8/24/2023 West Nile Virus Risk Upgraded to Moderate
The MDPH raised Hadley's risk level for West Nile Virus to Moderate on 8/24/23. For more information on what this means and what you can do to lower your risk, follow this link.
8/2/2023 West Nile Virus Found in Hadley
Confirmed Positive MosquitoWhat We Know:
1. The MA Dept. of Public Health notified town BoH officials today that sampling of mosquito collection areas showed 1 mosquito that tested positive on 7/26/2023 for West Nile Virus in the towns of Hadley and South Hadley. Mosquito sampling is done on a daily basis.
2. The Department of Public Health conducts surveillance for West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (also called arboviruses) that are spread by mosquitoes in Massachusetts. This surveillance consists of routine testing of mosquitoes and tracking cases in humans, and provides information about when and where people could be at risk.
3. Risk Level remains low. This means the probability of locally acquired human disease is LOW. This means there has been no animal or human cases reported.
4. The BoH will continue to receive updates and will be monitoring the situation closely. Reverse 911 will be used if and when the risk level excalates.
Protect yourself from illness by doing simple things:
- Use insect repellents any time you are outdoors
- Wear long-sleeved clothing
- Schedule outdoor activities to avoid the hours from dusk to dawn during peak mosquito season
- Repair damaged window and door screens
- Remove standing water from the areas around your home
For more information about preventing mosquito-borne illness, follow this link.
West Nile Virus
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of WNV was confirmed by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory in a mosquito sample collected July 6 in the town of Brookline in Norfolk County. No human or animal cases of WNV or Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) have been detected so far this year.
More information, including all WNV and EEE positive results, can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at Mosquito-borne Diseases | Mass.gov, which is updated daily, or by calling the DPH Division of Epidemiology at 617-983-6800.
For prevention tips and to read the full press release, click here.
FOOD PERMITS FOR 2023
All food permit applications should be completed ON-LINE
New Licenses and Renewal Instructions:
Please note that the town may require other permits/licenses - it is up to the vendor to insure that all other Town regulations/requirements are met.
Click the link below to complete your application for a new food license or to renew your old one.
ONE DAY FOOD APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND PAYMENT RECEIVED 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO ALL EVENTS MAY 1ST, 2023 OR LATER
Appointed Health Department Staff
Health Dept. Director
Title V System Inspector & Soil Evaluator
Plumbing and Gas Inspector
Alt. Plumbing and Gas Inspector
Burial Certificate Agent
Animal Control Officer