City Hall is closed to the public due to the declared State of Emergency until further notice. For More information on ongoing city services, please click here.
For the latest information about the ongoing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, click here to visit our dedicated page.


MA Phase 2 Reopenings Begin June 8, 2020

For general guidance on Phase 2 reopening click the link below:

For restaurant specific guidance on Phase 2 reopening click the link below:

For retail specific guidance on Phase 2 reopening click the link below:


Changes to MA Tobacco Control Laws beginning June 1, 2020

As per the website-"Beginning June 1, 2020, the sale of flavored combustible cigarettes and other tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored chewing tobacco, will be restricted to licensed smoking bars where they may be sold only for on-site consumption."  For more information about this change and excise tax increase click the link below:,only%20for%20on%2Dsite%20consumption.

Please click below for the latest Massachusetts news and regulations on vaping.



Where can I learn more about the Coronavirus?

To learn more about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and for the most up-to-date information from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health click the link below:

More detailed information and additional guidance is available from the CDC at:

For more local information on Coronavirus please click on the link below to be directed to the City of Holyoke's Coronavirus Response:

For questions:
Contact your doctor, nurse or clinic, or your local board of health (listed in the phone book under local government).

Contact the DPH Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at (617) 983-6800.


Information about wildlife

Below please find information on how to take precautions with fisher and/or foxes in residences.
If you have questions or concerns please call the Animal Control Officer, Erick Velez at 413-322-5595.  Please do not try to approach wildlife on your own.  Thank you.


Board Meetings

Below please find the Agenda and Zoom link for tonight’s Board Meeting.


Notice is hereby given that
Regular Meeting of the
Holyoke Board of Health will be held virtually on
Thursday, June18, 2020 at 6:15 P.M. via Zoom
link details to follow

Holyoke Board of Health Commissioners
Patricia A. Mertes, APRN, Chair
Dr. Esteban A. Del Pilar-Morales, MD, Vice-Chair
Dalila Hyry-Dermith, Clerk


A.  Call the Meeting to Order:

    1.  Patricia A. Mertes, APRN, Chair, call the meeting to order at __________ p.m.

B.  New Business

    1.  COVID-19 Inspectors

    2.  Holyoke Public Schools Summer Program

    3.  General Update

Addendum:  The listing of matters of those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items may be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

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Meeting ID: 886 7393 1828
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