Longmeadow Reports 25 Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Most public fields are open for visitors conscious of social distancing but public tennis courts, basketball courts and playscapes have been closed. LUKE NORMAN

For more updated Longmeadow coronavirus case numbers see the town website: longmeadow.org/coronavirus.

As of Friday, April 3, Longmeadow has reported 25 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. This is after a week where the case number per community has not been reported due to guidance from the Massachusetts Department Of Health (MDPH). The town has announced that this guidance has been reversed and the town will be reporting case numbers daily at 5 pm via the town website

The town is getting its information via the Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network (MAVEN). MDPH uses MAVEN for the surveillance of infectious diseases, and has its data collected from The Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS). 

According to town officials throughout Massachusetts, there are delays in testing information being reported to MAVEN. Longmeadow’s local health board is working closely with private facilities to acquire real-time data, but that data is not official until it is reported through MAVEN. Town officials remind residents to not leave your residence unless absolutely necessary, and if so to practice social distancing measures. It is vitally important for residents to stop congregating outside, stop group play, team sports at parks and to take critical public safety messages seriously, say town officials.

Charlie Townsend '21

Assistant Campus News Editor

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