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Cambridge Public Health Department Reports Steep Increase in COVID-19 Particles in Regional Wastewater

October 1, 2022

The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) is reporting a sharp increase in COVID-19 particles in regional wastewater since September 23.

Cambridge Public Health Department Honored for Innovation in Public Health

August 5, 2022

A Cambridge pandemic food insecurity initiative is among 24 programs nationwide to receive a 2022 Innovative Practice Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

Risk of West Nile Virus Infection Raised to Moderate in Cambridge and Nearby Communities

August 4, 2022

On August 4, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health raised the risk of West Nile virus infection from "low" to “moderate” in Cambridge and eight other communities.

Monkeypox Update from the Cambridge Public Health Department

August 1, 2022

Given that monkeypox has been detected in Massachusetts, it’s important for residents to recognize the symptoms and know how to prevent getting it.

2022 Youth Mental Health and Wellness Mini-Grants Awarded to Cambridge Organizations

June 29, 2022

The health department awarded a total of $12,000 to six organizations around Cambridge who are providing support and programming for the well-being of Cambridge youth.

Ways You and Your Loved Ones Can Be Safe in Water

June 21, 2022

The Cambridge Public Health Department wants to remind everyone the importance of water and swim safety.

2022 Healthy Eating and Active Living Mini-Grants Awarded to Cambridge Organizations

June 13, 2022

The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Cambridge in Motion campaign, has awarded a total of $12,500 in mini-grants to 13 local organizations to develop activities that promote healthy eating and active living.

Baby Formula Shortage Resources

June 7, 2022

A list of resources to help during the baby formula shortage, courtesy of the Cambridge Public Health Department.

At-Home COVID-19 Tests

May 19, 2022

Here is some important information on at-home COVID-19 tests from the Cambridge Public Health Department on at-home COVID-19 tests.

COVID-19 Community Level is HIGH in Cambridge and Middlesex County

May 6, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised the COVID-19 Community Level for all of Middlesex County to HIGH on May 5.

Mini-Grants Available for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Projects

March 4, 2022

The health department, through its Cambridge in Motion initiative, will award up to ten $1,000 mini-grants to support community projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity.


Susan Feinberg, MPH
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