News

First confirmed COVID-19 case in Ashland

2nd Ashland Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Covid-19

How do I know if I have Coronavirus (Covid-19), what are the symptoms? 

The following symptoms may appear: fever, cough and shortness of breath. 

Should I be tested for Covid-19? 

If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, 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? 

First, CALL your primary care doctor’s office, some offices may have testing abilities. Emergency tents have been set up at many local hospitals for testing. An emergency tent has been setup at the ER entrance of MetroWest Union Hospital in Framingham, the tent is open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is not a drive-up tent, and you must be showing symptoms to be tested. As stated above, it is recommended that you first call your primary care doctor. 

What if I learn that I have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19? 

Please call Mark Oram at the Board of Health Office 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? 

https://www.ashlandmass.com/765/Coronavirus-2020 

https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html

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Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Updates and Information 

Message to the Community from the Town Manager 

Message to the Community from the School Superintendent

Around the Clock - WACA Program on Coronavirus 3/13/2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet

How the CDC is responding to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus from the Mass Department of Public Health

Information and Guidance from The World Health Organization

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Frequently asked Question’s Regarding General Business at the Board of Health Office during Town Hall Closure:

What if I have a Housing Code issue, and would like to request an inspection by the Health Agent/Director? 

Please call Mark Oram at the Board of Health Office to schedule a housing code inspection. You will be asked questions regarding your health/recent travel for you and members of your household. (508)881-0100 x 7922. 

What if I need Board of Health permits, such as for repair or replacement of a septic system, or need to request a copy of septic plans, or a Title 5 Report? 

Permit Applications can be found online at: https://www.ashlandmass.com/245/Septic-Well  Payment options for permits will be accepted via mail-in or drop-off at Town Hall’s mailbox only. 

Please call 508-881-0100 x 7922 or 7128 to request copies of plans or documents.

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Health Department

Mission Statement
To protect and promote the health, environment and well-being of the Town of Ashland residents and visitors.

Services
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.

Responsibilities
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.