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Category: BOH News

Holyoke Pop Up Warming Shelter

Due to the cold-snap forecast for this upcoming weekend, the Holyoke Pop Up Warming Shelter will open Friday, February 3rd, 2023 to Sunday, February 5th beginning at 5:00 pm at Providence Ministries, 51 Hamilton Street. There will be warm beds, meals, snacks, showers, dry clothes and other assistance. Hamilton Street is off of Main Street … Continued

REPORT – Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

On September 8, 2022, 9 City of Holyoke staff members from 5 different departments attended the 2022 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Chicago. These employees include: Aaron Vega – Director, Office of Planning and Economic Development Jennifer Keitt – Development Specialist, Office of Planning and Economic Development Jack Carolan – Planner II, Office of Planning … Continued

Holyoke COVID-19 Data Dashboard Ending 12/2/2022

Effective Friday December 2, 2022 the Holyoke Board of Health will be removing the City of Holyoke’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard from our City website. This move is a reflection not of the pandemic being over, but rather a reflection of the every changing needs of our community. At this point in the pandemic, our capacity … Continued

Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips for a Healthy Celebration at Home

Store Turkey Properly Frozen raw turkey should be stored in the freezer until you are ready to thaw it. Make sure your freezer is at 0˚F or below. Don’t store a turkey in a place where you can’t closely monitor the temperature, such as in a car trunk, a basement, the back porch, or in snow. Fresh raw turkey … Continued

New Guidance from DPH regarding Respiratory Illness in Children for Parents

Please see the following message from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health & the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding Respiratory Illnesses in Children: November 1, 2022   Dear Families, The Commonwealth, the Northeast and much of the US are seeing increases in respiratory illness in infants and children. Some of these infants and children are … Continued

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