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Voluntary 9PM–6AM Curfew, Face Covers Encouraged for All, Recreational Sports Areas Closed

Effective Monday, April 6, new, tighter restrictions will be put in place in the City of Boston to reduce the impact and spread of the coronavirus. Announced by Mayor Marty Walsh on Sunday, April 5, every individual is now encouraged to cover their mouth and nose when out in public. This includes when on essential Read More…

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Bag Ban Lifted for Essential Businesses During COVID-19

Mayor Walsh has announced that the ban on single-use plastic bags in the City of Boston has been temporarily lifted for essential businesses during the public health emergency of coronavirus. Boston’s plastic bag ordinance went into effect in December 2018 and was rolled out in stages through July 2019 to stores of all sizes. Consumers Read More…

Health & Environment

Tips to Avoid West Nile Virus

by Mary Wright, RN, health educator at  North End Waterfront Health West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in a mosquito pool in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. WNV has been detected in Boston every year since 2000 during the summer and fall months (June-November). WNV in people is rare. Most people are at Read More…

Health & Environment

Flu Epidemic Declared in City of Boston

News from City Hall on the worsening flu epidemic in Boston:   Mayor Menino Declares Public Health Emergency as Flu Epidemic Worsens Mayor Thomas M. Menino this morning declared a public health emergency in Boston as the latest reports show an increasingly severe flu season. Since October 1, the unofficial start of the flu season, Read More…