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- Juliette Haas, Alternate & Director
- Ellen Maggio
- Charles Ogden, Chairman
- Dr. William Rose
Board of Health Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to Noon
COVID & Flu Advice
Free COVID testing kits and masks are available to Egremont residents at Egremont's Town Hall and Free Library. You can pick up your kit inside Town Hall from 7 AM to 3 PM. Check the Egremont Fire Library web page for days and hours open.
While the vaccination clinics organized by our public health partners (see the notice from Berkshire Health Systems below) have ended, you can arrange an appointment with your primary care physician. Be aware that your insurance may not pay entirely for your visit.
Berkshire Health Systems (BHS)
BHS will temporarily halt its COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the BHS Vaccine and Testing Centers in Pittsfield, effective April 1, 2023. BHS will continue to monitor COVID-19 infection rates and vaccination needs in Berkshire County and adjust accordingly to meet those needs. BHS expects to offer public vaccination services on a larger scale in fall 2023.
Information on COVID from the Egremont Board of Health:
The Egremont BOH wants to remind everyone that treatments for COVID-19 now exist but must be taken early in the disease course to be most effective. Oral antivirals and injectable monoclonal antibody treatments are available, and the appropriate therapy depends on your age and health risk factors. If you test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms compatible with the illness, check with your primary care provider or go to the links below to obtain appropriate treatment. Most commonly, older adults (>65y of age) and those with health risk factors will be treated early in the course of the disease (within five days of the beginning of symptoms) with Paxlovid, an oral therapy available by prescription at most pharmacies. Remember, the earlier you begin treatment, the more effective the medication will be.
- COVID-19 Therapies (Berkshire Health Systems)
- Treatments for COVID-19 (mass.gov)
- CDC COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
- Mass COVID-19 Updates and Information
- Berkshire Health Systems COVID-19 Update
- Search COVID-19 Vaccine Locations
What You Need to Know About Monkeypox (MPX)
It's a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. The MPX virus is part of the same family of viruses as smallpox. MPX symptoms are like smallpox but milder and rarely fatal. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox. As of September 19, 2022 there have been 364 confirmed cases in Massachusetts.
What Should I Know About Monkeypox (MPX)? (PDF)
Refuse and Recycling Collection Regulations
Download the Board of Health Regulations (PDF).
Effective November 1, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) added textiles, mattresses, and box springs to its ban on disposing of these items in landfills, meaning they must be recycled. The ban's goal is to reduce the amount of waste deposited in the constantly shrinking landfills. According to the MassDEP, 95% of the textiles recovered can be recycled. The Town of Egremont has met this new ban by adding two collection programs to the Town's many other recycling programs. Learn what you need to know on the Transfer Station and Recycling Center web page.
View (PDF) the well regulations from the Board of Health
View (PDF) the tobacco regulations from the Board of Health.