Health Department

Hot Weather / Heat Advisory

Start: Thursday, August 4, 11:00 AM

End:  Sunday, August 7, 8:00 PM

What:  Heat index values of 99°F expected.

Where:  Portions of northern Connecticut, all of Massachusetts east of the Berkshires except forNantucket, as well as all of Rhode Island except for Block Island.

Impacts:   Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

As we are under a heat advisory, town residents are welcome to visit the Library on Saturday, August 6th until 4:00 PM  to cool down if needed. 

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.


Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.



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In the MetroWest area, Monkeypox is not currently widespread, but it continues to be monitored closely. It is important that people learn about transmission and symptoms, and how to prevent getting infected with Monkeypox.

Anyone that has been in close contact with a person that has been diagnosed with Monkeypox should call their primary care provider right away. Please remember to frequently wash your hands and avoid close contact with individuals who may have symptoms of Monkeypox, especially new rashes or sores. 

The Ashland Health Department will reach out to people who may have been exposed to Monkeypox and to provide resources for testing and vaccination. Please visit the CDC or for more information. 


Board of Health Mission Statement

To protect and promote the health, environment, and well-being of the Town of Ashland's 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, vaccine clinics, 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 policymakers.  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.  


Childhood Vaccine Clinic

Weekly childhood vaccine clinics are being conducted at Ashland Town Hall for school-aged children who are uninsured or underinsured. Our regional Public Health Nurse is present at every Clinic to provide the following vaccines for children and teens: DTap, HPV9v, HepB, IPV (Inactive Polio Virus), MCv4 (Meningococcal), MMR, Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) and Varicella. So far over 100 children have been vaccinate; this service is available through the MetroWest Shared Services Grant and is available to residents in the following municipalities: Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Hudson, Maynard, Milford, Millis and Natick. Our Community Health Worker is also available during clinics to translate (for Portuguese speakers) if needed, and to connect clients with resources. Please email or call us at: 508-881-0100 x 1975 if you would like your child to attend the next clinic.


Access My Vaccine Immunization Record

Use this link to request, view and print your vaccination records and your COVID-19 SMART Health Card from the official Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS).

Do I Need A COVID-19 Booster Shot

Vaccine Eligibilty For website