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  • If you are responding to an isolation and quarantine text message, see the state's updated 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. 

Vaccine Clinics

Get your flu and COVID-19 vaccines at our fall vaccine clinics. See the schedule. Register for an appointment


October 1, 2022

CPHD reports steep increase in COVID-19 particles in wastewater. 


September 9, 2022

For local information on the monkeypox outbreak, see our monkeypox web page.

West Nile Virus

September 2, 2022

The risk of West Nile virus infection in Cambridge was raised to high


Overdose Prevention

Fall 2022

Free virtual overdose prevention and response trainings are offered monthly. Learn more

Music Jam Sessions

Fall 2022

Saxophonist Bobby Tynes and his all-star rhythm section are leading jam sessions at the senior center. Learn more

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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