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Governor Baker’s Reopening Massachusetts guidance 5/18/2020

The Needham Board of Health adopted an Emergency Order requiring individuals to wear face coverings in a variety of settings including businesses, work sites, and government buildings. The use of face coverings is also mandated in the common areas of commercial and residential building complexes.

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Mosquito Control Efforts Slated to Begin With Some Covid-19- Related Changes

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District (NCMCD) will begin conducting its annual helicopter applications of larvacide to control mosquito larvae. This is not a spray and is done primarily to control the emergence of spring nuisance mosquitoes. These applications will be conducted over specific large wetlands in Needham and surrounding communities sometime between April 13, 2020, and April 27, 2020. As always, the weather in the spring is unpredictable. For this reason, the District cannot pin down actual application dates with any more accuracy at this time. Considering the Covid-19 outbreak, the NCMCD has decided to alter its ‘normal’ aerial application this year, removing some wetlands that have edges that very closely abut neighborhoods. Recognizing more residents are at home during the application and heightened stress levels, the District wanted to limit the amount of helicopter traffic near homes. More information is available at

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