Welcome to the Watertown Health Department COVID-19 Resource and Guidance Page!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) A Brief Summary: This novel coronavirus, which started as a localized novel zoonotic disease outbreak in China, has now been declared a pandemic (global disease outbreak) by the World Health Organization (WHO) after having rapidly spread to most countries around the world. The disease, known as COVID-19, is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 beta coronavirus virus. Symptoms develop 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The majority of infections have been mild; however, severe life-threatening disease has developed in approximately 16% of cases according to initial reports. Emergency warning signs for severe infection include: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, Persistent chest pain or pressure, Sudden onset of confusion, Bluish tint of lips or face. *Immediately seek medical attention if experiencing any of these severe symptoms.* As a result, it is critical to implement personal protective hygiene and other preventive health behaviors such as frequent hand washing with soap and water, social distancing, and using proper cough and sneeze etiquette.
- Individuals currently eligible for vaccination can visit mass.gov/CovidVaccineMap to view vaccine locations, including mass vaccination sites, sign-up and eligibility information. Sites will continue to be added with appointments released on a rolling basis.
- Please submit any questions or concerns to COVID-19-Vaccine-Plan-MA@mass.gov