Saturday, May 9, 2020

FM #264 Board of Health Meeting 5/06/20 (audio)

FM #264 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 264 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares the Franklin, MA Board of Health regular monthly meeting as scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The meeting was conducted via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

Each speaker is identified before they speak so you can follow along. The show notes provide links to the agenda and my notes taken via Twitter during the meeting.

The recording runs about 30 minutes, so let’s listen to the Board of Health Meeting held May 6.   Audio file =

My notes via Twitter
  • Real time reporting underway for the Board of Health meeting today #boh0506
  • First item on agenda, actually a moot point given the Executive Order made by Gov Baker last Friday. Chief Lynch providing update on enforcement role. Education first, volunteer compliance looked for. #boh0506
  • Businesses can refuse service if a customer doesn't have a mask and is not compliant. Thanks to the FPD for their effort expressed by members of the BoH #boh0506
  • Essential services being reviewed and FAQ on town portal was updated accordingly. Curbside and remote delivery allowed where permitted. Dog grooming currently not essential per MA DPH #boh0506
  • Golf courses are not considered essential at this time. There was discussion with Franklin Country Club around groundskeeper activity which is permitted, golfing is not #boh0506
  • Some Boards of Health have differed on golf interpretation, this was addressed at DPH level meeting recently to correct as the deviants were creating a problem for others. Golfer agreed to disagree. #boh0506
  • Questions on non-compliance with folks who are claiming medical reasons but really don't have, due to HIPPA regulations. Not a good answer but it is what it is #boh0506
  • Forgot to close out that meeting has adjourned via roll call vote. Next meeting currently scheduled for 1st Weds in June. Stay tuned for updates in case things change. Audio recording of this to be made available for your listening pleasure soon #boh0506
Board of Health agenda


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FM #264 Board of Health Meeting 5/06/20 (audio)
FM #264 Board of Health Meeting 5/06/20 (audio)

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