Public Health FAQs

Answers to some of the concerns municipal officials are faced with when dealing with a public health emergency such as the COVID-19, including information about local boards of health and the tools provided to them through statute to help address such emergencies. This in no way should be a substitute for the information provided by your licensed public health officer or State and Federal officials during times of an emergency.

As with any public health emergency the most effective way of dealing with issues is to have strong collaboration among all levels of local government. We strongly encourage you to review any document with your public health officer for more information.