Milton’s Covid-19 positivity rate down to 2.91%, Bob Sheffield remembered – Milton Feb. 22 Special Town Meeting

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Milton’s Covid-19 positivity rate down to 2.91%, Bob Sheffield remembered – Milton Feb. 22 Special Town Meeting

Town Meeting members held a virtual meeting to discuss the articles that would allow Milton to set up a Community Preservation Committee (CPC) and take on a $32.2 million renovation and new build of the town’s three fire stations.

First, the meeting members observed a moment of silence for Bob Sheffield, who passed away earlier this month.-ROBERT SHEFFIELD Obituary – (2021) – Milton, MA – Boston Globe (legacy.com)

Caroline Kinsella, the Town Health Director, spoke to provide an update on Covid-19 and vaccinations.

Within the last 5 weeks, Milton has seen a decrease in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases. Milton remains in yellow status, with a positivity rating of 2.91%. This is great news as the Health Department is seeing less than 10 cases a week. The Health Department has been holding vaccination clinics twice a week at the Council On Aging.

Due to a tight vaccination supply state wide, as of March 1, Governor Baker is encouraging people to receive the vaccine at mass vaccination sites such as Gillette, and Fenway and/or to seek pharmacies at retail locations administering the vaccine. There are currently 105 locations state wide. As always, she asks people to continue to wear masks, social distance and wash hands. Updates can be found here: Milton MA | (townofmilton.org).

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