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COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Public Health Advisories 3/17/22 | Health Officials Emphasize Continued Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination, Boosters, and Testing

3/17/22 | Health Officials Emphasize Continued Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination, Boosters, and Testing

March 17, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – While Barnstable County continues to experience an overall decline in COVID-19 case numbers as reported by the MA Department of Public Health, officials advise that additional variants of concern are likely to emerge and emphasize the need for the public to remain prepared. The Health Department urges all residents and […]

3/17/22 at 2:42 pm     347
COVID-19, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Newsroom, Public Health Advisories, Uncategorized COVID-19 1/6/22 | Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Issues Advisory As COVID-19 Cases Continue Post-Holiday Surge

1/6/22 | Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment Issues Advisory As COVID-19 Cases Continue Post-Holiday Surge

Recent COVID-19 PCR test results at County test sites and at Cape Cod Healthcare are showing percentage positivity of 20% and higher. January 6, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – Barnstable County continues to experience extremely high daily case numbers, as reported by the MA Department of Public Health, following laboratory analysis of PCR test samples. This week, test […]

1/6/22 at 4:02 pm     294
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Public Health Advisories, Uncategorized COVID-19 12/21/21 | Mask Advisory Issued for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated MA Residents

12/21/21 | Mask Advisory Issued for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated MA Residents

Effective December 21, 2021: In response to the spread of the Delta variant and the emerging Omicron variant, the Department of Public Health now advises that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home). The DPH particularly urges this recommendation if you have a […]

12/21/21 at 1:06 pm     700
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom, State of Massachusetts Breakthrough Case Review Finds 97% of COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated Individuals Do Not Result in Severe Illness

Breakthrough Case Review Finds 97% of COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated Individuals Do Not Result in Severe Illness

Today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a review of breakthrough COVID-19 cases in vaccinated Massachusetts residents and found nearly 97% of all breakthrough cases in the Commonwealth have not resulted in hospitalization or death.

12/21/21 at 12:04 pm     728
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Newsroom, Uncategorized COVID-19 Limited Availability for Walk-ins at Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Due to High Demand

Limited Availability for Walk-ins at Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Due to High Demand

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment has announced that its next two COVID-19 vaccine clinics, scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 2nd and Thursday, December 9th are now FULL.     

12/1/21 at 2:58 pm     429
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19 Press Releases, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Uncategorized COVID-19 BCDHE Opens Registration for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

BCDHE Opens Registration for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment opened registration for its pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinic, which will occur every Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm beginning November 18, at the Harborview Conference Room.

11/12/21 at 11:12 am     426
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     266
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     431