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Hours

  • Monday 1–7 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm

Hours

  • Monday 1–7 pm
  • Wednesday 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am–3 pm

COVID-19 Updates

From the Shelburne Board of Health, April 6, 2020

A message from Jody Stetson, Chairperson of Shelburne Board of Health; regular updates will be posted from the Board of Health and the Shelburne Emergency COVID-19 Task Force.

Lisa White, our Public Health Nurse out of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments explains that asymptomatic spread has led to infection among people who don’t know they are spreading the virus. Some will never become ill, or will have such mild symptoms they won’t seek care. We should assume anyone we come in contact with may be carrying the virus.

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person in respiratory droplets, in the air or on contaminated surfaces. Scientists discovered the virus can be detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. This virus is quite transmissible through relatively contact, making this pathogen very hard to contain. If you’re touching items someone else has recently handled, be aware they could be contaminated and wash your hands.

The current recommendation is for the public to wear face masks when out in public to help prevent the spread, and in the home when a member of the household is feeling any symptoms. A washable cloth mask or bandana made of tightly woven or unwoven fabric, though not fully effective at blocking virus particles, can reduce transmission and is acceptable for these circumstances.

A limited number of free cloth face masks are available from the Board of Health at 218 Shelburne Center Road.

Staying home or being outside away from others except household members is the key to slowing the spread.

The basketball court at the Cowell and the playground equipment at the school are closed.

LifePath intends to remain an active partner in these uncertain times. They continue to offer services to older adults to support those who wish to remain at home safely. 413-773-5555 ext 2281.