Nurse's Updates

Jan. 28, 2022.  Please note the following Covid Management Protocols: * Please check your emails on a regular basis for notifications of a potential exposure; sent as needed. * Routine Pooled Testing has been changed to once per week (Tuesdays) per DESEDPH guidance. * Both fully vaccinated individuals and those who have tested positive within the last 90 days and who have...
Jan. 21, 2022.  The Hatfield Board of Health is partnering with the Northampton Health Department to offer FREE Covid Vaccine clinics at Hatfield  Elementary School / 33 Main St. / Hatfield.    Jan. 26 (Wed) 3:40 - 6:30 pm.  Ages 12+ only.   Please pre-register using this link: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/northampton Those eligible...
Jan. 18, 2022.  While omicron can feel overwhelming at times, it's helpful to look to our past as we look forward.  Overwhelming headlines about resurgent outbreaks were also apparent during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the Poliomyelitis epidemics of the 1940s and 1950s.  Those who came before us certainly experienced challenges of their time...
Dec. 23, 2021.  Some local communities (Holyoke, Northampton, etc) are reporting that they have free home test kits for residents. Check out the State Home Test Kit Site for more information. Here's the State Test Site Locator for PCR tests.   Also, the Hatfield Board of Health has announced these additional Covid test sites: *  Easthampton...
Layer Up Against Covid-19, Influenza, and the Common Cold
Dec. 8.   Just as we add warm layers to protect against the cold, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments reminds us to     LAYER UP AGAINST COVID-19    
The Hatfield Board of Health presents: Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for children ages 5-11 Sat. Dec. 4th 9:00 am-12:00 pm with 2nd dose scheduled Mon., Dec. 27 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Hatfield Elementary School / 33 Main St. / Hatfield By advance appointment only - select "Ages 5-11 Hatfield Elementary School" at:        https://home.color.com/vaccine/...
Nov 24.  It’s Thanksgiving and the recent spike in Covid here at HPS has been addressed.  We have much more to be thankful for at this time: The students, families, and staff who have been directly impacted by Covid.  Your resilience, your willingness to keep schools informed, your patience, and your support as we’ve worked to manage new cases (many being...
Nov. 4, 2021.  We're pleased to tell you that several local sites are now offering the Pfizer BioNTech Covid Vaccines for children ages 5 through 11 (with some also to continuing to offer vaccines for older children and boosters for adults). Northampton Public Health Department Franklin Regional Council of Governments  (email Nurse Jean to request a pdf listing several...
Nov. 1, 2021.  HPS Routine Covid Safety Checks (Pooled Testing) Report:  Oct, 2021.  # Tubes     # Negative    #Positive    Comments / Followup    107                105                 0         ...

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