MFA NEWS SCAN OCTOBER 20, 2014

MFA NEWS SCAN OCTOBER 20, 2014


- Monday, October 27, 2014



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town of framingham bottled water ban proposal FAILS

On Wednesday, October 22 at the conclusion of the second night of the Towns Special Fall Town Meeting, Town meeting members voted down a proposal that would have banned the sale of unflavored, uncarbonated bottled water throughout the Town.  Article 10, which was presented to Town meeting members for approval, was proposed by a high school senior in the form of a citizen’s petition.  It proposed to ban the sale of all PET bottles of water in sizes of 1 liter or less, effective January 1, 2015.  Approval of the ban fell short by a vote of 40 - 60 - 1.

 

FINAL PUSH ON FOR NO ON 2 CAMPAIGN

The No On 2 campaign is in its final stretch as the November 4 election day approaches.  The latest poll results from the Boston Globe poll conducted October 19 - 21 show that opponents of Question 2, which calls for an expansion of the state’s forced bottle deposit law, lead proponents of expansion by a vote of 63% to 29%, with 8% undecided.  A 4.9% margin of error is used for the 400 voter three day sample.  The entire results of the poll can be viewed by clicking here or visiting:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1345065/release20crosstabs.pdf.

Thank you to all retailers who are participating with bag stuffers and employ other campaign materials, and to those who have joined the coalition.  We urge you to encourage your associates to “Get Out and Vote” on Tuesday, November 5.

 

EBOLA GUIDELINES ISSUED BY MEMA

In an effort to ensure that public safety is kept informed on emerging Ebola guidance and advisories, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will collate relevant information and share as non-emergency situational awareness statements.  Bulletins will be sent out as needed.  While the focus of some of these bulletins may be on the clinical aspects of Ebola, they provide information that can be useful to public safety partners.

The following information originated from the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) and Boston Public Health Commission and provides detailed information on:

·         Ebola history and incubation periods.

·         Definition of a suspected case, potential contact case and exposure risks.

·         Management of potential cases.

·         Management of contact cases.

·         Who to contact to report a suspect case or contact case.

Attachments are available by contacting MFA.  They include the following:

·         Clinical Advisory for the Management of Suspected Ebola Virus Cases or Contacts

·         Ebola in the US – Get the Facts (English and Spanish versions)

·         Ebola in the US – Get the Facts Flyer (English and Spanish versions) – Can be posted in areas accessed by employees or the public.

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MFA NEWS SCAN OCTOBER 20, 2014


- Monday, October 27, 2014



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