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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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Barnstable County Announces Region-wide Helpline to Address COVID-19-Related Questions

Barnstable County Announces Region-wide Helpline to Address COVID-19-Related Questions

10 Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers prepare to begin taking calls next Tuesday For Immediate Release  January 15, 2021 – Barnstable, MA. The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment announced today the launch of a regionwide helpline to respond to COVID-19 related questions starting Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. 10 Cape […]

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Barnstable County plans to open five regional vaccination clinics

Barnstable County plans to open five regional vaccination clinics

Barnstable County officials said they plan to work with local towns to open five regional COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Cape Cod as early as phase two of the state’s vaccine schedule, which starts next month. “We have the framework here. What I see happening is a hybrid model,” said Sean O’Brien, director of the Barnstable […]

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What is the Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccination on Cape Cod?

Filed in Uncategorized COVID-19 1/5/21 at 11:31 pm     566
What is the Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccination on Cape Cod?

Updated 1/5/21 Health officials across Barnstable County have been receiving many questions regarding vaccine distribution. Understandably, residents want to know when they will be eligible and where will they need to go to be vaccinated. WHAT WE WANT YOU TO KNOW The Commonwealth has been carefully releasing information as the strategy and infrastructure is determined […]

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Mass.gov COVID-19 Video Updates and Press Releases

Filed in COVID-19, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 1/4/21 at 7:02 pm     115
Mass.gov COVID-19 Video Updates and Press Releases

  Access the latest COVID-19 Video Updates and Press Releases from Governor Baker. 

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Food Access & Resources

Filed in Community Tips, COVID-19, Food and Shelter 1/4/21 at 11:44 am     1841
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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When Can I Get Vaccinated?

Filed in COVID-19 12/29/20 at 6:13 pm     1156
When Can I Get Vaccinated?

Barnstable County, which incorporates all fifteen towns on Cape Cod, is currently following the state’s timeline for vaccine rollout, detailed below. We’ll have more information forthcoming regarding vaccine distribution to the general public. Please check back here for the latest updates. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we post […]

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FDA Takes Key Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine

Filed in COVID-19, National Health News, Newsroom 12/15/20 at 10:27 pm     93     Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA Takes Key Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to […]

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COVID-19 Test Sites Open for Appointments on Cape Cod

Filed in COVID-19 Press Releases 12/14/20 at 7:03 pm     211
COVID-19 Test Sites Open for Appointments on Cape Cod

Appointments for safe and more affordable COVID-19 testing services are available at the Cape Cod Melody Test in Hyannis and the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in Falmouth, beginning today. To receive a test, individuals must book an appointment in advance by calling the Community Testing Line at 508-534-7103. Tests for asymptomatic individuals are available for $75, […]

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Learn about Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Learn about Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Vaccination Information Released on December 9, 2020 from the Governor’s Office BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced allocation and distribution plans for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Massachusetts set to begin around December 15. The state’s first shipment of 59,475 doses of the Pfizer vaccine was ordered from the federal […]

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Massachusetts Rolls Back to Phase 3, Step 1, Effective December 13, 2020

Massachusetts Rolls Back to Phase 3, Step 1, Effective December 13, 2020

The measures outlined below with go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 13. The entire Commonwealth will move to Phase 3, Step 1 of the Reopening Plan. In addition, the following updates to capacity limits will go into effect: · Outdoor gatherings at event venues and public spaces to 50 people · Outdoor […]

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Hunger is rising on Cape Cod. This holiday season, here’s how you can help.

Hunger is rising on Cape Cod. This holiday season, here’s how you can help.

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the table that so many Cape Codders had neatly laid their lives upon. The cost of living on Cape Cod was already high, and many year-round residents were cobbling together their finances with a handful of jobs. With so many in-person industries crippled by the pandemic, budgets are stretched thinner and […]

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Tips for Winter Travel

Filed in Community Tips, Prevention 11/17/20 at 11:01 pm     116
Tips for Winter Travel

The safest choice this holiday season is to stay home and keep in-person celebrations to just your household. If you must travel, take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

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