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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 warning: Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Mosquitoes positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been found in the Wendell area. While human cases are rare, this disease is extremely dangerous. For information on symptoms and preventive measures, please go to EEE Fact Sheet. Copies are also available on the Wendell Country Store bulletin board, at the Wendell Free Library, and at WRATS.

COVID-19 Response Updates

Dear Wendell residents,

Here are updates received by the Board of Health:

Governor Baker has extended the Stay at Home advisory until May 18, to be updated at that time. Social groups are still limited to 10 with maintenance of six feet of physical distancing. We should continue the hygiene and sanitizing practices that we have been using. In addition, he has issued an order requiring anyone over the age of two to wear a mask or cloth face covering over their mouth and nose when in a place open to the public, whether outdoors or inside, when a distance of about six feet from other people cannot be maintained. Those who are unable to wear a face covering because of a medical condition are exempted. This order applies to all workers and customers of businesses and other organizations open to the public that are permitted to operate as COVID-19 Essential Businesses. Masks are required at all times within stores, and while in vehicles used for transportation services. If a customer refuses to wear a mask or cloth covering for non-medical reasons, a business may decline entry to the individual. This order is effective on Wednesday, May 6, and remains in effect until further notice.

In other news, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has created a Contact Tracing Collaborative to help control the spread of COVID-19. If you or someone you have close contact with should test positive for COVID-19, someone from the COVID Community Team will contact you by phone. Your caller ID will show the call is coming from 833-638-1685 or from 857-305-2728. Please answer the call. This call is permitted by the HIPAA Privacy Rule since it is used to control disease. Your name will not be released. Contact tracers will never ask for social security numbers or health insurance identification numbers. Your cooperation is essential to slow the spread.

Wendell Board of Health:

Barbara Craddock, Chair
Judy Bailey
John Sullivan
Wibby Swedberg, Health Agent
Patricia Miller, Clerk

Country Store Seating Area Closed

Dear Wendell Residents,

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Governor Baker has prohibited gatherings of more than 25 people and on-premises consumption of food and drink. In compliance with that order, the Wendell Selectboard and the Wendell Board of Health are asking customers who buy coffee, baked goods, and other foods at our Country Store to do so on a take-out basis. The seating area at the store is now closed. While this may be an inconvenience for some, it is necessary to protect the health of us all. Please be considerate and respectful to our Country Store workers as they continue to serve you. Patience and kindness are most needed during difficult times. We appreciate your cooperation.

Wendell Selectboard
Wendell Board of Health

Mass211 Phone Line for COVID-19 Information

Dear Wendell,

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has created a Mass 2-1-1 phone line to provide real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages. By calling 2-1-1, you can get information about COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and treatment; testing; and guidance about travel. The line is open to callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents with questions can call 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone. You will hear an automated menu of options. Press 2-6 for coronavirus. The line has 17 staff answering calls. This information line is a free service.

Wendell Board of Health:
Barbara Craddock
Judy Bailey
John Sullivan
Wibby Swedberg, Health Agent

COVID-19 Center

All official information about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 published by the Town of Wendell will appear here.

Wendell, Massachusetts

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