The East Longmeadow Health Department, under the guidance of the Board of Health, assesses and addresses the needs of the community in order to help protect and improve the health and quality of life of residents and visitors. This is carried out by the implementation of disease surveillance, health promotion, and environmental health inspections.
The Board of Health is responsible for making health policy for the Town of East Longmeadow, which includes:
Creating new policy
Holding public hearings on existing policies
Hearing variance requests for existing policies
The Health Department is responsible for implementing the policies of the Board. As a result, the Department is responsible for the enforcement of policy.
The East Longmeadow Board of Health will continue to conduct meetings remotely at this time.
On February 15, 2022, Governor Baker signed into law a new session law which extends certain COVID-19 related measures. The new law, Chapter 22 of the Acts of 2022, includes an extension until July 15, 2022, of the remote meeting provisions of the Governor’s March 12, 2020, Executive Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law.
East Longmeadow reported 4154 confirmed cases (since March 2020), 97 in the last 14 days with a percent positivity of 8.21% (May 12, 2022)
The Biden Administration has made free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests available to all residents through a new web-based ordering platform. Each household is entitled to 4 testing kits through this program. These rapid antigen at-home tests can be ordered from the U.S. Post Office at COVID Home Tests | USPS.
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