2022 Revere Smoke Testing Program

Sewer smoke testing may be happening in your neighborhood. If you see smoke, do not be alarmed. Please see here to learn more about the program

Public Health Division

The Public Health Division is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the City's residents and visitors through the enforcement of State and Local laws and bylaws, codes and regulations. We strive to promote healthy behavior through helpful service, presentations, trainings, and information for continued wellness with surveillance, health and vaccine clinics, public service announcements and public health programming for everyone in the city.

Monkeypox Updates

What we know about Monkeypox:

Although Monkeypox is commonly not deadly, symptoms can be very uncomfortable for those diagnosed.  Monkeypox is a different disease than COVID-19 and therefore transmission patterns are different.  Monkeypox is typically spread through intimate contact with lesions (skin-to-skin contact) or through secondary surfaces (shared clothing, bedding, and towels). Anyone can get Monkeypox, regardless of sexual orientation, and it is not currently categorized as a sexually transmitted infection. Symptoms can include fever, headache, chills, rash and/or lesions, muscle aches, exhaustion, and swollen lymph nodes. If you are worried that you have been exposed or may have Monkeypox, you should contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Children and Monkeypox:

It is important for residents with children to be mindful of Monkeypox symptoms and transmission patterns going into the schoolyear. Parents should be aware of how Monkeypox is transmitted – through prolonged skin-to-skin contact such as close dancing, sharing towels or clothes, and bedding. Contact sports at this time are still considered low risk, and signs and symptoms of Monkeypox in children are the same as in adults. Children at risk of severe disease are those under 8, those with immunocompromising conditions, and children with conditions that lead to breaks in the skin (psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, burns, and cold sores). If you are worried about your child going into the schoolyear, their health care provider is the best resource to learn about individual risk.

Vaccines:

Vaccines in Massachusetts are available to those eligible and are not yet available to the general public. Those eligible, according to Mass.gov, are:

  • Known contacts identified by public health via case investigation, contact tracing, and risk exposure assessments (this may include sexual partners, household contacts, and healthcare workers); as well as
  • Presumed contacts who meet the following criteria:
    • Know that a sexual partner in the past 14 days was diagnosed with Monkeypox
    • Had multiple sexual partners in the past 14 days in a jurisdiction with known Monkeypox

There are locations in Revere and surrounding communities providing the JYNNEOS vaccine and administering testing for those eligible. They are all by appointment only:

  • Health Innovations (Revere and Chelsea): Please call 339-987-1956 to make an appointment ahead of time.
  • Fenway Health (Boston): Appointments can be made by calling 617-927-6060 Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Sexual Health Clinic (Boston): Appointments can be made by calling 617-724-7000 Monday through Friday between 8:00AM and 4:30PM
  • Boston Medical Center (Boston): Register for an appointment directly at www.bmc.org/Monkeypox. Appointments can be made by calling 617-414-2803 Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM
  • Cambridge Health Alliance (Cambridge/Somerville): Appointments can be made by registering here: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/metronorthmobile or by calling 781-338-0104 Monday through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (Boston): Appointments can be made by calling 617-568-4500 Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM. This site also offers vaccine appointments on Saturdays between 10 AM and 2 PM

The Revere Department of Public Health will continue to monitor the spread of Monkeypox in the City of Revere and will provide updates as they arise. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the department by calling 781-485-8486.

Federal Monkeypox Update
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Massachusetts Monkeypox Updates
From Massachusetts DPH

Coronavirus Updates

Click on the icon below for the latest updates on current case data, testing and vaccination options and other resources in Revere. 

revere.org/coronavirus

Federal Coronavirus Update
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Massachusetts Coronavirus Updates
From Massachusetts DPH

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

10 Essential Services

The department is focused on prevention and control of communicable diseases, emergency preparedness, promotion of healthy living and school health. The Public Health Department supports and promotes the national standards for local public health departments, known as the 10 Essential Public Health Services.

  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure a competent public health and personal healthcare workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

This work is accomplished with the assistance of many city departments including (but not limited to):

Resources

Forms

Chicken Keeping Licenses Abbuter Sign-off
Required for any abutters for Chicken Keeping Licenses
Chicken Keeping Licenses Property Owner Sign-off
Required for any property owners for Chicken Keeping Licenses

Board of Health

Member Name Title
Drew Bunker  Chair
Craig Castanza Member
Nezha Louaddi  Member

Mosquito Control

Residents may request spray treatments for mosquitoes by completing a service request form to Northeast Mosquito Control from June 1st to September 30th, from Sunday, 7:00 AM through Wednesday noon for the current week.  Please click on this link to submit your service request: 

https://www.nemassmosquito.org/home/pages/spray-service-request-form

 

 

Contact Information & Hours
Mon.-Thur. 8:15am-5pm
Fri. 8:15am-12:15pm
Lauren Buck
Director, Department of Public Health

(781) 485-8486
Paula Sepulveda
Administrative Assistant
781-485-8486
Hajar Bichou
Clerk
781-485-8486
Nicole Palermo
Social Worker
781-485-8486
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