Ipswich Public Health Department Reminds Residents to Wear Face Coverings Amid “Mask up MA!” Campaign

IPSWICH — Town Manager Tony Marino and Director of Public Health Colleen Fermon wish to provide residents with information on Gov. Charlie Baker’s ‘Mask Up MA!’ campaign and to remind them of the importance of wearing masks. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, COVID-19 is spread mainly by person to person contact and […]

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*VIDEO* Town of Ipswich Shares Tips for Preventing EEE

 IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Director of Public Health Colleen Fermon would like to provide residents with safety tips to prevent the transmission of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus during the warmest summer months. The Town has also crafted an informational video with tips to help residents avoid getting mosquito bites. […]

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Ipswich Health Department Partners with Action Ambulance to Offer COVID-19 Home Testing

IPSWICH — Town Manager Tony Marino and Director of Public Health Colleen Fermon are pleased to announce that the Town of Ipswich has partnered with Action Ambulance Service, Inc. to offer COVID-19 home testing for those identified as close contacts of positive cases. The program seeks to make testing accessible to those unable to drive […]

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Town of Ipswich Shares Public Health Measures for Upcoming Town Meeting

IPSWICH — Town Manager Tony Marino and Director of Public Health Colleen Fermon announce that several measures will be implemented at the upcoming Town Meeting to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. The Town of Ipswich has not identified a new case of COVID-19 in the community since June 3. There have been a […]

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Town of Ipswich Issues Statement Condemning Actions of Minneapolis Police that Resulted in the Death of George Floyd

IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Police Chief Paul Nikas representing the leadership team of the Town of Ipswich wish to relay to the community that they strongly denounce the actions of Minneapolis Police Officers which resulted in the death of George Floyd last week. “We are deeply troubled by the death of George […]

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Town of Ipswich Shares State Guidelines for Outdoor Recreational Activities and Spaces

IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Public Health Director Colleen Fermon would like to share the state’s guidelines for outdoor activities and spaces, such as parks and tennis courts. These spaces are open to the public as part of Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan, and restrictions are in place to ensure the […]

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Town of Ipswich Shares State Guidelines for Beaches

IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Public Health Director Colleen Fermon would like to share the state’s guidance regarding the town’s beaches. Beaches are open to the public as part of Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan, and restrictions are in place to ensure the safety of those using the amenities and to […]

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‘What Do I Need to Do to Reopen My Ipswich Business?’ Town of Ipswich Shares New State Guidelines to Reopening Businesses

IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Public Health Director Colleen Fermon would like to share the newest state guidelines for local business owners who will be planning to reopen their businesses. On Monday, May 18, Gov. Baker announced the first phase of the state’s four phase reopening plan. The plan allowed some industries to […]

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Ipswich Health Department Shares Mental Health Tips, Resources

IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Public Health Director Colleen Fermon wish to share tips and resources with residents in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. Each May is recognized nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month in an effort to reduce stigma, educate the public and share resources. “With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, it’s […]

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Town of Ipswich Celebrates National Nurses Week

IPSWICH — Town Manager Anthony Marino and Public Health Director Colleen Fermon wish to thank and recognize local public health nurses in honor of National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week runs from May 6-12 in honor of Florence Nightingale, whose birthday marks the end of the event. “Public health nurses play a vital role in […]

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