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Community Tips, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment recently updated the public on coronavirus-related contact tracing within Barnstable County. Barnstable County Provides Contact Tracing Update

7/8/20 at 8:48 am     256
Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, State of Massachusetts, Uncategorized State public health officials announce season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample

State public health officials announce season’s first EEE positive mosquito sample

News Release – Massachusetts Department of Public Health Residents urged to start using bug spray to avoid getting bitten BOSTON (July 3, 2020) –  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of […]

7/3/20 at 9:00 am     282
Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Health Officials Provide Update on COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Barnstable County Health Officials Provide Update on COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

In the first day of screenings for COVID-19 at the Cape Cod Community College drive-thru testing facility, 45 patients were tested according to Barnstable County health officials. Officials believe that the number of patients tested will continue to increase in the coming days and weeks.

3/19/20 at 10:20 am     211      , ,
Department News and Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Local Health News, National Health News, Newsroom, World Health News Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Barnstable County Public Health officials are closely working with Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Cape Cod Hospital. Barnstable County Public Health officials encourage residents to stay informed about COVID-19.

3/2/20 at 5:19 pm     1179
Department News and Updates, Newsroom As of February 1, one confirmed case of coronavirus in Massachusetts

As of February 1, one confirmed case of coronavirus in Massachusetts

Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment is constantly being updated and following the recommendations of the state department of public health and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the novel coronavirus situation. As we receive new information, we will post it here on our website, as well as links to the state website. As […]

2/3/20 at 11:00 am     753
Department News and Updates, Newsroom, World Health News Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Remind Residents to Take Extra Precaution Against These Viruses

Barnstable County Public Health Nurses Remind Residents to Take Extra Precaution Against These Viruses

As always at this time of year, the Barnstable County Public Health Nurses, a division of the Department of Health and Environment, encourage you to take extra precautions to protect yourself from the Influenza virus (Flu). Children, the elderly, and those with asthma are especially vulnerable. Additionally, while there have been no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus […]

1/29/20 at 9:42 am     332
Department News and Updates, National Health News, World Health News CDC Travel Advisory

CDC Travel Advisory

  CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China. In response to an outbreak of respiratory illness, Chinese officials have closed transport within and out of Wuhan, including buses, subways, trains, and the international airport. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.

1/24/20 at 2:37 pm     460
Department News and Updates, Environmental News, Local Health News, Newsroom Harmful Algal Blooms or “HABs”: How they can affect you, your children and your pets

Harmful Algal Blooms or “HABs”: How they can affect you, your children and your pets

Click here for the Town of Barnstable's *LAST* cyanobacteria update of the season - 9/23/19.

7/9/19 at 5:45 pm     1438      , , ,