Health

Senate President Spilka Statement on Roe v. Wade

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Today is an extremely dark day for America, as we face what can only be called a ‘nightmare scenario’ for women and those who can get pregnant across this nation. It is important to stress that abortion remains and will remain legal in Massachusetts. This fundamental right to health care is here to stay in the Commonwealth, and I will fight every day to strengthen and protect it.

Hopkinton Water Department located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts has levels of PFAS6 above the Drinking Water Standard

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What happened?
Our water system received notification of PFAS6 results showing that our system violated the 20 ng/L PFAS6 Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) drinking water standard during the January - March 2022 compliance period with a quarterly average of 24 ng/L at the Fruit St. Pump Station. The quarterly average of PFAS6 has ranged between 22 and 26 ng/L since Quarter 3, 2021 to date and our system will continue to notify consumers every 3 months with updated information as required.

Pfizer Pediatric Booster Clinic June 14

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The Health department is hosting a Pfizer pediatric booster clinic at Town Hall in the Nurse's office on Tuesday June 14th and Tuesday June 21st 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Click here to register.

Updates to the Health Department's June 2022 Vaccine Clinic Calendar have been made! Want to see the Vaccine Calendar 24/7? Click on this Google Sheet link and bookmark the page to view updates at anytime:

A Note from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services as youth and families continue to process the Ulvade, Texas shooting

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A Note from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services as youth and families continue to process the Ulvade, Texas shooting

It is normal for adults and children to experience a range of reactions following the news of a school shooting and most recently the tragic mass murder of students in Ulvade, Texas. Over the past week we have begun to receive questions about “what is normal” about how reactions are experienced to this tragedy.

The Riverside Trauma Center helps across our state providing response to traumatic incidents and have shared that reactions may include:

Community Notice: Hopkinton Youth & Family Services June Programs!

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Please see the message below from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services:

Hopkinton Youth & Family Services, with Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention, has three, in person, evening workshops in June at the Hopkinton Public Library!

Check out the flyers attached to learn more about:

June 1st: Mental Health Collaborative - Mental Health Literacy, a primer for parents
June 8th: Families for Depression Awareness - Family Stress Workshop
June 9th: Families for Depression Awareness - Teen Stress Toolkit for youth ages 14-24.

Community Notice: Upcoming Helicopter Applications Over Selected Wetlands in Your Community

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Please see the attached notice from the Town of Hopkinton Board of Health's Office.

The notice is from the Central Mosquito Control Project of Massachusetts regarding Helicopter applications over selected wetlands in your community to control the mosquito population.

In the PDF's below:
The first notice: Mosquito Control Wetlands EEE Applications

The second notice: Mosquito Control Spraying Dates June 2022

Update from Hopkinton Health Department: Covid-19 community level is High

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Due to a recent uptick in COVID cases, the Town of Hopkinton is strongly recommending the wearing of face coverings by residents indoors (when not in your home) in order to help prevent further spread of COVID. This is based on guidance from the CDC, and driven by Middlesex County’s community level rating of high.

You can learn more here:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.h… In Middlesex County, Massachusetts, community level is High.