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Health officials raise risk level for EEE to high in 9 more southeastern MA communities

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that 9 additional communities in southeastern Massachusetts are now at high risk from the eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus. Those communities are Berkley, Bridgewater, Dighton, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Plympton, Rehoboth, West Bridgewater, and Whitman in Bristol and Plymouth counties, bringing the …

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New Bedford beaches closed to swimming today

The New Bedford Health Department has announced the city’s beaches have closed to swimming today, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, due to elevated bacteria levels. The Health Department has closed all of the city’s beaches sections to swimming to protect public health, after yesterday’s heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in areas …

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Southcoast Health’s approved AGO Community Benefits report shows investment of $22 million in community initiatives

Southcoast Health released their latest annual Community Benefits Report outlining almost $22.2 million worth of investments in community health initiatives to improve health and wellness across the South Coast region. Southcoast Health’s Community Benefit report was filed with the Attorney General’s Office in March 2019, and approved to be published …

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