News & Announcements
High Street - Route 1A Paving Schedule
High Street - Route 1A is scheduled to be paved Monday October 27, 2014 and Tuesday October 28, 2014. Paving prep work will begin at 7:00 p.m. on both evenings with the paving operation scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. Southbound traffic will be detoured down Mile Lane to Linebrook Road then on to Lord's Square; northbound traffic will not be detours and will run as normal on both nights. If you have concerns regarding the work please contact the Public Works office at 978-356-6612 or MassDOT field office at 978-356-5438.
Ipswich Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Clinic
The Ipswich Board of Health has scheduled its flu vaccine clinic for Friday, October 31, 2014 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Council on Aging Cafeteria, Town Hall, 25 Green Street, Ipswich. The influenza vaccine is available to individuals over 50 years of age, pregnant women and individuals 19 years of age and older with chronic medical conditions. The vaccine is free of charge but please remember to bring your insurance cards. Wear clothes with short or loose fitting sleeves to the clinic. If you have any questions, call the Public Health Office at 978-356-6606.
Information about seasonal Influenza can be found on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at http://www.mass.gov/flu.
Facts about Ebola
You can only get Ebola from:
· Touching the blood or bodily fluids of a person who is sick with or has died of Ebola
· Touching contaminated objects, like needles.
· Touching infected animals, their blood or other bodily fluids, or their meat
There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Massachusetts. The outbreak in West Africa is currently limited to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. In order to be considered to possibly have Ebola, a person must have recently traveled to Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone and/or been in contact with a person who is sick with Ebola and shown symptoms of Ebola.