Ashland Health Department
To protect and promote the health, environment and well-being of the Town of Ashland residents and visitors.
The Ashland Health Department offers a wide variety of services for the Town of Ashland. The services range from a multitude of various inspections, investigations, training opportunities, emergency preparedness and staff assistance.
The Health Department runs the day-to-day operations of the office, while the Board of Health acts as the policy makers. The Department is responsible for the enforcement of the public health policies, as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations in order to protect the health, safety and well-being of our residents, visitors and the environment.
At this time, the Board of Health Office is open by appointment only. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 508-881-0100 extension 7128 or 7922. You will be asked a series of health-related questions and an appointment time will be scheduled.
Mask and Face Covering Order: The Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are not possible. This statewide order goes into effect on May 6th and supersedes previously issued guidance relative to mask use.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Covid-19
How do I know if I have Coronavirus (Covid-19), what are the symptoms?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Should I be tested for Covid-19?
If you develop symptoms listed above, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with widespread outbreak, do not go out into public places and check with your medical professional, such as your primary care physician, to determine if you should be tested.
Where do I go to get tested if I feel sick or have symptoms of Covid-19?
If you display symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you should be tested. Visit: www.mass.gov/GetTested
What if I learn that I have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19?
Please call Sergeant Ed Burman or Mark Oram to determine whether you should be quarantined. (508)881-0100 x 7922.
What are the best resources for general information about the Covid-19 virus?