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Health Agent
Administrative Assistant
499 Plymouth Street
Halifax, MA 02338
Board Meetings
Meetings are scheduled the first and third Wednesday of each month 6:30pm-8:30pm
After Hour Emergencies:
Please call police dispatch 781-293-5761
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday: Each office is different.
Call Board of Health first to confirm 8:00am - 12:00pm hours for any given Friday.
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Board Members
Term Expires
John DeLano
May 13, 2017
John Weber
May 18, 2019
Alan Dias
May 19, 2018
Our next regular scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 02, 2016, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  
Hidden in Plain Sight:
A Substance Abuse Educational Exhibit for Adults.  Strengthen Your Observation Skills.
    Join us for a walk-through display that allows you to explore a mock bedroom and learn to identify drug paraphernalia in everyday objects.
     This exhibit and presentation will reveal hiding places and other warning signs that may indicate alcohol or other drug use.
Agricultural Commission
Have you ever wondered what cyanobacteria look like under the microscope? These chains of bacteria that obtain their energy from photosynthesis are no laughing matter. This one is Anabaena. Photo by George Zoto.

The West Monponsett Pond is currently "CLOSED"

    The bad news continues with the West Monponsett Pond closed due to high algae counts. The Board of Health thanks George Zoto of DEP and Mike Celona of DPH for keeping us informed. At least we know the water is not safe for recreational use, rather than guessing!
Please tell your visiting friends, including pets, to stay out of the West Monponsett Pond.

         On Monday, October 11th, 2016 MassDEP collected a water sample from both East and West Monponsett Ponds.  ~ The samples were analyzed by MassDEP October 12th, 2016.~  

East Monponsett Pond:  The results indicate the East Monponsett Pond continues to be "Open."
A sample collected at Rte. 36 Boat Ramp (Holmes Street Beach) showed a cyanobacteria level of 950 cells/ml,

West Monponsett Pond: The results indicate the West Monponsett Pond continues to be Closed."
A sample collected at 4th Avenue (Lingan Street Beach) showed a cyanobacteria level of 1,866,000 cells/ml,

A sample collected at the State Boat Ramp (Rte. 58) showed a cyanobacteria level of 2,268,000 cells/ml,

A sample collected at Ocean Avenue Beach (Hanson, MA) showed a cyanobacteria level of 1,668,000 cells/ml.

The West Monponsett Pond levels continue to remain above the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml. 

MDPH recommends that the current advisory remain in place.  MassDEP plans on collecting samples again next week.

Many thanks to Michael Celona, DPH and George Zoto, DEP, for their work!
At their March 02, 2016 Board of Health meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve the new "Food Establishment Plan Review" regulation. A True Copy Attest of the Food Establishment Plan Review Regulation.
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For more infomation on Halifax Rabies Clinics:

For infomation on Annual Flu Prevention Clinics and Dates:

The link for Algae Concerns is:

The link for information on the Monponsett Watershed Association is:

~You can receive an official signed copy of regulations and/or meeting minutes at the Board of Health office~

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