Health Department

Mission: 

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 June 17, 2021, Governor Baker signed into law An Act Extending Certain COVID-19 Measures Adopted During the State of Emergency. This Act includes an extension, until April 1, 2022, of the remote meeting provisions of his March 12, 2020, Executive Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law. View guidance.

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East Longmeadow Covid-19 Cases: 1,890 confirmed cases (since March 2020), 41 in the last 14 days with a percent positivity of 2.78% (Updated October 15, 2021). Hampden County transmission level according to CDC: High. 

Covid-19 Vaccine Information 

Visit https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/  to find the nearest available appointment near you


East Longmeadow Mask Mandate (August 28, 2021) 

Visit our Health Department Covid-19 Webpage for more information. 

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A West Nile Virus positive mosquito was found in a surrounding community. Please continue to engage in mosquito safe practices by:

- Use a EPA approved mosquito repellent with DEET, permethrin, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to the instructions given on the product label. If you need mosquito repellant, the Health Dept. has Ben's mosquito wipes available at the Town Hall for free. Stop by before 4pm today!

- Remove areas of standing water around your home

- Schedule outdoor events to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

- When you are outdoors or if you have to go out during those hours, wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt and socks.

- Keep mosquitoes out of your house by repairing any holes in your screens and making sure they are tightly attached to all your doors and windows.

If you have any questions on how to reduce you and your families risk of West Nile Virus, contact the Health Department at 413-525-5400 x 1103 or visit us at National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3rd at the East Longmeadow Highschool from 5pm-8pm to chat about mosquitoes! You can also visit https://www.mass.gov/service-details/west-nile-virus-wnv for more information.

July 30th, 2021: The Department of Public Health (DPH) released updated guidance regarding the use of face coverings and cloth masks by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In light of the information released by the CDC on the Delta variant, DPH recommends that fully a fully vaccinated person wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home):

- If you have a weakened immune system

- If you are at increased risk for a severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition

- Or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. 

Click here to view the entire press release 

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Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the East Longmeadow Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has been called upon for assistance with mask making and delivery, vaccine clinics, and Meals on Wheels Delivery. Recently, the Health Department, in partnership with the EL Fire Department have held 37 Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics. MRC volunteers were called upon to assist with registrations, check in, check out, set up, and break down of the clinics. Two of our volunteers were recognized at our most recent Board of Health meeting on April 27, 2021 for their outstanding support and response to our call for assistance.

The first member is Olan Johnston:

Olan has been with our MRC unit since March 8, 2019. His background is in Law Enforcement and EMT/Paramedic and he manages the Covid-19 safety operations for the First Congregational Church. In April of 2020, the Council on Aging called on the ELMRC to assist with Meals on Wheels deliveries. Olan answered that call and is still assisting with these deliveries to this day. In May of 2020, the Clerks Office called on volunteers to assist at voting polls and sorting pre-voting ballots. Olan volunteered for both and the Town Clerk responded in appreciation to his extreme professionalism and work ethic. In February of 2021, volunteers were called again to assist with the Towns Vaccine Clinics. Olan assisted at 26/37 clinics with registrations, check out and set up/breakdown. Olan has also volunteered at past Health Department Flu Clinics. The Health Department is extremely grateful for all Olan has done!

Join us in thanking Olan by liking or sharing this Facebook post! MRC is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. Despite the name, you don't need a medical background to become an MRC volunteer. If you'd like more information on East Longmeadow MRC, contact Donna Bowman, at 413-525-5400 x 1106.

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Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the East Longmeadow Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has been called upon for assistance with mask making and delivery, vaccine clinics, and Meals on Wheels Delivery. Recently, the Health Department, in partnership with the EL Fire Department have held 37 Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics. MRC volunteers were called upon to assist with registrations, check in, check out, set up, and break down of the clinics. Two of our volunteers were recognized at our most recent Board of Health meeting on April 27, 2021 for their outstanding support and response to our call for assistance.

The second member who was recognized is Phillip Chapman:

Phil has been a member of the ELMRC since November 23, 2018. Phil volunteered to assist the MRC with registering residents 75+ for their Covid-19 Vaccine. He also volunteered at 22/37 of our Vaccine Clinics and assisted with registrations, check out and set up/breakdown. In the past, Phil has been active in public outreach and recruitment, shelter exercises, flu clinics and delivery of emergency go bags for the senior residents in town. Phil is always eager to volunteer and step up to any opportunity in a variety of settings. His enthusiasm is inspiring! The Health Department is extremely grateful for all Phil has done!

Join us in thanking Phil by liking or sharing this Facebook post! MRC is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. Despite the name, you don't need a medical background to become an MRC volunteer. If you'd like more information on East Longmeadow MRC, contact Donna Bowman, at 413-525-5400 x 1106.

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