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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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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 […]

6/1/20 at 11:44 am     486
Businesses and Employers, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Newsroom Cape Cod Reopening Task Force Unveils ReopeningCapeCod.org

Cape Cod Reopening Task Force Unveils ReopeningCapeCod.org

Cape Cod Reopening Task Force Unveils ReopeningCapeCod.org Website to Provide Information to Public as Summer Season Begins FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- May 29, 2020 Cape Cod – The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force unveiled a new website this week: www.ReopeningCapeCod.org.The site serves as a one-stop location for residents, businesses, employees, municipalities, and visitors to the region. The […]

5/29/20 at 12:35 pm     104
COVID-19, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized COVID-19 Massachusetts Reopening Plan by Industry Sectors

Massachusetts Reopening Plan by Industry Sectors

Governor Charlie Baker announced the following industry sectors may open, with guidance, in Phase I on the following dates: May 18 – Travel: all travelers to MA urged to self-quarantine for 14 days. Lodging restricted to essential workers only *Restaurant & Hospitality workgroup convened May 15 to develop procedures for reopening May 18 – Houses of […]

5/18/20 at 11:42 am     87
Community Tips, COVID-19, Prevention, Uncategorized COVID-19 Answer The Call And Help Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

Answer The Call And Help Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

The MA COVID Team and local boards of health are working together on a contact tracing program to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Contact tracing is an important tool, and the MA COVID Team is part of the Community Tracing Collaborative created by Governor Charlie Baker. Everyone who has tested positive will […]

5/14/20 at 8:59 pm     98
Children and Family, Community Tips The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents

Children and adolescents may appear to be less at risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms, but the pandemic has significantly disrupted their lives in other ways. Social distancing and the interruption of typical school routines can be especially challenging for adolescents, two Johns Hopkins experts say.

5/14/20 at 9:45 am     56     Johns Hopkins University
Community Tips, Donations Donate COVID-19 Plasma

Donate COVID-19 Plasma

If you have fully recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help patients currently fighting the infection by donating your plasma. Because you fought the infection, your plasma now contains COVID-19 antibodies. These antibodies provided one way for your immune system to fight the virus when you were sick, so your plasma may be […]

5/13/20 at 7:18 pm     146     Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Businesses and Employers, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Press Releases, Uncategorized COVID-19 Task Force Launched to Reopen Cape Cod Safely

Task Force Launched to Reopen Cape Cod Safely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2020 Contact: Frank Schulze (Senator Cyr’s office) 508-562-0840 (cell) Frank.Schulze@masenate.gov Task Force Launched to Reopen Cape Cod Safely (CAPE COD) A region-wide task force has been assembled to develop strategies for reopening Cape Cod once it is safe to do so. The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force is led by the […]

5/7/20 at 10:28 am     360
Community Tips, Healthcare and Insurance, Older Adults and Senior Assistance Questions about Medicare During COVID-19?

Questions about Medicare During COVID-19?

DID YOU KNOW? The Barnstable County SHINE Office is still available for your needs.  The SHINE Program provides FREE unbiased health insurance counseling information and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare. Please read the latest updates from Tracey Benson, Barnstable County’s Regional SHINE Manager. If you have any questions please call 508-375-6762 or shine.counselors@barnstablecounty.org or […]

5/1/20 at 2:07 pm     103