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The Massachusetts Appeals Court dismisses Cumberland Farms, Inc.’s argument that “Jazz” cigars are not flavored tobacco products, and affirms the Yarmouth Board of Health’s suspension of the store’s tobacco sales permit
Massachusetts Association of Health Boards
Massachusetts Boards of Health are responsible under general laws, state and local regulations, for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community.
COVID-19 -- Legal BOH Guidance from the Massachusetts Association of Health Board
We will be posting guidance’s and recommendations for common legal public health questions that we have been receiving. Please click on the following link to view our latest set of guidance’s and recommendations.
COVID- 19 - Health-Related BOH Guidance from the Masschusetts Association of Health Boards
We will be posting guidance’s and recommendations for common health-related questions that we have been receiving. Please click on the following link to view our latest set of guidance’s and recommendations.
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Local Boards of Health are currently faced with enforcing emergency orders issued by the Governor. MAHB has added a new template under the legal alerts frequently asked Questions — see Question 1.017. This COVID-19 Checklist template can be used for a variety of violations including: business, organization, or other non-business enterprise openings; wearing of masks or facial coverings; isolation and quarantine; maximum premises capacity; indoor and/or outdoor entertainment; proper “social distancing” of patrons or guests; food service preparation and delivery; indoor and/or outdoor recreational activities; summer day camps; day care services or congregate living facilities? If as a Board of Health you need to enforce these orders, get a copy of our generic COVID-19 Checklist Cease and Desist LBOH Order that can be issued to cover any one of these areas.
Webinar Video and Materials Now Posted: Evidence-based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness
The Video Recording and all supporting materials for the Webinar given on July 14, 2020, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm EDT has been posted. Please join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a webinar releasing a new report that highlights...
Having trouble keeping all the COVID-19 Orders in order? Click Here to go to a listing at faegredrinker.com of all the Governor's orders along with other COVID resources.
Monday, July 6, 2020, marked the beginning of the first part of phase three in Massachusetts. Businesses and industries that have been closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed to reopen. Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday said phase four will not...
Cheryl Sbarra, J.D., Appointed Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards Cheryl Sbarra, J.D., has been appointed the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards (MAHB) by a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors. ...
Accelerating Improvements in the Massachusetts Local Public Health System The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the local public health system in Massachusetts is not adequately structured, staffed, or financed to meet large scale public health challenges. This action...
New COVID-19 reopening guidelines have been issued by the Governor's Office in conjunction with the Department of Public Health. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to...
Shared Services Update The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has awarded four additional State Action for Public Health Excellence (SAPHE) Program grants for FY21. The SAPHE Program (formerly the Massachusetts Municipal Public Health Shared Services...