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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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Community Health Quarterly Newsletter, Spring Edition

Community Health Quarterly Newsletter, Spring Edition

Did you know that April is National County Government Month (NCGM)? It’s a time when we can reflect on the important role that county government plays in supporting our community and the local health departments that serve the 15 towns of Cape Cod. This year, the theme of National County Government month is “Thrive”.  As we learn […]

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Upcoming Rabies Clinics

Filed in Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom 3/24/22 at 9:44 am     514
Upcoming Rabies Clinics

March 23, 2022 | Sponsored by Cape Cod Veterinary Offices and Cape Cod & Southeast MA Rabies Task Force The Cape Cod and Southeast MA Rabies Task Force would like to announce upcoming local rabies clinics and encourage everyone to have your animals vaccinated. Domestic pets have been identified as the link between rabies and humans, […]

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3/17/22 | Health Officials Emphasize Continued Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination, Boosters, and Testing

3/17/22 | Health Officials Emphasize Continued Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination, Boosters, and Testing

March 17, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – While Barnstable County continues to experience an overall decline in COVID-19 case numbers as reported by the MA Department of Public Health, officials advise that additional variants of concern are likely to emerge and emphasize the need for the public to remain prepared. The Health Department urges all residents and […]

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1/6/22 | Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Issues Advisory As COVID-19 Cases Continue Post-Holiday Surge

1/6/22 | Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Issues Advisory As COVID-19 Cases Continue Post-Holiday Surge

Recent COVID-19 PCR test results at County test sites and at Cape Cod Healthcare are showing percentage positivity of 20% and higher. January 6, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – Barnstable County continues to experience extremely high daily case numbers, as reported by the MA Department of Public Health, following laboratory analysis of PCR test samples. This week, test […]

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Calendar of Events: Testing and Vaccination Clinics

Filed in COVID-19 1/5/22 at 1:53 pm     3
Calendar of Events: Testing and Vaccination Clinics

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COVID-19 Testing Opportunities in Barnstable County

COVID-19 Testing Opportunities in Barnstable County

PCR Testing Clinics in Barnstable County Orleans DPW Barnstable County continues to offer free PCR testing at the Orleans DPW on Tuesdays, from 9 AM to 10:00 AM. Walk-ins must arrive prior to 9:30am.     ***WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!*** NOTE: A valid email address is required for notification of negative results. A nurse will contact […]

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Vaccination Clinics in Barnstable County

Vaccination Clinics in Barnstable County

Updated March 3/31/2022 Cape Cod Community College Clinic The Massachusetts Department of Health has partnered with Cape Cod Community College to offer residents and visitors COVID-19 vaccination clinics three days a week through the end of March. This clinic serves everyone 5+ and provides primary series vaccinations and boosters from all three manufacturers. Hours are: […]

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12/21/21 | Mask Advisory Issued for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated MA Residents

12/21/21 | Mask Advisory Issued for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated MA Residents

Effective December 21, 2021: In response to the spread of the Delta variant and the emerging Omicron variant, the Department of Public Health now advises that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home). The DPH particularly urges this recommendation if you have a […]

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Breakthrough Case Review Finds 97% of COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated Individuals Do Not Result in Severe Illness

Breakthrough Case Review Finds 97% of COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated Individuals Do Not Result in Severe Illness

Today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a review of breakthrough COVID-19 cases in vaccinated Massachusetts residents and found nearly 97% of all breakthrough cases in the Commonwealth have not resulted in hospitalization or death.

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Status of COVID-19 Home Rapid Antigen Test Kits in Barnstable County

Status of COVID-19 Home Rapid Antigen Test Kits in Barnstable County

The home test kits have already been distributed in four Barnstable County towns that were determined by the Commonwealth to have the greatest number of residents with financial need: Barnstable, Dennis, Eastham and Orleans

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Limited Availability for Walk-ins at Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Due to High Demand

Limited Availability for Walk-ins at Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Due to High Demand

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment has announced that its next two COVID-19 vaccine clinics, scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 2nd and Thursday, December 9th are now FULL.     

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BCDHE Opens Registration for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

BCDHE Opens Registration for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment opened registration for its pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, which will occur every Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm beginning November 18, at the Harborview Conference Room.

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