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Berkshire County Boards of Health Association (BCBOHA) is an educational organization supporting the 32 local boards of health (BOH) in Berkshire County, MA for more than 80 years. BCBOHA is also the Berkshire County Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Coalition. All Berkshire BOH members and staff are voting members who annually elect a seven-member Executive Committee that meets on the third Wednesday at 12:45 PM.  Meeting notices, cancellations and the agenda are posted here at least 24 hours in advance. We are working on getting meeting minutes posted as well.

Meeting notices, cancellations and the agenda are posted here at least 48 hours in advance. The next Executive Committee meeting will be September 28, 2022 at noon. Please note that this is a change of date & time from the usual meeting. The agenda can be found here BCBOHA Exec Comm Agenda Sept 2022. The following meeting will be on October 19, 2022. 

BCBOHA Latest News

BCBOHA Public Health Emergency Preparedness After Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP)

BCBOHA staff completed an AAR/IP from approximately December 2021-May 2022 that covers the initial phase of the Berkshire public health response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For the full report, click BCBOHA Pandemic AAR-IP.

Please note the new contact for information about the septic installer certification program: bcboha@berkshireplanning.org,  | 413-442-1521, x60. Note that BCBOHA is currently located in the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission offices (BRPC), so do not be concerned that this is a BRPC number when you call.

BCBOHA’s in person Septic Installer recertification classes and new certification are available both in person and virtually.  Please contact us to be added to our mailing list, or if your contact information has changed. The fall/winter training list will be posted here.

For a list of currently certified installers, click here: Certified Septic Installer List. If someone is not listed, please call 413-442-1521, x60 to confirm certification status. This list is up to date for the 2022 year which ends on March 31, 2023.


Emergency Preparedness
For information related to the Emergency Preparedness Coalition, click here:

For other emergency preparedness information, click here: Emergency Preparedness


Open Meeting Law Guidance: Open Meeting Law Guidance

Virtual Meeting Option Extended.

On July 16th, 2022, Ch. 107 of the Acts of 2022 was signed into law, extending certain pandemic-related policy measures. This bill authorized the continuation of remote meetings and public access under the Open Meeting Law and other remote meeting provisions (including for Massachusetts nonprofit corporations and Massachusetts public companies) until March 31, 2023. Click here to view the law.

For additional related information and resources, please see the DLS COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Municipal Officials page.

 

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI) Information: 

 


Board of Health (BOH) Guides – BOH Job Aids

BOH Job Aids – Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (berkshireplanning.org)

For more information bcboha@berkshirsplanning.org


CONTACT US:

BCBOHA, 1 Fenn Street, Suite #201 Pittsfield, MA 01201, 413-442-1521 ext. 60; Fax: 413-442-1523 bcboha@berkshireplanning.org

Last updated: August 18, 2022

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