The Town of Sharon is committed to keeping the community informed as we all work together through this challenging public health crisis. This page is intended to provide information regarding municipal operations, federal and state actions and additional resources that will help our residents navigate this constantly evolving situation. Please take the time to view the resources available on the left side of this page and, as always, feel free to reach out to any department as we continue to provide services to the community. Please help us by distributing the message and resources here to anyone who may benefit from them.
July 1 Covid-19 update from Leandra McLean RN, BSN, Sharon Public Health Nurse/ Administrator:
This week the World Health Organization (WHO) issued recommendations about mask wearing, especially indoors and for immunocompromised individuals in light of the spread of COVID variants. The WHO needs to encompass recommendations for the entire planet, at all levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the regulatory/guiding body for the United States, remains unchanged in guidance with respect to COVID. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Mass DPH) is making no changes to masking recommendations for the Commonwealth.
The biggest concern worldwide, remains the unvaccinated populations. ALL of the vaccines have proven highly effective in preventing morbidity and mortality- including for the Delta Variant. The statistics are showing the Delta Variant is the most easily spread form of the COVID virus- now accounting for 26% of cases in the US.
Over the past month, many of the governing boards of medicine (pediatrics, adult medicine, cardiology, critical care and many others) have met to discuss concerns about increased prevalence of myocarditis and pericarditis post vaccine, and ALL have agreed that the benefits of the vaccine FAR outweigh the potential risk.
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The COVID-19 vaccine saves lives. It's the best way to protect yourself, your family, and our community. Learn more about vaccine safety, how it was developed, and how it works here.
People age 12 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated against COVID-19. People ages 12-17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. People age 18 and older can get any vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective. You don't need an ID or insurance to get it. Visit www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine.
- For those that want to help their fellow Sharon neighbors, please click here to donate. If you prefer to donate by check, please make the check payable to Sharon Fire Department, add COVID-19 Donation in the memo line, and mail it to 211 South Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067.