Board of Health

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Any resident, contractor or member of the general public can request to be placed on the BOH Agenda.  The request must be accompanied by all supporting materials or a full and specific description of the item to be addressed.

Applicants looking to have a hearing for a proposed septic plan, new stable permit, and new large piggeries must submit a complete application that will consist of all plans, documents, forms & application fees.  The application will be reviewed for completeness and, in the event that such application is incomplete, the Board of Health office staff shall notify the applicant of the incomplete items, which may delay placement on the meeting agenda.

The deadline to submit any requests is no later than 4:00PM on the Tuesday prior to the BOH’s Monday meeting date.  Any requests received after this time will be placed on the next scheduled meeting agenda (meetings are held bi-weekly and on Mondays, unless a holiday falls on Monday then the Board reserves the right to meet on Tuesday).  Should the meeting fall on a Tuesday, the deadline for submission of requests will remain the same.

No exceptions will be allowed unless an extenuating circumstance occurs and permission is received from the Chairman or Vice-Chairman.


NEVER LEAVE A SHARPS CONTAINER UNATTENDED.  If there isn't anyone available to assist you, DO NOT leave your sharps container outside the Nurse's door or next to the kiosk, it could get in to the wrong hands.  Prior to bringing you syringes to the ANNEX, please call the nurse's office at 508-636-1030 to check her availability.  The nurse's schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 8:30am - 2:30pm and Closed on Tuesdays.

Your cooperation is essential in making this program successful and reducing the potential health dangers of improperly disposing of needles.  This program is designed to protect the public health.  If you have any questions or have large amounts of needles to dispose of, pLEase call the Board of Health Office, 508-636-1015.


FREE COVID rapid test kits available at the Town Nurse and Board of Health Offices at the Town Hall ANNEX.  Westport residents can stop by to pick up a free test kit while supplies last.  Regular scheduled days and hours for BOH, Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4pm; closed Wednesday and for the Nurse, Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 2:30pm; closed Tuesdays.  

For the lastest Massachusetts Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance, click HERE

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Dec. 27, 2021 CDC Updated Guidelines for Isolation and Quarantine-Click HERE


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
John Swartz Health Agent
Linda Pierce Public Health Nurse 508-636-1030
Nancy Paquet Principal Clerk
Patricia Kershaw Senior Clerk
Matthew Armendo Director of Public Health 508-636-1015
Joseph C. Reis Senior Health Agent

Board Members

Name Title
Tanja Ryden


Philip M. Weinberg

Vice Chair

Donna Amaral