Latest Swampscott Coronavirus Updates

Dave Copeland

This article originally appeared on the Swampscott Patch

SWAMPSCOTT, MA — The new coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts and across the country is having vast impacts in Swampscott, including the closure of nonessential businesses, the library and schools.

Swampscott officials issued a stay-at-home order for residents that takes effect at noon Thursday. "We here on the local level have a responsibility to do everything that we believe is necessary," Swampscott Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald said

As of Wednesday, the number of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts was 1,838 and 15 people have died from the coronavirus. There were 177 cases in Essex County, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Swampscott reported its first three cases on March 17.

Under the stay-at-home advisory issued by Gov. Charlie Baker this week, restaurants can still offer takeout and delivery service.

See also: What Is Open, Closed During MA Stay-At-Home Advisory

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