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Coronavirus Updates

News and Information for Nantucket

Overview

Nantucket Cottage Hospital and the Town of Nantucket are actively responding to the coronavirus pandemic.


Daily Updates on COVID Testing & Confirmed Cases for Nantucket

Daily at 5 p.m., this link will be updated to reflect testing results and confirmed cases on Nantucket.


Drive-Through Evaluation Site at NCH Main Entrance Portico

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose or nasal congestion, shortness of breath, muscle aches or a loss of your sense of smell, please come to the drive-through evaluation site at the main entrance of Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect Street. There is no need to call ahead. The evaluation site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.


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Helpful Links-Updates

Daily Updates on COVID Testing & Confirmed Cases for Nantucket

Daily at 5 p.m., this link will be updated to reflect testing results and confirmed cases on Nantucket.



If you feel sick with the symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, sore throat, coughing, muscle aches, and shortness of breath, please call ahead before coming to the hospital: 508-825-1000. You will be screened and provided instructions. We are currently receiving a large volume of calls from Nantucket residents with questions, so please leave a message if your call is not answered immediately.


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 >

The growing spread of COVID-19 has created a lot of anxiety and uncertainty for many people, including children and teens. As parents and caregivers, it can be difficult to talk with your kids about this global pandemic and address their concerns. In this video, Gene Beresin, MD, executive director of the MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, offers helpful tips about how to engage with children of all ages to support and maintain emotional stability during this evolving situation.

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.

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    Nantucket, MA 02554

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