Current Events/Important Information
50% Reduction in Permit Renewal Fees for 2021
The Board of Health has authorized a 50% reduction in total permit renewal fees for businesses permitted by the Board of Health. Only the businesses listed in the press release are authorized for the reduction. The reduction expires March 1, 2021 and may not be applied to new businesses.
October 10, 2020 Public Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Information- EVENT FULL! An additional drive-thru clinic is in the process of being scheduled soon- check back for updates
-Pre-register here: https://doodle.com/poll/9v5v4ub68ezxiba4 (Please put your age next to your name for vaccine ordering requirements. Your information will not be visible to others. Please sign up all members of your family who are planning on attending)
-To save time, you can fill out the Vaccine Administration Record (VAR)—Informed Consent for Vaccination form ahead of time and bring it to the clinic. If you do not have access to a printer, you will have the option to fill the paperwork out on site at the clinic.
For questions or help registering for the clinic, please call the Health Department at (413) 529-1400 ext. 430
Save the Date- Drug Take Back day: October 24
Lower Mill Pond will be addressed by the Health Department and the MA DPH as well once it is clear.
Possible Cyanobacteria Algae Bloom Present at Both Nashawannuck and Lower Mill Ponds
The Easthampton Health Department sent photographs of both Nashawannuck Pond and Lower Mill Pond to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Toxicology Program for help in identifying a possible cyanobacteria algae bloom. After review, the MDPH Toxicology Program stated that the photos provided indicate the possible presence of cyanobacteria (algae) cells that may exceed the MDPH guidelines for recr...eational waterbodies in Massachusetts. The MDPH recommends posting public advisories at all access points of the ponds to notify residents that water should be avoided.
The Health Department will post signage at both locations as soon as possible.
Please review the attached press release for more information.
For more information abuot cyanobacteria, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/guides/cyanobacterial-harmful-algal-blooms-cyanohabs-water
Effective December 11, 2019: 105 CMR 665: Minimum Standards for Retail Sale of Tobacco and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems