Lexington COVID-19 and state of emergency information and resources

Lexington Public Health

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lexington as of April 16: 160.

Why we don't provide more case information.


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  • Stay home
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow
  • If you must go out, wear a face mask
  • Stay at least 6' from other people
  • Wash your hands often, for 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer if you can't wash your hands






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    This is a very difficult and stressful time, but we are a strong community, and by staying positive and working to support each other, we will get through this together.

    Why we don’t provide certain information about cases in Lexington
    Collecting other numbers and case information is a time-intensive process. Our Public Health staff are extremely busy managing the pandemic response in Lexington. They are in daily contact with all infected patients, as well as managing those in self-quarantine.

    They are also working closely with Lexington's nursing homes and other long-term care providers, as well as coordinating with local healthcare providers and the state Department of Public Health.

    As a result, we will not be posting quarantine numbers, or a breakdown of the cases by age and gender.

    We’re seeing an increase in the number of cases due to increased testing capacity at our long term care facilities (LTCF) thanks to the help of the Massachusetts National Guard. The State has prioritized deploying the National Guard to LTCF across Massachusetts to test and treat this vulnerable population.

    We will not be posting the number of cases coming from LTCF out of respect, and for the privacy of, residents and staff at these facilities.