The COVID-19 virus spreads easily through respiratory droplets, such as when a person sick with the virus coughs or sneezes near another person.
It may also be possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes, although this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, and we recommend that patients monitor information:
You also can call the Massachusetts COVID-19 hotline for information by dialing 211, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Massachusetts residents also can subscribe to real-time COVID-19 notifications from public health officials by texting the keyword "COVIDMA" to 888-777.
Updated June 22, 2021