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February 13, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

February 13, 2020 – Coronavirus Updates

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China and the reported cases in the United States.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a 15th case in the U.S., a recent evacuee from Wuhan who was quarantined at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas. […]

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July 24, 2021 | Provincetown’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Cases

July 24, 2021 | Provincetown’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Cases

Provincetown continues to work closely with county and state health officials to track and respond to the evolving COVID-19 cluster. Expanded testing and vaccination will continue through July 30th and have thus far proved to be vital tools in the response effort as participation numbers increase daily.

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July 23, 2021 | Delta Variant Detected in Provincetown Cluster

July 23, 2021 | Delta Variant Detected in Provincetown Cluster

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that genetic sequencing of initial samples associated with the recent COVID-19 cluster in Provincetown tested positive for the Delta variant. The total number of cases among vaccinated people in Massachusetts remains extremely low, at 0.1% or 5,166 cases out of over 4.3 million fully vaccinated residents, and nearly all of these cases do not result in hospitalization or death.

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July 19, 2021 | Provincetown Residents and Visitors Urged to Take Precautions Due to Uptick of COVID-19 Cases (Updated with Spanish & Portuguese Versions July 22, 2021)

July 19, 2021 | Provincetown Residents and Visitors Urged to Take Precautions Due to Uptick of COVID-19 Cases (Updated with Spanish & Portuguese Versions July 22, 2021)

Following the 4th of July weekend, there was an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Provincetown in addition to individuals reporting COVID-like symptoms. COVID-19 infection has occurred in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. As of Friday July 16, 132 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 had been officially reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health associated with the Provincetown cases. Of these cases, 89 are Massachusetts residents, 39 of which reside in Barnstable County. The remainder of individuals who tested positive reside in other states or jurisdictions outside of Massachusetts. Case investigation is ongoing, and the numbers are likely to change as the situation evolves.

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July 21, 2021 | Provincetown Response to COVID-19 Cases Ongoing

July 21, 2021 | Provincetown Response to COVID-19 Cases Ongoing

With response to COVID-19 cases in Provincetown ongoing, public health surveillance has identified additional cases associated with the cluster that prompted the Town of Provincetown and the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to issue a public health advisory earlier in the week. As case investigations progress, municipal, county, and state health officials have expanded access to safe and reliable COVID-19 testing and vaccination through Friday, July 30.

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July 20, 2021 | COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available to Barnstable County Fairgoers

July 20, 2021 | COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available to Barnstable County Fairgoers

Vaccination Information: Dates & Times: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 – Sunday, July 25, 2021; 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Clinic Type: Walk-in (no appointment necessary) Location: Barnstable County Fairgrounds Marketplace Building Vaccines Offered: Pfizer (available to anyone 12 and up with parental guidance under age 18), Johnson & Johnson (18+ only) July 20, 2021 | […]

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PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY 7/19/21

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY 7/19/21

On July 19, 2021, public health officials from the Provincetown Board of Health, Provincetown Select Board, and the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment issued a public health advisory resulting from an uptick of COVID-19 cases in the Town of Provincetown.

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July 17, 2021 | Statement on Recent COVID-19 Cases in Provincetown

Filed in COVID News & Updates 7/17/21 at 10:28 pm     57
July 17, 2021 | Statement on Recent COVID-19 Cases in Provincetown

Statement on Recent COVID-19 Cases in Provincetown from Town of Provincetown Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Outer Cape Health Services Honorable Sarah Peake, State Representative Honorable Julian Cyr, State Senator July 17, 2021 | Provincetown, MA – In response to a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, the Town of Provincetown is working with state […]

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July 16, 2021 | Mosquitoes collected in Barnstable County tested positive for West Nile virus this week

Filed in Public Health Advisories 7/16/21 at 9:27 pm     26
July 16, 2021 | Mosquitoes collected in Barnstable County tested positive for West Nile virus this week

One sample of 50 Culex pipiens/restuans mosquitoes trapped in Woods Hole collected on 7/13 tested positive for West Nile virus.

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July 13, 2021 | Statement on Recent COVID-19 Cases in Provincetown

Filed in COVID News & Updates 7/13/21 at 10:29 pm     34
July 13, 2021 | Statement on Recent COVID-19 Cases in Provincetown

Statement on Recent COVID-19 Cases in Provincetown from Town of Provincetown Outer Cape Health Services Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Honorable Sarah Peake, State Representative Honorable Julian Cyr, State Senator July 13, 2021 | Provincetown, MA  – Officials with the Town of Provincetown, Outer Cape Health Services, Barnstable County Department of Health and […]

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COVID-19 Testing on Cape Cod

Filed in Community Tips, COVID-19, Healthcare and Insurance 7/13/21 at 6:52 am     23095
COVID-19 Testing on Cape Cod

Cape Cod Hospital Community Testing Call the Community Testing Line at 508-534-7103 to be scheduled for an appointment for drive-through testing on the campus of Cape Cod Hospital or Falmouth Hospital. The PCR testing method utilized at this site can detect even the smallest quantities of viral particles. It is considered the gold-standard for accurately detecting […]

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July 11-17 is Hurricane Preparedness Week!

Filed in Emergency Preparedness 7/12/21 at 2:51 pm     97
July 11-17 is Hurricane Preparedness Week!

July 11, 2021 – It is Hurricane Preparedness Week in Massachusetts.  How prepared are you?  Do you know if you are in a flood zone? Do you have an evacuation plan? Do you know where emergency shelters are activated on Cape Cod? Below find information on ways to be prepared and what to do in […]

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Information from the Barnstable County Emergency Planning Committee Regarding Tropical Storm Elsa

Filed in Department News and Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Newsroom 7/8/21 at 12:12 pm     95
Information from the Barnstable County Emergency Planning Committee Regarding Tropical Storm Elsa

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