Board of Health
Agendas & Minutes
Zoom Links to Video Recordings of Meetings
Click here to access Zoom recordings of meetings. To find a specific Board of Health meeting, scroll through the chronological list of all Zoom-recorded meetings. Note the passcode which you will have to type in.
- Juliette Haas, Alternate & Director
- Ellen Maggio
- Charles Ogden, Chairman
- Dr. William Rose
Board of Health Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to Noon
CHP Mobile Health Care
Appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-ups
are always welcome!
The Mobile Health Team treats:
- Non-emergency sick visits
- Blood pressure checks
- Vaccines, boosters & testing for adults and children
- Primary care referrals
- Nutrition services and food security (SNAP & WIC)
- Family Services
COVID-19 & Flu Advice
On May 11, 2023, all Federal and State COVID-19-related emergency orders were rescinded.
For 2023-2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting an updated COVID-19 vaccine.
- Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of the updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
- People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccine.
- Children aged 6 months–4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be current, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
What You Need to Know About Monkeypox (MPX)
In the United States, pox cases (formerly monkeypox) have declined since peaking in August 2022, but the outbreak is not over. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to receive reports of cases that reflect ongoing community transmission in the United States and internationally. Although vaccine-induced immunity is incomplete, vaccination remains one of the most critical prevention measures. Spring and summer seasons in 2023 could lead to a resurgence of pox as people gather for festivals and other events.
Refuse and Recycling Collection Regulations
Effective November 1, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) added textiles, mattresses, and box springs to its ban on disposing of these items in landfills, meaning they must be recycled. The ban aims to reduce the amount of waste deposited in the constantly shrinking landfills. According to the MassDEP, 95% of the textiles recovered can be recycled. The Town of Egremont has met this new ban by adding two collection programs to the Town's many other recycling programs. Learn what you need to know on the Transfer Station and Recycling Center web page.
View (PDF) the tobacco regulations from the Board of Health.