New COVID-19 Memos:
Food Establishment –BCBOHA COVID Food Establishement FAQ 2020.11.18
Holiday Guide – BCBOHA COVID Holiday Guides 2020.11.09
Travel Guide – BCBOHA COVID Travel Guide 2020.11.22
Protocols and Policies for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios – Dalton COVID Policies and Protocols 12.14.2020
Town Hall and Public Building Closures: Town buildings and meetings
Open Meeting Law Guidance: Open Meeting Law Guidance
BCBOHA is an educational organization serving the 32 local boards of health in Berkshire County, MA. BCBOHA also serves as the Berkshire County Emergency Preparedness Coalition.
Please note the new phone number to call for information about the septic installer certification program: Emily Kirby, 413-442-1521, x30. 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 all postponed due to COVID-19. We are actively working on virtual offerings for next fall/winter. Please contact us to be added to our mailing list, or if your contact information has changed.
For a list of currently certified installers, click here: 2021 Septic Installer List. If someone is not listed, please call 413-442-1521, x.30 to confirm certification status. This list is up to date for the 2020 year which ends on March 31, 2021.
The Executive Committee is elected by the 32 Member Municipalities to oversee BCBOHA operations, and usually meets the third Wednesday of the month, at 12:45 pm, at 1 Fenn St. Currently meetings are being held via Zoom due to COVID. Cancelled or rescheduled meetings will be noted here at least 24 hours in advance. Meeting Agenda can be found here at least 48 hours in advance. A list of FY 21 meeting dates can be found: BCBOHA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DATES FY 2021
The December 2020 BCBOHA Executive Committee meeting has been cancelled. The next BCBOHA Executive Committee meeting will be January 14, 2021.
BCBOHA Annual meeting on Thursday 12/17 at 5pm. Zoom information is below. We are not asking for RSVPs – please show up if you can!
Time: Dec 17, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Currently, no classes that meet the requirements of 105 CMR 590.009(E) have been scheduled. For more information or to be added to our mailing list please email Alliancenurse@berkshireplanning.org.
Temporary Food Event Trainings
If you are interested in a temporary food event training please contact us. This training is specifically aimed at temporary food operators and non-profit organizations who serve food.
For information related to the Emergency Preparedness Coalition, click here:
For other emergency preparedness information, click here: Emergency Preparedness
Facility “greening” guides. Feel free to reproduce and distribute as desired: