Video Spotlight: Board of Health, Woburn Nurses Around-the-Clock Contact Tracing Work to Help Slow Spread of Coronavirus

An update on the City of Woburn’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus as we prepare to take important steps to reopen the economy, while keeping our residents, workers and community safe:

The Board of Health Department, along with the city nurse and Woburn Public School nurses have been and will continue, conducting local contact and tracing efforts as they have, since the coronavirus outbreak started. Governor Baker has also offered every community in the Commonwealth assistance with this task, which will serve as an additional important tool in the toolbox to assist with the important job of contact and tracing. Contact tracing is the process of calling an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 and determining the identity of anyone the individual may have contacted while infected. Those individuals who had close contact with a person confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19, are contacted and advised to quarantine, which will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe. For Woburn COVID-9 case information and resources, go to https://www.woburnma.gov.

The Woburn Mutual Aide volunteer group has been working on ways to provide much-needed assistance to those who are quarantined but do not have a network of friends and family who can help them.

I would also like to take a moment to recognize and thank the Nurses working on the contact and tracing efforts, and all the Nurses working during these very difficult times; for their service, kindness, compassion, expertise and for keeping us safe and wish you all a very happy and well-deserved Nurses Week (May 6-12).