How It Started
In early January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported growing incidences of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China.
As additional cases continued to be identified in Thailand and Japan, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) started screening at the three U.S. airports that were known to be used by those traveling back and forth from Wuhan.
January 21-31, 2020
- Chinese scientist confirms COVID-19 Human Transmission
- Wuhan now under quarantine
- WHO issues Global Health Emergency
February 3, 2020
The United States declares a Public Health Emergency.
February 27, 2020
Superintendent James Adams emails out newsletter to parents of Ashland school students with health recommendations for staying safe and minimizing transmission of COVID. Scroll down this page to find Coronovirus guidance links from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the CDC, as well as parent tips for talking to young children about the virus.
March 4, 2020
The White House declares COVID-19 a National Emergency.
March 11, 2020
The World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic.