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Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Learn about Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Learn about Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Vaccination Information Released on December 9, 2020 from the Governor’s Office BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced allocation and distribution plans for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Massachusetts set to begin around December 15. The state’s first shipment of 59,475 doses of the Pfizer vaccine was ordered from the federal […]

12/9/20 at 10:41 am     758
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     199
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     176
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     260
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     143
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     546
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     447
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     1251