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FM #259 Board of Health C Liberty, B Sweet 4/29/20

Updated 2 months ago.

FM #259 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 259 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Board of Health Chair Bridget Sweet and Health Director Cathleen Liberty on April 29, 2020. We had our conversation via virtual conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We discussed the recent Board of Health meeting, the new Emergency Order on facial coverings, the feedback that led to this step, additional feedback will be monitored at the next meeting for possible revision to take a further step if necessary.

We discuss the hierarchy of the MA health departments and how it has been brought to the frontlines with this pandemic. The relationship of the Executive Order by Governor Baker, the Department of Public Health that sets regulations for all MA communities and our local Board of Health that has the ground level responsibility.

The recording runs about 36 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Cathleen and Bridget.
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April 27 Emergency Order
https://www.franklinma.gov/health-department/news/board-health-emergency-order

Attorney General Office guidance referenced
https://www.mass.gov/news/ag-healey-issues-guidance-on-disability-rights-during-covid-19-pandemic

Health Dept page
https://www.franklinma.gov/health-department

Board of Health page
https://www.franklinma.gov/health-department

Franklin Portal page
https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/important-links-and-best-practices

Portal page on “Best Practices”
https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/important-links-and-best-practices

Prior podcasts with Cathleen
March 27 https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/03/fm-232-franklin-ma-health-director.html
March 13 https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/03/fm-224-health-director-cathleen-liberty.html
January 28 https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/01/fm-196-cathleen-liberty-franklins.html

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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

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