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COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, Uncategorized COVID-19 Booster Shot FAQs

Booster Shot FAQs

COVID-19 Booster Shots – Frequently Asked Questions/Concerns Is a COVID-19 booster shot the same as a third dose of vaccine? While the actual vaccine and dose is the same, there is a distinction between a third dose and a booster shot. “Third dose” applies to individuals with moderately or severely compromised immune systems who may […]

10/13/21 at 3:25 pm     368
COVID-19 Press Releases Barnstable County Awarded $500K Public Health Nursing Grant to Bolster COVID-19 Case Investigation and Tracking

Barnstable County Awarded $500K Public Health Nursing Grant to Bolster COVID-19 Case Investigation and Tracking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information from: Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment September 29, 2021 – Barnstable, MA | Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment’s Public Health Nursing Division announced today that they have been awarded a $500K grant through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA […]

9/29/21 at 1:49 pm     84
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Opens a Second Free COVID-19 Testing Site on the Outer Cape

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Opens a Second Free COVID-19 Testing Site on the Outer Cape

In-person PCR testing will now take place on Tuesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Eastham Police Department located at 2550 State Highway (Route 6). Participants are instructed to follow signs to the police station’s rear parking lot and park in the area designated for testing participants. Clinic staff will then provide instructions on how to access the testing facility

9/17/21 at 3:22 pm     178
COVID-19, Uncategorized COVID-19 Inside the Numbers: A Detailed Analysis of Barnstable County’s COVID-19 Case Data

Inside the Numbers: A Detailed Analysis of Barnstable County’s COVID-19 Case Data

Analysis provided by Vaira Harik, Deputy Director and Senior Project Manager at Barnstable County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Harik has recently assumed the role of Assistant County Administrator. September 3, 2021 | New case numbers in the three counties remain elevated as we enter the fall/back-to-school season. In Barnstable County, while the […]

9/3/21 at 10:28 pm     1405
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19 Science, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom, Public Health Advisories, Uncategorized COVID-19 7/30/21 | CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

7/30/21 | CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

In July 2021, following multiple large public events in a Barnstable County, Massachusetts, town, 469 COVID-19 cases were identified among Massachusetts residents who had traveled to the town during July 3–17; 346 (74%) occurred in fully vaccinated persons. Testing identified the Delta variant in 90% of specimens from 133 patients. Cycle threshold values were similar among specimens from patients who were fully vaccinated and those who were not.

7/30/21 at 5:02 pm     1257
Businesses and Employers, Children and Family, COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Public Health Advisories, Uncategorized COVID-19 July 30, 2021 | Update: COVID-19 Cluster in Provincetown

July 30, 2021 | Update: COVID-19 Cluster in Provincetown

The Provincetown Select Board, Provincetown Board of Health and Barnstable County officials continue to closely monitor the cluster of COVID-19 cases that prompted officials to issue a public health advisory on July 19, which was then escalated to a town-wide public health mandate on July 26.

7/30/21 at 1:49 pm     1584
Businesses and Employers, Children and Family, COVID News & Updates, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Public Health Advisories July 27, 2021 | Provincetown’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Cases

July 27, 2021 | Provincetown’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Cases

Based upon review of current COVID-19 caseload and testing positivity rates, the Provincetown Select Board, Provincetown Board of Health and Barnstable County officials held an emergency meeting July 25 and escalated last week’s public health advisory to a public health mandate.

7/28/21 at 3:11 pm     804
Businesses and Employers, Children and Family, COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Public Health Advisories July 24, 2021 | Provincetown’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Cases

July 24, 2021 | Provincetown’s Continued Response to COVID-19 Cases

Provincetown continues to work closely with county and state health officials to track and respond to the evolving COVID-19 cluster. Expanded testing and vaccination will continue through July 30th and have thus far proved to be vital tools in the response effort as participation numbers increase daily.

7/25/21 at 12:25 pm     921