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The City of Northampton Health Department, under the guidance of the Board of Health, assesses and addresses the needs of the community in order to help protect and improve the health and quality of life of residents and visitors. This is carried out by the implementation of disease surveillance, health promotion, environmental health inspection, public outreach, education, and empowerment.
The Health Department is responsible for permitting and inspecting businesses that provide services to the public to ensure compliance with local, state and federal law.
Body Art Establishments
Tobacco/Nicotine Delivery Retailers
Public Hearing Notice
Hearing Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Board of Health Regulations Affecting Smoking in Public Places and Youth Access to Tobacco and Nicotine Delivery Products.
March 20, 2014
City Hall Hearing Room - 2nd Floor - 210 Main Street
Norovirus (often called the stomach flu) Is On The Rise
Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or intestines or both to get inflamed (acute gastroenteritis). This leads you to have stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and throwing up. Other symptoms may include fever, headaches and body aches.
Anyone can be infected with norovirus and get sick. Also, you can have norovirus illness many times in your life.
Norovirus illness can be serious, especially for young children and older adults. The best way to help prevent norovirus is to practice proper hand washing.