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The primary responsibility of the Health Department is to respond and act on any situation that may affect the health and safety of the general public. Most of its duties are contained within many statutes, including mandatory licensing and inspection programs.
Board of Health
By law, the Board of Health is the designated public health authority for the town. It is primarily a regulatory agency, and strives to effectively enforce all applicable laws and rules and regulations pertaining to public health in order to preserve and protect public health - its major goal and responsibility. Additionally, the board continually evaluates and identifies community health needs so it can provide appropriate programs and services that lend to the promotion of public health for all.
The Board of Health meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Selectboard Meeting Room in town hall at 116 Main Street. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Board has met virtually.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
Public Health Resources
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MA helpline to stop domestic violence at its source
The 2021 Arbovirus season starts on Monday June 14. As a result, the state will begin mosquito testing at the State Public Health Laboratory. This may be the third year of a EEE outbreak cycle. There is a possibility, the extended drought from last fall into spring may reduce EEE activity. As a precaution, surveillance, response plans, and educational materials are now available. Refer to the listed resources for additional information.