Gill Board of Health:
Doug Edson, Chair, 413-863-8246
Randy Crochier, Secretary, 413-863-2353
Ed Galipault, 413-863-8576
Office Address: 325 Main Road, Gill, MA 01354-9758
Meeting schedule: The Board generally meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
Public Hearing on Proposed Tobacco Regulations - March 26th at 5:30pm
A Public Hearing will be held by the Gill Board of Health, at the Town Hall, 325 Main Rd. Gill MA, on Tuesday March 26, 2013, at 5:30 PM to consider adopting tobacco regulations entitled "Regulation Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Products" and "Regulation Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places." The first listed regulation includes policies to restrict the sale of tobacco products and nicotine delivery products, including cigar packaging, ban on sale of blunt wraps, ban on the sale of tobacco in health care institutions (pharmacies) and capping the number of tobacco permits. The other regulation expands the statewide workplace smoking ban locally to protect the health of the employees and general public in the Town of Gill and includes proposed smoking restriction in playgrounds and athletic fields, within 20 feet of municipal buildings, in private clubs, and anywhere local food permits are in effect. The regulations are available for inspection during business hours at Gill Town Hall on 325 Main Rd between the hours of 9am to 5pm. (The regulations may also be viewed by clicking the links in this notice.)
Cooperative Public Health Services - Medication Management and Symptom Management for Gill Residents
Because we are part of the Franklin County Cooperative Public Health Service (CPHS), Gill residents have access to a new program that provides direct assistance from our Public Health Nurse to help individuals and their family members to be effective managers of their own care. The Self-Management Assistance Program focuses on two areas, Medication Management and Symptom Management. To learn more about these programs, CLICK HERE.
Cooperative Public Health Services - Benefitting Gill, Benefitting You!
Are you interested in learning about all the ways that the Town's membership in the Franklin County Cooperative Public Health Service has helped residents of Gill? Click HERE to see a list of all the services that are being provided.
Free Flu Vaccine Flu Symptoms Chart Rabies Information
Town Nurse Lisa White is available by appointment to provide a free flu vaccine for home-bound Gill residents. The vaccine is available for residents of all ages, and both the injectable and mist formulas will be available. For more information, call Lisa White, Public Health Nurse, 413-665-1400 ext. 114.
For a handy dandy chart outlining the difference in symptoms between a cold, seasonal flu, and H1N1 flu click here.
www.mass.gov/dph/rabies Dept. of Public Health rabies website.
Dept. of Public Health Guidelines on Rabies.
Wildlife Rabies Dept. of Fisheries *& Wildlife bulletin on wildlife with rabies.
Co-existing with Suburban Wildlife Tips for co-existing with wildlife in a suburban environment.
Recreational Camps Protecting from rabies exposure at recreational camps.
Rabies Protocol Steps to take if a dog or cat is exposed to wildlife.
Rabies Protocol Definitions Definitions of terms associated with rabies exposure protocols.
Rabies Bulletin Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health bulletin about rabies.
Bats and Potential Rabies Exposure Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health bulletin about bats and the potential for exposure to rabies.
Flu Symptoms Chart