COVID-19 Current Updates:

COVID-19 Confirmed and Probable Cases in the Town of Carlisle - as of June 5, 2020


Confirmed Case (tested)15
Recovered5
Probable Case (clinically diagnosed)8


A note about the numbers:   Confirmed Case has a positive laboratory result; Probable Case  is diagnosed clinically and does not yet have a positive laboratory result.

The Massachusetts  Department of Public Health provides confirmed case numbers by cities and towns on the MA COVID-19 website (LINK HERE), which is updated weekly on Wednesday at 4 pm. The numbers here on the Town of Carlisle’s website are updated more frequently and as such may represent the current state of cases in town. The Carlisle Board of Health and Town Officials continue to believe that sharing local data plays an important role in keeping the public informed about the health risks of contracting COVID-19. The above numbers are cumulative since January 1st, but tell only part of the story since there are likely more cases that do not get reported or go unrecognized because the person is asymptomatic. People who are infected can transmit the virus even if they do not have symptoms. 

As additional information on COVID-19 transmission has evolved, MDPH has changed its protocols on case follow-up. 

  • ISOLATION of a Confirmed or Probable Case has been increased from 7 to 10 days. This can be extended if symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or fever have not significantly subsided. 
  • QUARANTINE for Close Contacts remains at 14 days. Additionally, Close Contacts are now required to be tested. Testing is intended to provide rapid identification of a COVID infection so that further measures can be taken. However the 14-day Quarantine will remain in place regardless of testing results since someone who tested negative in the beginning may still develop symptoms later during the Quarantine period. (Note: a Close Contact is someone who was within 6 feet of a positive COVID-19 case in the 2 days prior to the onset of symptoms.)

Reference: CDC  LINK HERE  


IN THE NEWS:

May 27, 2020:  Partial opening of Town Hall scheduled on June 1st - Read more HERE.

May 18, 2020:  Reopening Massachusetts: Baker-Polito Administration Initiates Transition to First Phase of Four-Phase Approach - More on this Press Release HERE.  Additional resources for re-opening the state can be found HERE.

May 18, 2020:  Town Hall will be closed to the public until June 1, 2020 due to COVID-19.  Read more HERE.

May 17, 2020:  Carlisle Trails Day -  Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the limitations on social gathering, the Carlisle Conservation Foundations & Carlisle Trails Committee are extending “Trails Day” to an entire month of June.  To learn more LINK HERE.

May 1, 2020:  Baker-Polito Administration Orders Use of Mask or Face Covering in Public to begin May 6th.  This order to supersede previously issued guidance relative to mask use.  Read the order HERE

April 30, 2020:  TOWN HALL Closed To The Public Until MAY 18th: on Tuesday, April 28th, the Board of Selectmen extended the Town’s State of Emergency until at least June 1, 2020.  This means that all non-essential facilities and programs that involve groups larger than 10 persons are closed until at least that date.  Read the complete notice HERE

April 28, 2020:  New Due Date for Property Tax Bills/Temporary Waiver of Penalties and Interest.  More information HERE.

April 28, 2020:  Board of Selectman vote to reschedule the 2020 Town Caucus to May 18.  Read more HERE.

April 21, 2020:  The Baker-Polito Administration today announced new actions to support the ongoing COVID-19 response, including extending the closure of all public and private schools through the end of the school year.  Press Release HERE.  For more information on school closure specifics please visit refer to the Carlisle Public School website and the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School website.

April 10, 2020:  An important message from the Board of Selectmen HERE .

April 9, 2020:  Board of Selectmen reschedule the 2020 Annual Town Meeting and reschedule the 2020 Annual Town Election.   More information HERE.

April 3, 2020:  Town Hall closed to the public until May 18, 2020 due to COVID-19.  Read more HERE.

April 1, 2020:  Important Announcements:  The, 2020  state tax deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020 to be in line with the federal extension.  Read more on the deadline extension in the March 27, 2020 Press Release HERE

March 30, 2020:  The Carlisle Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) issues Press Release - Town offices, school and library to remain closed until May 4th.  The Carlisle Neighborhood Response Team calls for volunteers to help provide contact-free services to vulnerable Carlisle residents.  Learn more HERE

March 27, 2020:  Board of Health issues letter to Carlisle residents: GATHERINGS POSE HIGH RISK OF SPREADING CORONAVIRUS

March 25, 2020:  Carlisle Board of Selectman Declare State of Emergency.  Read more HERE

March 25, 2020:  Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of School and Non-Emergency Child Care Program Closures and Steps to Ensure Housing Stability to Support COVID-19 Response-All Schools, child care programs will remain closed through May 4th.  Read more HERE  

March 23, 2020:  Governor Charlie Baker Orders All Non-Essential Businesses To Cease In Person Operation.  Directs the Department of Public Health to Issue Stay at Home Advisory For Two Weeks.  Read more HERE

March 10, 2020: Today the Governor Charlie Baker declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts to support Commonwealth’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  Specifics of the disease progression, updates on travel recommendations, and updates on vaccine developments are changing daily. For the latest updates we refer you directly to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at CDC.gov or the Massachusetts Department of Public Health through mass.gov.