COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


On March 23, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. Please find a list of the COVID-19 Essential Services, here.

  1. EMERGENCY SHELTER: Volunteers, Donations & Staff Needed!

    The City of Northampton’s Emergency Management Team is working with ServiceNet and other local partners to open an emergency shelter at Northampton High School for our homeless neighbors. Read on...
  2. Northampton Public Health Director Merridith O’Leary: What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

    With everyone understandably on high alert about Coronavirus transmission, I’d like to explain in detail what happens when an individual tests positive for Coronavirus disease COVID-19. Read on...
  3. Cooley Dickinson Opens COVID-19 Community Call Center

    The COVID-19 call center is staffed Monday - Friday from 8 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8a – 5p by health care workers who can field general questions about COVID-19. Read on...
  4. EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Prohibiting Entry into Restaurants & Self-Service of Food & Beverages

    The Northampton Public Health Director, Merridith O'Leary, has issued two orders prohibiting entry into restaurants for take-out service and prohibiting self-service of food and beverages Read on...

    A 70-cot shelter is ready for occupancy at the Northampton High School. Volunteers are needed for 8-hour shifts with 3 volunteers per shift. Read on...
  6. GUEST COLUMN: Merridith O'Leary, Director of Northampton Public Health

    Guest column Merridith O’Leary: Lessons from a pandemic: Listen to facts, not opinions Read on...
  7. PRESS RELEASE: Board of Health to Close Gyms, Nail & Hair Salons, and More...

    City of Northampton Board of Health to close gyms, nail and hair salons and more Read on...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker!

If you believe you are experiencing symptoms, please use the CDC Symptom Checker. Call your doctor if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Question & Answer Opportunities

On Friday, April 3, 2020, there will be an opportunity to join the Northampton Health Department in a COVID-19 question and answer teleconference session for the general public. Please submit your questions in advance of the teleconference by completing the below form:

TimeAccess Information
10:30-11:30 am
Phone #: 515-604-9099
Access code: 533-433-675

This page is updated regularly, please check back often! Last updated: Tue. 3/31/2020.