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Board of Health

Members: Carl Nelke, Chairman; Veronique Blanchard; Devon Whitney-Deal, Tilda Hunting; Virginia Knowlton (clerk)

Hours: Meetings held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall; office hours are Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00 and Saturdays 9:00 – noon

  • January 11, 2020 update about COVID-19.  There are currently 6 positive cases in town.  Please note that this number will be updated weekly on Mondays, and that this number is reflective of the current number of cases.  Some past cases will have resolved, and new cases identified.  Please continue to practice social distancing, wear masks at all times when in public, and if you have any symptoms get tested right away.  Stay Safe and Be Well!.

Wondering when you will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine?  Click here to see the State’s plan. 

Please note that EVEN AFTER you have received your vaccinations, it is still recommended to continue to social distance and wear masks.  Click HERE to see FAQs from the Centers for Disease Control.

What protocol does the Board of Health follow when an individual tests positive for COVID-19? Click here for the protocol:   BOH protocol 4.10.20

Information on basic precautions that everyone can easily take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases:

Click HERE to see the school mask requirements adopted and approved by the Board of Health on August 24, 2020.

The Conway Board of Health is comprised of 5 members elected by town voters on a rotating basis.  Each member serves a term of 3 years.  The BOH is responsible for:

  • Enforcement of the State Sanitary Code (witnessing Title 5 inspections; perc tests; approval of septic system plans/issuing of permits for new and upgraded septic systems)  Also responsible for monitoring safety of drinking water, receiving reports and issuing new well drilling permits
  • Hazardous materials and solid waste disposal (enforcement of State Recycling laws; issuing waste hauling and use permits; collection of hazardous waste and community education) Click HERE for information on the Transfer Station.
  • Enforcement of the State Sanitary Code Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation. Responsible for inspections of rental housing, commercial kitchens, restaurants, retail food, B & B’s, recreational camps and public beaches
  • Monitoring, investigating and reporting infectious and dangerous disease cases, including rabies.  Monitors and issues permits for remediation of beaver and muskrat activities.  Supervises animal control officer and barn inspector
  • Emergency preparedness. Works with federal, state and regional communities and organizations to develop/coordinate facilities and resources, such as sheltering,  food and water,  treatment, isolation and quarantine, to respond to broad public health emergency situations.
  • Family burial plots. Provides written permission for establishment of  family burial plots on private property. Click here for more information: Family-Burial-Guidelines
  • Board of Health Fees: click here for current list of fees: BOH-Fees-2010


  • The Transfer Station is now accepting food and paper composting for FREE! For a complete list of items that will be accepted, go to Conway TS Compost Program 2 pages.
  • Important information about possible PAYT (Pay As You Throw) program in Conway: click here to read about how an improved recycling rate can result in continued free access to trash disposal for Conway resident:Recyle or Pay  For the moment, “Pay-As-You-Throw” will be waiting in the wings. Meanwhile, let’s see if we can boost our recycling totals.
  • New Board of Health Regulations: In 2018, two new regulations were adopted regarding the sale of tobacco products and retail marijuana products. Click here to view the regulations:BOH Marijuana regs;  Tobacco Products Sale Restriction Sig
  • Walk-In Town Nursing Hours at the Conway Town Hall: First Fridays 9 am – noon, Lisa White RN
  • Notice to Board of Health employees: As of April 1, 2018, the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act goes into effect. For more information about the new law, click here: Guidance on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 2018-01-23