Board of Health

Fall Updates

BOH Joins North Shore Mother Visiting Partnership

The Board of Health has joined a new partnership to help new mothers with an optional home visit from Manchester's Public Health Nurse Pamela Crehan. (Crehan is also a local Labor & Delivery Nurse)

NS MVP Public Health Nurses offer a supportive one-time visit to mothers and caregivers along with their babies during the first year. Home visits are free, confidential, and open to any mother or caregiver welcoming a new baby. Please contact the Board of Health office to schedule an appointment. 

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

The Public Health Nurse will be conducting free blood pressure screenings at Town Hall on the second Monday of the month from 11 AM to 12 PM. The next clinic will be held on November 13. No registration required.

Draft Private Well Regulations

The Board of Health continues it's work on drafting new Private Well Regulations. Once complete, the draft will be shared with the public for comment. 

DEP Building Notice for Transfer Station on Kondelin Road

Public Comment Period is Open 
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Beach Water Testing

All public bathing beaches are tested weekly from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This includes: Singing Beach, White Beach, Black Beach, Gray Beach, Tuck's Point and West Manchester Beach. 

State bathing beach water quality testing requirements are as follows: 
- Single Count Bacteria Test – must be under 104
- A geomean average (of last 5 tests) – must be under 35

Mosquito Control

Manchester residents who wish to exclude their property from applications performed by the Northeast Mosquito Control District may do so by filing their request directly with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (not the Town or Mosquito Control).  Requests take effect 14 days from the date the request is received by their department.  All exclusion requests expire on December 31 of the calendar year in which they are made. 

To file a property exclusion under 333 CMR Section 13.03, please click here.

For information on the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District, please visit:

2023 Mosquito Management Plan

2023 Best Management Plan
Integrated Pest and Vector Management Plan
NEMMC Newsletter
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MA Behavioral Health Line
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line 1-833-773-2445 (BHHL)


The Town continues to closely monitor evolving developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Residents are urged to follow the recommendations regarding good hygiene and personal action issued by the CDC and the MA Department of Public Health. 

Register Here to receive four free tests from the Federal Government.
(The Board of Health currently has a limited supply of free test kits at Town Hall.)

Positive COVID Test? Here's what to do:
CDC Isolation Guidance 
CDC Exposure Guidance

COVID Vaccine

The GCACC Regional Vaccine Clinics have disbanded due to the Public Health Emergency ending on May 11. To receive a COVID vaccine or booster please contact your local health provider or pharmacy. 

Booster Shots 
Who Should Get the New Booster? Click here: Booster Information 

Hazardous Waste Day

The next collection day: Spring 2024
The Board of Health has brought back the annual spring collection of household hazardous waste. The collection day will be held in the spring of 2024 and will be jointly funded by both the Board of Health and the participating residents. Look for registration to begin in the new year. 

Food Safety

What to do When the Power Goes Out

FDA Guidance

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