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Department News and Updates, Emergency Preparedness MEMA Urges Residents to Begin Preparations for Tropical Storm Henri

MEMA Urges Residents to Begin Preparations for Tropical Storm Henri

All residents should begin preparations for Tropical Storm Henri now, by taking the following steps: Stay Informed: This is an evolving weather situation. Residents should monitor the forecast through local media, and messages from emergency officials. Sign up for your local reverse 911 system if your community has one. Also check to make sure your […]

8/20/21 at 2:18 pm     115
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     1115
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     1400
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     699
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     843
Businesses and Employers, Children and Family, Community Tips, 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 23, 2021 | Delta Variant Detected in Provincetown Cluster

July 23, 2021 | Delta Variant Detected in Provincetown Cluster

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that genetic sequencing of initial samples associated with the recent COVID-19 cluster in Provincetown tested positive for the Delta variant. The total number of cases among vaccinated people in Massachusetts remains extremely low, at 0.1% or 5,166 cases out of over 4.3 million fully vaccinated residents, and nearly all of these cases do not result in hospitalization or death.

7/23/21 at 7:57 pm     626
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 21, 2021 | Provincetown Response to COVID-19 Cases Ongoing

July 21, 2021 | Provincetown Response to COVID-19 Cases Ongoing

With response to COVID-19 cases in Provincetown ongoing, public health surveillance has identified additional cases associated with the cluster that prompted the Town of Provincetown and the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment to issue a public health advisory earlier in the week. As case investigations progress, municipal, county, and state health officials have expanded access to safe and reliable COVID-19 testing and vaccination through Friday, July 30.

7/22/21 at 9:04 am     672
COVID News & Updates, COVID-19, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom, Uncategorized COVID-19 July 20, 2021 | COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available to Barnstable County Fairgoers

July 20, 2021 | COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available to Barnstable County Fairgoers

Vaccination Information: Dates & Times: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 – Sunday, July 25, 2021; 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Clinic Type: Walk-in (no appointment necessary) Location: Barnstable County Fairgrounds Marketplace Building Vaccines Offered: Pfizer (available to anyone 12 and up with parental guidance under age 18), Johnson & Johnson (18+ only) July 20, 2021 | […]

7/20/21 at 3:46 pm     294