “super spreader” events.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing hands frequently with soap and water, if soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
Click here to view up-to-date statewide COVID-19 data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Click here to view the Vaccine Equity Initiative Data Dashboard which features Fall River-specific data.
For questions regarding COVID-19 preparedness, contact the Fall River Health Department at (508) 324-2410. For questions regarding your personal health, contact your doctor.
Visit MASS 2-1-1 for help and info on local services or call 2-1-1 or 877-211-6277. Hearing impaired callers can use TTY 508-370-4890 TTY.
?MDPH Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences can be reached at (617) 983-6800.
More information regarding COVID-19 can be found at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.