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Guidance for the Public

The City of Boston and BPHC have extended the public health emergency declaration until further notice. 

BPHC Advisories
COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus. COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person. It is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on people who are nearby (within 6 feet). It may also be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface or object and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.

Cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces, especially those that are frequently touched (such as doorknobs, handles, tabletops, etc.) can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read the guidelines in all currently available languages below:

Coping with Stress from COVID-19
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. Read the guidelines in all currently available languages below:


Senior Housing Advisory

On April 19, 2020 the Boston Public Health Commission issued an advisory requesting owners, managers and residents of senior housing eliminate unnecessary visitation. This Advisory has been rescinded.

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