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.

Job Opportunities:
The Public Health program seeks one or more public health planners to contribute to a broad scope of dynamic and complex public health programs for the Berkshire region. These positions will provide staff support for the planning and implementation of a range of significant public health projects, that may include:

  • Equity and Wellness Planning
  • Community Health Improvement Planning
  • Public Health Emergency Planning and Response

Full-time  with flexible work hours and generous benefits.
Details at: https://berkshireplanning.org/about/employment-internship-opportunities/


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 contact for information about the septic installer certification program: Lydia Shulman, lshulman@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.

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.

Executive Committee:
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.  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 22 meeting dates can be found: BCBOHA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING DATES FY 2022

The next Executive Committee meeting will be June 15. The Agenda can be found here: BCBOHA Exec Comm Agenda June 15, 2022

Chokesaver Trainings
Chokesaver classes that meet the requirements of 105 CMR 590.000 (E) are being scheduled again! Please contact the Berkshire Public Health Alliance at Alliance@berkshireplanning.org.

Temporary Food Event Trainings
There will be a temporary food event training on June 29, 2022. A flyer will be posted here soon. This training is specifically aimed at temporary food operators and non-profit organizations who serve food.

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

For other emergency preparedness information, click here: Emergency Preparedness

Old COVID-19 Memos:
Food Establishment –BCBOHA COVID Food Establishment FAQ 2020.11.18

Holiday Guide – BCBOHA COVID Holiday Guides 2020.11.09

Protocols and Policies for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios – Dalton COVID Policies and Protocols 12.14.2020

Open Meeting Law Guidance: Open Meeting Law Guidance

NPI Information: MDPH-Infectious-Disease-Emergency-Response-IDER-Plan-02-24-2020-NPI Section 

Facility “greening” guides.  Feel free to reproduce and distribute as desired:

Green Cleaning for Food Service Establishments

Green Practices Guide

Energy & Water Checklists

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