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DPH COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Needed Information
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
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COVID-19 -- Legal BOH Guidance from the Massachusetts Association of Health Board
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COVID- 19 - Health-Related BOH Guidance from the Masschusetts Association of Health Boards
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Examining the effect of information channel on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance
Predictors of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Socio-demographics, Co-Morbidity and Past Racial Discrimination
Dr. Testa, President of MAHB, and Drs. Savoia and Piltch-Loeb, faculty in the MAHB Certificate Program, are all members of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) program and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 111, s. 31 grants local boards of health (LBOH) the legal authority to promulgate reasonable health regulations. The recently signed amendment to G.L. c. 111, s. 31 requires LBOH to solicit comments on proposed agricultural regulations from an...
Question: Are healthcare workers, clinics and others who administer the COVID-19 vaccine liable for injury or death caused by a COVID-19 vaccination? Answer: No. State and federal law, and a federal no-fault compensation program, give complete immunity to healthcare...
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.
Download and modify this new Word Template to issue a Notice of Violation citing the most recent Governor’s Emergency Orders. Excerpt reads: The above-named Board of Health, working under the authority of the Governor’s Emergency Orders, including, but not limited...
How Does the U.S. Supreme Court case , Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York, 592 U.S. _____, 2020 WL 6948354 (11.25.2020) impact Governor Baker’s Orders relative to Houses of Worship. The Supreme Court wrote its...
Many members of a Board of Health or other position that assumes responsibility for local public health (e.g., Health Commissioner) often ask “When making discretionary public health decisions in the line of duty, do I have any liability coverage offered by the...
Ron O’Connor, MA DPH, is Chosen for the Third Annual Dr. Al DeMaria Jr. Public Health Achievement Award
Jana Ferguson, Assistant Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, announced on the Inter-agency Local Boards of Health COVID-19 webinar held today Tuesday, December 1st, at 3:00 p.m. that Ron O'Connor, Director, Office of Local and Regional Health at...
Several weeks ago, Governor Baker instituted new recommendations to control the spread of COVID-19. He continues to encourage keeping businesses open and schools operating in-person. Keeping businesses and schools open have a clear scientific basis. In addition,...