Board of Health
Hours: Tuesday 3:30pm-5:00pm and by appointment
Board meets 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm
Phone: 413-655-2300 x311
Plunkett Lake Algae Advisory Removed October 16
West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Samples have been identified in Hinsdale
The following cities and towns had WNV positive mosquito sample(s): Athol and Hinsdale. Moderate day and cool evening temperatures will encourage outdoor activities increasing resident's exposure. Human risk will continue until the first hard frost. Recommended public health measures include raising awareness among residents, reminding residents to use mosquito repellents with an EPA-registered active ingredient, and observing peak mosquito activity at dusk and dawn. MDPH surveillance and testing activities conclude on 10/1/21. Please click on this link to access risk maps updated with today"s positive results: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-arbovirus-update. If you have difficulty accessing this information, please call Juliana Jacoboski at 617-939-3988.
THIS NOTICE IS TO INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT A MOSQUITO HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED, WHICH WAS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS BUT DOES NOT INDICATE THAT WEST NILE VIRUS HAS NOT BEEN CONTRACTED BY A PERSON.
Fish Consumption Advisory for Plunkett Reservoir, June 11
To read the fish consumption advisory for Plunkett, click here.
Fish Consumption Advisory for Ashmere
To read the fish consumption advisory for Ashmere Lake, click here.