Lexington Public Health
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lexington as of April 16: 160.
- 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
- ALL TOWN BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED (except the Police Station).
- See Town Government page for the latest information on our services and how to contact staff.
- NEW: Real Estate Taxes due June 1
- Annual Town Meeting Postponed Until May 13, 2020
- No bulky item curbside pick-up.
- Closed: public tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, Pine Meadow Golf Course, skate park.
- Lexpress is doing on-demand scheduling.
- COVID-19 Resources and Frequently Asked Questions
- Where to Get Tested for COVID-19
- COVID-19 information in other languages from the CDC
Vi-rút corona (COVID-19) (Vietnamese)
코로나바이러스 (COVID-19) (Korean)
COVID-19 en espanól (Spanish)
- Recommendations for Managers of Large Residential and Multifamily Residential Buildings
- COVID-19 rumors and scams - don't become a victim!
STATE & FEDERAL INFORMATION
- Text COVIDMA to 888777 to sign up for text updates from the State
- Massachusetts extends income tax deadline to July 15, same as federal income tax.
- Extended until at least May 4: non-essential business closing,10 person limit on gatherings, stay-at-home advisory, closing of schools, public and private, and day care facilities.
- Details about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
INFORMATION and RESOURCES
|Lexington Town Government: Services, Meetings and Contacting Town Staff|
|Mental Health and Domestic Violence Resources|
|Recommendations for Owners and Managers of Large Residential and Multifamily Residential Buildings|
Recommendations from the Lexington Board of Health
Recommendations from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development
|Information for Students, Teachers and Parents|
|Resources and Help for Affected Businesses|
|Support Our Local Businesses - New Takeout, Pickup, Curbside Delivery and Private Shopping Options|
|Staying Safe at Home, at Work, and in Public, and Social Distancing|
|What You and Your Family Can Do While You're Home|
|Need help with getting groceries, filing for unemployment, anything else?|
Want to help others by donating or volunteering?
Donate online to the Fund for Lexington
|Have a question you can't find an answer to? There are people you can ask!|
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.