Archive of COVID-19 Public Health Guidance and Directives

Listed below are previously-issued guidance and directives from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) related to COVID-19 that have been rescinded or replaced. All lapsed guidance and directives are listed below for reference only.

Table of Contents

EOHHS Congregate Care

Guidance for Congregate Care Programs

Guidance on Medication Administration in Congregate Care Facilities

Health Care Professionals


Lab professionals

Sexual and Domestic Violence (SDV) service providers

Health Care Organizations


Non-Acute Care Hospitals

  • DPH Guidance: Caring for Non-Acute Care Hospital Patients


Dialysis Facilities

Substance Addiction Service Providers

Emergency Responders & Law Enforcement

DPH has issued guidance to emergency responders and has shared important guidance from the CDC, including:


For long-term care facilities

Signs for facilities:

Guidance documents:

For assisted living residences

For in-home caregivers

For Early Intervention providers

Guidance for Massachusetts Early Intervention vendor agencies:

For community day programs

Guidance for community day program settings (e.g. Adult Day Health, Day Habilitation, Clubhouses, Councils on Aging, etc.):

For human service transportation


DPH guidance:

Recreational Camps and Programs

Local government


  • DPH Guidance to implement the DPH Order regarding access to certain immunization information for insurance carriers and MassHealth.

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