DEDHAM — In an effort to continue to update Dedham residents on state and local preparedness efforts and impacts related to COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus), the Dedham Board of Health offers the following updates:
Governor Baker continues to move forward with reopening plans. The Board applauds the Governor’s efforts in the deliberate and responsible process he has engaged in. The department continues to support the business community in the various stages of their reopening plan(s). Please visit www.mass.gov/reopening for a complete report and daily updates for Reopening Massachusetts.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The Board met for the first time since the June 27th election, and its first order of business was to reorganize. Leanne Jasset and Kathy Reda were unanimously re-elected as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively.
Interim Health Director Bridget Sweet reported on the status of pool inspections, and general compliance inspections. Additionally, she informed the Board about a public hearing hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday, July 24th. The purpose of said hearing is to seek public input regarding lifting the temporary face covering order, in favor of a permanent order.
Although Town Hall remains closed to the public, the Health Department is staffed and available to address all questions and concerns. We encourage residents and businesses to contact the office at 781-751-9220 with any questions or concerns.
The Board appreciates the continued collaboration with all Town departments in assisting residents and businesses adapt to the new normal.
The Board again wishes to remind the public to properly dispose of gloves and masks at all public locations.
There are 416 confirmed cases of the virus in Dedham as of July 22, 2020. The Board wishes to thank the Health Department staff for their continued dedication during these unprecedented times.
Residents are encouraged to visit the website, dedhamcovid19.com, for all town updates as the COVID-19 situation develops. Visitors can subscribe via email to receive notifications for new posts. By continuing to practice social distancing, regular handwashing, and wearing a face covering, we can ensure that our return to the new normal is not delayed.
Stay safe! Stay kind! Stay home!
Respectfully submitted by the Board of Health
Leanne Jasset, Chairman
Kathy Reda, Vice-Chairman
Mary Ellard, Member