Slight Rise In COVID Positive Cases; No New Deaths In Past 2 Weeks

Photo: The latest update on COVID-19 in Belmont. The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Belmont has slowed to less than one a day in the past two weeks as the virus continues to trend downward for the past month, according the the Belmont Health Department. As of Friday, June 12, Belmont had 229 […]

The Summer Of Al Fresco: Belmont Closes Leonard Street To Help Eateries Recover [VIDEO]

Photo: Work closing Leonard Street in Belmont Center When the Belmont Select Board voted to allow the closure of Leonard Street for the summer at its Monday, June 8 meeting, most people were expecting the actual shutdown of the roadway through Belmont’s largest business center to take place sometime during the summer. But only two […]

COVID-19 Deaths Stable Over 2 Weeks As Town Discusses Opening Parks, Playgrounds

Photo: Belmont town buildings, parks and playgrounds could be opening in the next week. The number of COVID-19 deaths in Belmont have remained essentially stable in the past two weeks as the town begins discussions on reopening in the coming weeks. The number of deaths from the coronavirus from May 14 to May 29 increased […]

What Every Parent Needs: A Summer Tip Sheet As COVID Restrictions Are Lifted

Photo: Open to the community. Prepared by Lisa Gibalerio, prevention specialist, Wayside Youth and Family Support Services As towns and states pull back on the restrictions imposed to “flatten the curve,” and society tries to re-open businesses and resume “life as usual,” questions arise: What’s safe for our families to do now? Can my kids […]

COVID-19 Cases Nears 200 As Death Toll Reaches 58 In Belmont

Photo: Deaths related to COVID-19 in Belmont nears 60 as state considers reopening The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reported 198 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belmont as of Friday, May 15, with a total of 58 COVID-19 related deaths in town. Fifty-three of which are confirmed by filed death certificates with the Town […]

‘Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus’: A Webinar With Belmont Schools And McLean Hospital

Photo: A screenshot from the webinar “Surviving Quarantine with you Kids” As part of a partnership with Belmont Public Schools, the McLean Hospital School Consultation team has recorded two webinars focusing on helping parents navigate challenging COVID-19 circumstances.  The first video is geared toward parents of elementary school-aged children and the second is geared toward […]

We Are All In This Together: Coexisting with COVID-19

Photo: Team work will get us through By Lisa Gibalerio, Prevention Specialist, Wayside Youth and Family Support Services and Corinne Jackman, Belmont High School Nurse It’s been almost two months now. Two long months of physical distancing, of adhering to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s stay-at-home advisory, of working from home while assisting our kids with […]

Belmont Joins State’s Contact Tracing Effort As Town, School Nurses To Lead Effort

Photo: The Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative (mass.gov) One method Massachusetts is using to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 viral pandemic is by deploying “contact tracers,” medical detectives who track down and warn people who have been exposed to the coronavirus.  And Belmont has joined that effort as Wesley Chin, director of the Belmont Health […]

Hopeful Signs On COVID-19 At Belmont Manor, But Still A ‘Trying’ Month As Death Rise To 53

Photo: Belmont Manor where infections and deaths have slowed down While saying April has been a ‘trying’ month, Wesley Chin, director of the Belmont Health Department, said the most significant COVID-19 hot spot in town has begun to stabilize. Chin told the Health Board on Monday, April 27 the number of deaths related to COVID-19 […]

Letter To The Editor: Postal Service Asks For Help With Social Distancing

Photo: The USPS logo (USPS photo) To the editor: During these challenging times, postal employees are working hard to ensure residents stay connected with their world through the mail. Whether it’s medications, a package, a paycheck, benefits or pension check, a bill or letter from a family member, postal workers understand that every piece of […]