August 11, 2022: CDC changes guidelines for quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. Regardless of vaccination status the CDC no longer recommends quarantining. However, you should get tested on day 5 after exposure and wear a mask for 10 days.
December 27, 2021: CDC shortens the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. CDC also updates the quarantine period for anyone in the general public who is exposed to COVID-19. For people who are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, it is recommended to quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.
November 29, 2021: CDC recommends that everyone over 18 years old who received a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine receive a COVID-19 booster shot 6 months after they are fully vaccinated.
November 2, 2021: CDC endorses ACIP recommendation that children ages 5 to 11 years be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.
May 13, 2021: Recent guidance released by the CDC states that fully vaccinated individuals can resume the normal activities they did before the pandemic, including indoor and outdoor activities – large or small – without wearing a mask or physically distancing. The Greenfield Health Department continues to support the best ways to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, which include: completing a COVID-19 vaccine series, wearing a face mask, social distancing and washing hands frequently.
March 19, 2021: CDC announces that kids in school can socially distance from 3 feet instead of 6 feet
March 8, 2021: CDC announces that fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without masks
June 8, 2020: The City of Greenfield is working diligently to ready our offices for our reopening, much like our businesses have been doing in the past week. On Monday, June 8, 2020, Greenfield City Hall is expected to be open for patrons. Please have patience as our customer service practices may change a bit as we accommodate our physical distancing and enhanced sanitation in our buildings. While City Hall may be opening, some services in the Health Department may be delayed while they continue COVID-19 contact tracing. Other City services (Parks & Recreation, Library, Courts, Fire) will announce their plans separately when decided upon.