COVID-19 Virus Guidelines & Vaccine Information

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Vaccine Information & Distribution 

Vaccine hotline: South Hadley residents can learn about vaccine opportunities and get assistance in booking an appointment by calling the town's vaccine hotline at (413) 650-1021.  If your call isn't answered, please leave a message with a return number at which we can reach you.

Homebound resident assistance: The South Hadley Board of Health is reaching out to the community to those who are homebound and in need of a COVID-19 Vaccine. If you are “homebound” or assist someone who is, please contact the Board of Health Office at (413) 538-5030 ext. 6184.

Homebound means individuals who are not able to leave their home to get to a vaccination site without significant assistance. These individuals either:COVID-19 Vaccine Scams 2020

  • Require ambulance or two persons assist to leave the home.
  • Not able to leave the home for medical appointments under normal circumstances.
  • Have considerable difficulty and/or require significant support to leave home for medical appointments.

Examples include:

  • “Bedbound”
  • Significant cognitive or behavioral needs (dementia, panic disorder)
  • Frail individual who can barely leave home and requires significant support to do so
  • Individual with significant, ongoing mobility issues who has trouble getting to the doctor

If you or someone you know meets these requirements, please contact the South Hadley Health Department at (413) 538-5030 ext. 6184.

COVID-19 Testing

There are many sites available that provide COVID-19 testing. Click here for a listing from the state.

Senator Comerford's Constituent Guide to COVID-19

Click here for a work-in-progress compilation of local vaccine-related information from Senator Comerford's Office,

South Hadley COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics

County  Vaccination

COVID-19 cases in South Hadley

CONFIRMED indicates South Hadley residents who have tested positive 

CONTACT are South Hadley residents who have come in direct contact or may live with a person or persons who have tested positive, but who have not yet been tested, are likely shedding the virus and could spread the virus.

PROBABLE are South Hadley residents who are likely to have the virus for various reasons and either are waiting test results or have been quarantined or isolated, but may be asymptomatic and could possibly shed the virus.

SUSPECTED are South Hadley residents who have signs or otherwise suspected of having and/or may shed the virus.

Latest COVID guidelines from the state

Guidelines issued by the Governor's Office are routinely updated as more COVID information becomes available. For the latest information from the state, click here and check back often.

MEMA COVID-19 Updates

  • The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency releases a situation report from its COVID-19 Command Center Monday - Friday. Click here to read a collection of these updates. The reports include daily actions on the state level, public health data and resources.

Key public health messages for all residents:

  • Protect yourself by following public health advice about keeping your hands clean and covering coughs and sneezes.
  •  Stay home if you are sick. If you need to consult a health care provider, call ahead first or use telehealth services.
  • Protect others who are most at risk of COVID-19 by keeping your distance from people (at least 6 feet away from others), especially those who are older, and people living with chronic health conditions.
  •  If you are outside, avoid crowds.
  •  Don’t shake hands or hug.
  •  Stay connected to friends and loved ones by phone or through other technology.
  •  Get information from trusted sources. Visit for the latest news, case counts, and lab testing results.
  •  Take care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK” option
  • Follow DPH on Twitter @MassDPH, updated several times per day.