UPDATE: There was an issue with the initial numbers given to us, according to the Mayor’s Office, and has since been updated to reflect the new numbers which adds 5 more COVID-19 cases.
Fall River has seen more confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
14 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Fall River, according to Mayor Coogan. This brings the total in Fall River to 1,335.
The death toll from the coronavirus in Fall River increased to 40 as the city saw 2 more deaths.
The Fall River Health Department is in contact with the individuals who have tested positive as well as their contacts.
Tuesday, 15 more cases were announced. Wednesday led to the announcement of 20 more cases. 17 cases were added on Thursday. Friday’s report revealed 36 additional cases. On Saturday, an additional 17 cases were reported. Sunday saw 33 more cases.
Governor Charlie Baker announced the extension of the state’s non-essential business closures and stay-at-home advisory. Government Center will be closed to the public until this advisory is lifted.
Governor Charlie Baker signed an executive order on May 1, 2020 requiring face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This order is effective May 6, 2020 and will remain in effect until rescinded or until the emergency is terminated.
The Mayor continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing. This means keeping a distance of 6ft between individuals. Coogan states that he also wants Fall Riverites to continue to wash your hands on a regular basis, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and stay home as much as possible, especially when you are sick, and wear a face covering when out in public.
The City of Fall River wants to remind residents that the Online Payments Center gives residents a way to pay bills online 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Real Estate, Personal Property, Motor Vehicle Excise, Boat Excise Taxes and Public Utility payments are accepted. You can also use this system to pay for Municipal Lien Certificates. https://www.fallriverma.org/online-payments/
There is also a drop-off box on the Third Street Entrance of Government Center where residents can drop their payments in sealed envelopes.