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Community Tips, Prevention Tips for Winter Travel

Tips for Winter Travel

The safest choice this holiday season is to stay home and keep in-person celebrations to just your household. If you must travel, take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

11/17/20 at 11:01 pm     52
Community Tips, Prevention Holiday Meals and Covid-19: Reduce Your Risk

Holiday Meals and Covid-19: Reduce Your Risk

Protect your loved ones from getting or spreading COVID-19 during the holidays.    

11/17/20 at 10:52 pm     36
Community Tips, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Thanksgiving During COVID-19: Keep it Small, Stay Vigilant

Thanksgiving During COVID-19: Keep it Small, Stay Vigilant

It is imperative to understand the risk in our community to inform our decisions. Right now, community spread is increasing on Cape Cod. As the holiday season approaches, the choices we make will significantly impact what the winter looks like in our region. We are still very fortunate that we are not in a “shut […]

11/12/20 at 10:53 am     60
Businesses and Employers, Children and Family, Community Tips, Prevention, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 New Safety Protocols for Businesses and Residents

New Safety Protocols for Businesses and Residents

Governor Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito announced new safety protocols for businesses and residents. These are targeted measures to intervene and disrupt rising trends in the health data. The work is to keep our businesses and schools open. The effective date of all orders and advisories was on Friday 11/6/2020. See graphics summarizing new Executive Orders […]

11/9/20 at 1:13 pm     32
Community Tips, COVID-19, Local Health News, Prevention, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized COVID-19 Executive Orders – Effective November 6, 2020 |  Summary

Executive Orders – Effective November 6, 2020 | Summary

                                             

11/9/20 at 11:20 am     193
Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Science, Newsroom, Prevention, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 CDC expands definition of ‘close contacts’ of someone with Covid-19

CDC expands definition of ‘close contacts’ of someone with Covid-19

October 22, 2020 – The CDC yesterday expanded its definition of a “close contact” of someone with Covid-19. The agency now defines this as someone who spent a cumulative 15 minutes or more within six feet of someone who was infectious over 24 hours, even if the time isn’t consecutive. Previously, the agency defined “close contact” as […]

10/22/20 at 12:42 pm     208
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     802
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     445