Board of Health

August 4, 2020
The State has established an on-line COVID Safe Practices Concern Form for anyone who would like to report possible concerns about non-compliance with the Commonwealth’s travel advisory quarantine, face covering, gathering, or other public health rules.
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As of August 3, 2020 Halifax, MA is at moderate risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
 
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has reported the first EEE case of 2020, an individual under 18 years of age from Plymouth County was confirmed EEE positive on August 3, 2020.  The case has recovered.
 
The following cities and towns had EEE positive mosquito samples: Carver, Kingston, and Plympton.
 
The following communities are being raised to critical risk for EEE: Carver and Middleborough.
    
The following communities are being raised to high risk for EEE: Kingston, Plympton, and Rochester. 
 
The following communities are at moderate risk for EEE: Bridgewater, Halifax, Lakeville, Pepperell, Plymouth, Raynham, Taunton, and Wareham.
 
We need to protect ourselves from EEE
  1. Use deet or other approved repellant
  2. Avoid being outdoors dawn to dusk
  3. Wear long sleeves and pants to cover legs and arms
  4. Empty all standing water
  5. Repair screens on doors and windows
  6. Use netting over baby carriages 
  7. Help neighbors
  8. Call on the elderly
  9. Protect your animals.  Bring your pets indoors dawn to dusk
  10. Contact Plymouth County Mosquito Control for spraying.  Phone 781-585-5450 or fax 781-582-1276
For more information on how to protect and prevent against EEE, please use the links below
 
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Our next regular scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall, 2nd floor.

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Coronavirus Information

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     It is the responsibility of every Board of Health to protect the public, promote sanitary living conditions and protect the environment and, to what extent we can, prevent health and safety problems. The Halifax Board of Health takes that responsibility seriously. We strive to serve the needs of a growing/changing community by honoring existing mandates while developing new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

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You can receive an official signed copy of regulations and/or meeting minutes at the Board of Health office.

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For information on Mosquitoes, EEE/WNv and Aerial Spraying visit our website athttp://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/id/epidemiology/providers/public-health-cdc-arbovirus-info.html
 
Ticks & Mosquitoes: For more information on ticks visit our website at:  https://www.halifax-ma.org/board-health/pages/ticks-mosquitoes

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Board Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
John Weber

Chairman

May 14, 2022

Alan Dias

Co-Chairman

May 15, 2021

Steven MacFaun

Clerk

May 13, 2023

Staff Contacts

NameTitleE-MailPhone
Bob Valery

Health Agent

(781) 293-6768

Administrative Assistant

(781) 293-6768

Kelly Dwyer

Secretary

(781) 293-6768

Brian Kling

Animal Inspector

(781) 293-6768