WESTWOOD (CBS) – Westwood is one of the towns just added by Massachusetts as a high-risk community for coronavirus infections.
This news comes despite residents in the town saying they’re doing everything they can.READ MORE: 'It's Like An Assault.' Bar Made Famous By 'Perfect Storm' Asks For Return Of Stolen Photo Album
“I’m doing everything. I’m wearing my mask, everyone stays six feet apart,” said one resident. “So I’m doing everything, and I think everyone else is. We’re not going out to eat as much.”
Overall, 121 Mass. communities have been labeled high-risk for COVID-19, with most of them in the heavily-populated eastern parts of the state.READ MORE: 'A Tragic Case Of Domestic Violence.' Police Investigating Possible Murder-Suicide In Oxford
New state data indicates the growth is coming from small clusters, and contact with immediate family members.
“It’s probably not something that we can stem with economic rollbacks, reopening rollbacks,” says Dr. Shira Doron, a Tufts Medical Center Epidemiologist. “It’s not something that can be stemmed with closing schools. It’s something that has to be taken on by the individuals.”
And if it is getting frustrating for residents, and COVID-18 fatigue is setting in, people in Westwood told WBZ-TV on Friday they’ll keep up the fight.MORE NEWS: 'Amazing, Absolutely Amazing.' Former NFL Player Living In Provincetown Reacts To Carl Nassib's Coming Out
“We’ve been in this situation for so long, people are missing their loved ones, their friends,” said another resident. “People are craving a sense of normalcy.”