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Posted on: December 7, 2020

COVID-19 Updates & Vaccine Distribution

Your Board of Health is the local end of a chain that starts with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and goes through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Mohawk Area Public Health Coalition (MAPHCO) down to us.  


COVID-19 VACCINE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

Notice- Effective February 18, 2021 individuals age 65 or older, individuals with two or more specific medial conditions, listed here, and residents and staff of public and private low income and affordable senior housing are eligible to receive the vaccine.

MOHAWK CLINIC:  THIS CLINIC IS FULL - Please do not call the school with questions about the clinic or vaccine availability.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY:

  • Big Y, Greenfield 
  • CVS, Greenfield
  • John Zon Senior Center, Greenfield
  • These and other vaccine locations can be accessed by visiting the state’s website at www.mass.gov/COVID
  • Local healthcare providers such as Baystate Health, Valley Medical Group, and Community Health Center will be contacting their eligible patients as vaccine becomes available. They specifically request that people NOT contact them directly – they will call you if you are a patient and eligible to receive vaccine.
  • Other Local Clinics are being scheduled the week of March 1st at Kringle Kandle in Bernardston and the week of March 8th at Franklin County Tech School in Montague.  Information on both of these clinics will be announced when it is available on the FRCOG hotline at 774-3167 x. 153 and on the FRCOG website by clicking here

 Helpful sites, resources, and phone numbers

  • FROCOG’s COVID-19 vaccine info page has lots of useful information and links.
  • There is also a FRCOG telephone information hotline at (413) 774-3167 ext. 153, it is updated regularly.
  • Contact LifePath at (413) 829-9285 or at their COVID-19 Vaccine Info page if you need help registering for an appointment, getting transportation, or if you are homebound. 
  • Veterans are eligible for vaccination by age group at the VA in Leeds. To register call (413) 584-4040, or visit the VA's Vaccine Info page


In this rapidly evolving situation, an important part of our job is to keep you informed of the risks and the proper precautions you can take.  You can also get updates, and more information on the virus itself at the website listed below.   If you have any questions please contact the Board of Health at boh@ashfield.org 

Ashfield has had a total of 27 confirmed cases since March 2020 with an additional 2 confirmed cases in the past two weeks (data updated from state as of 2/18/2021) 

When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?   

Stop COVID - What you need to know

State COVID-19 Updates 

COVID-19 Testing Options -  Franklin County Specific Information

COVID Testing - Western MA

Franklin County COVID-19 data

MASK UP! Face Covering Guidance

Social Gathering Order

There are basic precautions that everyone can easily take to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 — or flu. 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer.  Wear a face covering both indoors and outdoors.  Maintain the recommended social distancing guidelines.



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