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Community Tips

Over the next two weeks, we expect to see an increase in community spread of COVID-19. Help slow the spread by limiting trips outside of your homes – beyond what is necessary to take care of essentials. If you do need to go out, remember to wear a mask, maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet, and wash your hands.

While we encourage you to remain calm, the necessity of following these measures is incredibly important. Our community will benefit from your decision to take precautions. We care about every resident on Cape Cod. By taking care of yourself, you are also caring for every resident on Cape Cod.


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Children and Family, Community Tips Ideas for a Safe and Fun Halloween During COVID-19

Ideas for a Safe and Fun Halloween During COVID-19

Steps to Take when Trick or Treating Halloween is still on the calendar this year, but it is going to look a little different.  Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween. Make trick-or-treating safer Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters. […]

10/15/20 at 12:09 pm     101
Community Tips, COVID-19, Food and Shelter Food Access & Resources

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 […]

9/21/20 at 11:44 am     1384
Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, Schools, Uncategorized COVID-19 Reopening Massachusetts Public Schools 2020-2010

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 […]

9/1/20 at 12:51 pm     175
COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 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, […]

8/20/20 at 3:36 pm     656
Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Schools, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 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.  

8/20/20 at 12:00 pm     227
Community Tips, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 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.

8/14/20 at 10:33 am     313
Community Tips, COVID-19, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 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 […]

8/7/20 at 2:31 pm     348
Community Tips, COVID-19, Prevention, Recreation, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 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, […]

8/6/20 at 9:53 am     641