On March 31, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced several updates including extending the non-essential business emergency order and guidance for Executive Branch employees until May 4, 2020. The Department of Public Health’s Stay-At-Home Advisory remains in effect. The Administration also updated the “COVID-19 Essential Services” categories for businesses and other organizations that provide essential services and workforce’s related to COVID-19 that are permitted to operate brick and mortar facilities during the emergency.
Merridith O’Leary, Public Health Director for the City of Northampton, has issued an order that school play areas and parks and recreation facilities in the City of Northampton be closed to the public Read on...
The City of Northampton Board of Health, Building Department and the Department of Public Works have issued procedures for construction sites and construction workers in Northampton. Read on...
The City of Northampton’s Emergency Management Team is working with ServiceNet and other local partners to open an emergency shelter at Northampton High School for our homeless neighbors. Read on...
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 disease COVID-19. Read on...
The COVID-19 call center is staffed Monday - Friday from 8 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8a – 5p by health care workers who can field general questions about COVID-19. Read on...
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 Read on...
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. Read on...
Guest column Merridith O’Leary: Lessons from a pandemic: Listen to facts, not opinions Read on...
City of Northampton Board of Health to close gyms, nail and hair salons and more Read on...
The Hampshire County MRC is a national volunteer program dedicated to building strong, healthy and prepared communities with more than 800 trained volunteers with medical and non-medical experience. Read on...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker!
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms, please use the CDC Symptom Checker. Call your doctor if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Question & Answer Opportunities
On Friday, April 3, 2020, there will be an opportunity to join the Northampton Health Department in a COVID-19 question and answer teleconference session for the general public. Please submit your questions in advance of the teleconference by completing the below form:
|10:30-11:30 am||Phone #: 515-604-9099|
Access code: 533-433-675
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- World Health Organization - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Senator Comerford - COVID-19 State & Federal Updates
- State Representative Sabadosa - COVID-19 Resources
This page is updated regularly, please check back often! Last updated: Sun. 4/5/2020.