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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     525
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     257
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     576
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     548
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     134
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     247
Community Tips, Prevention Free COVID-19 Testing June 17 and June 18

Free COVID-19 Testing June 17 and June 18

The Commonwealth is urging anyone who has attended a large gathering in the past two weeks to get tested for COVID-19. This testing will be provided at no cost to you. Free COVID-19 Testing June 17 and June 18 June 15, 2020 – Governor Baker announced free COVID-19 testing for the public at 50 different […]

6/15/20 at 1:56 pm     529
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     397