SALEM — The Salem Department of Health has approved the purchase of two new computers as part of a new IT services contract.
The total cost of the new computers is $2,860 and is required to replace two older department computers that cannot be upgraded sufficiently to run the latest software they need. The purchase was made in the wake of the division signing a contract for a new data storage server.
The new servers are digitized and employees can log into authorized computers using unique usernames and passwords to access only authorized information. What’s more, the new contract he comes with 24/7 tech support, saving the department about $1,500 a year.
Previously, all of the department’s data was stored on a single physical server and there was no way to back up the data to a digital server. Certain employees could only sign in and work on a single, specific computer. Cyndi Baronzzi Dickey was accused of causing a security issue with the mayor’s department.
In his report, Environmental Health Director Alan Master said he conducted a pool audit at the Holiday Inn Express, which is registered with the city as Bromalin Pool. found to contain both bromarin and chlorine. These can cause harmful chemical reactions when combined, causing skin irritation. Staff said they started treating them with chlorine because they couldn’t get bromarin to treat the pool.
The master directed the pool system to be drained and backflushed, and directed the neutralization process necessary to safely proceed with chlorination.
Health Commission President Pro Tempoa Judy Sicilia wanted to remind residents that the agency is still distributing Bynex Now Covid test kits completely free of charge.
The Health Committee will next meet on February 15th at 2pm.