City of Quincy COVID-19 Information

A Message From Mayor Koch

 Notice to Residents:

Information pertaining to COVID-19 changes rapidly. 

The City of Quincy will update this page as new information becomes available. 


Current Numbers as of 01/14/21

New Cases Today: 58
Two Week Daily New Case Average: 62.9
One Week Daily New Case Average: 63.6
Positivity Rate: 7.42%
Active Cases: 
699
Total: 5557
Recovered: 4630
Deaths: 141
Status
: Red

What You Need to Know: 

  • 12/22/2020 - Beginning December 26 and lasting until at least January 10, Gov. Charlie Baker has issued new restrictions to limit infection and prevent our health care and hospital system from being overrun during this holiday season. Capacity limits in most industries including restaurants will be set at 25 percent. This includes all retail, including grocery stores, gyms, personal care such as hair and nail salons & offices - not including essential functions. The Governor plans to announce new programs for our small businesses who have been inordinately impacted by the pandemic. 
  • 12/22/2020 - The City of Quincy in partnership with Manet Community Health Center will be expanding the City's testing capacity. Beginning Tuesday, December 29, from noon to 4 p.m., testing will be available at the future site of the City's special education learning center at 180 Old Colony Ave. Plenty of free parking is available and the location is accessible via bus route and the Red Line.  The testing is free and does not require insurance information and is open to any Quincy resident. It will run on Tuesdays for at least the next 8 weeks. Manet is partnering with the laboratory at the Broad Institute to process results. Results are expected to be returned within 24-48 hours. The test is a self-administered swab but will be clinically supervised by Manet's medical team. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. To register, call 774-406-5400.
  • 12/8/2020 - Governor Charlie Baker announced today that effective Sunday, 12/13/2020, the state of Massachusetts will roll back to phase 3, step 1 of the MA re-opening plan due to a second surge of the Covid virus. Outdoor venue gathering size will be reduced from 100 to 50 people. Indoor theaters, performance venues & indoor recreational facilities will be required to close.  Many businesses will be required to operate at reduced capacity and restaurants will operate under new guidelines. For more information, please visit mass.gov
  • For more information on restaurant guidelines, click here for the MA Restaurant Safety Standards and here for the MA Restaurant COVID-19 Checklist
  • For more information on lodgings guidelines, click here for the MA Lodging Safety Standards and here for the MA Lodging COVID-19 Checklist
  • 5/11/2020 The City Of Quincy, in collaboration with the Thomas Crane Public Library, QATV & Quincy400, have created the Quincy Covid Memories Project, inviting the community to share photos, stories, art, remembrances, video & audio file and poetry that represent what is most meaningful and relevant during this extraordinary time in our history. Visit quincyculturalmemory.com to upload your submissions and to find out more. 
  • The City of Quincy, in collaboration with Bay State Community Services is proud to offer a new recovery coach initiative to residents experiencing substance use disorder as well as their friends and family. Support will include one on one peer support, treatment referrals to the appropriate level of care, medication assisted treatment referrals, medical care referrals, linkage to housing support and other resources and connection to virtual 12 step meetings and other recovery support groups. Access will be available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. To connect, please call 1-617-376-3766 or contact Laura Martin, City of Quincy’s Substance Use Prevention Coordinator, at lmartin@quincyma.gov.  To view the entire release, please click here
  • For small business questions, please contact the City of Quincy's Planning Department at (617) 376-1266 for assistance.
  • Mayor Thomas P. Koch announced the creation of The Quincy Relief Fund to coordinate charitable fund-raising efforts aimed at helping people and organizations hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Donations can be made to quincyrelieffund.com. Checks made out to The Quincy Foundation with "Quincy Relief Fund" in the memo line can be mailed to the Quincy Foundation, c/o Colonial Federal Savings Bank, 15 Beach Street, Quincy, MA 02170. For more information, please visit quincyrelieffund.com

Best Practices

  • Residents in potentially vulnerable populations, such as seniors and those with underlying medical conditions, are advised to stay home.
  • Many of the things you do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect you against other respiratory viruses such as Coronavirus:
    • Avoid large gatherings.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
    • Stay home if you are sick. If you are ill call your healthcare provider for instructions before going to a clinic, office or emergency room.
  • Don't flush Disinfecting Wipes, Paper Towel or Flushable Wipes down your toilet.  They can clog sewer lines and cause plumbing issues in your home.

Need More Information?

  • Ruth Jones
    Health Commissioner
    (617) 376-1272
    rjones@quincyma.gov
  • Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services
    (617) 376-1500