The City of Salem continues to advance measures to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), lessen impacts on healthcare providers responding to this evolving situation, and support Salem residents and businesses during this public health emergency. To view previous updates, please visit www.salem.com/news and click on a previous COVID-19 update.
As a reminder, parking enforcement and charging is now in effect for City lots and garages. Parking at on-street meters will resume enforcement and charging next week on June 8th.
The latest newsletter from the City’s Economic Recovery Task Force can be found at https://bit.ly/MAy26_EDRR. City officials will hold a reopening town hall for small businesses on Thursday, June 4th at 3pm. Registration is required and can be done online at www.salem.com/register.
Waste Management will no longer pick up extra trash bags curbside starting the week of June 29th, unless the bag is an approved orange City overflow trash bag.
Status of Cases
As of 3:00 p.m. on June 2, 2020, there are 606 Salem residents who have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), of which 181 cases are currently active. 27 Salem residents have died from the virus. Since the outbreak began, 425 Salem residents who had been infected by the virus have cleared their isolation period. As of May 27, 2020, Salem’s case rate was 3.9% below the state’s case rate and the City’s testing rate was 6.5% below the state’s testing rate. Of all Salem residents tested through that date, 17.5% had tested positive.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit www.coronavirus.gov and www.mass.gov/coronavirus. Mass DPH has posted an FAQ at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/frequently-asked-questions-about-covid-19 and has activated an information line that can be reached by dialing 2-1-1.
Visit www.salem.com/together to find community resources, ask for help, or sign up to volunteer through Salem Together.