It's Flu Season!
Get the latest news and information on how to protect yourself and your family
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Communities across Massachusetts are reporting increased amounts of flu-like illness, and hospitals, community health centers and health care providers are seeing higher volumes of flu patients in their facilities. To help reduce the impact of flu on the health care system, The Department of Public Health has developed the brochure “Flu: What You Can Do – Caring for People at Home” as an informational resource to help residents care for themselves and their families without having to visit their health care provider.
KI pills available at the Health Department.
Stop by the Health Department today and receive two pills per household member.
**Get your KI pills now as they won't be available during an emergency**
Be prepared! Add KI pills to your emergency kit!
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, use generators, pressure washers, grills, and similar items outdoors only.
If the power is out longer than two hours, throw away food that has a temperature higher than 40°F.
Check with local authorities to be sure your water is safe.
In cold weather, wear layers of clothing, which help to keep in body heat.
Avoid power lines and use electric tools and appliances safely to prevent electrical shock.
Remove your Residential Underground Storage Tank
Harwich Regulations on Smoking / Tobacco Sales Effective September 1, 2012