COVID-19 Information Page

Information is rapidly changing, and the Town of Walpole will continue to use this webpage as new and relevant information becomes available to keep Walpole residents up-to-date

Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.
Click here to order: COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests
If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please see other testing resources for free testing locations in your area.

Need to get a COVID19 Vaccine OR COVID19 Booster Vaccine?|
Visit: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov 

Updated COVID-19 Numbers (1/18/2022)
Total Number of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Walpole: 4659
- Total Number of Individuals Currently Undergoing Monitoring: 79
- Total Number of Individuals Who Have Completed Monitoring: 4580
Updated COVID-19 Cases in Massachusetts & Norfolk County


Age Groups of Confirmed Cases in Walpole:

19 & Under1174
20 - 29833
30 - 39624
40 - 49582
50 - 59606
60 - 69396
70 - 79243
80 & Over201
Total Number of Confirmed Cases:4659

To get up-to-date alerts sent directly to your phone, text COVIDMA to 888-777
You can also call the informational and referral hotline, 211.Information & Resources
- Public Service Announcements
- Board of Health Information
- School Department -related Information
- Resources for Families
- Resources & Information for Business & Construction
- Resources for Town & School Employees
- State Public Health Resources
- Federal Public Health Resources
- Volunteer Information

 

Isolation & Quarantine guidelines for confirmed COVID19 positive cases

12/29/2021

The Department of Public Health is adopting updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding isolation and quarantine periods for the general population, effective immediately. For the general public, this updated guidance shortens the recommended time for isolation and quarantine from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others.

Learn more about these changes on mass.gov: What to do if you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19

The updated isolation guidance applies to K-12 schools. At this time, quarantine guidance for K-12 schools remains unchanged. DESE’s current mask requirement and Policy on Vaccination Rate Threshold remains in effect. 

DPH is reviewing updated CDC guidance regarding isolation and quarantine for healthcare workers and will have more to share soon.

    Public Health Guidance for All Residents

    • Avoid unnecessary travel and other unnecessary activities.
    • Protect yourself by following public health advice about keeping your hands clean and covering coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you are sick. If you need to consult a health care provider, call ahead first or use teleheath services. 
    • Protect others who are most at risk of COVID-19 by keeping your distance from people (at least 6 feet away from others), especially those who are older, and people living with chronic health conditions. 
    • If you are outside, avoid crowds. 
    • Don't shake hands or hug. 
    • Stay connected to friends or loved ones by phone or through other technology. 
    • Get information from trusted sources. Visit the Mass.gov Covid page for the latest news, case counts, and lab testing results. 
    • Take care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, call 2-1-1 and choose the "CALL2TALK" option.