New covid-19 cases continue to decline
According to the state, there were only 23 new covid-19 cases in Wareham in the past week — another significant decline from last week’s 37 cases.
The last time the new case count was this low was during a mid-October dip in cases.
Because schools are closed this week for vacation, there is no update on student and staff cases. Although the statewide school mask mandate will end on Feb. 28, Wareham students will continue to mask until March 14, at which point masks will be optional.
Sixty-four percent of Wareham residents have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine, while 58 percent are fully vaccinated.
Southcoast Health offers the Pfizer vaccine each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clinic at 100 Rosebrook Way. For more information about Southcoast’s vaccination clinics, go to www.southcoast.org/covid-19-vaccination/.
Those eligible for the vaccine can find appointments at providers around the state using the state’s website vaxfinder.mass.gov. Those who would prefer to make an appointment online can call 211 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and navigate to the vaccine helpline by pressing one when prompted. The call center has workers on staff who speak English and Spanish, and there are translators available to support residents in about 100 additional languages.
Covid-19 tests are available by appointment at CVS, Walgreens and at Tobey Hospital.
To make a test appointment through Southcoast, log in to your online MyChart portal. At-home tests are sold at Walgreens, CVS and Walmart, among other locations, but availability varies.
For help finding a test, go to https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test.