NAHANT- On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, Director of the Council on Aging, Mary Miner, announced that the Tiffany Room would be temporarily closed due to a recent increase in COVID positive cases. Over the last week, a few seniors that attend lunches and programs offered by the Council on Aging have tested positive. Further, over the past few weeks, positive cases in Nahant and in the Commonwealth are generally on the rise. The official date of the reopening of the Tiffany Room is anticipated for next Tuesday, May 17, 2022 however the Council on Aging will provide an update announcement early next week on their website, www.nahantcouncilonaging.org.
According to Nahant’s Health Nurse, Deborah Murphy, as of May 10, 2022, there have been 17 positive cases in the month of May based on PCR testing. At home test results are not automatically reported to the State or the Town health departments. Over the last two weeks dating into April, 258 PCR tests were performed on Nahant residents and 24 have returned positive. Nahant’s positivity rate for the 14 day period is 10.47% compared to the Commonwealth’s at 6.77%.
The Johnson School encourages parents to have their children wear a mask to school, however it is not required.
If you test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate at home for 5 days. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house and continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. Please visit mass.gov for additional information.
Vaccine clinics and booster clinics are available at Lynn City Hall on Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Please register online by visiting the City of Lynn’s Vaccine Website. The Town of Nahant continues to offer free take-home COVID test kits at the Town Hall during normal business hours. The On-Go at-home test kits that have an expiration date of April 2022 printed on the box, were recently announced to have their expiration date extended by 3 months. New expiration date is now July 2022.