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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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Groundbreaking Nitrogen Monitoring Technology Completes Field Verification at Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC)

Groundbreaking Nitrogen Monitoring Technology Completes Field Verification at Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information from: Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Groundbreaking Nitrogen Monitoring Technology Completes Field Verification at Barnstable County’s Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC) October 22, 2021 – Barnstable, MA | The Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center (MASSTC), a division of the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, […]

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Booster Shot FAQs

Filed in COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, Uncategorized COVID-19 10/13/21 at 3:25 pm     362
Booster Shot FAQs

COVID-19 Booster Shots – Frequently Asked Questions/Concerns Is a COVID-19 booster shot the same as a third dose of vaccine? While the actual vaccine and dose is the same, there is a distinction between a third dose and a booster shot. “Third dose” applies to individuals with moderately or severely compromised immune systems who may […]

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Barnstable County Awarded $500K Public Health Nursing Grant to Bolster COVID-19 Case Investigation and Tracking

Filed in COVID-19 Press Releases 9/29/21 at 1:49 pm     84
Barnstable County Awarded $500K Public Health Nursing Grant to Bolster COVID-19 Case Investigation and Tracking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information from: Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment September 29, 2021 – Barnstable, MA | Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment’s Public Health Nursing Division announced today that they have been awarded a $500K grant through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA […]

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Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Opens a Second Free COVID-19 Testing Site on the Outer Cape

Filed in COVID News & Updates, COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom 9/17/21 at 3:22 pm     177
Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Opens a Second Free COVID-19 Testing Site on the Outer Cape

In-person PCR testing will now take place on Tuesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Eastham Police Department located at 2550 State Highway (Route 6). Participants are instructed to follow signs to the police station’s rear parking lot and park in the area designated for testing participants. Clinic staff will then provide instructions on how to access the testing facility

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Inside the Numbers: A Detailed Analysis of Barnstable County’s COVID-19 Case Data

Filed in COVID-19, Uncategorized COVID-19 9/3/21 at 10:28 pm     1400
Inside the Numbers: A Detailed Analysis of Barnstable County’s COVID-19 Case Data

Analysis provided by Vaira Harik, Deputy Director and Senior Project Manager at Barnstable County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Harik has recently assumed the role of Assistant County Administrator. September 3, 2021 | New case numbers in the three counties remain elevated as we enter the fall/back-to-school season. In Barnstable County, while the […]

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Cape Cod Healthcare Announces September Blood Drives

Filed in Donations, Local Health News, Newsroom 9/2/21 at 11:48 am     180
Cape Cod Healthcare Announces September Blood Drives

(September 1, 2021 – Hyannis, MA) Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital are in urgent need of blood donations, and numerous blood drives are being held across Cape Cod in September to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC). Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals must have at least one week’s worth of blood on hand at all […]

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MEMA Urges Residents to Begin Preparations for Tropical Storm Henri

Filed in Department News and Updates, Emergency Preparedness 8/20/21 at 2:18 pm     142
MEMA Urges Residents to Begin Preparations for Tropical Storm Henri

All residents should begin preparations for Tropical Storm Henri now, by taking the following steps: Stay Informed: This is an evolving weather situation. Residents should monitor the forecast through local media, and messages from emergency officials. Sign up for your local reverse 911 system if your community has one. Also check to make sure your […]

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7/30/21 | CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

7/30/21 | CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In July 2021, following multiple large public events in a Barnstable County, Massachusetts, town, 469 COVID-19 cases were identified among Massachusetts residents who had traveled to the town during July 3–17; 346 (74%) occurred in fully vaccinated persons. Testing identified the Delta variant in 90% of specimens from 133 patients. Cycle threshold values were similar among specimens from patients who were fully vaccinated and those who were not.

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July 30, 2021 | Update: COVID-19 Cluster in Provincetown

July 30, 2021 | Update: COVID-19 Cluster in Provincetown

The Provincetown Select Board, Provincetown Board of Health and Barnstable County officials continue to closely monitor the cluster of COVID-19 cases that prompted officials to issue a public health advisory on July 19, which was then escalated to a town-wide public health mandate on July 26.

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July 27, 2021 | Provincetown’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Cases

July 27, 2021 | Provincetown’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Cases

Based upon review of current COVID-19 caseload and testing positivity rates, the Provincetown Select Board, Provincetown Board of Health and Barnstable County officials held an emergency meeting July 25 and escalated last week’s public health advisory to a public health mandate.

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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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