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  • Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm

COVID-19 Hours

  • Monday 10 am–5 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm

COVID-19 Updates

It's Not Over til It's Over & What To Do if I Think I have COVID?

Messages from the Shelburne Board of Health and Shelburne Emergency COVID-19 Task Force

“It’s not over ‘til it’s over”

The number of Covid-19 cases is expected to peak in the next two weeks. We have seen Franklin County’s numbers increase over the last week. It is more important than ever, therefore, that we follow strictly the Governor’s advisory to stay at home. Even if you have no symptoms, please help contain the spread of the virus by staying at home and going out only when it is absolutely necessary.

Your Board of Health STRONGLY ENCOURAGES that EVERYONE wear a mask or cloth face covering in all public settings. This includes grocery stores, the pharmacy, the Post Office and the Transfer Station. This recommendation does NOT replace social distancing, and all the other measures you are taking to protect your family and neighbors from the spread of the virus. Think of everything outside your house or touched by others as potentially contaminated, wash your hands!

The gradual reopening of the state rests, like a table, on four legs- 1) increased testing 2) increased health care capacity 3) isolation and contact tracing 4) continued social distancing. The governor is addressing the first items. We individually are responsible for reporting illnesses and cooperating with public health directives We can each do something!

Baystate Franklin’s drive-through testing is currently available to those patients of either Baystate Medical Practices or Valley Medical Group who have spoken with their primary care providers and have an order for the test. Although there are still not enough testing supplies (swabs, reagents) for widespread testing, all primary care providers are also able to offer at least some testing at this time to those whose illness meets the criteria for a test.

NOTE: The COVID numbers on Shelburne’s town web site are correct and up to date. The state‘s Shelburne case totals include some other area towns that are within the 01370 zip code.

Shelburne Emergency COVID-19 Task Force

What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?

If you think you might have COVID-19, the very first thing you should do is call your doctor or Health Care Provider (HCP). Your Health Care Provider is the person who decides if you need to be tested, and if so, will order it.

If you get a positive clinical diagnosis ask them to call Lisa White, our area’s Public Health Nurse. If your HCP is not calling Lisa White, then you should call her or one of her coworkers at 413-665-1400 X114.

Lisa White or one of her Public Health Nurse coworkers will do the following:

  • Request the person go into isolation; teach that person how to maintain isolation, and see that they have a plan and support. Unless they need further, more frequent follow up, they will check their temperature twice a day; the Public Health Nurse will call you in a week to reevaluate.
  • Follow up with the person’s contacts and instruct them in quarantine.

Your Public Health Nurse can help you throughout your isolation in conjunction with your Health Care Practitioner.

While your Public Health Nurse is following your health, she will follow up with your HCP and confirm your diagnosis. She and your HCP are the only people with this information.

From that point, Lisa will notify your Local Board of Health, who will update the official numbers on the Town of Shelburne’s website.

All of this information is kept private; only the Public Health Nurse knows who has and who hasn’t gotten COVID-19. Emergency Medical Services, the EMTs, have only an address in case of emergency.