Board of Health


Board of Health meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings have been suspended until further notice due to the Coronavirus.

COVID -19 Orders

Emergency Order Mandating Face Coverings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.        View All Agendas

Minutes are available following approval.       View All Approved Minutes

New Regulations have been updated to July 1, 2020

Biotechnology Regulation


  • John H. Straus, M.D.
    Term Expiration: February 6, 2023
  • Barbara D. Beck, Ph. D.
    Term Expiration: February 1, 2021
  • Richard Arnold, FNP, BC
    Term Expiration: February 7, 2022


The Board of Health provides for fulfillment of its duties under M.G.L. 111:5, 26-33 and other sections including enforcement of the state Sanitary and Environmental Codes, reporting diseases dangerous to the public health, and enforcement of other applicable state and local laws and regulations. The Board of Health determines the health needs of the community (and the health services available to the community) in terms of the size and characteristics of the population, specific health problems, and environmental conditions.

Candidates should have background in public health, medical, or related field.

Vacancy / Term

Three members, three-year term