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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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March 18, 2021 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to  Phase IV of Reopening Plan

Filed in State of Massachusetts 3/18/21 at 1:47 pm     189
March 18, 2021 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to  Phase IV of Reopening Plan

Massachusetts will advance to Step 1 of Phase IV on March 22; Replaces Travel Order with Travel Advisory Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will advance to Step 1 of Phase IV of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan on Monday, March 22. The Administration continues to take steps to reopen the Commonwealth’s economy with public health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction. This includes drops in […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Timeline for All Residents, Provides Weekly Dose Updates & $24.7 Million in Federal Funding for Vaccine Equity Initiative  

Filed in COVID-19 3/17/21 at 12:56 pm     187
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Timeline for All Residents, Provides Weekly Dose Updates & $24.7 Million in Federal Funding for Vaccine Equity Initiative   

March 17, 2021 – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the timeline for all remaining residents to be eligible for a vaccine.  The Administration also announced the weekly distribution of vaccine doses statewide for providers and a new $24.7 million investment in the Administration’s Vaccine Equity Initiative. Vaccine Eligibility Timeline Governor Baker today announced the dates […]

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Instructions to Help Companions Accompanying Person 75 + Who is Registered for the Barnstable County Regional Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic in Orleans on 2/17

Filed in COVID-19 2/11/21 at 10:11 pm     467
Instructions to Help Companions Accompanying Person 75 + Who is Registered for the Barnstable County Regional Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic in Orleans on 2/17

Instructions to Help Companions Accompanying Person 75 + Who is Registered for the Barnstable County Regional Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic in Orleans on 2/17 Caregivers can register to receive a vaccine if accompanying an individual aged 75 or older registered for the Orleans DPW Clinic to be held on February 17.   It has come to our […]

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Does Barnstable County Keep a Waitlist for People Seeking COVID-19 Appointments?

Filed in Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 2/2/21 at 1:11 pm     949
Does Barnstable County Keep a Waitlist for People Seeking COVID-19 Appointments?

The County is receiving requests to be added to a waitlist for the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no general waitlist, but there’s a mechanism in the registration system to schedule overflow if someone cancels. This prevents vaccine being wasted. If you register for our clinic and see an option to join a waitlist, please understand […]

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Sign up for News from Barnstable County Dept. of Health and Environment

Filed in Community Tips, COVID-19 2/1/21 at 3:18 pm     2332
Sign up for News from Barnstable County Dept. of Health and Environment

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For Immediate Release: Barnstable County Clarifies the Vaccination Process

For Immediate Release: Barnstable County Clarifies the Vaccination Process

Barnstable County Government seeks to clarify that although residents seventy-five years and older will be the next group eligible (Phase 2) to receive a COVID-19 vaccination beginning Monday, February 1, most will not find an available appointment immediately on Cape Cod. The reasons for the delay in the timeline are twofold: we are still in […]

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Barnstable County Announces “Phase 1 Clean-Up Vaccine Clinic”

Filed in Community Tips, Uncategorized COVID-19 1/22/21 at 5:58 pm     585
Barnstable County Announces “Phase 1 Clean-Up Vaccine Clinic”

THIS CLINIC IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR THE NEXT CLEAN-UP CLINIC FOR PHASE 1 – EXPECTED BEGINNING FEBRUARY All Residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase One are invited to register for clinics to be held on 1/26 and 1/28   January 22, 2021 – Barnstable, MA. With the Massachusetts expansion of vaccine […]

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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     2300
What is the Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccination on Cape Cod?

Updated 1/25/21 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     514
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     2130
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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