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Elizabeth Swedberg, Health Agent

Address: Board of Health 9 Morse Village Rd, Wendell, MA 01379

Mailing Address: Board of Health P O Box 41, Wendell, MA 01379

Phone: 978-544-3395 X 106

Fax: 978-544-7467

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month starting at 7:00p.m. (Subject to change)

 

Board of Health Meeting Agenda for 02/22/2021 at 7:00 pm

New Business:

  • Approve and sign minutes of previous meetings, 02/08/21

  • Attend to mail and new business not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours

  • Review Notices

Unfinished Business:

  • COVID status: cases, vaccination updates

  • SC: Website development

  • WS: Health Agent report

  • BC: Trench permit info request; hoarding case update; Swift River School water

  • Annual Report due Feb. 21

  • Budget for FY 2022

  • Next meeting

  • March 8, 2021 7:00 pm via Zoom

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Wendell Board Of Health News

Vaccination site updates: Starting February 18, those ages 65+ and those with 2+ medical conditions can begin booking appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations. All previously eligible Phase 1 and Phase 2 individuals are also still eligible to be vaccinated. As of this posting, there is no local clinic scheduled for this group. If and when one becomes available, we will let you know. You can find an available site and schedule an appointment by going to:

https://vaxfinder.mass.gov

This is a very large group, so it may take a month or so for everyone to book their appointments, according to Governor Baker's announcement.

The clinic being held at Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School on Wednesday, Feb. 24 is ONLY for those in Orange, Wendell and New Salem who are 75+ and received their first doses there on Feb. 3 and Feb. 6. The provision that caregivers may also receive a vaccination when accompanying a person 75+ currently applies only to mass vaccination sites; the closest one to us is at Eastfield Mall in Springfield.

Masking: The need to keep wearing masks, washing hands, avoiding indoor gatherings, and practicing social distancing continues, even after you have been fully vaccinated. While the vaccine prevents people from getting ill, it may still be possible to carry the virus; scientific study continues on that. Also, there are several variants that are becoming more common in our country that may be more transmissible, so the need for protection is ongoing. The CDC reports that double masking greatly increases the blockage of airborne particles that carry the virus. They recommend that you wear a surgical-type mask underneath a cloth mask. Knot the ear loops on the surgical masks for a tighter fit. If you have a small face and there are gaps on the sides, you can overlap a pleat of the surgical mask to another pleat and staple it on each side to tighten it. Be sure to staple from the inside of the mask so the ends of the staples are on the outside and they don't scratch your face.

It is a very exciting time, now that vaccines are becoming more easily available. It will take months for enough people to be fully vaccinated to greatly reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission, but we are getting there.

Barbara Craddock
For the Wendell Board of Health

Board of Health meeting, January 25, 2021


Town of Wendell

Notice of Meetings of Town Boards and Committees

As required by the Open Meeting Law/M.G.L. Ch. 30A Sec. 18-25


Board or Committee:Board of Health

Date: 01/25/2021Time:7:00pm

Location:Zoom meeting

Date of Posting:01/21/2021Posted by:Barbara Craddock



ALL BOARD OF HEALTH MEETINGS WILL BE HELD BY CONFERENCE CALL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. PHONE NUMBER : 1-301-715-8592, ID 834 1452 4095

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Agenda

New Business:

  • Approve and sign minutes of previous meetings, 12/28/2020 and 1/11/2021

  • Attend to mail and new business not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours

  • Review Notices


Unfinished Business:

  • COVID status: cases, Emergency Funding, vaccine update

  • SC: Well testing for PFAS; website development

  • WS: Health Agent report

  • COVID status and vaccine updates

  • Hoarding case update

  • Annual Report due Feb. 21



  • Next meeting

  • February 8, 2021 7:00 pm via Zoom


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Board of Health Meeting Agenda, Feb. 8, 2021

New Business:

  • Approve and sign minutes of previous meeting on 01/25/2021

  • Attend to mail and new business not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours

  • Review Notices

Unfinished Business:

  • COVID status update

  • Ralph C. Mahar COVID-19 vaccine clinic 02/03 and 02/06

  • Website development update

  • Health Agent report

  • Annual Report draft; final due 02/21

Next meeting

February 22, 2021 7:00 pm via Zoom

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Board of Health meeting, 28 Dec 2020

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Time: Dec 28, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada
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