Board of Health News & Announcements

Public Health Nurse Clinic

Public Health Nurse Clinic Lori Desmarais, RN, BSN, the Freetown Public Health Nurse is available on the second Tuesdays of the Month 

How to Request Residential Mosquito Spraying

Residents can request their property be sprayed for mosquitos by Bristol County Mosquito Control by calling them at 508-823-5253 or email... more ››

Free water testing

Free Water Testing

The Board of Health has shared information about free water testing.  For more information go to ... more ››

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has shared new and additional materials for employers, which reflect the new temporary... more ››

New Temporary Capacity & Gathering Limits Announced by Governor Baker, Effective December 26, 2020

Governor Baker and the Department of Public Health have shared the following new temporary capacity & gathering limits with the Town: Guidance for Statewide Rollback to Phase Three, Step One

On Tuesday, December 8th, Governor Baker announced that the entire Commonwealth will be rolled back to Phase Three, Step One of the... more ››

Letter from Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development for Employers Regarding COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

The  Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development has shared a letter to any and all employers reinforcing employer... more ››

New Help to Quit Menthol Tobacco Projects

Smoking and vaping may put people at higher risk of complications from COVID-19, especially because they can weaken the immune system and... more ››

Ticks & Mosquitos Are Out In Full Force!

We know the dangers of COVID-19 and mosquitos, but ticks are also a concern this time of year!

Bristol County Mosquito Control Program Spraying Truck

Weekly Mosquito Spraying Requests

The Town of Freetown and the Bristol County Mosquito Control Program (BCMCP) are once again announcing weekly residential spraying.  In... more ››

From the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project: Notice of Aerial Larval Control Application

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project has sent word that they will be conducting aerial larval control applications in 2020 between... more ››

Nicotine Addiction: Risks & Dangers of Youth Vaping

The New Look of Nicotine Addiction: Risks and Dangers of Youth Vaping

20% of Massachusetts high school students report currently using e-cigarettes and vape pens, and 41% tried them at least once. 

Mosquito Repellent Available from the Board of Health

Thanks to a generous donation from the Stop & Shop Distribution Center, the Board of Health has a limited supply of mosquito repellent... more ››

Town Recycling Program Update

In recent days, you may have seen other local municipalities having issues regarding recycling programs in their communities. In response... more ››

Refrigerated Food and Power Outages: When to Save and When to Throw Out

With the prolonged power outages from this past weekend, the Board of Health would like Freetown residents to take a look at the US... more ››

How to avoid, spot and treat hypothermia & frostbite

With the prolonged extreme cold that has hit our area, the Board of Health wants everyone to be aware of how to avoid, spot & treat... more ››

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot!

The Board of Health would like to remind you that it's not too late to get your flu shot! In fact, the CDC has declared this week National... more ››