NEW! Covid-19 Information
How do I prevent myself and my family from catching Covid-19?
Symptoms generally are fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath.
How are people diagnosed with COVID-19?
There are two ways a person can be diagnosed with COVID-19:
1.) A clinician diagnosis without testing, or
2.) Laboratory confirmation of the corona virus
To read more, click HERE
If I test positive for COVID-19 or identified as a close contact of a positive case, will I be contact by the Health Department? YES! We will make every effort to contact you by telephone. In fact, you may hear from us before getting a call from your doctor or the hospital. If we weren’t provided with a phone number for you, we will contact you by USPS mail. Your privacy is important to us and your personal information is held in the strictest of confidence. No identifying information will ever be released to the public. If you wish to see a simplified interview sheet, click HERE. Case surveillance and contact tracing is extremely important in fighting back against the pandemic.
What does it mean if the Board of Health or my doctor told me to ISOLATE?
Read Isolation Orders by clicking HERE
What does it mean if the Board of Health told me I am a contact and to to QUARANTINE?
Read Quarantine Orders by clicking HERE
SEPTIC AND WELL INFO BY ADDRESS www.axisgis.com/belchertownma/
DEP Well Search https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/Portal/#!/search/welldrilling
Smoking and Tobacco Control Proposed Changes NEW! April 2016
Storm Fact Sheet
Board of Health
|Forms and Applications||Fees||Regulations|
|Environmental Health||Public Health Nursing||EEE Virus Info|
|National Institutes of Health||Public Health Emergency Preparedness||H1N1 Flu|
|Helpful Links||Energy Assistance||Frequently Asked Questions|
|Smoking Cessation Information||Syringe and Needle Exchange MA
There is a syringe and needle drop box located in Lawrence Memorial Hall (Town Hall) 2 Jabish Street Rear Entrance
Board of Health Members
|Dana Burton||Vice Chair & Signatory|
Judy Metcalf, R.S.,C.H.O.
|Director of Public Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Public Health Nurse
|David Fredenburg, Jr.||Gas & Plumbing Inspector||
|Charles Lyndon, Jr||Asst. Gas & Plumbing Inspector||
Three Year Elected (Overlapping) Terms; Five Members; Meeting on the first Monday of the month in Lawrence Memorial Hall: The Board of Health's responsibilities are largely determined by State statues and regulations. The Board is also empowered to establish local regulations necessary to protect the health and well-being of the community. The Board's primary duties relate to the protection of public health, control of disease, preservation of a wholesome and safe food supply, promotion of sanitary living conditions, and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.
(*Per State Law, Animal Inspector appointment will expire April 30th)