New PPE Preservation Planning Toolkit Now Available

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has developed a new toolkit, including links to a guide and an Excel spreadsheet, to assist organizations with planning and implementation strategies for personal protective equipment (PPE) preservation. Developed by ASPR’s COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group, the toolkit can help users understand types […]

New Resource Available – “Stay Aware, Plan Ahead, and Be Prepared.”

DPH has created a new website, which can be accessed at mass.gov/BePrepared.  This page is designed  to provide information, tips, and links for the public. The new web presence for the Stay Aware, Be Prepared campaign contains a landing page and a more detailed site that offers visitors a one-stop-shop for locating information that meets […]

COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

  The MA Department of Public Health (MDPH) has recently released the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey (CCIS) located here: www.mass.gov/COVIDsurvey.  MDPH is particularly interested in gathering responses from communities who have been impacted the most, including: people of color, immigrants, individuals who are LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, essential workers, people experiencing housing instability, older adults, […]

Workshop Opportunity – INFECTION OF THE MIND: HOW TO COPE WITH STRESS WHILE BUILDING RESILIENCE DURING A PANDEMIC

Responder Health and Safety is a vital component of a successful incident response. COVID-19 has strained all aspects of our healthcare system including the most valuable asset, healthcare employees. Providing care to others during the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to stress, anxiety, fear and other strong emotions. How you cope with these emotions can affect […]

September 2020 is Emergency Preparedness Month

Governor Baker has proclaimed September as Emergency #Preparedness Month in MA. Find the official press release and copy of the proclamation here.  During the month of September we will be posting  resources to help the region prepare for emergencies at work and at home. Check back in for tips on how to be prepared!

NTSB Final Report from the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

For those who are interested, please find below the full report from the NTSB from the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions related to the affected communities and municipalities Full report here: https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2019-PLD18MR003-BMG-abstract.pdf Also there is in interesting article below about the event in the attached newsletter: https://www.flipsnack.com/osdsocialmedia/buy-the-way-september-october-2019-fcilosa3x.html