Marion confirms first coronavirus case

Mar 30, 2020

MARION — Town Administrator Jay McGrail and Health Director Karen Walega released a statement on March 30 that there is one confirmed case of coronavirus in Marion.

The individual is currently in isolation, per the orders of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In order to protect the person’s privacy, no additional information will be released.

Health officials are investigating who the patient came in contact with. 

Close contacts, or someone who has spent more than 15 minutes within six feet of a positive case, will be identified, contacted by health officials, and may be ordered to quarantine. 

Those who are quarantined will be monitored by Marion health officials to limit the risk of spread.

As of writing, there are no confirmed cases in Rochester and Mattapoisett has confirmed that there are cases in town but will not disclose how many. 

There are likely more unconfirmed cases in all three towns due to a lack of available tests across the state.