FAQs

How do I contact my Local Board of Health?

Dighton Board of Health - (508) 669-5182
Rehoboth Board of Health - (508) 252-3099

Who is the Community Tracing Collaborative that works with the local boards of health?

https://www.mass.gov/doc/mass-ctc-framework-04-2020/download It is essential that you answer their calls.

How long does it take to receive my COVID-19 results?

  • It may take a lab about 24 hours to run your test. But you might not get your results for several days.

When do COVID-19 symptoms start to appear?

  • The average time for symptoms of COVID-19 to develop is five to six days, but it can take up to 14 days for people to show symptoms?

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

  • If you think you have COVID-19, stay at home and call your local health service for advice. They will provide you with instructions, including where to obtain a COVID-19 test,  how the test is performed, and how to receive the results. 

How is COVID-19 spread?

  • COVID-19 is spread through contact with respiratory droplets (droplets of saliva or mucus from the nose or mouth) from someone who is infected with the virus. These tiny droplets are spread when an infected person sneezes, coughs, breathes, speaks, or sings.

How do I wear a face mask safely?

  • Both the fabric and medical-grade face masks are only effective when used correctly. Make sure your mask fits closely, covering your nose, mouth and chin. Clean your hands before and after touching the mask. Gaiters are not permitted. 

What is a COVID-19 cluster?

  • A disease cluster is two or more cases linked in time and place and a starting point for epidemiological investigation (ie two or more cases from the same classroom at the same time)

Why do I have to obtain a PCR test after receiving results from a rapid COVID-19 test?


How long does my child need to stay out of school if he/she has the flu?

  • Your child needs to stay home for five days. The flu remains infectious for up to seven days or more.


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