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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Order Prohibiting Tag Sales, Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Rummage Sales & Similar Sales

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Order Prohibiting Tag Sales, Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Rummage Sales & Similar Sales

By authority granted by the Northampton Board of Health pursuant to Mass. Gen. Law c. 111 §30...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Northampton Announces Planned Closure of Temporary Emergency Shelter at NHS

For Immediate Release - May 19, 2020

City of Northampton Announces Planned Closure of Temporary Emergency Shelter at Northampton High School

NORTHAMPTON - Today, Mayor David J. Narkewicz announced that the City of Northampton, in close collaboration with Se...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Board of Health Amends COVID-19 Rules for Wearing of Face Coverings In Public

Northampton Board of Health Amends Covid-19 Rules for Wearing of Face Coverings In Public Places

NORTHAMPTON - Today, the City of Northampton issued revised mandatory orders for wearing face coverings in public places. The latest rules expand upon and cla...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Northampton Reopens Select Parks and Recreation Areas

For Immediate Release - May 7, 2020

City of Northampton Reopens Select Parks and Recreation Areas

NORTHAMPTON - On April 4, 2020, Northampton Health Department Director Merridith O’Leary ordered the closing of school play areas, parks and recreati...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Testing in City Shelter Indicates Virtually No Coronavirus Spread

For Immediate Release - April 30, 2020

TESTING IN CITY SHELTER INDICATES VIRTUALLY NO CORONAVIRUS SPREAD; SUCCESS ATTRIBUTED TO PROTOCOLS AND PRECAUTIONS

NORTHAMPTON - Testing conducted this week at the city’s shelter for homeless individuals at ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Farmers' Market Requirements

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Farmers’ Market Requirements

The City of Northampton Board of Health released a series of mandatory policies and procedures for all Farmers’ Markets in Northampton.

Effective April 26, 2020, Farmers M...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: City of Northampton Health Department Seeks Face Covering Donations

For Immediate Release - April 20, 2020

City of Northampton Health Department Seeks Face Covering Donations

NORTHAMPTON - On April 16, 2020, the Northampton Health Department issued an order for all members of the public to wear face coverings when around pe...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Northampton Health Department Issues Mandatory Orders on Face Coverings

For Immediate Release - April 14, 2020

Northampton Health Department Issues Mandatory Orders on Face Coverings

NORTHAMPTON - The City of Northampton’s Public Health Director, Merridith O’Leary, issued orders, effective April 16, 2020, at...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE - April 9, 2020

COVID UPDATE Robocall - April 9, 2020

This is Mayor David Narkewicz of the City of Northampton with updates on the COVID-19 health emergency. We have been issuing almost daily updates online, so be sure to check the city’s website and your local ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Order Regulating Grocery Stores, Supermarkets, and Convenience Stores

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTSCITY OF NORTHAMPTONHEALTH DEPARTMENTORDER REGULATING GROCERY STORES,SUPERMARKETS AND CONVENIENCE STORES

By authority granted by the Northampton Board of Health pursuant to Mass. Gen. Laws c. 111,  § 30, and as...

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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 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 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: 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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