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Coronavirus Updates

News and Information for Nantucket

Overview

COVID-19 News & Information

How to Get Tested for COVID-19 on Nantucket (LINK)

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine on Nantucket (LINK)

Daily COVID-19 Testing Updates (LINK)

  • Mass General Brigham COVID-19 Nurse Hotline: 617-724-7000. Nurses can respond to general or specific questions about COVID-19 for those who have symptoms, believe they may have been exposed, or are looking to learn more. This hotline is staffed 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days per week. 

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Helpful Links

Helpful preventative measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if they are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Follow these five steps to wash your hands the right way
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

Follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. You can count to 20 to be sure you have scrubbed for the right amount of time.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Download a PDF on the best practices for hand-washing >

Disclaimer: This website may contain third-party materials and/or links to third-party materials and third-party websites for your information and convenience. Partners HealthCare is not responsible for the availability, accuracy, or content of any of those third-party materials or websites nor does it endorse them. Prior to accessing this information or these third-party websites you may be asked to agree to additional terms and conditions provided by such third parties which govern access to and use of those websites or materials.

A Message from Gary Shaw and Dr. Diane Pearl

Life Changing.

The past year has been incredibly challenging but has also shown us the remarkable spirit and sense of community that make our island such a special place to live and work. At Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the coronavirus pandemic has posed enormous difficulties for our staff members and the organization as a whole, but at the same time, it has brought us together in a shared sense of purpose to serve our community and help navigate these uncharted waters. Read more and show your support.

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