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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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Reopening Massachusetts Public Schools 2020-2010

Filed in Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, Schools, Uncategorized COVID-19 9/1/20 at 12:51 pm     112
Reopening Massachusetts Public Schools 2020-2010

Concerning COVID-19 in Massachusetts, we have a lot to be optimistic about. We are viewed around the country as a leader in developing strategies to reduce the spread of infection. Reopening our schools is safe because we’ve gotten the rates of transmission down to a low level. If we were in another state, we would […]

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Food Access & Resources

Filed in Community Tips, COVID-19, Food and Shelter 8/31/20 at 11:44 am     1111
Food Access & Resources

See this Food Access Resources list, which we update regularly. Apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits DTA (Department of Transitional Assistance) has partnered with local organizations to assistance in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP applications. Visit their website to start your online application here  or contact Harbor Health (information below – if you need assistance […]

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Barnstable County to Host Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event

Barnstable County to Host Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event

Information from Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment Barnstable County to Host Drive-Thru Flu Shot Event No appointment is necessary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Barnstable County – August 20, 2020 – Barnstable County residents can get a flu shot without leaving their cars at the Barnstable County complex on September 26 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, […]

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Watch the Replay of the Informational Webinar for School Leadership and Stakeholders During COVID-19 | August 20, 2020

Watch the Replay of the Informational Webinar for School Leadership and Stakeholders During COVID-19 | August 20, 2020

Barnstable County hosted a webinar for school departments, personnel and all stakeholders on Cape Cod and the Islands today providing clarification on topics including interpreting local data, the different kinds of tests, guidance on purchasing supplies, disinfecting vs. cleaning, and much more. Watch the replay.  

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Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on September 26th from 8 AM- Noon

Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on September 26th from 8 AM- Noon

SAVE the DATE! Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Division is offering a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on September 26th from 8 AM- Noon. No appointment is necessary.  This is a service provided by Barnstable County for all residents on Cape Cod.

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August 7, 2020: Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Update: New Measures on Enforcing Public Health Orders

August 7, 2020: Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Update: New Measures on Enforcing Public Health Orders

Following a careful review of public health data and working with health officials, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made an announcement today regarding updates aimed at reducing further COVID transmission and maintaining the progress Massachusetts has made thus far. The state is creating an interagency COVID-19 Enforcement and Intervention Team to provide coordinated, targeted […]

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6 Things We Need to Do When Going to the Beach this Summer

6 Things We Need to Do When Going to the Beach this Summer

There are several actions you can take to reduce your risk of getting or spreading the COVID-19 virus when you go to the beach this summer. Yes, these actions might be an inconvenience – but right now, the actions we take will make a difference in the safety and well-being of our residents and visitors, […]

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Please Show Up With A Mask

Please Show Up With A Mask

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment is exploring new ways to convey to young locals and visitors the importance of wearing masks during the pandemic and launched the #ShowUpWithAMask campaign today. We get it. It’s summer and you would rather be on the beach or at a get-together with friends, but Cape Cod […]

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Stay Healthy – Stay Open

Filed in Businesses and Employers, Community Tips, COVID-19, Prevention 7/28/20 at 12:56 pm     134
Stay Healthy – Stay Open

To keep our businesses open and people employed, we need everyone to stay well. Massachusetts began reopening on March 25, one of the last to do so, and our rate of new cases has decreased by 75% from May 25 to July 10. We were also one of the first states to enact a mask […]

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Barnstable County Health Officials Stocking Up On Supplies

Filed in Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom 7/26/20 at 8:20 am     255
Barnstable County Health Officials Stocking Up On Supplies

Barnstable County Health Officials Stocking Up On Supplies

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The Continued Importance of Face Coverings and Masks

Filed in Community Tips, COVID-19, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 7/20/20 at 7:45 pm     247
The Continued Importance of Face Coverings and Masks

Cloth face coverings and masks continue to be important in the prevention of COVID-19 spreading.  They are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source […]

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Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment recently updated the public on coronavirus-related contact tracing within Barnstable County. Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

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