May 18, 2020
Detailed industry reopening plan Executive Order signed by Governor Baker on May 18, 2020. View detailed plan
May 5, 2020
The Governor has recently launched a Statewide initiative called the Community Tracing Collaborative also known as CTC. This initiative is a major step towards reopening parts of our state infrastructure. The collaborative was created to aid local Health Departments in notifying individuals who have come into contact with someone infected and contagious with Covid-19. The goal of this initiative is to figure out who might have been exposed through interviews with infected people and notify their contacts rather than waiting for people to become sick and continue to spread COVID-19 among their community.
It is important to know that the calls from this collaborative will not be coming from a Western Ma area code. They will be coming from MA COVID Team: (833) 638-1685 or (857) 305-2728.Please answer the call.
We are all working together to protect the residents of Massachusetts and East Longmeadow. PLEASE NOTE: These calls will come from one of the numbers listed above and no one will ever request social security information or health insurance information.
Also beginning Tomorrow, Wednesday May 6th, the Governor has made it mandatory for people to use masks when entering any business, or while engaging in activities if the social distancing guidance of 6 feet cannot to be maintained. This requirement is not applicable for those 2 or younger or those with medical conditions that do not allow for safe mask usage. Masks are proven to be highly effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19. If you are in need of a mask or if you have any questions, you can reach us at our covid hotline at 413-486-9000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a business and would like a poster for your establishment you can email email@example.com and we can send you one.
May 1, 2020
In need of a mask? Our MRC/CERT volunteers have started making masks and they will be available for free to East Longmeadow residents. To sign-up for a mask, fill out a form online.
March 16, 2020
The Town of East Longmeadow is closing the Town Hall building to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through March 30, 2020 in an effort to stem the spread the Covid-19 virus.
All essential town services will continue with minor procedural changes. This situation is rapidly evolving and of unknown scope. Therefore, the following extraordinary measures are being implemented in the interests of continued public health and safety.
Only essential personnel will report for duty. Residents and businesses are asked to use online transactions and telephone or mail requests for municipal business.
Police, Fire, Health and DPW departments will continue business as usual. Other offices will perform their duties remotely where possible.
If you have general questions or seek information about the town’s response to Covid-19 we have set up a dedicated phone number (413) 486-9000 and an email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Any calls requiring medical assistance should still be directed to 9-1-1.
These decisions are made in an effort to comply with direction from the Governor’s office and follow guidelines issued pursuant to the declared state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
March 11, 2020
COVID-18 UPDATE #2
In an effort to greatly reduce the impact that Covid-19, also known Coronavirus, may have on our community, the Town of East Longmeadow is taking the following steps:
1- Given that over 30% of East Longmeadow residents are over the age of 60, which is the hardest hit demographic of this virus, services at our Council of Aging and our East Longmeadow Public Library will be suspended starting Thursday March 12th 2020. Resumption of these services will be revisited April 1st or sooner as circumstances dictate. The Senior Center will be open for Meals on Wheels deliveries, previously scheduled AARP tax preparations and meetings with the Director of Community Services by appointment only. There will be no transportation provided. Please note: Recreation Department will remain open and can be accessed through the North side entrance.
2- All non-essential town sponsored travel will be suspended.
3- All municipal gatherings of over 50 people will be postponed.
4- All out of town field trips will be postponed or canceled.
We believe these steps are in line with the Governor's recent call to action to assist in the prevention efforts. Non-pharmaceutical interventions such as these, are actions a community can take to help slow the spread of illness or reduce the adverse impact of public health emergencies. It is our hope that pursuing these slight modifications will greatly reduce the spread of Covid-19 throughout our community.
We want to remind the public that even if you are not over 60, or do not have a compromised immune system, you could still be exposed. We ask that all of our residents follow these best practices to protect themselves.
1- If you are sick, stay home
2- Frequently wash your hands and avoid touching your face
3- If you need to cough or sneeze, use the inside of your elbow, not your hands, to cover your mouth
4- Practice good social distancing techniques. This means consider using an elbow bump instead of a handshake or hug, and while talking with someone keep a 6 ft distance between you and other people.
For more information or to follow updates on coronavirus please visit our website at https://www.eastlongmeadowma.gov/645/Health-Department or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ELongHealthdept/. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Aimee Petrosky at the East Longmeadow Health Department 413-525-5400 x1103, or via email at email@example.com
Covid-19 Questions and Answers Updated April 13, 2020
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.
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- 2019 Massachusetts Arbovirus Daily Update for WNV Risk and Cases
- Mosquito and Tick Information Session
- 2019 West Nile Virus (WNV) Fact Sheet from the Health Department
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2018 Surgeon General's Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth
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