Public Health 

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  1. ADVISORIES & PRESS RELEASES
  2. CURRENT EVENTS
  3. MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

ADVISORIES & PRESS RELEASES

Town of Brookline to Reinstate Mask Mandate in Indoor Town-Owned Spaces Where Public Gathers

BROOKLINE – Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss announces that the Town of Brookline is reinstating face-covering requirements in town-owned indoor spaces where the public gathers due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

Beginning Monday, May 23, every individual will be required to wear a face-covering over their mouth and nose while indoors, including at the Library, Senior Center, all Public Schools, and any other town-owned indoor spaces where the public gathers. (Full release available at link above)

View the full public health order here.

Brookline Department of Public Health Encourages Residents to Donate Blood at Upcoming Blood Drive

BROOKLINE – Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss and Public Health Nurse EJ Bennett are pleased to announce that the Brookline Department of Public Health is hosting a blood drive later this month in collaboration with the American Red Cross. (Full release available at link above)

Brookline Department of Public Health Unveils Refreshed COVID-19 Data Portal and Information Hub

BROOKLINE – Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss is pleased to announce that the Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services has launched a new COVID-19 data portal and information hub.

The new interactive online dashboard enables residents to access cumulative and weekly COVID-19 data, including cases, testing and vaccination rates. Each of these key indicators is also broken down along demographic lines, giving residents a better understanding of how the pandemic is impacting people of different age groups and races. (Full release available using link above)

Brookline Department of Public Health Extending Free Antigen COVID-19 Test Kits

The Brookline Health Department is announcing the extension of their home COVID-19 antigen test kit distribution program. Distribution will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12PM - 3PM throughout the month of April or until supply is gone. Residents and employees of Brookline businesses may pick up test kits at the Brookline Health Department, 11 Pierce St., Brookline, MA during distribution hours.