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Posted on: April 4, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Order Closing School Play Areas, Parks & Recreation Facilities

For Immediate Release - April 4, 2020

ORDER CLOSING SCHOOL PLAY AREAS AND PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

By the authority granted by the Northampton Board of Health pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws c. 111 § ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

EMERGENCY SHELTER: Volunteers, Donations & Staff Needed!

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed for 6-8 hour shifts to support ServiceNet shelter staff. The shelter will also have behavioral health professionals and full time security onsite. Please contact:

Assistant Chief Andy PelisNorthampton Fire Rescue ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Northampton Public Health Director Merridith O’Leary: What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

By MERRIDITH O’LEARY

For the Gazette

Published: 3/30/2020 2:01:43 PM

With everyone understandably on high alert about coronavirus transmission, I’d like to explain in detail what happens when an individual tests positive for coronavirus d...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Cooley Dickinson Opens COVID-19 Community Call Center

Cooley Dickinson Opens COVID-19 Community Call Center NORTHAMPTON – As part of its mission to provide the community with personalized, compassionate and personalized care and to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cooley Dickinson Health ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

EXECUTIVE ORDERS: Prohibiting Entry into Restaurants & Self-Service of Food & Beverages

The Northampton Public Health Director, Merridith O’Leary, has issued two orders prohibiting entry into restaurants for take-out service and prohibiting self-service of food and beverages. For more information, please view the Executive Orders b...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

SHELTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Shelter Volunteers Needed

Northampton High School8-hour shifts / 2 weeksASAP

A 70-cot shelter is ready for occupancy at the Northampton High School. Volunteers are needed for 8-hour shifts with 3 volunteers per shift. Each volunteer is asked to work 2 weeks...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

GUEST COLUMN: Merridith O'Leary, Director of Northampton Public Health

In the midst of a pandemic, every person has a role to play. We all must use basic health practices such as covering coughs and sneezes into the crook of the elbow, frequent hand washing, hand sanitizing and maintaining proper (6-feet minimum) social dist...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Board of Health to Close Gyms, Nail & Hair Salons, and More...

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City of Northampton Board of Health moves to close gyms, nail and hair salons and more;

NORTHAMPTON -- Effective Saturday, March 21, 12:01 am, all services offered to the public which cannot be provided at a distance of at least six (6) feet, particularly ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Hampshire County Medical Reserve Corps Recruitment

Hampshire County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Recruitment:

The Hampshire County MRC is a national volunteer program dedicated to building strong, healthy and prepared communities. We have more than 800 trained volunteers with medical and non-medical experie...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

DONATIONS WANTED: Extra Hand Sanitizer!

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HOW YOU CAN HELP: 

Calling for Donations of Hand Sanitizer!

The Department of Health is reporting shortages of hand sanitizer for its health partners. The city is asking for anyone who may have more hand sanitizer than they need, to please bring so...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Situation Awareness Report - March 18, 2020

City of Northampton Health Department Coronavirus Situation Awareness Report

PLEASE NOTE: This is a rapidly evolving situation. Risk of the Coronavirus to Massachusetts residents remains low. Infection numbers are likely to change. The Ci...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that laboratory testing confirmed the second case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection, in a male between the ages of 19-30 from eastern Worcester County.  This is the ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Measles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Measles Alert

Date: May 2, 2019

Contact: Merridith A O’Leary, R.S., Public Health Director, City of Northampton 

   (413) 587-1214 

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Posted on: June 2, 2015

Mosquito & Disease Public Service Announcement

What you need to know about diseases transmitted by mosquitoes - West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) are serious diseases caused by a virus transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. You can reduce your chances of getting a mosqui...

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Posted on: June 2, 2015

Flu Season

Flu season 2018/2019 is fast approaching.  The Public Health Nurse will be coordinating clinics throughout the community starting in October.  Dates and locations are to be determined.  If you would like to get a Flu Shot contac...

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