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Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Press Releases, Donations The Cape Cod Foundation Joins Partners in COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts

The Cape Cod Foundation Joins Partners in COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: March 22, 2020 CONTACT: Joanna Christopher, Marketing and Communications Officer The Cape Cod Foundation 261 Whites Path, Unit 2 | South Yarmouth, MA 02664 774-212-5502 (c); jchristopher@capecodfoundation.org The Cape Cod Foundation Joins Partners in COVID-19 Community Relief Efforts South Yarmouth—The Cape Cod Foundation has joined local partners working to support the community […]

3/23/20 at 10:08 am     405
COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom Hyannis company steps up to aid coronavirus fight

Hyannis company steps up to aid coronavirus fight

A Cape Cod Company has modified equipment normally used to make deli takeout containers and other plastic packaging so it can produce N95 respirator masks for medical workers. Read this Cape Cod Times article.

3/22/20 at 1:03 pm     436
COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom Organizers aim to raise $1M to help those affected by outbreak.

Organizers aim to raise $1M to help those affected by outbreak.

The idea behind the Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund when it was organized four years ago was to create a super charity that would help local people devastated by major events such as a hurricane. But on Wednesday, relief fund employees spent part of the day switching out website photos of storm […]

3/21/20 at 9:41 pm     418     Cape Cod Times
COVID-19 Science, Newsroom FDA approves first rapid coronavirus test with 45 minutes detection time

FDA approves first rapid coronavirus test with 45 minutes detection time

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid coronavirus diagnostic test, with a detection time of about 45 minutes, the test’s developer, California-based molecular diagnostics company Cepheid, said on Saturday.

3/21/20 at 8:41 pm     474     Reuters
Community Tips, COVID-19, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus When You Pump Gas

Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus When You Pump Gas

Despite social distancing and working from home, some of us still need to commute by car, or drive to places for food, medicine, and other supplies. The occasional trip to the gas station is unavoidable, as is touching the pump handle and payment keypad. Pump handles and credit card keypads, which are high-touch areas, could […]

3/21/20 at 6:46 pm     1230
COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom YMCA Cape Cod to Offer FREE Childcare for Local Health Care Workers and Vulnerable Families

YMCA Cape Cod to Offer FREE Childcare for Local Health Care Workers and Vulnerable Families

Governor Charlie Baker, through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (“EEC”), has established a process to fund approved Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs to serve vulnerable children and the children of families who are required to work to maintain the health, safety and welfare of all Commonwealth citizens.

3/21/20 at 5:33 pm     898
Community Tips, COVID-19, Newsroom, Substance Use Recovery Resources More Recovery Resources & Tips from SAMHSA

More Recovery Resources & Tips from SAMHSA

COVID-19 should not hinder someone’s recovery from addiction. Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council would like to call your attention to these virtual recovery resources compiled by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

3/21/20 at 11:39 am     888
COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom Dolphin Drive Thru – Student Lunch Program

Dolphin Drive Thru – Student Lunch Program

To help families during this period of school closure, the Dennis-Yarmouth food service staff will be preparing breakfast and lunch for all students daily. You do not have to qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch to participate.

3/20/20 at 11:54 pm     419     The Town of Dennis