COVID-19 Continues to Strike Seniors at Alarming Rates

This map is NOT like others. It is LOCAL and CURRENT.

Appropriate protective actions should always be based upon individual circumstances and current and local COVID-19 infection rates. Follow CDC guidelines when leaving the home.

More information on how CARE Scores are Calculated

95% of Massachusetts Covid-19 Deaths are 60 or Older

Things to Do Today!

Even though daily life is starting to return to normal in some areas, the risks for seniors remain high. Seniors should continue to follow CDC recommendations to follow guidance from authorities where you live. Remember: Help, Prevent, Monitor

More Detailed Covid-19 Information

More Detailed Things to Do

CARE Score Methodology

Reduce risk with better information

CARE Score Methodology

Reduce risk with better information

The risk of being infected with the Coronavirus can change quickly and will vary substantially by location. We have developed the Coronavirus AREa (CARE) Score, to help you assess the current disease activity in the geographic areas where you live and visit.


The CARE score is calculated from the number of new Covid-19 cases reported in a town or other area in the previous two weeks, divided by the local population, and multiplied by 100,000. The resulting number is the two-week incidence per 100,000 people.

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Time Period and Infection Risk

The incubation period for Covid-19 is estimated to be between 2 and 14 days (1). The CDC estimates that 35% of people with the Covid-19 virus have minimal or no symptoms and yet may still spread the infection (2). Therefore, it continues to be important to take precautions when deciding where to go out, as well as practicing social distancing and using a mask.

Data Source

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health publishes new Covid-19 case numbers by town every Wednesday. They receive these counts from the Massachusetts Bureau of Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Science.

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