COVID-19 Updates

Constant Updates

Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide updated information about the novel coronavirus outbreak.


Stow Fire Department    


Before entering each phase, the State and/or immediate region must see a fourteen (14) day period of a downturn trajectory in the following public health metrics:

  • Influenza-like illness or COVID-like syndrome cases reported
  • documented cases or positive tests as a percentage of total tests
  • hospitals treating all patients without crisis care


The Fire Chief/EMD in coordination with the Town Administrator, Board of Selectmen and the Board of Health will determine will determine when it is appropriate to move from phase to phase.

The Fire Department will not enter any phase inconsistent with town wide directives

If the public health metric’s fall below thresholds, the department may move back to a prior phase

The Stow Fire Department will adhere to State, Local and CDC regulations, guidance and industry best practices throughout all phases.