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37 confirmed 1 active

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July 02, 2020 05:32 PM

The Board of Health has announced the following case numbers of COVID-19 in Medfield: 37 confirmed 1 active Read on

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Melissa Coughlin, RN reflects

The following letter from Melissa Coughlin, RN, a Brigham and Women’s Hospital nurse and a Town of Medfield Board of Health member, appeared in the Medfield Patch –

Thank you Medfield

Today I reflected on all that we have been through and I am proud of us, Medfield.

I need to say, Thank You.

We still have a long uncharted road ahead of us, so it too early to say thank you. I do not think so. Would saying a premature thank you cause any harm? I think not. I believe it is never untimely to share appreciation and love.

So here it goes. On April 1st I sat in front of my laptop terrified for our future. I typed out this plea, “APRIL 2020 will define how this pandemic plays out. THIS MONTH. Please help by making the decision you will be proud to talk about in 10 years, 20 years, and 30 years from now. This is it; we are here. No second chances”

Today I reflected on this statement. So much has happened in the past two and a half months. I am left with an enormous sense of gratitude and pride for this town, my friends, my family, and my colleagues.

In April, we were prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. We were debriefed about how to triage patients by a certain metric to see who would get the ventilator and who would not. As health care workers, we did not get an extra point if it came down to it. They told us this. We lost sleep, we lost weight, we lost time with our loved ones. We were forging into the unknown. We were scared.

You cheered for us. You made us lunches. You dropped off signs that said “HOPE”. You paraded down our streets and honked your horns. You sent us cards. You sent us coffee. You sent us gifts. You took our pictures because we did not know what tomorrow would bring. You gave us an invisible armor that we will never forget. You gave us confidence to face the uncertainties and the fears.

You did what we all thought was impossible. You quarantined. You stayed in your homes. You survived over 60 cancelled school days. You home schooled. You became teachers and teachers became known as heroes that they have always been. You did not get to be in that play that you had worked so hard for. You postponed weddings. You cancelled trips. You missed COA events. You graduated from your cars! You did it.

You learned about ZOOM. You learned to a new way to communicate. You learned what an empty calendar feels like. You learned to have dinner around the table. You learned about few new Netflix’s shows. You learned to watch sunsets from the tailgates of your cars. You learned to slow down.

You made it possible for us to gather our PPE, make room for our ICU patients, and most importantly you made it possible to have enough ventilators so we never had to decide if that healthcare worker would or would not get one.

Medfield continues to hold onto to one of the lowest number of cases in the MetroWest because of you. https://www.mass.gov/doc/weekly-covid-19-public-health-report-june-17-2020/download.

As I said, we still have a new and unfamiliar road ahead of us, but I believe its okay to stop and reflect. Look at what we have done! We have done what once felt impossible.

We are writing the town’s history books Medfield, and I am proud of the story we are telling. What the next chapters will look like continue to be up to us. Let us maintain behaviors that we will have the privilege to talk about in the years to come.

*I am a Medfield Board of Health Member, a bedside nurse at The Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, and a Medfield “townie”. This article is my opinion and not that of the BOH or the BWH*

 

37 cases confirmed 1 active

COVID-19

 

The Board of Health has announced the following case numbers of COVID-19 in Medfield: 37 cases confirmed 1 active

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June 19, 2020 06:58 AM

The Board of Health has announced the following case numbers of COVID-19 in Medfield: 37 confirmed 1 active Read on

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36 cases confirmed 33 recovered

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The Board of Health has announced the following case numbers of COVID-19 in Medfield. 36 cases confirmed 33 recovered

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June 05, 2020 05:13 PM

The Board of Health has announced the following case numbers of COVID-19 in Medfield: 36 cases confirmed 33 recovered Read on

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Zoom yoga with Tracy Buckley

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, a a Medfield Foundation inititive, administered by Medfield Youth Outreach, invites you to join their 2020 Medfield Shows their Heart Campaign…

In the spirit of relaxation and free time enjoyment, we would like to invite you to a Zoom yoga session graciously hosted by Tracy Buckley, owner and instructor at Medfield Yoga, on Saturday, 5/30/2020, at 11am. Please sign up by emailing medfieldyouthoutreach@medfield.net, and let us know if you would like to participate and we will send you the Zoom link. This is a very inclusive yoga session!

Together we can breathe deeply, stay calm, grounded and present! We are showing solidarity and togetherness, even as we remain physically distant.

Donations are welcome (online on the MFi website- follow the link below-right mouse click on Open Hyperlink or by mail), and please specify art class- Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

Medfield Foundation Donation Address

 

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Paint Together, like Van Gogh

From Andreea Cazacu, M.D. of the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention –

May is Mental Health Awareness Month The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, an Initiative of The Medfield Foundation Inc. administered by Medfield Youth Outreach invite you to join their 2020 Medfield Shows their Heart Campaign… Together we can end mental health stigma by spreading awareness, education, understanding, stories and resources. We are showing solidarity and togetherness, even as we remain physically distant. In the spirit of relaxation and free time enjoyment, we would like to invite you at a painting session to reproduce Van Gogh's, Starry Night, graciously hosted by Karen Johnson, known painter and teacher in town on Sunday, 5/17/2020, at 11am on zoom. Please sign up by emailing medfieldyouthoutreach@medfield.net, or by phone 508-359-7121 (please, leave a message if we do not pick up) and let us know if you need supplies as we can offer everything needed for up to 24 participants. Families can do it together as a group, friends can participate separately and compare, but only the instructor will be visible on Zoom. If supplies are needed, please, let us know your address and we will drop off at your house- canvas, acrylic paint, brush and pallet. Donations are welcome (online on the MFi website- follow the link below-right mouse click on Open Hyperlink or by mail), and please specify Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention. Medfield Foundation Donation Address

In the spirit of relaxation and free time enjoyment, we would like to invite community members to a painting session to reproduce Van Gogh’s, Starry Night, graciously hosted by Karen Johnson, known painter and teacher in town on Sunday, 5/17/2020, at 11am on zoom. Please sign up by emailing medfieldyouthoutreach@medfield.net, or by phone 508-359-7121 (please, leave a message if we do not pick up) and let us know if you need supplies as we can offer everything needed for up to 24 participants. Families can do it together as a group, friends can participate separately and compare, but only the instructor will be visible on Zoom.

If supplies are needed, please, let us know your address and we will drop off at your house- 11x14in canvas, acrylic paint, brush and pallet.

Donations are welcome (online on the MFi website- follow the link below-right mouse click on Open Hyperlink or by mail), and please specify art class- Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

Medfield Foundation Donation Address

33 confirmed cases, 25 recovered

COVID-19

March 11, 2020 1:15 PM

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LATEST UPDATE:

May 7, 2020 4:06 PMThe Board of Health announced two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Medfield. One case has also recovered. The current case numbers are:
33 confirmed cases
25 recovered

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Prior Updates

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May 4, 2020 5:45 PMThe Board of Health announced two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Medfield. Four cases have also recovered. The current case numbers are:
31 confirmed cases
24 recovered

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April 30, 2020 6:11 PMThe Board of Health announced two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Medfield. Two cases have also recovered. The current case numbers are:
29 confirmed cases
20 recovered

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Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Look for the green ribbons and the green hearts around town to remind people that May is mental health awareness month.

 

Medfield residents – if you feel the need for mental health assistance, you can find counselors through Medfield’s subscription to the INTERFACE Referral Service – click or call INTERFACE (617-332-3666 x1411) to get:

  • INTERFACE’s no cost to you review of its database of local counselors
  • INTERFACE’s list of counselors who take your insurance
  • INTERFACE’s list of counselors who have availability to see new people
  • INTERFACE’s contact information for the counselors

 

INTERFACE is made available to Medfield residents without cost because of  underwriting from the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, a Medfield Foundation initiative that pays the annual fee.

 

TO DONATE to the Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

 

Call the INTERFACE® Helpline 617-332-3666 x1411 or 1-888-244-6843 x1411 WILLIAM JAMES COLLEGE INTERFACE Referral Service Where can you learn about Mental Health Resources in or near your community? How can you access Mental Health Services for all ages? Find answers at the INTERFACE Referral Service. interface.williamjames.edu Call Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm to consult with a mental health professional about resources and/or receive personalized, matched referrals. For additional information and resources, please visit interface. wil liam james .edu/ community /medfield. Funding for this valuable service is generously provided by the Medfield Public Schools and the Town of Medfield.Interface cards_Page_2

 

Heroes among us

Melissa Coughlin, RN, Medfield resident, Board of Health volunteer, shares her coronavirus story from atop the Brigham and Women’s Hospital – from the Boston Globe – Hear her story

 

Melissa Coughlin