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  • If you are responding to an isolation and quarantine text message, please view the state's isolation and exposure guidance. If have questions, call 617-665-3800 and press 1.
  • Cambridge employers no longer need to notify the health department about Covid-positive workers. If you have questions, call us at 617-665-3800 and press 8. For additional guidance, see Information for Cambridge Employers.
  • For information on masking and local guidance, visit our COVID-19 page.

Insect-Borne Disease

Learn about Lyme diseaseWest Nile virus, and travel-related mosquito-borne disease. Info includes fact sheets, data, and prevention tips. 

Summer Safety

Check out our Summer Safety Guide for tips on beating the heat, water safety, safe cookouts, and more. 


August 11, 2022

West Nile Virus

August 4, 2022

Cambridge is at moderate risk for West Nile virus infection. 


August 1, 2022

CPHD update on monkeypox.


Annual Report 2021

View the health department's annual report for 2021 here


Improvement Plan

View the City of Cambridge's Community Health Improvement Plan here


Regulatory Activities 

Learn more about burial permits.  


Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-3800 (main)
617-665-3888 (fax)
617-643-0744 (TTY)

Hours: Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Derrick Neal
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