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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, 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     85
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     177
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 […]

8/3/20 at 11:44 am     838
Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, Uncategorized Please Show Up With A Mask

Please Show Up With A Mask

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment is exploring new ways to convey to young locals and visitors the importance of wearing masks during the pandemic and launched the #ShowUpWithAMask campaign today. We get it. It’s summer and you would rather be on the beach or at a get-together with friends, but Cape Cod […]

7/29/20 at 10:41 am     336
Businesses and Employers, Community Tips, COVID-19, Prevention Stay Healthy – Stay Open

Stay Healthy – Stay Open

To keep our businesses open and people employed, we need everyone to stay well. Massachusetts began reopening on March 25, one of the last to do so, and our rate of new cases has decreased by 75% from May 25 to July 10. We were also one of the first states to enact a mask […]

7/28/20 at 12:56 pm     59
Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Health Officials Stocking Up On Supplies

Barnstable County Health Officials Stocking Up On Supplies

Barnstable County Health Officials Stocking Up On Supplies

7/26/20 at 8:20 am     124
Community Tips, COVID-19, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 The Continued Importance of Face Coverings and Masks

The Continued Importance of Face Coverings and Masks

Cloth face coverings and masks continue to be important in the prevention of COVID-19 spreading.  They are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source […]

7/20/20 at 7:45 pm     168
Community Tips, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment recently updated the public on coronavirus-related contact tracing within Barnstable County. Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

7/8/20 at 8:48 am     323