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COVID-19 When Can I Get Vaccinated?

When Can I Get Vaccinated?

Barnstable County, which incorporates all fifteen towns on Cape Cod, is currently following the state’s timeline for vaccine rollout, detailed below. The general public will be able to register for a vaccine clinic here at a later date.  We’ll have more information forthcoming regarding vaccine distribution to the general public and the registration process soon. […]

12/29/20 at 6:13 pm     3594
COVID-19, National Health News, Newsroom FDA Takes Key Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Takes Key Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use authorization allows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to […]

12/15/20 at 10:27 pm     264     Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
COVID-19 Press Releases COVID-19 Test Sites Open for Appointments on Cape Cod

COVID-19 Test Sites Open for Appointments on Cape Cod

Appointments for safe and more affordable COVID-19 testing services are available at the Cape Cod Melody Test in Hyannis and the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in Falmouth, beginning today. To receive a test, individuals must book an appointment in advance by calling the Community Testing Line at 508-534-7103. Tests for asymptomatic individuals are available for $75, […]

12/14/20 at 7:03 pm     617
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     817
Businesses and Employers, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Massachusetts Rolls Back to Phase 3, Step 1, Effective December 13, 2020

Massachusetts Rolls Back to Phase 3, Step 1, Effective December 13, 2020

The measures outlined below with go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 13. The entire Commonwealth will move to Phase 3, Step 1 of the Reopening Plan. In addition, the following updates to capacity limits will go into effect: · Outdoor gatherings at event venues and public spaces to 50 people · Outdoor […]

12/8/20 at 10:44 am     268
Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Food and Shelter, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19, Volunteering Hunger is rising on Cape Cod. This holiday season, here’s how you can help.

Hunger is rising on Cape Cod. This holiday season, here’s how you can help.

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the table that so many Cape Codders had neatly laid their lives upon. The cost of living on Cape Cod was already high, and many year-round residents were cobbling together their finances with a handful of jobs. With so many in-person industries crippled by the pandemic, budgets are stretched thinner and […]

12/2/20 at 2:19 pm     245
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     606
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     476