This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Board of Health Chair Bridget Sweet and Health Director Cathleen Liberty on April 29, 2020. We had our conversation via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
We discussed the recent Board of Health meeting, the new Emergency Order on facial coverings, the feedback that led to this step, additional feedback will be monitored at the next meeting for possible revision to take a further step if necessary.
We discuss the hierarchy of the MA health departments and how it has been brought to the frontlines with this pandemic. The relationship of the Executive Order by Governor Baker, the Department of Public Health that sets regulations for all MA communities and our local Board of Health that has the ground level responsibility.
The recording runs about 36 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Cathleen and Bridget. Audio file - https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/Hs9FtKk7
Note: on Friday, May 1, Gov Baker issued an executive order effective May 6, 2020 that will supercede the Franklin order and render moot the discussion on further extensions. The conversation on the rationale and CDC guidelines is still very much relative as we live in this 'new normal'
April 27 Board of Health Emergency Order
Attorney General Office guidance referenced
Health Dept page https://www.franklinma.gov/health-department
Board of Health page https://www.franklinma.gov/health-department
Franklin Portal page
Portal page on “Best Practices”
Prior podcasts with Cathleen
March 27 https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/03/fm-232-franklin-ma-health-director.html
March 13 https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/03/fm-224-health-director-cathleen-liberty.html
January 28 https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/01/fm-196-cathleen-liberty-franklins.html
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|FM #259 Board of Health: C Liberty, B Sweet 4/29/20 (audio)|