Hot Topics

Hot Topics

This is the page you want to visit to find out about the latest information that the Health Agent and Board of Health Members think the residents of Pepperell should be informed about. These items may be brought to our attention by residents or through other local Boards of Health. If at anytime you want any additional information or have a suggestion, let us know, we are available by email, or by phone, 978-433-0328 during normal business hours.

Thank you for visiting our "Hot Topics" page, see below for what's new...

Mosquito Education Brochure

Please see the following link to the Board of Health Mosquito Education Brochure:

Coronavirus Latest Information

The 2019 novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. 

The CDC webpage has information on this evolving situation and can be a great source of information, please click here.

Another great source of information is the Massachusetts Department of Public Health webpage, the link is available by clicking here.

Vaping and Tobacco Updates

On December 11, 2019, the state's Public Health Council approved new regulations that restrict the sale of nicotine vaping
and flavored vaping and tobacco products. This link will provide you with all the latest information, please click here.

Winter Newsletter from the Town Nurse, Tamara Bedard

Our town nurse has released this winter newsletter...take a look at all she has to share with us!! 

Please click here.

Backyard Chickens - Best Management Practices


In response to a growing number of calls regarding raising chickens we thought this document from Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources would be helpful for people thinking of raising chickens, please click here for the document. 

Mosquito Update

Below you will find the latest on the growing concern about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. 

     - Mosquito update
     - West Nile Virus information can be found by clicking here
     - Current information about Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and mosquito control efforts in areas of high risk can be
       can be found by
clicking here

Ticks & Tick-Borne Diseases

Ticks have the potential to carry harmful diseases. You can learn about tick-borne illnesses and how to prevent them by clicking here