Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
The Town of Nantucket is monitoring and tracking the current outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (CoVID-19). For regular updates and to learn how to how to prevent infection with a respiratory illness, visit this page regularly. As this is an evolving situation, please check back for update and stay informed.
Town Administration has put together a "Coronavirus Response Team" which is meeting daily with department heads to discuss meeting space cleanliness and protocol to proactively educate staff and the community.
The Coronavirus Response Team members are: