Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest updates (last updated 12/08/2021)
UPDATED ON WEDNESDAY ONLY
The number of tested/confirmed cases in Chicopee: 7,025 *Total
(*Our City’s numbers do not reflect all that the State includes: the reason is some citizens no longer physically reside in Chicopee. They now reside in Non-Chicopee Assisted Living Facilities throughout the State but still hold a mailing address in Chicopee. For example – Holyoke Soldiers Home is the current home to six of our active cases but we do NOT include them in our numbers because they would not affect our population during this pandemic.
We do, however, continue to check in with them and make sure they are taken care of.)
COVID-19 Non-Chicopee Asst. Living Facility
COVID-19 Situational Updates
The City of Chicopee has updates as the COVID-19 situation has warranted a centralized/increase in the distribution of information. These updates are intended to keep all informed of the actions being taken to reduce the impacts of Coronavirus on the community.
On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, the following City of Chicopee Departments have reported:
- The statewide numbers for infections continue to increase in all age categories
- The state had 3,720 new cases which is up significantly from last week
- The state numbers indicated 51 new deaths yesterday which is a large increase from last week
- The state had 1,151 cases in hospitals, with 239 in ICU which is up significantly compared to last week
- The state seven day average positivity remains well above 2% and is high at 4.86%
- Testing is continuing with 76,997 molecular tests reported which brings the cumulative tests to 34,122,857 tests
- Vaccination opportunities are available to residents and we remain at 59% vaccinated
- The group of 20-40 year olds remain the largest group being infected with children 5-14 the next highest group of infections
- We are encouraging vaccinations now as it takes two weeks for the shot to reach maximum potency and that would be the Christmas Holiday season
- City Case Counts
- There are 458 open cases
- There are 31 deaths
- 138 N/A
- 6,398 recovered
- A total of 7,025 cases to date
- We are averaging 30-40 cases a day
- We continue to encourage vaccines, hand washing, wearing a mask, and distancing
- Vaccinations are available at pharmacies and they are administering Booster doses as well
- The vaccine does not mean that you cannot get COVID, it just decreases the severity of the infection so we are urging testing for the holidays to know your status
- It is more important to know your status for the holidays so you do not spread the virus
- We are stable on staffing with no active cases
- One custodian is out under quarantine but had no contacts with members of the PD
- Status quo on services with one firefighter returned and one firefighter out with COVID
- The firefighter had been vaccinated and only has mild symptoms
- Status quo on staffing
- The trends in the area and state are not good with increasing infections
- Numbers are being monitored to determine if we should go back to mask mandates or other measures
- Status quo on staffing
- There were 115 tests administered on Monday and 21 tested positive for COVID
- We continue to see individuals who were vaccinated getting infected and surprised with the positive tests
- These individuals have no or only minor symptoms
- We are looking to extend testing beyond January 1st but our provider does not want to extend the contract
- We are working on continuing door monitors at the buildings after January 1st
- Status quo on staffing and services
- Waiting for one staff member to return to work
- Status Quo on staffing and services
- The December 2nd booster clinic was a success with 126 doses administered
- We are looking to hold another vaccine clinic
- Full staffing and services
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COVID IMPACT IN CHICOPEE (UPDATED ON Wednesdays)
The City of Chicopee continues to receive guidance from the Offices of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Center for Disease Control (CDC), and local healthcare professionals on how to respond to, as well as treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to check out the following information from the State of Massachusetts and the CDC.
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Do your part to help us keep our community healthy. Practice these smart health tips:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds