First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 In Fall River, Somerset & Swansea

Fall River Administrators learned on Saturday that the city has its first case of the COVID-19 virus. 


The resident is currently in isolation and any of those who were potentially exposed to them has been traced and contacted. Those individuals are now in quarantine. 


Mayor Paul Coogan in conjunction with Tess Curran, the Director of Health of Human Services and the Board of Health issued to close down personal care-type businesses over the weekend.


This will go into effect on Tuesday March 24th and include any hair salon or barbershop, nail salons, massage services, tanning salons, fitness centers, day spas as well as body art and body work. 


Fall River wasn’t the only local community to confirm their first case of the virus over this past weekend. Both Swansea and Somerset reported each of the towns now have their first case of COVID-19, as well. 


On top of taking care of your physical health, Fall River’s leadership is asking you to prioritize your mental care, as well. 


Anyone who is currently experiencing anxiety, depression or for those in need of emotional support cab dial 2-1-1 for behavioral health resources. All other information can be found at Fall River’s official website and Facebook.