Friday, November 5, 2021

Recap - Board of Health hears of vaccine clinic for 5-11 youth scheduled among other business items

Quick Recap:
  • Board reorganizes with Chair remaining as Bridget Sweet and Jeff Harris approved as Vice-Chair both by 3-0 votes
  • Multiple items of business covered with reports from inspector and nurse providing 'on the street' insights; intern work on food recovery program about to be piloted at Parmenter
  • Vaccine clinic for the 5-11 youth group planned for Nov 10 and Dec 1, details being finalized on registration, flyer and media awareness about to begin
  • Discussion on restoring virtual option for public participation, accepted for next meeting


As with most meetings in this pandemic period, I took my notes via Twitter during the meeting reporting live from the 3rd Floor Training Room


The Twitter hashtag can be found online  #boh1103 


Agenda document - 


  • Ready for #boh1103 meeting, located in 3rd floor training room, no remote option for this session.
  • Motion to accept meeting mins passes 3-0;
  • 27 Winter St - discussion underway for possible demo including appropriate permits, etc. #boh1103 best est 60-90 days for work estimate, permits, etc. Include assessment of possible rodent issue as part of the assessment
  • Motion to accept plan as outlined and follow up scheduled for Feb 2022, in case other progress/steps are delayed; passes 3-0  #boh1103
  • Restructuring due to election, new board member (re-elected) - Nominate B Sweet to be chair, second; passes 3-0; J Harris motion to be vice chair, seconded, passes 3-0 #boh1103
  • Update from inspector on recent actions, nursing update - flu clinic last week, home visits for those who missed due to the weather; 177 confirmed for Oct vs. 172 prior month #boh1103 contract tracking collaborative closing done after 11/29/21
  • One active TB case here, person doing well. COVID clinic scheduled for next Weds (11/10) 2-6 PM 300 doses available #boh1103 Target for 5-11 year olds only. Heart safe research underway for machine checks
  • Dean College has had only a few COVID cases and are dealing with them well. #boh1103 state pushing regionalization of health approach 
  • Foundation training, 2 of 27 sets of training in progress; looking to become instructor for CPR
  • 850 Summer st local upgrade of septic system which failed; motion to approve request based upon engineer req, second, passes 3-0
  • PFAS  what is our strategy? Communication, education, mitigation... Info for residents proactively #boh1103
  • Proposal for doc/info on PFAS to be prepared for next meeting for their review. Coordination of communication tools for incidents
  • #boh1103 intern progress on food recovery diversion, piloting at Parmenter with staff first then students, before expanding further
  • Granting funding for contact tracing, provided a work plan, etc. Still details to work out on implementation #boh1103 funding for 2 years - in citizen comment raised the accessibility issue and they will go hybrid for future
  • Motion to adjourn, second, passes 3-0
  • And by the way, that is all for tonight. The Town Council meeting was rescheduled to 11/10/21 and new agenda with updated remote link to be shared before Monday. #boh1103  catch you all next time!

Dfood ownload a copy of the flyer

Recap - Board of Health
Recap - Board of Health

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