According to Nantucket Hospital, Nantucket has it's first case of COVD-19. According to the hospitals website
A patient was screened on Friday March 20 for testing and the test came back positive Sunday morning March 22.
The patient is isolated at home and monitoring their symptoms with the hospitals clinicians. The patient will remain in quarantine at home while their symptoms are being monitored
The President and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital Gary Shaw said
“Nantucket Cottage Hospital is taking every necessary precaution to keep our patients and the island community safe,” “We ask that community members continue to educate themselves about this unfolding situation, take it extremely seriously, and abide by all necessary safety measures including staying home, social distancing, hand-washing, and hygiene. We continue to urge all Nantucket residents to act with an abundance of caution, and stay home whenever possible to limit the spread of this virus. Our team at NCH is doing everything we can to care for our island during this challenging time, but we will need the help and support of every member of our community to limit the potential spread of this virus.”
Nantucket Town Officials have voted to issue a Stay At Home / Shelter in place order starting Monday March 23 at 5pm.
According to Town & County of Nantucket
"All persons living in the town and county of Nantucket are directed to stay at their place of residence until further notice," the town said. "This not a lockdown and essential services such as grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants (including take-out and coffee shops - for delivery or curbside pick-up only) remain open for business."
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