Board of Health

The Board of Health is responsible for assessing the status of public health in the community, developing policies to address public health needs and assuring that these needs are met.

The Board of Health is also responsible for inspecting and issuing permits to food vendors and related establishments, pet organizations, community pools, and other businesses.

Members of the public who need to submit permit application, payments, or otherwise visit the Board of Health in-person, should see Board of Health Secretary Linda Palumbo at the Board of Health office at Town Hall.

         Berkeley Heights Confidential COVID reports

                               ending August 3, 2022


BH COVID-19 Cases 08_03_2022 Summary

BH COVID-19 Hosp Cases 08_03_2022

BH COVID-19 Death Cases 08_03_2022 S

Free Skin Cancer Screening

August 13, 2022 @ 12PM at Walter E. Ulrich Pool at Rahway River Park, St. George Ave, Rahway, NJ 07065

To register, contact Union County Office of Health Management at 908-518-5622.   A pre-screening over the phone is required. Walk-ins are welcome as schedule permits.

Plastic Bag Ban effective May 4, 2022

Please click on link below for more info:

NJDEP | Get Past Plastic

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Meetings meets quarterly via Zoom until further notice, 7:30 PM

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Andrea Alvare, Health Officer
Email Andrea Alvare
Phone: 908-518-5620

Linda Palumbo , Board Secretary
Email Linda Palumbo
Phone: 908-464-2700 ext. 2167       FAX 908-464-5888

  • Jeff Varnerin - Council member
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Robert Dorsi
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Dr. Komal Naik, DO
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Carolyn Sayre
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Edward Sorge
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • TBA
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Ellen Guritzky, MSJ, RDH
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Apply to Become a Committee Volunteer. Submit an application to become a volunteer on the Board of Health. The Township welcomes and encourages residents who have specific experience applicable to each Committee, Board and Commission to apply for available positions. Please note that there are only a few volunteer opportunities available each year as there are staggered terms for members of each Committee, Board and Commission. However, some committees are always in need of extra volunteers for various events throughout the year.

Volunteer Application