SOUTHWICK- The Town of Southwick reported 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Dec. 23, bringing the pandemic total for the town to 270 confirmed cases in the days leading up to Christmas.
The weekly case count for Southwick was posted on the town’s website two days early this week due to the holiday. Cases detected through Christmas will be included in the case count for next week on Friday, Jan. 1.
The new case count also came days before Gov. Charlie D. Baker’s Executive Order is set to begin on Dec. 26 at 12:01 a.m.. The new order lowers occupancy levels for certain businesses from 40 percent to 25 percent. Those businesses include restaurants, businesses with small spaces, certain office spaces, and movie theaters. Manufacturing facilities, drive-ins, and construction will not be affected by the governor’s order.
As of Dec. 23 five people had died due to COVID-19 in Southwick.