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Cumulative Cases

7533

Cambridge residents who have tested positive for COVID-19

*as of 3:41 PM on October 14

Total Deaths

125

Confirmed COVID‑19 deaths in Cambridge residents

*as of 3:41 PM on October 14

Fully Vaccinated

69%

Percentage of fully vaccinated Cambridge residents

*as of 5:15 PM on October 14

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Widespread vaccination is the most important pathway to ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Get vaccinated (age 12+) even if you have already had COVID-19. The vaccine is the best way to prevent severe or even life-threatening symptoms of COVID-19. Learn more.
  • Wear a mask when indoors outside your home. Learn more.
  • Get tested if you have been exposed or have symptoms associated with COVID-19, even if symptoms are mild. “Exposure” is considered having contact within 6 feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more. Learn more.
  • Stay home from work if you are having symptoms associated with COVID-19 and get tested.
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Face Coverings

As of 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021, face masks or coverings are required in indoor public places.

This Order applies to everyone over the age of two years old, with exceptions in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines.

For the purposes of this order, Indoor Public Places include, but are not limited to:

  • Retail establishments
  • Restaurants & bars - except while actively eating or drinking
  • Performance venues
  • Social clubs
  • Houses of worship
  • Event spaces
  • Municipal buildings
  • Personal care establishments
  • Fitness establishments

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Vaccine Information

People age 12 and older who live, work, or study in Massachusetts can get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccineisfree and one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick from COVID-19. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated. 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the following groups should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • Residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings
  • People aged 50 – 64 years with underlying medical conditions

CDC also recommends that the following groups may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine, based on individual risks and benefits:

  • People aged 18-49 years of age with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at higher risk for COVID-19 because of work (first responders, educators, health care workers, others) or living settings (e.g., correctional facilities, homeless shelters)

Currently, there are several locations where eligible people can receive a Pfizer booster in Cambridge and neighboring communities. Learn more.

To find a vaccine or booster shot location, we recommend residents go to VaxFinderto find a location near them and plan their vaccination or booster shot. VaxFinder also lists important information like each site’s accessibility options, MBTA Trip Planner and more. You may also call 2-1-1 for assistance over the phone.

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Testing

The City of Cambridge offers free COVID-19 PCR testing 4 days per week:

SUNDAYS: Free PCR Tests are offered on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at 50 Church Street.

MONDAYS: Free PCR tests are offered on Mondays from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., as a drive-through only testing site located in the upper parking garage at CambridgeSide mall on First Street. This is a drive-through only site and there is no access to the testing site from inside CambridgeSide or from the lower parking garage. Vehicles should enter the garage through the entrance on First St. Those arriving on foot or by bicycle will not be allowed.

WEDNESDAYS: Free PCR tests are offered on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at 2254 Massachusetts Ave, St. John the Evangelist Church.

THURSDAYS: Free PCR tests are offered on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., as a drive-through only testing site located in the upper parking garage at CambridgeSide mall on First Street. This is a drive-through only site and there is no access to the testing site from inside CambridgeSide or from the lower parking garage. Vehicles should enter the garage through the entrance on First St. Those arriving on foot or by bicycle will not be allowed.

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City Departments & Offices

The City welcomes residents back in administrative buildings without appointments.

Walk-in access by the public is available Monday through Friday during regular City business hours (Monday, 8:30am-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30am-5pm, and Friday, 8:30am-12pm), and in-person public appointments continue to be offered by many departments.

All Cambridge Public Library locations have reopened to the public. View Library hours.

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