Health Department 

The Board of Health Office is now open by appointment only. If you would like to come in to the Office for any Board of Health business, please call the office at 508-881-0100 x7128 or x7922. You will be asked a series of health-related questions and an appointment time will be scheduled. 

See Here for Covid-19- Updates and Resources

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.

 Read the Order here.   


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:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • 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? 

First, call your primary care doctor’s office, some offices may have testing abilities. Please find a list of additional testing sites HERE. 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 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?

Message to the Community from the School Superintendent

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

Mission Statement
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.